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

We are pleased to welcome you here at the BTU. The BTU sees itself as an in-person university and plans to resume regular courses starting from winter semester in October 2021. The opening of our university stands for joint learning, creative exchange and a lively campus life. The BTU has taken all precautions to responsibly take steps into in-person teaching. We are responding to current changes in the pandemic with a flexible range of teaching and learning formats. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Before it starts

As of now: Info sessions for the start of studies

The path to the BTU is well accompanied! Our info sessions offer support on all aspects of the application, enrolment, housing and financing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get answers to your individual questions before you start your studies. All applicants, admitted students and enrolled students will receive the link to the live event by email, and we will make the input available here afterwards.

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

Info Session 1: Enrolment & Admission | Housing and Financing (german only)

The first Online Info Session took place on 27.07.2021. The recording contains the lecture for catching up.

Info Session 2: Online enrolment (german only)

The second online info session took place on 18.08.2021. The recording contains the lecture for catching up.

Info Session 3: BTU Portals & Online Enrolment

The third info session on the BTU portals & online enrolment will take place on 29.09.2021. All applicants, admitted students and enrolled students will receive the link to the live event by email. The recording will also be available here afterwards.

From now on: Online subject tests
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Online subject test

Check your basic knowledge with our online subject tests. This way you can quickly find your individual pre-course plan.

since 13 September 2021: Pre-study preparation courses
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Pre-courses

In our pre-courses you can brush up on your school knowledge and start your studies well prepared

Introduction week winter semester 2021/22

03-08.10.2021: Welcome events OTIWO week

The welcome and introduction week (OTIWO week) for new students takes place from 03.10. - 08.10.2021.

During the OTIWO week, we invite you to the formal enrolment (welcome by the university management) and the OTIWO enrolment (welcome by the students). There will be information on degree programmes, timetables, how to register for modules and exams, how to use the BTU chip card and the BTU account, study and examination regulations, how to research literature in the university library and much more. In addition, the city rally, university cinema, parties and various "come together" meetings await you.
Important for a good start are the

Introductory events for the individual study programmes.

Here you will find important organisational and subject-related information about your own study programme.

We try to hold as many events as possible in attendance form. We will inform you about changes here as soon as possible.
Lectures begin on 11.10.2021.


Procedure (see details on www.otiwo.de) :
03.10.21        Spreewald boat trip (with registration)
04.10.21        "OTIWO enrolment" - students welcome the
                       newcomers! ,
10:00 a.m., main campus, Audimax
                       Study organisational info, 11:30 am, Audimax
05.10.21         Stadtrallye in Cottbus, ab 08:00 Uhr
06.10.21 ff      Introductory events for the study programmes
07.10.21         Bicycle tour, from 09:00 a.m. and UNI Cinema, 8:00 p.m.
08.10.21         Ceremonial enrolment and opening of the
                       academic year,
16:00 - 18:00, Cottbus City Hall
09.10.21         Surprise day, music, campus tours, ... , from 11 a.m. on the main campus of the BTU

08.10.2021 | 16 h: 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 attend: Friday, 8 October 2021, 4 pm. Please book your free tickets in good time (see below).

Festive, colourful and student-friendly at the same time - this is how the BTU welcomes its new students in the academic year 2021/22! All those who want to be there will celebrate together with the university management, representatives of the cities of Senftenberg and Cottbus, first-year students, their parents and guests - this time not on campus but in the heart of the city of Cottbus.

Friday, 8 October 2021, 4 p.m. (admission from 2 p.m.)
Stadthalle Cottbus, Berliner Platz 6, 03046 Cottbus
  (Arrival)
Before and after the ceremony: Get together with drinks and snacks

Ticket booking:

Free tickets can be booked by emailing the student's first and last name to: cottbus-service(at)cmt-cottbus.de until 01 October 2021. The seating capacity is limited (500 seats), so it is worth being quick.

Tickets will be available on the day of the event in the entrance area of the Stadthalle Cottbus after submission of the booking response mail ausgegeben. The latter will be sent to you by email from Congress Messe und Touristik GmbH (CMT) after you have booked your ticket.

Tickets will not be delivered and are not available/printable online. Booked tickets not claimed by 3:45pm on the day of the event will be given away free at the box office.
Admission is only possible in Compliance with 3G rules (vaccinated, recovered or tested) or the hygiene regulations then in force. Please wear nose and mouth protection on the way to your seat.

Information for your specific degree program during the corona pandemic

For general information and questions, please also use your regular contacts at the university, such as the Admissions & Registrar`s Office, the International Relations Office, the Student Guidance and Counselling Centre and, above all, the teaching staff in your degree programme. Further information specific to your degree programme can be obtained from your course administratior or on the website of your faculty.


Please note that the information on the start of the semester during the online phase is constantly updated on this page.

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

Information about the start of the summer semester 2020 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 .

Faculty 2: Environment and Natural Sciences

Information on the start of the summer semester 2020 in the study programmes of Faculty 2 can be found on: www.b-tu.de/fakultaet2/studium-lehre/semesterstart

Faculty 3: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems

Information on the start of the summer semester 2020 in the study programmes of Faculty 3 can be found on: 

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.

Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy is facing challenges with regard to the online implementation of the practical parts of the degree course. Please consult your teachers directly to arrange for individual solutions if not done so already.

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty 5: Business, Law and Social Sciences

Information about the start of courses in the semester can be found mainly on the corresponding Moodle pages of the courses. There is also a specific Moodle course on the introduction to the semester: "Informationen zum Studienstart | WiSe 2020/21 | Fakultät 5".


A faculty-wide overview page can be found at https://www.b-tu.de/fakultaet5/studium/semesterstart.

Faculty 6: Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning

Information on the start of the summer semester 2020 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. 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.

The language courses at BTU  also start with an online offer. Further information on courses and registration for students is available on the web site of the Language Centre.

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