Erasmus Studies

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Read on to learn more about Erasmus+ at TUBAF. Also, you may want to go through our Erasmus Guide to acquire more in-depth information. Please also see our FAQ.

Why study in Freiberg?

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Campus Tour #1 by TUBAF

Campus Tour #2 by YouTube user "MensPRO"

Further videos are available on our YouTube channel!

Application & Registration

Application

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 on how to apply. The message also includes a link that takes you straight to our application portal – Mobility Online.

Registration

We use “Mobility Online” (MO) as a reliable tool to record your complete Erasmus stay, i.e. from the time of application until the end of your stay abroad. Once you have received our initial message, please click on the button “Apply now”. You will be redirected straight away to our application portal.

To learn more about the application and registration procedure, we prepared an Erasmus Guide to guide you through the process. Please check the Erasmus Guide. 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)!

Application Deadlines

IF NO VISA IS REQUIRED…

Winter semester*

May 31st

Summer semester**

November 30th of the previous year

 

 

 

IF A VISA IS REQUIRED…

Winter semester*

April 30th

Summer semester**

October 31st of the previous year

 * starting on October 1st

** starting on April 1st

ERASMUS+ Commissioners at the TUBAF Faculties

Please contact the TUBAF Erasmus+ Commissioners only in terms of study-related queries. Questions in terms of organisational matters should be addressed to the marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de (International Office).

Your Learning Agreement - Modules held in English

  1. Advanced Materials Analysis (AMA)
  2. Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD)
  3. Computational Materials Science (CMS)
  4. Geomatics for Mineral Resource Management
  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.
DEUTSCH:
  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.

Important: The total amount of modules from fields of study other than your own must not exceed 10 ECTS credit points (e.g. if you are a Mechanical Engineering student and you intend to participate in lectures of Business Administration/Management).

To learn more about the choice of modules, please also refer to our ERASMUS Guide.


Feel free to also use the 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 from the drop-down menu. Please note that the course catalogue is only available in German at the moment.

Student Rooms on TUBAF Campus

Probably, the Studentenwerk Freiberg's rooms are perfectly located for you to make the most of student life in Freiberg, with the faculty buildings, lecture halls, university library and canteen easily reached on foot.

Leaving your flat behind you for the day couldn’t be more exciting, with the vibrant streets of the historical city of Freiberg. Check out the beautiful city's historical atmosphere for a diverse range of treasures and delicious food. Stick around until evening and you’ll find plenty of trendy bars, restaurants and other activities to enjoy.

Types of rooms

There are nine housing complexes run by the Studentenwerk Freiberg.

Prices

The price range extends from 210 to 380 euros/month including additional costs, depending on the apartment's equipment and size.

If you have further queries, please check their FAQ or get in touch with the colleagues directly.

Application

Please apply online to the Studentenwerk Freiberg.

Buddy Programme

The International Office runs a Buddy programme providing 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 deal with formalities.

The service is free of charge. Sign up here!

Health Insurance

Please check the information provided on our web page in the section "Before Arrival" > "Insurances"

German courses

When 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 levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

  • A1.1, A1.2,
  • A2.1, A2.2,
  • B1.1, B1.2

A/B.1 = during the winter semester (Oct 1st till March 31st)
A/B.2 = during the summer semester (April 1st till October 31st)

Further information is available on the web pages of our language department.

The successful participation at the courses will be awarded with 4 ECTS.

Costs and Fees

The International Office set up a page with a rough cost estimation for living expenses.

Enrolment Procedure and Orientation Days

Enrolment Procedure

Once you are admitted to our university, our admissions office will send you the admission letter. Please go through the letter carefully and submit the required documents to our admissions office in due course for enrolment. Please note that you cannot be enrolled without providing the requested the documents!

Once you are enrolled, the International Office will be notified about your enrolment. We will then reach out to you via email to hand over the enrolment documents in a personal appointment. Also, we will provide you with a lot of further information about your studies here in Freiberg.

Orientation Days

At the beginning of each semester, the International Office organizes the "Orientation Days" for new international students at TUBAF. It is an extensive event usually taking place at the begin of the new semester (usually during the first week of April and the first week of October). Please keep yourself updated on the International Office's web page of the Orientation Days.

Arrival Confirmation & Departure Confirmation

Arrival Confirmation

At the start of the Erasmus+ mobility, the “Certificate of Arrival” or "Arrival Confirmation has to be completed and signed by TUBAF. This document is provided by your home university. Usually, you get it by accessing your university's online portal for your mobility. Otherwise, you may ask your international/mobility department.

Departure Confirmation

At the end of your Erasmus+ mobility, the "Departure Confirmation" or "Confirmation of Stay" has to be completed and signed by TUBAF. This document is provided by your home university. Usually, you get it by accessing your university's online portal for your mobility. Otherwise, you may ask your international/mobility department. The document is necessary to complete your Erasmus mobility.

Note: In case you depart on a national holiday or during the weekend, please clarify with your international/mobility department if they accept for the departure confirmation to be signed by TUBAF in advance.

TUBAF Links and General Information

TUBAF Links

General Information

  • ECTS Credits
    ... is a tool of the European Higher Education Area helping students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised.n Overview of all the periods during the current and upcoming semesters at TUBAF.

Downloads

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Before your exchange stay

Q: I cannot seem to find the module list available for exchange students.

A: The module handbooks are available at the web pages of the respective study programme. Please navigate to the overview of our degree programmes and search for the desired programme. Next,  please scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the module handbook (GER: "Modulhandbuch"). However, please make sure to stick to the rules as set out under "Your Learning Agreement..." above.

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Q: When do the lectures start? When do I have to register for the exams?

A: Please click here to get a full overview of our semester dates sorted by Academic Year.

During your exchange stay

Q: I would like to register for the exams, but I cannot seem to find the option in the student online portal.

A: Unfortunately, this service is only available to our degree-seeking students at the moment. Instead, please use the form provided at the web page of the student's adminsitration office.

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Q: How do I set up my course timetable?

A: Please use our course catalogue. Unfortunately, the web page is only available in German at the moment. An in-depth introduction on how to use the system is given during the Orientation Days that are held in the beginning of each semester.

After your exchange stay

Q: I have not yet received my grades. When will I get them?

A: Please contact our studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (student's administration office) for further information.

In case you have further queries, please feel free to reach out to Marcus Dietrich from the TUBAF International Office.

Marcus Dietrich

Marcus Dietrich


Erasmus+ with Programme Countries (Europe), KOSPIE, PROMOS, GO EAST

Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.20

Telefon +49 3731 39-2651
marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de




ERASMUS+ in Partner Countries

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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2.1. 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 for Mineral Resource Management
  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.
DEUTSCH:
  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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2.3. Application deadlines

The following deadlines apply to all Erasmus applications: 

IF NO VISA IS REQUIRED…

Winter semester*

May 31st

Summer semester**

November 30th of the previous year

 

 

 

IF VISA IS REQUIRED…

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.

Prices

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.

Apply

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.

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Anja Weigl


Erasmus+ mit Partnerländern/ Erasmus-Verträge

Akademiestraße 6, Raum EG.06

Telefon: +49 3731 39 2619
E-Mail: anja [dot] weiglatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

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