Information for Students and Doctoral Students

Information for Students and Doctoral Students

Applicants / Freshmen (summer term 2020)

  • How can I reach the admissions office (Zulassungsbüro) concnerning questions about my application for the summer term? Please contact us via E-Mail at zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.
  • Is Online Learning available for first year students? Freshmen are asked to register for online courses via "Bildungsportal Sachsen, TU Bergakademie" in the respective OPAL-groups. All teaching material and further information will be provided for download there.
  • How can I use OPAL as a first year student? To sign in to OPAL you need your approval of registration (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) and your University e-mail adress. You can then register for relevant OPAL-groups as well. International Students will be granted access to OPAL even if they haven't been able to pay the registration fee yet. (OPAL – Instruction for Students)
  • When can I move in to my on campus accomodation? Please refer to your accomodations consultant at Studentenwerk Freiberg. The University strongly advises not to travel to Freiberg before the start of attendence courses is announced to help flatten the curve.
  • International Students and those interested in studying at TU Freiberg, please contact studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de should you have any questions. Your application can also be handed in online.

Postponed Exams of the winter semester 2019/2020

  • Written examinations (attendance examinations) of the SS 2020 can be registered from 08.06. - 25.06.2020. The examination period is at the end of the summer semester from 03.08. - 04.09.2020.
  • Oral examinations can be held in individual cases in agreement with the examiner using digital formats or, as far as possible, under special hygiene conditions.
  • All repetition periods are interrupted for one semester and do not continue. All current repetition periods are thus automatically extended by the current semester. Notifications of deadlines are not issued for the current semester.
  • Please bring the signed form "Rules of behaviour and hygiene for conducting exams at TU Bergakademie Freiberg" with you to the examination

Exams of the summer semester 2020

  • Postponed written examinations (attendance examinations) of the winter semester 2019/2020 will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 20th and 27th, 2020 as far as possible and under special hygienic conditions.
  • Only those who were registered at the time of the postponement can take part in the postponed examinations.
  • Once an examination date has been fixed and announced, it is possible to cancel your registration by e-mail to the Student Office up to one day before the new date.
  • Students who had to attend in WS 2019/2020 due to deadline regulations can also deregister. This deadline is extended until the regular exams of SS 2020.
  • Students who take part in the postponed examinations of the winter semester 2019/20 and do not pass them, can register at short notice (even after the examination registration period) for the respective examinations in the summer semester
  • See also the point "Acceptance of examination results".

