Admission Requirements and Procedures

Application Period for Winter Semester 2020/21
  • for applicants with a foreign Master Entrance Qualification who require a visa:
    Application is closed!
  • for applicants with a foreign Master Entrance Qualification who don't require a visa:
    February 19, 2020 to August 15, 2020
    (via uni-Assist – you may switch to English in uni-Assist by using the "Sprache" menu in the right upper corner)
  • for applicants with a German Master Entrance Qualification:
    probably April 15 to August 31, 2020
    (via myBTU)

A comment about uni-assist: There you will find our master's programme Power Engineering twice. That's because you have to apply for the specialisations Electrical Power Engineering (EPE) or Power Generation from Fossil and Renewable Fuels (PGF) directly. Before you start your application, please read the specific admission requirements for EPE and PGF carefully!

Subject-specific Requirements for Power Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Power Engineering (electrical or thermal) or related engineering fields (or equivalent).
  • Very good knowledge in basic areas of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Basics in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, as well as to subject-specific knowledge in the areas of Electrical or Thermal Power Engineering.
  • Good to very good knowledge in:
    • Electric Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Drive Systems, Power Electronics, High Voltage Engineering, Grid Calculation – in case a student wants to specialize in Electrical Power Engineering;
    • Thermodynamics, Thermal Power Engineering, Power Plant Technology, Heat Transfer, Renewable Energies – in case a student wants to specialize in Power Generation from Fossil and Renewable Fuels.
Application Documents
  • a concise curriculum vitae with details about your educational history, practical experiences (if applicable), research interests, etc.,
  • a simple copy of higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Secondary School Leaving Certificate, High School Diploma, A-levels, Abitur, one or two years of studying, etc.; you need a notarised translation to German or English from a sworn translator if the original is not in German or English),
  • a simple copy of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Power Engineering (electrical or thermal) or related engineering fields (if you do not yet have a final diploma, you may also submit preliminary documents),
  • a simple copy of Bachelor transcripts of records (list of subjects taken – if you do not yet have a final certificate, you may also submit a preliminary one),
  • simple copies of passports/official personal identifications/german residence permit etc.
  • professional experience or knowledge in power engineering if the Bachelor degree or equivalent is in another field of study
  • a letter of motivation (your reasons for applying for PE and career perspectives),
  • two letters of recommendation from professors or employers,
  • a certificate of proficiency in English (for accepted tests please check: Proof of English language skills),
  • APS for Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian students,
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) for Indian students is optional. Applicants who have submitted the results of this test have higher chances of admission than other Indian applicants,
  • German language knowledge is not required.
Changing Universities within Germany

For changing Universities within Germany you will additionally need a certificate of removal from the register of students (submit at the latest upon enrolment) and certificate of non-objection (proof of right to take examinations). Further information you may find here.

Double Degree Application for Students of Partner Universities

For students from a partner university applying for a Double Degree other rules apply (see information on Double Degrees).

Double Degree Application for Students of Other Universities

If you would like to apply for a Double Degree but you are not a student of a partner university, please use the regular application for the master's programme at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. If you are admitted to the regular master's programme, you may apply to a partner university for a Double Degree during your first semester of studies at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (see information on Double Degrees).

After Your Application via Uni-Assist

As soon as Uni-Assist has approved your application, it will be forwarded to the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Uni-assist will let you know when this has been done. Please note that we do not provide you with a further message in order to confirm this. However, you can be sure that we have received your application.

Once your application has been forwarded from Uni-Assist to our university, we will submit it to the examination board of your desired study program. The assessment of your application will take some time, so please be patient whilst this is in progress. We estimate that we will start to send out official answers no earlier than mid of July.

We would like to make you aware that we expect to have sent out all admission letters by the end of August. If you haven’t received an answer by then, you will most likely not receive an admission letter. We will send the official rejection letters later on.

Please note that we receive a high volume of status requests in regards to your chosen degree program. It is therefore not possible to provide you with a more detailed response. We kindly ask you for your understanding.

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