Please check the web pages of your chosen university department. You will find descriptions of all the courses offered (in German):
Department of Business and Management
Department of Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Media
A list of all English-taught modules can be found here.
Your learning agreement will be provided by your institution in your home country. Complete it, including the courses you have selected, sign it and send it to Brandenburg University via postal mail or email. The International Office will assist you in obtaining the necessary signatures from the departmental coordinator responsible for signing the learning agreement (Business and Management: Prof. Johannsen, Engineering: Prof. Regehly, Computer Science/Media: Prof. Vielhauer).
Changes to the Learning Agreement should generally be made within one month after arrival.
All of the rooms in our student hall of residence are furnished. All rooms are single occupancy, but the kitchen and bathroom are shared with one to four other students. You must bring your own bed linens (sheets). Duvets and pillows can be purchased for 20 EUR. Single occupancy apartments are also available.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be assigned to a room in the hall of residence, as rooms are subject to availability and your timely application. Please note that you must pay a reservation fee/deposit of € 300 for a room as soon as you receive a room offer. If you do not pay this fee by the specified date, the room will be offered to other applicants. If you withdraw from your exchange programme, the reservation fee cannot be refunded. If you take the offered room, the fee will be converted into a deposit and refunded at the end of your stay, provided your room is left in an orderly and clean condition.
Shared apartment: 260-270 EUR/month (short term lease)
Single occupancy apartment: 320 EUR/month (short term lease)
The contract will be valid for a limited period of time and it cannot be terminated earlier. An extension is possible. If you rent the room for the entire semester (1st September - 28th February or 1st March - 31st August) the monthly rent will be reduced by 30 EUR.
An overview of the key semester dates can be found here. Please note the exam periods and plan ahead for those times!
An “Introductory Week” for all ERASMUS and exchange students takes place one week before the semester begins. During this time, you will be informed about organizational matters and will have a chance to familiarize yourself with the school and the city.
Please note that it is is compulsory to have health insurance coverage that is valid in Germany. A confirmation of this is required upon your arrival.
EU/EEA-students should bring two copies of their EHIC-card.
Non-EU/EEA-students need to take out insurance with a recognised health insurance provider in Germany which does not have limits on coverage. The insurance costs about 35 EUR/month. The International Office will assist you with this. Please make sure you have valid travel health insurance before entering Germany.
In addition to health insurance, we recommend taking out third-party liability insurance and accident insurance.
All non-EU exchange students must apply for a visa at the German Embassy or consulate in their area. We will send you the admission letter required for the visa. You can always contact us for further information. You will need to show proof of a grant or sufficient financial means for the stay (see below).
All non-EU exchange students with a visa period shorter than their planned duration of stay must bring the following documents for their stay in Germany:
Please assist us by providing your arrival details so that our student mentors can pick you up from the airport or train station and accompany you to Brandenburg. Please make sure that you arrive in time for our Welcome Week in Brandenburg.
At Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, you will need to pay a semester fee. You will receive a student ID as well as a season pass for use on public transportation (“semester ticket”). The semester ticket can be used on all local public transportation (bus, train, tram) in both the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg at no additional cost for the entire semester.
Please bring the following with you to Brandenburg:
Students in need of special assistance are kindly requested to please contact the International Office well before your arrival so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Our buddies are pleased to help you with any question about living and studying in Brandenburg. They organise social events and support you in arranging all necessary formalities. Please do not hesitate to contact them!
We look forward to meeting you!