Erasmus+ incoming students

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You have been nominated by your home university to study at TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TU BAF) within the Erasmus+ mobility programme? – Thank you for your interest in our university! We are looking forward to meeting you and would like to support you in dealing with the formalities.

On this website you will find out how to proceed. As an Erasmus student, you will be duly enrolled at the TU BAF and enjoy the rights and insurance cover of a student for the duration of your studies.

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1. How to apply

1.1. Online application and required application documents

Basically, your application for an Erasmus stay with us is made in three steps:

Step 1 - Nomination

The application process begins with your nomination by the responsible coordinator of your home university. All nominations are to be sent to marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de. Once you have been nominated, you will receive an e-mail from us including further viable information as well a link that takes you to the application portal in "Mobility-Online".

Step 2 - Registration (Mobility Online)

We use "Mobility Online" as a reliable tool to record you complete Erasmus stay, i.e. from the time of application until the end of your stay with us. However, before you go ahead in the process by setting up your user account, please be sure to go through the Erasmus Guide carefully. The guide will take you through the process and also provides answers to most of the queries that may arise during the application itself. Any questions left? Feel free to marcus [dot] dietrichattu-freiberg [dot] de (contact us) and we will be happy to help.

Once you have received the initial e-mail along with link to our application portal, please complete all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk (*) and submit your application. You will reveive an automically generated e-mail from Mobility Online including a registration link (please also check your spam folder). Please click on the registration link and set up your user account. 

Step 3 - Application using Mobility Online

Once you have successfully logged in to your account, you will be guided through the application process by Mobility Online. Please upload all application documents according to the work flow. 

The following application documents are required during the application process:

  • The Erasmus Learning Agreement, signed by yourself, the responsible academic at your home university and by the responsible academic of TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The responsible academics of both institutions confirm with their signatures that the study plan can be carried out in this way.
     
  • Official certificate of German and/or English language proficiency, depending on the language of instruction. The minimum level of language proficiency is B1 which is equivalent to 450 hours of language instruction (German) and B2 for English.
    Proof must be provided in the form of a language certificate from a recognised language school such as the Goethe-Institut (for German) and IELTS or TOEFL (for English).
    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).

  • Immatriculation certificate issued by your home university
     
  • Proof of any university degree you have achieved so far
    (e. g. Bachelor certificate; normal copy would be sufficient, no official copy required) 
     
  • Latest transcript of records from your home university (please make sure that each page is duly signed and stamped)
     
  • Portrait photo in upright format

Rules and important notes

  • It is necessary for all application documents to be either in German or English language. Required documents in other languages need to be officially translated into German or English as well (please provide both documents: Source and translation).

  • Mixing Bachelor- and Master modules often results in an overlapping in your eventual time schedule. Please avoid a mixture of both by choosing appropriate modules (either from Bachelor or Master degree courses).

  • You may choose modules from fields other than his own (see next point for details).
     
  • Generally, modules from the student's own subject area should be chosen. Only a maximum of ¼ of the ECTS (25 %) may be earned with modules from a different subject area. (Example calculation: From a total of 25 ECTS, a maximum of 6 ECTS may be from another subject area).
    Exceptions to this rule are possible, but must be justified.

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1.2. Applicants in the Erasmus+ Partner Countries exchange programme

Erasmus+ aims to promote exchanges and academic cooperation with all countries of the world. TU Bergakademie Freiberg continuously concludes exchange agreements with non-EU countries under the extended mobility programme Erasmus+ Partner Countries  (see International Cooperations > Selection of Contents of Partnership: Erasmus with partner countries).
Applicants under the Erasmus+ Partner Countries programme cannot apply via the application portal Mobility Online. Instead, please send the following documents by e-mail to Ms. Michaela Luft, e-mail address michaela [dot] luftatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de:

  • fully completed application form for exchange students (the form includes a confirmation from the sending university proving that the applicant is officially sent by his/her home university).
  • proof of language skills (for details see above)
  • Learning Agreement (for details see above)
  • Certificate of matriculation from your home university
  • Proof of university degrees you have obtained so far
  • Portrait picture in portrait format (for details see above)

For the Erasmus+ Partner Countries programme, the same application formalities and deadlines apply as for applicants in the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme.

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1.3. Degree programmes at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and their modules – Sources of information

The teaching units (e.g. lectures and seminars) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are called modules. In the module handbook ("Modulhandbuch") of a degree programme you will find detailed information to each module, such as.

  • content description
  • number of credit points
  • lecturer's name(s)
  • the semester in which the module takes place
  • components of the module (e. g. lecture, seminar, exercise, excursion ...)
  • recommended accompanying literature.

