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Learn more about the KOSPIE Program at TUBAF

Thank you for your interest in the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF).

Important: Students from Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico are requested to inquire with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) or their home university regarding the application process and requirements. The application for KOSPIE at TUBAF is directly done through the DAAD.

After the DAAD has sent us your application documents, we are checking them for completeness and eligibility criteria. We will reach out to you via email. Please only complete the steps below in case of a positive reply from us.

For your complete application, we require the following documents:

  1. Application form (see download section)
  2. Photograph (used for your student ID card)

Please submit both files as a scan copy to the marcus [dot] dietrich [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (International Office) at TUBAF.

If there are no issues with the documents, they will be forwarded to our admissions office for them to issue your admission letter accordingly. The admission letter is necessary for your visa appointment.

Your room at the Studentenwerk Freiberg is probably perfectly located for you to make the most of student life in Freiberg, with faculty buildings, lecture theatres, the university library and the refectory all within walking distance.

Leaving your flat for the day couldn't be more exciting, with the vibrant streets of the historic city of Freiberg. Soak up the historic atmosphere of this beautiful town and discover its many treasures and delicious food. Stick around until the evening and you'll find plenty of trendy bars, restaurants and other activities to enjoy.

Types of Rooms

There are several housing complexes run by the Studentenwerk Freiberg.


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.


Please apply online to the Studentenwerk Freiberg in order to receive an offer for a student housing.

Apply now for a student dorm!

As a KOSPIE student, you are insured by DAAD's private health insurance company, Continentale Krankenversicherung a.G.

Should you have questions, please contact the DAAD insurance office at versicherungsstelle [at] daad [dot] de.

Once you are insured by DAAD's private health insurance company, you can use it to get the exemption from statutory health insurance. Please marcus [dot] dietrich [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (contact us) for any queries you may have.

In terms of the enrolment process, you need a certificate stating that you are exempt from the obligation to be insured under the statutory health insurance scheme. This is a mandatory step and cannot be skipped. You must apply for this “exemption certificate” by following the link:

Digital application for exemption from compulsory health insurance

The German public health insurance digitally notifies us about the successful exemption from statutory health insurance.

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.

There is no tuition fee at TUBAF. The semester fee amounts to 94 euro per semester which is payable to complete your enrolment. Further information and details are available in your admission notice.

Your issued visa will typically be valid only for a few months. Therefore, it is important to schedule an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office in a timely manner. However, this is only possible after you have registered your student living address in Freiberg at the Resident Registration Office.

Further information about visa


Below you will find a range of valuable resources and materials to support your KOSPIE journey at TUBAF. Simply browse through the available downloads and select the materials relevant to your needs.

Ingrid Lange

The admission of interested German higher education institutions to the program follows a competitive selection process. We are pleased that we, as a university, have now been selected for the second time in the 2022-2025 call.

Ingrid Lange (Ms.), Director of the International Office


A selection of testimonials to the KOSPIE program from current and past Latin American program participants at TUBAF.

My experience with the KOSPIE Program? What can I say... When I was selected by TU Bergakademie, I was really lost. Everything was so new for me. That's when I started talking with Marcus, our coordinator here in Freiberg. He was really nice and explained many things about this new university that I did not know. At that time, I thought I was alone. That's when Marcus proposed to make a video call, and I met two more Argentines. I couldn't believe it! Then, when we arrived in Freiberg after spending two months in another city, we were completely lost again. Our KOSPIE Program assistant coordinator, Clara, looked for us at the station, and that's when our friendship began. In addition to helping us with administrative issues of the faculty and the city, she also assisted with our integration into German society by inviting us to join her meetings with friends and introducing us to others. 

~ Abril Ferrero (KOSPIE 2023-24)

Adapting to a new culture and a new country is always difficult. You have to be away from your loved ones and open yourself to new relationships. In spite of that, I had a great help by the KOSPIE coordinators. Thanks to them, this change to a new life became much easier and lighter. I was lucky enough to meet Marcus and Clara who are two excellent people, they took care of everything related to my exchange before I went to Germany, which was a great relief for me because I knew that I had two people who would take care of me. Now I was able to meet them personally. This program provides both academic and human support, I was able to integrate very well into this new world and it is largely thanks to them. I feel supported and very comfortable here in Germany, I feel that this experience will be unforgettable for me and I feel fortunate to have them for what is to come.

~ Matías Coppari (KOSPIE 2023-24)

Students from South America at TUBAF

... tell about their impressions and experiences at our university! The movie was made by Shahab Saffari in spring 2020.

Discover further TUBAF videos on our YouTube Channel


If you have further questions whatsoever, feel free to reach out.

Marcus Dietrich
Erasmus+ with Programme Countries (Europe), KOSPIE, PROMOS, Buddy-Programm
Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.21, 09599 Freiberg
marcus.dietrich [at]