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Application

Students from a partner university of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) have to apply online. Please fill in the application form of the application portal Mobility Online.

Hint: At the field “Host institution > Study programme” please choose a degree programme of the TUBAF that suits best for your study programme. Your choice will not tie you to this specific programme. You still may choose modules from other degree programmes for your exchange semester.

Applicants under the Erasmus+ programme have to follow the instructions on this website: Erasmus+ incoming students.)

You will receive an automatic generated e-mail from Mobility Online. Please follow the steps to create your personal applicant account. Later, you have to upload the following application documents:

  • Signed application form which has been generated by the application system Mobility Online
  • Official certificate of German or English language proficiency, depending on the language of instruction in the desired course of study.
    • The minimum level of English language proficiency is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    • The minimum level of German language proficiency is B1
    • The language certificate has to be from an approved language school, university or equivalent.
    • 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: A study plan for selected courses to be completed at TUBAF; must be signed by the supervisors
    at the home university and at TUBAF; download 1: Learning Agreement format .PDF; download 2: Learning Agreement format .DOCX
  • Enrolment certificate: Proof that the applicant is currently enrolled as a student
  • Transcript of Records in English or German language
  • 1 passport photo (required later for the student ID card)

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

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

Modules – Lectures and Other Teaching Units – 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: 

  • content description
  • number of credit points
  • responsible professor(s)
  • the semester in which the module is offered
  • the components of the module (e.g. lecture, seminar, exercise, excursion...)
  • the recommended scientific literature

The module handbook of each degree program can be found on its program website.

Modules taught in English

When searching for suitable modules for the Learning Agreement, please first decide on a study program and then search in its module handbook for modules which are offered in the planned semester of your stay (summer or winter semester). 

  • Follow the web link (right). The PDF files contain modules taught in English, arranged by degree program.
  • In which semester will the module be available? – Each module description contains the information whether a module is available in the winter semester or in the summer semester – see in the line "Frequency: yearly in the winter semester/summer semester".
  • The duration of a module – The duration of a module can be one or more semesters. The duration is indicated in the module description (example: Duration: 1 semester). If your stay lasts only one semester, you should not select a module with a duration of two semesters.
  • Bachelor's or Master's module? – Each module description has a module code in the header (example: MetMat. MA. No. 3213). The module code contains the letters "BA" or "MA" and thus indicates whether it is a Bachelor or a Master module. Since only Master's programs and no Bachelor's programs are offered in English at TUBAF, Bachelor's modules in English are rare.

Notes

  • The proportion of non-subject-related modules from other degree programmes should not exceed 10 ECTS credits.
  • TUBAF cannot guarantee that all modules selected for the Learning Agreement can actually be taken. Explanation: The times (day of the week and time) for all courses are only fixed and published a few weeks before the semester starts. At the time of your application to TUBAF, these times are not yet fixed and, in the worst case, there may be time overlaps in the timetable. You would then have to switch to alternative courses and deviate from your Learning Agreement.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet offers exchange students from partner universities information about TUBAF in a compact form. (File type: PDF)

Contact

Office hours: Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and by appointment

Torsten Mayer
Programmstudierende, Gastwissenschaftler
Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.21, 09599 Freiberg
torsten.mayer [at] iuz.tu-freiberg.de