Application for Master's study programmes with foreign higher education degree

When applying to study at the BTU, please be aware that there are study programmes with and without admission limits (numerus clausus (NC)). Which application modalities apply depends on the chosen study programme.

Deadlines for applications for the Winter Semester 2024/2025:

Master's study programmes Cyber Security, Environmental and Resurce Management and Power Engineering:15th May 2024*
Master's study programme World Heritage Studies (Online):15th August 2024*
Master's study programme Biotechnology (1st semester) with admission restriction:15th July 2024
Master's study programmes without admission restriction:15th July 2024*

*Extended for applicants with EU/EEA citizenship until 15.08.2024.
Further deadlines can be found in the schedule.
1. What requirements do I need to fulfil?

Additionally for enhanced Master study programmes (Forensic Sciences and Engineering; Business Law for Technology Companies):

  • proof of at least one year of professional employment

Additionally for English language study programmes:

  • TOEFL Test (iBT) with a score of at least 79 points OR equivalent,
  • such as proof of language skills according to the Enrolment Regulations and subject-specific Examination and Study Regulations

Additionally for German language study programmes:

  • Level 2 of the German language university entrance exam for foreign students (DSH) or an equivalent (e.g. TestDaF 4x4, DSD 2)
  • Admission requirement for the DSH language course in the framework of the BTU’s „Bridge to Studies“: B1 certificate and B2 certificate

Additionally for applicants with degrees from China, Vietnam, Mongolia and India

  • APS certificate

The BTU Prep Year Programme Bridge to Studies is offered only for the winter semester.

2. Where, when and how do I apply?

From 1st March, 2024 prospective students with foreign higher education degrees can apply for the winter semester 2024/25

Please do not forget the transfer of the processing fee to UNI-ASSIST!

    3. What documents do I need to submit?
    • Copies of your certificates in the original language - and additionally in sworn translation in German or English).
    • Copie of the first academic degree (Depending on the type of degree and country of origin, additional certificates may also have to be submitted. Tip: Simply have a look here to see which certificates might have to be submitted additionally.)
    • Copy of the higher education entrance qualification to be scanned in and uploaded on to My assist (If the original is not in German or English, then we need in addition a translation to German or English from a sworn translator.) Depending on the type of entrance qualification and country of origin, possible types of higher education entrance qualifications may include:
      - Secondary education completion certificate(s)
      - Results of the university entrance assessment test
      - Transcript of academic performances from 1-2 years of university studies
      - Other certificates relevant to the higher education entrance qualification
    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
    • Copy of passport/official personal identification
    • Copy of a valid resience permit for Germany, if available
    • Proof of language skills
      English language study programmes:
      Proof of English language skills – applicants with a higher education entrance qualification from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain incl. Northern Ireland or the United States of America do not have to submit a separate proof of English language skills
      German language study programmes:
      Proof of German language skills - does not apply to applicants from countries where German is the first official language
    • for applicants with degrees from China, Vietnam, Monoglia and India:
      APS certificate
    • For changing universities within Germany
      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)
    • Good to know: Submit all certificates in their entirety: include the diploma certificate as well as the overview of subjects and grades. You must not omit any parts of the certificate (such as a diploma supplement or single pages.
    • Additionally for furthering education master study programmes*
      Proof of at least one year of professional employment

       * furthering education master study programmes are:
         Forensic Sciences and Engineering, Business Law for Technology Companies

    4. What happens next in the application process?

    Please note that a preliminary examination of your application documents is first carried out by UNI-ASSIST, which can take 3-4 weeks. After receiving the application documents at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, you will gain access to myBTU. You will receive your user data by e-mail. In the myBTU portal you can do the following things:

    In general, you have to expect at least another 3-4 weeks processing time. Therefore we recommend you to apply in time. 

    The creation of notices is carried out entirely by automatic devices. A notice made available for retrieval shall be deemed to have been notified on the third day after dispatch of the electronic notification that the data have been made available.

    To verify your notification, enter the verification number and press the button. If the number is valid, you will receive the notification as a download for comparison.

    More Information about the enrolment can be found on the application of enrolment, which you can print out at the end of the online enrolment and upload it together with the documents relevant for enrolment to the myBTU portal or submit it to the Welcome and Registration Point.

    5. Video tutorials for myBTU

    The video tutorials are designed to illustrate the steps from retrieving your letter of admission to applying for enrolment via myBTU.

    - View notifications on the myBTU portal
    -Submit enrolment applicaton on the myBTU portal

    If you have any questions afterwards, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or phone:

    T +49 (0)355 69 2105