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Application Procedure

The application process starts off with your nomination by the responsible Erasmus coordinator of your home university. All nominations are to be sent by your International Office to marcus [dot] dietrich [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Marcus Dietrich) (Mr.). Once you have been nominated, you will get an e-mail from us in return, including further viable information on how to apply. The message also includes a link that takes you straight to our application portal – Mobility Online.

TUBAF uses “Mobility Online” (MO) as a reliable tool to record your entire Erasmus stay, i.e. from the time you apply until the end of your stay abroad. Once you have received our intrductory message by e-mail (i.e. after we have received your official nomination), please click on the button “Apply now” in the message. This will take you directly to our application portal.

At first, please enter your complete data in the form to register for the tool. You will receive an automatic generated mail (please also check your junk folder) with a confirmation link to open up your user account. Please login to your account and follow the steps to your successful application and start with the completion of your personal data (first step).

If you still have any questions whatsoever, don't hesitate to marcus [dot] dietrich [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (contact us)!

The exchange program Erasmus+ with Partner Countries offers the possibility of academic exchange and cooperation worldwide (except with the EU and third countries associated with the Erasmus+ program). In our application portal Mobility Online, you can find all existing TUBAF agreements within the frame of the Erasmus+ program (set filter to "Exchange Possibilities" > "Program" > "ERASMUS").

Applicants under the Erasmus+ with Partner Countries (click to see full list of partner countries) programme may not apply using the application portal Mobility Online. Instead, please email the following documents to Ms. Anja Weigl (anja [dot] weigl [at] iuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de):

  • Fully completed application form for exchange students (please contact Ms. Anja Weigl)
  • Proof of language skills
  • Learning Agreement
  • Enrolment certificate from your home university
  • Proof of your actual university degrees
  • Photo in portrait format

Application formalities and deadlines for the Erasmus+ with Partner Countries programme are equal to the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme.

Winter semester*: May 31st
Summer semester**: November 30th of the previous year

* starting on October 1st
** starting on April 1st

The Learning Agreement is an important document that outlines the study program you plan to pursue during your Erasmus exchange at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. It serves as a contract between you, your home institution, and the host institution (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), ensuring that the courses you take abroad will be recognized and credited toward your degree.

While the specific process may vary slightly between institutions, here's some general information about the Learning Agreement and how it is typically created online:

  • Preparing the Agreement: The first step is to consult with your academic advisor or Erasmus coordinator at your home institution to discuss your study goals and select the appropriate courses. You will need to consider your academic requirements, any language prerequisites, and the compatibility of the courses offered at TU Bergakademie Freiberg with your home institution's curriculum.
  • Online Platform to create your Learning Agreement: Many universities utilize online platforms or systems to create and manage the Learning Agreement. These platforms streamline the process, making it easier to select courses, review their descriptions, and communicate with your home and host institutions. Your international office or Erasmus+ coordinator will give you guidance in this process. 
  • Course Selection: Once you have access to your online platform to create your LA, you may use the following possibilities to select courses at TUBAF:


    • Browse  the available courses at TU Bergakademie Freiberg using our module handbooks (all modules from our English language programs; In our handbooks, pay attention to the course titles, descriptions, credit values, and any prerequisites or 
    • Browse the pages of our study programs (apply filter: "Extended Options" > Course Language > select "English" [unless you wish to choose German language programs]) or 
    • Use the Online Course Catalogue of TU Bergakademie Freiberg (published in short-term before the start of each semester, i.e. at the time of your application, you only have access to the course catalogues of the former summer or winter semester. Please note that the course catalogue is only available in German at the moment) or
    • Reach out to your Erasmus+ coordinator to discuss possibilities.


    • Your home university and TUBAF have an ERASMUS+ agreement on a specific field of study. Please choose the majority of courses from the field of study for which the agreement is valid (please ask your ERASMUS+ coordinators).
    • Make sure to choose courses that align with your academic goals and fulfill the requirements set by your home institution.
    • The total amount of modules from fields of study other than your own must not exceed 10 ECTS credit points (e.g. if you are a Mechanical Engineering student and you intend to participate in lectures of Business Administration/Management).


  • Completing the Agreement: Using the online platform, you will enter the course details, such as the course codes, titles, credit values, and the respective academic departments. You may need to indicate the semester or period in which you plan to take each course. Your academic advisor or Erasmus coordinator will review and approve the Learning Agreement before it is finalized. Please note that you need to sign the Learning Agreement, too.
  • Signatures and Deadlines: Once the Learning Agreement is completed online, it will typically require electronic signatures from you, your home institution coordinator, and the coordinator (Erasmus Representative) at TUBAF. Make sure to adhere to the deadlines provided by your home institution, as they may have specific timelines for submitting the agreement.
  • Changes to the Agreement: It's important to note that the Learning Agreement is not set in stone and can be modified if necessary. If you encounter any changes in your course availability or if adjustments are needed after your arrival at TUBAF, you must follow the procedures set by your home institution and obtain the required approvals.

