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 Period14th March 2018 -
3rd April 2018
14th March 2018 -
3rd April 2018
14th March 2018 -
3rd April 2018
Grace Period for justified exceptions, e.g. applicants with visa requirements30th April 201830th April 201830th April 2018
LocationLink zu einer externen Seite Main Building,
4. floor, Room 4.29
see Main CampusLink zu einer externen Seite Building 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 summer semester 2018 Link zu einer externen Seite university programmes Link zu einer externen Seite applied programmes Link zu einer externen Seite applied programmes

Please be aware that due to national holidays all offices (supermarkets and shops) are closed on March 30th (Good Friday) and April 2nd (Easter Monday) !!!

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 enrol, please bring along the following documents:

  • Your passport (with a valid student residency visa, if required for residents of your country of origin)
  • Letter of Admission
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Completed registration form
  • Passport size photograph

It takes at least two workdays to process your request for enrolment. When this is done, you may pick up a remittance slip at the »Welcome and Registration Point« so that you can pay the semester fee. With this remittance slip you go to your bank and pay the semester fee. It will take 3–4 days for the money to be transferred into the university’s account and for your enrolment documents (student ID card) to be ready. You can pick your card up at the Information Centre of the Registrar’s Office on the ground floor of the Main Building.