Erasmus studies

You have been nominated by your home university to study at TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TU BAF) within the Erasmus+ mobility programme? – Thank you for your interest in our university! We are looking forward to meeting you and would like to support you with the necessary formalities.

On this website, you will find out how to proceed. As an Erasmus student, you will be duly enrolled at TU BAF and enjoy the same rights and insurance cover of a regularly enrolled student for the whole duration of your studies.

1. General Information

2. How to apply

2.1. Online application and required application documents

In general, your application for an Erasmus stay with us is made in three steps. For more detailed information, please go through the Erasmus Guide.

Step 1 - Nomination

The application process starts off with your nomination by the responsible Erasmus coordinator of your home university. All nominations are to be sent to marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de. Once you have been nominated, you will get an e-mail from us in return, including further viable information. The message also includes a link that takes you straight to our application portal.

Step 2 - Registration (Mobility Online)

We use "Mobility Online" as a reliable tool to record your complete Erasmus stay, i.e. from the time of application until the end of your stay abroad. You have received our initial message? Perfect! Please click on the button "Apply now". You will be redirected to our application portal. Please complete all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk (*) and submit your application. You will get another automatically generated e-mail from Mobility Online in your inbox, including a registration link (if not, please check your spam folder). Click on the registration link and set up your user account. That's it with the first hurdle!

Advice: Please be sure to go through the Erasmus Guide carefully. The guide takes you through the process step by step and gives answers to most of the queries that arise during the application process. If you still have any questions left? Feel free to marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de (contact us), and we will sure be happy to help.

Step 3 - Application using Mobility Online

Once you have successfully logged in to your account, you will be guided through the application process by Mobility Online. Please upload all application documents according to your workflow. Please make sure to go through our Erasmus Guide for more detailed information on the required application documents.

Rules and important notes

  • All application documents must be uploaded either in German or English language. Please have documents in other languages officially be translated into German or English (in this case, please provide both documents, i.e. original document and its translation copy).
  • A mixture of Bachelor's with Master's modules in your Learning Agreement often results in an overlapping of the courses in your time schedule. Please avoid a mixture of both by choosing appropriate modules (either from Bachelor's or Master's degree courses).
  • You may choose modules from fields other than your field of study (see next point for important details).
  • As a rule, modules from the student's own subject area should be chosen mainly. Only a maximum of 25% of the Learning Agreement's total credit points may be earned with modules from a different subject area. (Example calculation: From a total of 25 ECTS, a maximum of 6 ECTS may be from another subject area). Exceptions to this rule are possible, but must be justified.

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2.2. Applicants in the Erasmus+ with Partner Countries exchange programme

The Erasmus with Partner Countries  exchange programme offers the possibility of academic exchange and cooperation worldwide (except with the EU and third countries associated with the Erasmus programme). On our Erasmus with Partner Countries website and in our database (see International Cooperations > select Erasmus+ agreements under "content of partnership") you can find all existing agreements of the TU Bergakademie in this programme.

Applicants under the Erasmus+ with Partner Countries programme may not apply using the application portal Mobility Online. Instead, please email the following documents to Ms. Anja Weigl (anja [dot] weiglatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de):

  • Fully completed application form for exchange students (the form includes a confirmation from the sending university proving that the applicant is officially sent by his/her home university).
  • Proof of language skills
  • Learning Agreement
  • Enrolment certificate from your home university
  • Proof of your actual university degrees
  • Photo in portrait format

Application formalities and deadlines for the Erasmus+ with Partner Countries programme are equal to the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme (see point 2.4 below).

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2.3. Our degree programmes and their modules – Information sources

The teaching units (e.g. lectures and seminars) are called modules. In the module handbook ("Modulhandbuch") of a degree programme (usually available at the very bottom of the respective programme's page) you will find detailed information to each module, such as:

  • content description
  • number of credit points
  • lecturer's name(s)
  • semester in which the module takes place
  • components of the module (e.g. lecture, seminar, exercise, excursion ...) and
  • its recommended accompanying literature.

As to setting up your Learning agreement, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Select your desired Bachelor's/Master's degree programme
  2. Find the module handbook on the programme's web page ("Medien und Downloadbereich" or "Media and Downloads" resp.) and open it up. Please be sure to choose the latest version of the module handbook.
  3. Please note that a module must be available in the specific semester of your stay abroad (summer or winter semester). Whether a module is available or not can be checked in the row "Frequency". 
  4. If your selected degree programme only provides few suitable modules, you may also use the following PDF files containing further English-language modules: 

  1. Advanced Materials Analysis (AMA)
  2. Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD)
  3. Computational Materials Science (CMS)
  4. Geomatics
  5. Geoscience
  6. Groundwater Management
  7. International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (IBRE)
  8. Mathematics for Data and Resource Sciences
  9. Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE)
  10. Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)
  11. Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM)
  12. Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MORE)
  13. Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (TAIEM)

