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You have German citizenship and would like to study at TUBAF and do not have an Abitur (higher education qualification)? Even without it you can study at our university after passing an entrance examination.

Conditions for Admission

You are eligible for admission to the entrance examination if you belong to one of these groups:

  • You have completed at least two years of state-regulated vocational training,
  • You can produce evidence of three years of professional activity in your profession and you have attended a counseling session at the faculty of the desired study program.

entrance examination

application for admission to the entrance examination

The informal application must be submitted by July 15 of the year.

Required documents to be submitted:

Declaration of which degree program is to be taken at the TU BAFProof of completed vocational training in certified formProof of 3 years of professional experience in the training occupation

The applicant must apply for admission to the entrance examination in writing to:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Student Office
Ms. Uchlier, 
Akademiestraße 6, 09599 Freiberg

The entrance examination

The entrance examination consists of five partial examinations which must be taken within 5 weeks:


Partial examination course-related general knowledge - examination interview lasting 30 to 45 minutes; the reasons for choosing the degree course, ideas and expectations of the degree course and professional employment are questionedPartial examination German language - written work (essay) lasting four hours on a topic to be chosen by the candidate from a list of specified topicsPartial examination foreign language "English" - written work lasting four hoursPartial examination mathematics - written work lasting four hoursPartial examination written work in physics or chemistry or social studies / legal education / economics depending on the chosen degree course

The applicant receives a certificate for passing the examination. The certificate is proof of admission to a degree program at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

If the entrance examination is not passed, it can be repeated once.


15th of JulyDeadline for application
July / at the beginning of AugustAdmission / invitation for examination
septemberwritten and oral examination 
at the end of septemberdispatch of audit certificates 
at the end of september / at the beginning of octoberStart of intensive mathematics course for first-year students
first week of octoberOrientation week at the start of studies with preparatory course in chemistry
middle of octoberstart of lectures

Regulations for admission without an Abitur (university entrance qualification)

Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act (SächsHSFG) § 17 section 5 and Regulations for the entrance examination (Amtl. Bekanntmachung der TU Bergakademie, No. 3 of July 11, 2013).