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 in the summer semester 2022. 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

From March: 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. Sessions for the summer semester will be held on Wednesday 2 March 2022 and 30 March 2022.

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

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

This video is a recording of the information session held on 2 March 2022 and is only available in German.

Info Session 2: Admission & Enrolment | BTU Portals (German only)

This video is a recording of the information session held on 30 March 2022 and is only available in German.

Introduction week summer semester 2022

Welcome events for the summer semester 2022

The welcome and introduction days for the new students of the summer semester will take place from 7. - 9.04.2022.

7.04.22 – Welcome and information event
3 a.m. - 4:30 a.m., in the Audimax 2, Central Campus.
Our new students will be warmly welcomed by the President of the BTU, Prof. Gesine Grande.  This will be followed by presentations with important information on the organisation of studies, module and examination registration, the use of the BTU chip card and the BTU account, eLearning and much more.

8.04.22 – Paddling in the Spreewald with students
!! postponed to 24.04.22 due to rain

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration at

9.04.22 – Bike tour around Cottbus
!! postponed to 23.04.22 due to rain

11 am and 2:30 pm
Registration at
from 5 p.m. (outdoor area Muggefug, Papitzer Str. 4)
Registration on site
Party at Muggefug
from 8pm (without registration)

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. You can obtain further information specific to your degree programme from your course administratior or on the website of your faculty.

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 (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: (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:

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: (German only)

Midwifery Science: (German only)

Nursing Science: (German only)

Therapy Science: (German only)

Vocational Education: (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:

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:

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.