Dear students,
On October 11, the courses for the winter semester 2021/22 will start, and by now we suspect that the unloved Corona restrictions will probably stay with us for a while. While we were able to move many courses outdoors in the summer to bring our students back to Cottbus, outdoor teaching will hardly be possible to the same extent in the winter semester. Nevertheless, we are confident that we will be able to fill our hallways with student life in the winter as well. Above all, we can benefit from our consistently positive experiences of the past winter semester, because we now know that a well done mix of face-to-face and online teaching can work very well. With this in mind, we are preparing the winter semester for you and are confident that we will be able to serve you even better with this approach and with the experience we have gained in previous semesters. We look forward to seeing you!

For our international study programs, we will probably have to rely again on 100% digital teaching, because the current and partly extensive travel restrictions including quarantine regulations still do not allow for planning and travel security for our students, who are coming from all over the world and whom we hope to welcome back here in Cottbus very soon.

In the days immediately before the start of lectures, we will successively update the two subpages Introductory Events and Master Exchange. Please check back regularly for updates on the planning status!


There are "bulletin boards" for the degree programs on the BTU learning platform, which are used to share current information about the degree program. This is a communication channel that is especially useful at the beginning of the semester. You can use your BTU account to enroll in the Moodle course for your degree program.

Architektur B.Sc. und M.Sc.
Bauingenieurwesen B.Sc. 
Bauingenieurwesen M.Sc.
Städtebau und Stadtplanung B.Sc. und M.Sc.
Heritage Conservation and Site Management, M.A. 
Urban Design – Revitalization of Historic City Districts 
World Heritage Studies On-Campus, M.A.
World Heritage Studies Online, M.A. 

For those new to BTU, we recommend looking at the "Ersti-Guide". While it is written for the architecture programs starting in the winter semester and without regard to any Corona restrictions, the general information about modules/exams and other processes and procedures apply to all programs. For urban planners, there is also a Ersti-Guide from the student council.

For "eye-to-eye" communication, contact your Fachschaft, which will be happy to help you with any questions or problems you may have about your studies. If all this doesn't help, please write to Dr. Volker Wetzk, our advisor for studies and teaching.

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