Starting Your Semester A warm welcome to your studies at BTU!

We are pleased to welcome you as new students here at BTU and wish you successful studies!

Our university stands for learning together, creative exchange and a lively campus life. As a face-to-face university, we are preparing the lectures, seminars and internships for the winter semester 2022/23 as face-to-face events. In your planning, please ensure that you can be on site at our university's campuses in time for the start of the semester.

There are currently no restrictions on holding on-site classes. However, we can address the development of the Corona pandemic by offering hybrid teaching and learning formats in a flexible manner that meets your needs.
This page is constantly being populated with new information, so keep checking back here.

Before it starts

From June: Info sessions for the start of studies

The way to the BTU is well accompanied! Our info sessions offer support on the topics of application, enrollment, as well as housing and financing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get answers to your individual questions before you start your studies. The link to the live event will be sent to all applicants, admittees and enrollees via email.

International first-year students receive specific information in  separate info sessions (e.g. on travel, visas).

Info Session 1: Application | enrollment | admission (German only)

This video is a recording of the information session held on June 2022 and is only available in German. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with audio playback in firefox, please use another browser.

Infosession 2: Admission | Online Enrollment | Housing and Financing (german only)

This video is a recording of the information session held on 27. July 2022 and is only available in German. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with audio playback in firefox, please use another browser.

Info Session 3: Housing | Financing | Portals of the BTU

This video is a recording of the information session held on 17. August 2022 and is only available in German. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with audio playback in firefox, please use another browser.

Infosession 4: BTU Portals | Starting Your Studies – First Steps

This video is a recording of the information session held on 14. September 2022 and is only available in German. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with audio playback in firefox, please use another browser.

Introduction week winter semester 2022|23

Welcome events for the winter semester 2022|23

The welcome and introduction days for the new students of the winter semester will take place from 9.10 - 14.10.2022.

9.10.22Spreewaldkahnfahrt (boat trip)
Registration at www.otiwo.de
10.10.22"OTIWO-Enrollment" - Students welcome the new students!
10 - 10:45 am | Audimax

Info Market | 10 am - 1 pm | Foyer ZHG
  • Info/videos on study organization (BTU-digital, exam registration, BTU-Account, eLearning,...)
  • Leisure activities
  • BTU sports
  • Languages
  • University library
  • Clubs
  • Introducing the cities of Cottbus and Senftenberg
  • BTU partner
10.10.22Ceremonial enrollment and opening of the academic year
4 - 6 pm | Stadthalle Cottbus
11.10.22City rally in Cottbus | from 8 am
Registration at www.otiwo.de
In the evening: REHAB-PARTY after city rally | 8 pm | Muggefug
12.10.22Introductory events of the study programs
(Times and rooms will be published on the semester start page and on www.otiwo.de
13.10.22UNI-Kino (Cinema) | 8 pm
14.10.22Campus Club Night | 6:30 pm  | Campus of the BTU
10.10.2022 | 4 to 6 pm: Ceremonial enrolment and opening of the academic year

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg welcomes its new students with a colourful celebration in the Cottbus Stadthalle. First-year students, parents and friends are cordially invited to join in.

Festive, colourful and student-friendly at the same time - this is how the BTU welcomes its new students in the academic year 2022/23! All those who want to be there will celebrate together with the first-year students, the university management, representatives of the cities of Senftenberg and Cottbus, parents and guests in the heart of the city of Cottbus.

More information and programme
The festive event begins at 4 pm. Before (from 3 pm) and after, you are invited to a Get together with drinks and snacks.

Free tickets
To attend the matriculation ceremony, you need to book tickets free of charge. The tickets can be printed out yourself. Please show your tickets at the entrance to the event.

Impressions of the matriculation ceremony 2021

Faculty 1: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Science

Information about the start of the semester in the degree programs of Faculty 1 can be found on the Moodle pages of the respective courses or can be obtained from the relevant departments.

Additional information can be found at https://www.b-tu.de/fakultaet1/studium-lehre/lehrveranstaltungen (German only)

Faculty 2: Environment and Natural Sciences

Information on the start of the semester in the study programmes of Faculty 2 can be found on: https://www.b-tu.de/fakultaet2/studium-lehre/semesterstart (German only)

Faculty 3: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems

Information on the start of the semester in the study programmes of Faculty 3 can be found on: https://www.b-tu.de/en/fakultaet3/study-teaching/begin-of-the-new-semester

Faculty 4: Social Work, Health Sciences and Music

Information on the start of studies in the study programmes of Faculty 4:

The Social Work degree programme has already completed the preparations for the start of the online phase. You should have already received corresponding information from the head of the programme. Please contact your course administrator if this is not the case.

All students of the other degree programmes can find all the necessary information here:

Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy: https://www.b-tu.de/musikpaedagogik-ba-fh/studiengang/aktuelles/mitteilungen (German only)

Midwifery Science: https://www.b-tu.de/hebammenwissenschaft-bs/studium/informationen-fuer-erstsemester (German only)

Nursing Science: https://www.b-tu.de/pflegewissenschaft-bs-fh/studium/informationen-fuer-erstsemester (German only)

Therapy Science: https://www.b-tu.de/therapiewissenschaften-bs/studium/informationen-fuer-erstsemester (German only)

Vocational Education: https://www.b-tu.de/berufspaedagogik-ma/studium/informationen-fuer-erstsemester (German only)

Faculty 5: Business, Law and Social Sciences

Welcome for new students in the Master of Business Administration:
Monday, 11.04.2022, in the ZHG, HS A, 10 - 11 a.m.

You can find more information at the website of Faculty 5: www.b-tu.de/fakultaet5

Faculty 6: Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning

Information on the start of the semester in the study programmes of Faculty 6 can be found on: www.b-tu.de/fakultaet6/studium-lehre/semesterstart

Preparatory study programs and language courses

Information on the start of the semester in the Orientation Study Program College+ is provided by the program coordinator (German only). Please also use that contact in case of questions.

Students of the prep year program Bridge to Studies will also receive their information on the start of the semester from their program coordinator.