Remember, the Learning Agreement is a crucial document to ensure a smooth academic experience during your Erasmus exchange. Take the time to carefully select your courses, seek advice when needed (contact your Erasmus coordinator at your home university or the international office at TUBAF), and maintain open communication with both your home and host institution.

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.

Please contact our TUBAF Erasmus+ Commissioners only in terms of study-related queries. Questions in terms of organisational matters should be addressed to the marcus [dot] dietrich [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (International Office).

  • (Faculty 1) - Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science - Hans-Joerg [dot] Starkloff [at] math [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Starkloff)
  • (Faculty 2) - Faculty of Chemistry and Physics - erasmus [dot] fak2 [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Prof. Dr. Felix Plamper)
  • (Faculty 3) - Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining - Bernhard [dot] Schulz [at] mineral [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schulz)
  • (Faculty 4) - Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering - Egle [dot] Dietzen [at] dekanat4 [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Dr. Egle Dietzen)
  • (Faculty 5) - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dirk [dot] Renker [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Dr. Dirk Renker)
  • (Faculty 6) - Faculty of Business Administration - Johannes [dot] Stephan [at] vwl [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Prof. Dr. Johannes Stephan)
We take all applications for exchange semesters through the Mobility Online platform.

Preparing your Stay

The International Office runs a Buddy Programme to help new international students to get familiar with their new surrounding in Freiberg. Experienced TUBAF students volunteer their tim to support new students arriving at our university. A student buddy will, for example, pick you up from the train station in Freiberg, accompany you to the Residents' Registration Office, the bank or health insurance company, the Foreigners' Registration Office, etc. - wherever there are formalities to be dealt with.

The service is free of charge. 

Sign up here! (scroll down to section "I need assistance (new international students)")

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 Studentenwerk Freiberg (Student Union) and the city of Freiberg offer cost-effective and adequate housing options for students. Rent prices are moderate compared to other German cities. 

If you have further queries, please check their FAQ or get in touch with the colleagues directly.


Please apply online to the Studentenwerk Freiberg.

The International Office informs about expected living costs on our dedicated website "Living Expenses".

To learn more about the semester dates at TUBAF, please click here.


Health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all individuals residing in Germany, including Erasmus students as it ensures access to quality healthcare services and covers medical expenses during your stay. Furthermore, having valid health insurance is often a prerequisite for obtaining a student visa or residence permit in Germany, emphasizing its importance for Erasmus students' from countries without EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).

Without proper health insurance coverage, Erasmus students may be liable for high medical costs, which can significantly impact their finances and potentially disrupt their academic journey. Therefore, it is crucial for you to carefully consider your health insurance options, whether it is through a private insurance provider or a statutory health insurance scheme, to ensure compliance with German regulations and protect your well-being.

TUBAF requires proof of health insurance as part of the enrollment process to ensure that students have adequate coverage during their studies. The International Office can assist Erasmus students in understanding the necessary steps for obtaining health insurance coverage.

You need confirmation of your insurance? Then please send an email with the following data to:

 ehic [at] tk [dot] de (ehic[at]tk[dot]de)

  • Last name, first name 
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Email
  • Copy of passport, copy of the letter of admission 
  • Name of the university
  • Copy of your EHIC card

Are you privately insured and need an exemption from compulsory insurance? Then follow the following link:

Digital application for exemption from compulsory health insurance

All students over the age of 30, please send the following documents to:

cornelia [dot] jacob [at] tk [dot] de (cornelia[dot]jacob[at]tk[dot]de)

  • Last name, first name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Email
  • Letter of admission
  • Copy of insurance
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We recommend that you take out liability insurance that is valid in Germany. If you cause damage, the insurance company will usually pay for it.

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg does not provide liability insurance for its members. You must therefore take out private insurance, if you are interested.

If you already have private liability insurance in your home country, you can check with your insurance company whether your insurance is valid in Germany.

Further in-depth information is available on our website "Health Insurance".

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As an enrolled student at TUBAF you are insured against accidents by the "Unfallkasse Sachsen". You are covered if the accident occurs in connection with your studies and on your way to or from the university campus. Additional insurance coverage is available from private insurance companies.

Further in-depth information is available on our website "Health Insurance".

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