Guide for new international Students

You will need to show certain documents when you enrol at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and register at the City Administration Office. We have put together the most important information related to this topic in the following information sheets.

Brochures 'Getting Started' at BTU

Main Campus
Enrolment Period10th September 2018 -
30th October 2018
10th September 2018 -
30th October 2018
10th September 2018 -
30th October 2018
Grace Period for justified exceptions,
e.g. applicants with visa requirements
30th October 201830th October 201830th October 2018
LocationMain Building,
4. floor, Room 4.29
see Main CampusBuilding 2,Room 2.205
Opening hoursMon – Thu:
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
10 - 12 a.m.
see Main Campus

Mon – Thu
1 - 3 p.m.
Dates for winter semester 2018/19 
Research-oriented and applied study programmes

Please be aware that due to national holidays all offices (supermarkets and shops) are closed on October 3rd (German Unity Day) and October 31st (Reformation Day)!

BTU Buddies - 'First Contact Tutors'

In order to make your start in a new environment as comfortable and simple as possible, we provide First Contact Tutors. The tutors are there to assist you in visiting city administration offices, to give you a tour through Cottbus or Senftenberg, and to help you understand how things work in Germany.

If you are interested in having a tutor, then just make a request for one at the Welcome and Registration Point.

Did you like your welcome experience? Do you wish to become a BTU Buddy? Then please contact the Student Activities Office (E-Mail Email).

Health insurance

According to German law § 5 paragraph 1 Nr. 9 Sentence 1 SGB V, all students are required to obtain health insurance with the statutory health insurance companies. This means you can only enrol, provided you have a valid health insurance.

We have prepared detailed information here.


In order to enroll, please bring along the following documents:

  • Your passport (if your country of origin requires a visa, a valid permit that entitles you to study in Germany is required). 
  • Original Letter of Admission 
  • Proof of health insurance (resp. for EU citizens, the European health insurance card is sufficient)
  • Completed enrollment form (you will receive this form at the >>Welcome and Registration Point>>, we will help you fill it out) 
  • Passport size photograph (which will be used for your student card)
  • If you have already studied in Germany before, a matriculation certificate and if appropriate, a student clearance certificate.

The enrollment period and the semester starting date can be found in admission package. If all documents are complete, the remittance slip will be issued in at least two days. Afterward, you can pick up the remittance slip to pay the semester fee at the >>Welcome and Registration Point<< via bank transfer. 

After a few working days, the fee will be transferred to the universities bank account and you will receive an email to pick up your student ID at the Information Centre in the Main Building.