Important notes / Wichtige Hinweise

  1. Above you find the list of modules of each study programme taught in English.
  2. Available in which semester? – Each module description contains the information whether a module is available in winter semester or in summer semester – see the line "Frequency: yearly in the winter semester/summer semester".
  3. Duration of a module – The duration of each module can be one or more semesters. It is indicated in the module description (e. g. Duration: 1 semester). Usually it is not possible to split a module and earn for example 3 ECTS in one semester instead of 6 ECTS in two.
  4. Bachelor or Master module? – Each module description displays a module code in the first line (e. g. MetMat. MA. Nr. 3213). The module code contains the letters "BA." or "MA." which indicates whether it is a Bachelor or a Master module.
    Since only Master's programmes and no Bachelor's programmes taught in English are offered at the TUBAF, English-language bachelor's modules are an exception.
  1. Die oben verlinkten PDF-Dateien beinhalten Module, die in englischer Sprache gelehrt werden, geordnet nach Studiengang.
  2. In welchem Semester verfügbar? – Jede Modulbeschreibung enthält die Information, ob ein Modul im Wintersemester oder im Sommersemester verfügbar ist – siehe in der Zeile "Frequency: yearly in the winter semester/summer semester".
  3. Die Dauer eines Moduls – Die Dauer eines Moduls kann ein oder mehrere Semester betragen. In der Modulbeschreibung ist die Dauer angegeben (Beispiel: Duration: 1 semester). In der Regel ist es nicht möglich, ein Modul aufzuteilen und zum Beispiel 3 ECTS in einem Semester dafür zu erhalten, statt 6 ECTS in zwei Semestern.
  4. Bachelor- oder Master-Modul? – Jede Modulbeschreibung verfügt über einen Modul-Code in der Kopfzeile (Beispiel: MetMat. MA. Nr. 3213). Der Modul-Code beinhaltet die Buchstaben "BA" oder "MA" und gibt damit an, ob es sich um ein Bachelor- oder um ein Master-Modul handelt.
    Da an der TUBAF nur Masterstudiengänge und keine Bachelorstudiengänge in englischer Sprache angeboten werden, sind englischsprachige Bachelor-Module eine Ausnahme.

Further sources of information are:

  • Online Course Catalogue of TU Bergakademie Freiberg
    The upcoming course catalogue is always published in short-term before the start of each semester, i.e. at the time of your application, you only have access to the course catalogues of the former summer or winter semester. When using the catalogue, please choose the semester by using the drop-down menu. Please note that the course catalogue is only available in German at the moment.

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2.4. Application deadlines

The following deadlines apply to all Erasmus applications: 


Winter semester*

May 31st

Summer semester**

November 30th of the previous year





Winter semester*

April 30th

Summer semester**

October 31st of the previous year

 * starting on October 1st

** starting on April 1st

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3. Dormitory

A place in a dormitory is probably the best type of accommodation for exchange students. Located on campus you can reach the faculty buildings with it's lecture halls, the library and the canteen as well as the city centre on foot.

Types of rooms

There are nine housing complexes run by the Studentenwerk Freiberg.


The price range extends from 195 to 380 euros/month including additional costs, depending on the apartment's equipment and size.

Questions regarding the dormitory will be answered in the FAQ section.


Please use the online application of the Studentenwerk Freiberg to apply. Please apply at least two month prior to your arrival in Freiberg.

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4. Buddy programme

The International Office runs a Buddy programme. It provides help for new international students in Freiberg. Experienced German or international students engage themselves on a voluntary basis. A student buddy will, for example, get your dormitory key in advance, pick you up at the train station in Freiberg, accompany you to the Residents' Registration Office, the bank or health insurance company as well as to the Foreigners' Registration Office – wherever you have to take care of formalities.

This service is free of charge.

Please register for the Buddy programme on our website, if you are interested.

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5. German courses

If you are enrolled at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, you may attend free German courses offered by the International Centre during the respective semester. We offer different language proficiency levels. Please make sure that the language course (A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2, B1.1 or B1.2) is available during your stay with us. 

A/B.1 stands for the winter semester and A/B.2 for the summer semester.

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6. Contact

In case you have further queries, please feel free to reach out to us.

Marcus Dietrich

Marcus Dietrich

Coordination of Exchange Programmes, Team Assistant / Cross-functional tasks

Akademiestraße 6, Room EG.20

Phone: +49 3731 39-2651
marcus [dot] dietrichatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

  • Exchange Programs: ERASMUS+ with program countries - KA 131 (incoming), PROMOS, GO EAST, KOSPIE

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