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Choosing a course of study, applying and beginning your studies - the start of a university degree program raises numerous questions. We give you an overview of FAQs about studying at our university.


For study programs in German language: As a rule, studies begin in the winter semester, i.e. in October each year. The application deadline for this is September 30 of each year. In some degree programs it is also possible to start in the summer semester. In this case, it is recommended to contact the respective departmental advisor in advance. The application deadline for this is March 31 of each year. The application deadlines for international prospective students may differ from this.

For master programs in English Language:  You must have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree by the application deadline in order to apply for an English-language Master's program at our university. For German-language Master's programs, an application without prior completion of the Bachelor's program is possible in individual cases.

For study programs in German language: In order to be able to start a degree programme in German, you need to have German language skills at C1 level and have passed the German Language Test for University Admission with the DSH-2 mark or an equivalent language test (see application).

Application, enrollment, matriculation: Information about admission requirements and application procedures 

Do you need more information or have questions about the application process?
The Admissions Office will be happy to help you!

Information on housing, insurance and student financing is provided by the International University Center: international [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (international[at]tu-freiberg[dot]de)

The Studentenwerk Freiberg offers dormitory places directly on campus in different variants and price categories. It is worthwhile to submit an online application for a place early on. The city of Freiberg also offers sufficient and inexpensive living space to realize your own living dreams or to join friends in a shared apartment.

BAföG, scholarships, housing subsidies or mini-jobs - there are numerous ways to finance your studies. The Studentenwerk Freiberg will advise you on the funding options.

For your start into your studies, we have prepared a series of events to help you get to know the university, the city and the organization of your studies.

You can expect introductory events that serve the immediate organizational preparation of your studies, preliminary courses in the basic scientific subjects of mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as training courses offered by central facilities, such as the library or the computer center.

Participation in the orientation and introductory courses is voluntary. However, we recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your fellow students and start your studies well prepared.

All first-year students will receive our iconic university bag with useful information about starting your studies during the central introductory event.

Information about study start

The average cost of living for a student in Freiberg is 500 - 600 euros per month. This means that the expenses for living, eating and leisure time are significantly cheaper compared to other university cities. There are no tuition fees at our university, there is only a semester fee of 94 euros per semester.

Currently there is no semester ticket for public transport in Freiberg and Saxony at our university. For this reason, we can guarantee, among other things, a favorable semester fee. There are regular votes on the semester ticket in the student body.

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers numerous job opportunities for student assistants. In this way, our students can gain practical experience alongside their studies and at the same time supplement their budgets. The individual institutes and the university administration regularly advertise positions.

There are also various job opportunities in the city, for example in retail, in gastronomy or at events.

There are numerous opportunities to get active while studying. The range of university sports includes a wide variety of sports from ball sports, fitness and martial arts to diving. For little money, students can participate in the courses per semester. Big Band, AG Umwelt or Racetech - we offer a variety of working groups and student initiatives in which you can get involved.

The town of Freiberg also has a lot to offer! Whether museum, cinema or cultural events like the Freiberg Summer Nights or the famous Freiberg Christmas Market - there is something for everyone.

The International University Center provides information on studying and internships abroad. Numerous cooperating universities around the world offer the opportunity to think outside the box during your studies. The International University Center prepares you for your stay abroad in numerous language courses and supports you in planning and organization.

With a successfully completed university degree, almost all doors are open to you: whether in industry and business or in research, the university's Career Center will support you in your personal career planning.

Founding your own startup during or after your studies? Saxeed is your contact for spin-off projects at the university.