Acceptance of examination results

  • The Senate has passed an amendment to the statutes on the acceptance of examination results which authorises the respective examination boards to establish special regulations for the acceptance of examination results for the summer semester 2020 (see the 2nd statute on the amendment of the examination regulations for the degree programmes on the homepage of the respective faculty).
  • Students can decide for themselves whether or not to accept individual examination results for the respective semester. The acceptance does not require a separate declaration. In the event that an examination result is rejected, students declare this to the Students Office by the beginning of the examination registration period of the following semester. In the event of a rejection, the examination can be taken again in the same examination attempt, whereby the later assessment counts. It is also possible to accept or reject examination results for examinations that have to be taken due to repetition deadlines in SS 2020. In case of a refusal, the repetition period is extended until WS 2020/21.
  • This regulation is only valid for those degree programmes whose examination board has accepted the amendment statutes.
  • The special regulation can only be used once per examination performance. If the special regulation for graded pieces of work was used in WS 2019/20 (within the scope of the postponed examinations), the possibility for SS 2020 is not applicable.
  • The regulation also applies to modules of the SS 2020 whose examinations are postponed to WS 2020/21.
  • The regulation does not apply to Bachelor, Master and Diploma theses.
  • The following examination boards have implemented the 2nd amendment of the statutes:
    • Faculty 1: all study programmes, i.e. Applied Computer Science (Bachelor and Master programmes), Internet of Energy (Bachelor programme), Robotics (Diplom programme), Applied Mathematics (Diplom programme), Business Mathematics (Bachelor and Master programmes)
    • Faculty 2: all degree programmes, i.e. Chemistry (Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes), Applied Natural Sciences (Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes), Advanced Materials Analysis (Master's degree programme) and Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (Master's degree programme)
    • Faculty 3: Geology/Mineralogy (Bachelor's programme), Earth Sciences (Master's programme), Geoinformatics and Geophysics (Bachelor's programme), Geoinformatics (Master's programme), Geophysics (Master's programme), Geotechnics and Mining (Diploma programme), Geoecology (Bachelor's and Master's programme), Mine Surveying and Applied Geodesy (Diploma programme), Geoscience (Master's programme), Geomatics for Mineral Resource management (Master's programme)
    • Faculty 4: Ceramics, Glass and Building Materials Technology (Diploma and Master's Degree Programme), Additive Manufacturing (Bachelor's Degree Programme), Mechanical Engineering (Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme), Energy Technology (Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme), Mechanical and Process Engineering (Master's Degree Programme), Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (Master's Degree Programme)
    • Faculty 5: All degree programmes, i.e. Materials Science and Technology (Diploma Programme), Foundry Technology (Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme), Nanotechnology (Diploma and Master's Degree Programme), Electronic and Sensor Materials (Master's Degree Programme), Automotive Engineering: Materials and Components (Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme), Metallic Materials Technology (Master's Degree Programme), Advanced Materials Analysis (Master's Degree Programme), Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (Master's Degree Programme)
    • Faculty 6: Business Administration (Bachelor's and Master's degree), International Management of Resources and Environment (Master's degree), Master of International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets (Master's degree), Business Analytics (Master's degree).
  • The following examination boards have not implemented the 2nd amendment of the statutes:
    • Faculty 3: Avanced Mineral Resource Management (Master's Programme), Groundwater Management (Master's Programme), Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (Master's Programme)
    • Faculty 4: Environmental Engineering (Bachelor's and Master's programme), Process Engineering (Diplom, Bachelor's and Master's programme), Environmental Process Engineering ( Diplom programme), Computational Materials Science (Master's programme)
    • Faculty 6: Business and Law (Bachelor's programme), Technical Law (Master's programme), Industrial Engineering and Management (Bachelor's, Master's and Diplom programme), Energy and Resource Management (Master's programme, Business Administration for Resource Management (Diplom programme)
  • The following examination boards have not yet decided:
    • Faculty 6: Economics (postgraduate course), Industrial Archaeology (Bachelor' programme), Industrial Culture (Master's programme)

Non-accreditation of the summer semester 2020

  • In accordance with § 14 of the Matriculation Regulations, it is possible that "periods of study in which the student was prevented for reasons beyond his or her control from properly completing his or her studies for an entire semester, or in which there were in any case such substantial and unjustifiable reasons that were detrimental to the studies and which were equivalent to a complete discontinuation of the studies during the semester in question" are not counted towards the standard period of study.
  • The Student Office will grant non-accreditation for the current semester if achievements are not fully completed.
  • The non-accreditation is to be applied for at the Student Office using the following form: (The link to the form will follow shortly). Students will receive a notice of non-recognition in order to be able to prove this and the reasons for nonrecognition to third parties.
  • The application must be submitted at the earliest at the end of the semester for which non-recognition is requested and at the latest by the end of the following semester.


  • The start of attendance events (lectures, exercises, etc.) will begin gradually from 04.05.2020 for those courses for which a replacement by a contactless course is impossible and which can be carried out in compliance with special hygiene measures. You can find further information here.
  • In the summer semester 2020 contactless teaching (digital teaching) will remain the standard.
  • Important information on the standard e-learning tools and services used and how students can use them can be found here.
  • OPAL – Instruction for Students
  • Please also note the current information on this website and the announcements of the chairs in university circulars.


To terminate your enrolement, please sent your de-registration via e-mail to studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freibeg [dot] de. The respective form ("Laufzettel") is to be sent to your faculty and the University library.

Doctoral Theses

In consultation with the doctoral committee, doctoral defences can be carried out via digital formats or, as far as possible, in-person under special hygiene conditions.

International Students

  • International Students and those interested in studying at TU Freiberg, please contact studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de should you have any questions. Your application can also be handed in online.
  • Courses that require your presence will start on May, 4 at the earliest. Please do not plan to arrive earlier than that and check this website regularly for further developments!
  • Lectures are to be replaced by other digital formats. To this end, students are requested to check the relevant OPAL courses from April, 6. Foreign applicants will also be granted access to OPAL (even if enrolment cannot yet be completed legally, as payment of the semester fee will still be made up on site). (OPAL – Instruction for Students)
  • The orientation days for new international students will not begin as planned on April 2, 2020. A new date will be available as soon as possible.
  • The start of classroom teaching in foreign language courses and German courses for international students will be postponed until May, 4 at the earliest.
  • Services of the International Office are only available to a limited extent. The office hours cannot take place as usual. Please refrain from personal visits. Please use telephone and e-mail to contact us. Messages, documents and papers can be dropped into the mailbox of the IUZ - International Office (next to room EG.07, building section Nonnengasse).


