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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Our university wants to make a contribution towards making tomorrow's world a better place. The research institutes, the administration team and all departments of Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus–Senftenberg (BTU) work closely together towards this goal.

What are the admissions criteria?

The application period usually starts in March and the deadline is July 15th. Germany has changed their admissions requirements again, starting for the 2021-22 school year, and now accepts AP scores!  Students who want to apply to programs related to Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Economics need scores of 3+ in English. Math or natural science, which can be calc, bio, chem, or both Physics C tests, needs to be French, Spanish, Latin, or German. 

Addition score in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro EconomicsStudents who want to apply for programs in Math, Science, and Technology needs scores of 3+ in Math (specifically Calculus). Natural Science (Bio, Chem, or both Physics C tests). Language (French, Latin, German, Spanish, or English Lit or Lang/Comp)Addition scores in European History, American History, Computer Science, or Macro+Micro Economics. 

Alternately, students with an IB diploma, an associate's degree, and 2 years of college credits (including specified courses) are also admissible.

What is student life like?

Small university yet plenty on offer for campus life! On the BTU Campus, many involved young people meet and form special interest groups. Whether sports, social commitment, or technology, 

All students will find others who are like-minded at BTU. And if the university doesn't already offer the group you are looking for, you can simply start this yourself! Beach volleyball, windsurfing, and sport climbing are just three of the sports in our colorful sports course portfolio. 

The university sports of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offer you a super sporty balance with a wide range of sports at student-friendly prices. Each semester, we create a variety of courses for you so that you can find a balance in the tough university routine. In total, we organize 110 courses per week for you in over 50 different sports. 90 motivated instructors are looking forward to seeing you. 

How can we utilize the existing potential in order to make the BTU Cottbus-Senfteberg an even more international institution for teaching and research? How can we achieve it so that everybody—professors, employees, and students—feel appreciated and is enabled to contribute with their strengths to the development of our university? 

We believe the differences between all members of the university are one of its greatest potential. Therefore, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg sees the encouragement of diversity as its duty. This is expressed in the university’s self-understanding and "Charta of Diversity."

Scholarships & Funding

Since tuition is zero, the school doesn't offer financial aid for living expenses, etc.

Housing options.

Whether close to the university, surrounded by greenery in the countryside, centrally or furnished, Cottbus and Senftenberg offer the perfect accommodation for all requirements, and this from as little as 180 euros/month. This, in turn, leaves more scope for your free time and personal wishes.

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