Exchange students worldwide

Application documents

Exchange students from non-EU countries apply at TU Bergakademie Freiberg by providing these documents:

  • Completed form Application for admission for exchange students including nomination as an exchange student from the responsible person at home university
  • Official certificate of German or English language proficiency, depending on the language of instruction in the desired course of study. The language certificate has to be from an approved language school, university or equivalent. The minimum level of language proficiency is B1 which is equivalent to 400 hours of language instruction.
    No language certificate is needed if you have no intentions of taking exams during your study in Freiberg (e. g. doing project work in preparation of thesis).
  • Learning Agreement or study plan (if you don't have a Learning Agreement form, you can use this template and adapt it to your needs)
  • Enrolment certificate: Proof that the applicant is currently enrolled as a student
  • Transcript of Records in English or German language
  • 1 passport photo

All documents must be in German or English language. If not, you have to add a certified translation into these languages.


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Application address

Please send your complete application documents to this address:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
International Office
Akademiestr. 6
09599 Freiberg

You may also send the application documents by e-mail to Mr Torsten Mayer, the responsible person at the International Office, address torsten [dot] mayeratiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.


Application deadlines

a) For applicants that don't require a visa to study in Germany:

  • Study start winter semester: 31 May
  • Study start summer semester: 30 November

b) For applicants that require a visa to study in Germany:

  • Study start winter semester: 30 April
  • Study start summer semester: 31 October


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Degree programmes and modules at TU Bergakademie Freiberg – Sources of information

The teaching units of a degree course of study at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are called modules. In the module handbook ("Modulhandbuch") you can find detailed information to each module, such as: the description of the content of each module, the number of credit points, the lecturer's name, the semester in which a module takes place, the components of the module (eg lecture, seminar, exercise, excursion ...) and the recommended accompanying literature.

Recommended steps to make a study plan: First choose from the available Bachelor or Master degree courses of study, second look for suitable modules that are available in the specific semester you are planning to study in Freiberg (summer or winter semester) in it's module handbook.

You can use these sources of information:

  1. Degree programmes at TU Bergakademie Freiberg (in German language)

  2. Overview of degree programmes at TU Bergakademie Freiberg German/English) (PDF document, file size: 369 KB, 3 pages)
  3. Information about the Master degree courses in English, offered at TU Bergakademie Freiberg (web page contains short descriptions and links to further information)

  4. Overview of modules (lectures) in English language:

Important note: Each module description has 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 Master module.

5. Online Course Catalogue of TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Please note: The upcoming course catalogue will be published shortly before the start of each semester. But you can use the (representative) course catalogues of former summer and winter semesters. (You can choose the current semester in the Online Course Catalogue by using the drop down menu at the homepage.)

6. Official module handbooks and study regulationsPlease note: Choose the latest version of a document.

Important notes

  • Mixing Bachelor- und Master-Modules often leads to overlappings in the timetable. Please avoid it by choosing appropriate modules (either from Bachelor or Master degree courses).
  • The amount of modules from other fields of study than you own must not exceed 10 ECTS credit points.


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Further preparations after you have applied


For a dormitory room you have to apply online (web address for online application form:

Buddy programme

The student buddy helps new international students during the first days/weeks before and after arrival in Freiberg. For example she/he can collect the dormitory keys in advance, pick up the new student at the train station, translate and explain necessary formalities. If interested, please register to the programme by filling the form on the Buddy programmes web page.

German language courses

As a student of TU Bergakademie Freiberg you can attend German language courses before or during the semester.

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