Due to the standby mode of the university, problems may arise in connection with final theses (Bachelor, Master, Diploma), but you should not suffer any disadvantages from this. Therefore the following regulations are made: 

1. extension of the submission deadline:             

  • For final theses (Bachelor's, Master's and diploma theses) whose processing time has begun by 8.6.2020, an extension of four weeks is granted ex officio.
  • Should extensions become necessary beyond this, an application must be submitted to the chairman of the examination board. These requests are also possible within the 2-week period before the submission deadline, which is regulated in some POs. If an extension beyond the extension period regulated in the respective TOE is requested, a statement by the supervising university lecturer must be enclosed.

2. submission of the thesis:

To meet the deadline, an electronic submission in the student office (PDF file by e-mail to studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de) is sufficient. The complete thesis must be sent, i.e. including the scanned cover sheet and signed declaration. The printed copies must be submitted immediately.

University Services

  • The Admissions and Students Office has basically suspended personal consultation hours and advice. The same applies to the International University Centre. Please refrain from personal visits. Please use telephone and e-mail to contact us.
  • For enrolment from abroad, no proof of payment of the semester fee is required until further notice (especially since this fee was regularly paid in person at the payment office by international students). The payment will be made when the situation has eased and the attendance courses have started again.
  • The reading rooms of the University Library will be closed from March, 14 until further notice. The University Library provides information about a lending service, which is primarily intended to serve students who can prove that they are currently working on a Bachelor's/Master's or Diploma thesis.   
  • University sports will be suspended indefinitely from March, 14.
  • The Studentenwerk Freiberg has discontinued personal consultation hours and advice. Information on how to reach them by e-mail and by phone can be found on their website.
  • The canteen is is closed until further notice.
  • The Study Information Centre SIZ is closed until further notice.
  • Those receiving BaföG grants are referred to the current notice of the Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek:
  • Should you require proof of registration for exams or the postponing of these for third parties (such as funding institutions), please contact studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.

Returning from risk areas / in case of suspicion of infection

Persons returning from areas of risk or who have had contact with a person demonstrably infected with the coronavirus, should contact the public health department/Gesundheitsamt Mittelsachsen (Mo-Fri, 8 – 16h, Tel.: 03731/7996437, E-Mail: infektionsschutzatlandkreis-mittelsachsen [dot] de). Outside these hours, please contact 112 (emergency) who will give you further advice.

Persons returning from areas of risk or who have had contact with a person demonstrably infected with the coronavirus and have respiratory symptoms up to 14 days later, please contact the local clinic immediately (Tel.: 03731/ 77 2312) and fallow the instructions oft he medics. In case you do not speak sufficient German please contact International Centre (IUZ) (Mon-Fri, 08:30 – 16:30 Uhr, Tel.: 0176/ 76428076.

The public health department orders or recommends - depending on the specific case - a 14-day stationary or domestic quarantine.

in case of quarantine in hospital:
In such a case, patients receive a certificate of incapacity to work or a certificate of proof of hospitalization from the hospital; employees of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg receive continued remuneration.

in domestic isolation:
It is checked whether employees of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg can continue to fulfil their employment contract duties even in case of quarantine at home within the scope of the possibilities; during this time, the salary or remuneration will continue to be paid unchanged.

Students in domestic quarantine are considered to be on sick leave for this period.

Whatever the case, TU Bergakademie Freiberg should be informed about insulation measures as soon as possible (personaleinzelatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de).

Students have to inform the admissions office (zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de).

Hygiene measures

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres between them
  • Avoidance of direct physical contact even when entering or leaving rooms
    Refrain from shaking hands or other physical contact
  • Avoid working in groups, if necessary keep a distance and wear face protection in small groups (maximum 1 person/20 m² room)
  • If a room is not being used individually, a mouth-and-nose protector must be worn
  • Wash your hands regularly and use the disinfectants available
  • Observe the coughing and sneezing label (in the crook of your arm), leave the room during coughing or sneezing attacks if other people are in the room
  • Regular ventilation of the offices (especially after public traffic)
  • Ensuring a good supply of fluids to the body