We recommended the following steps to create your study plan (Learning Agreement):

  1. Select your desired Bachelor/Master degree programme
  2. A module must be available in the specific semester of your stay abroad (summer or winter semester). Whether a module is available or not can be reviewed in the module handbook on the web page of the specific degree programme (scroll down to the section "Medien und Downloadbereich"). Please also be sure to choose the latest version of the module handbook.
  3. If your degree programme only has few suitable modules, you can also use the following PDF files with modules taught in English language according to subject area:

Last modified: 25 November 2021

Important notes / Wichtige Hinweise

  1. The six PDF files on the web page contain the modules of each Faculty at TU Bergakademie Freiberg including detailed module descriptions.
  2. Bachelor or Master module? – Each module description displays a module code in the first line (e. g. MetMat. MA. Nr. 3213). The module code contains the letters "BA." or "MA." which indicates whether it is a Bachelor or a Master module.
  3. Available in which semester? – Each module description contains the information whether a module is available in winter semester or in summer semester – see the line "Frequency: yearly in the winter semester/summer semester".
  4. Duration of a module – The duration of each module can be one or more semesters. It is indicated in the module description (e. g. Duration: 1 semester). Usually it is not possible to split a module and earn for example 3 ECTS in one semester instead of 6 ECTS in two.
DEUTSCH:
  1. Die PDF-Dateien enthalten die Module der einzelnen Fakultäten der TU Bergakademie Freiberg inklusive Modulbeschreibungen.
  2. Bachelor- oder Master-Modul? – Jede Modulbeschreibung verfügt über einen Modul-Code in der Kopfzeile (Beispiel: MetMat. MA. Nr. 3213). Der Modul-Code beinhaltet die Buchstaben "BA" oder "MA" und gibt damit an, ob es sich um ein Bachelor- oder um ein Master-Modul handelt.
  3. In welchem Semester verfügbar? – Jede Modulbeschreibung enthält die Information, ob ein Modul im Wintersemester oder im Sommersemester verfügbar ist – siehe in der Zeile "Frequency: yearly in the winter semester/summer semester".
  4. Die Dauer eines Moduls – Die Dauer eines Moduls kann ein oder mehrere Semester betragen. In der Modulbeschreibung ist die Dauer angegeben (Beispiel: Duration: 1 semester). In der Regel ist es nicht möglich, ein Modul aufzuteilen und zum Beispiel 3 ECTS in einem Semester dafür zu erhalten, statt 6 ECTS in zwei Semestern.

Further sources of information are:

  • Online Course Catalogue of TU Bergakademie Freiberg
    The upcoming course catalogue is always published in short-term before the start of each semester, i.e. at the time of your application, you only have access to the (representative) course catalogues of the former summer or winter semester. When using the catalogue, please choose the semester by using the drop down menu.

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1.4. Application deadlines

As a rule, the following deadlines apply to Erasmus applications: 

IF NO VISA IS REQUIRED…

Winter semester*

May 31st

Summer semester**

November 30th of the previous year

 

 

 

IF VISA IS REQUIRED…

Winter semester*

April 30th

Summer semester**

October 31st of the previous year

 * starting on October 1st

** starting on April 1st

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2. Dormitory

A place in a dormitory is probably the best type of accommodation for exchange students. Located on campus you can reach the faculty buildings with it's lecture halls, the library and the canteen as well as the city centre on foot.

Types of rooms

There are nine housing complexes run by the Studentenwerk Freiberg.

Prices

The price range extends from 195 to 380 euros/month including additional costs, depending on the apartment's equipment and size.

Questions regarding the dormitory will be answered in the FAQ section.

Apply

Please use the online application of the Studentenwerk Freiberg to apply. Please apply at least two month prior to your arrival in Freiberg.

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3. Buddy programme

The International Office runs a Buddy programme. It provides help for new international students in Freiberg. Experienced German or international students engage themselves on a voluntary basis. A student Buddy will, for example, will get  your dormitory key in advance, pick you up at the train station in Freiberg, accompany you to the Residents' Registration Office, the bank or health insurance company as well as to the Foreigners' Registration Office – wherever you have to take care of formalities.
This service is free of charge.
Please register at the website of the Buddy programme, if you are interested.

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4. German courses

If you are enrolled at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, you can attend a free German course offered by the International Centre during the semester. Different language proficiency levels are offered.

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5. Contact

For further questions please contact the International Office:

Marcus Dietrich

Marcus Dietrich


Teamassistenz/Querschnittsaufgaben – Koordination Austauschprogramme, u.a. PROMOS, KOSPIE, ERASMUS+ mit Programmländern - KA 103 (incoming)

Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.20

Telefon +49 3731 39-2651
marcus [dot] dietrichatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de


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