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Student Admissions

The Master's program is designed for maximum 20 students per term and each cohort starts together in the winter term (mid-October). Thus, application to the program is only possible in the spring with a deadline of May 15. The deadline is also published by the TU on their website.

Please read this page in its entirety before starting your application. For general questions, please contact the TU Berlin Master's Service Center.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions regulations have been amended in 2017. Please find the new regulations below.

Regulations for Admission and Selection 2017 (German)
(valid from winter semester 2019/20)

 

In order to be eligible for the Master's program you have to meet the following requirements as regulated in the Regulations for Admission and Selection (2017) for the Master Environmental Planning:

  • Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor or Diplom) from a recognized university in one of the following fields:
    • Ecology and Environmental Planning (Ökologie und Umweltplanung)
    • Ecology (Ökologie)
    • Environmental Planning (Umweltplanung)
    • Landscape Planning (Landschaftsplanung)
    • Landscape Architecture (Landschaftsarchitektur)
    • Urban and Regional Planning (Stadt- und - Regionalplanung)
    • Geography with a focus on physical geography and geoinformation systems (GIS) (Geographie mit dem Schwerpunkt physische Geografie und Geografische Informationssysteme (GIS))
    • Environmental Sciences (Umweltwissenschaften)
    • Ecology/Nature Conservation (Ökologie/Naturschutz)
    • Spatial Planning (Raumplanung)
    • Environmental Policy (Umweltpolitik)
    • or related disciplines

    In all programs above at least 90 ECTS from environment and planning related courses have to be completed at the time of application. These credits have to completed in at least three of the following areas:

    • Environmental/Landscape Planning
    • Environmental Assessment (Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitat-Regulation-Assessment, Impact Mitigation)
    • other Spatial Planning, as e.g. spatial, urban, regional planning, traffic planning, landscape architecture
    • Nature Conservation
    • Ecology
    • GIS and Remote Sensing
    • Environmental Economics/Sociology
    • Environmental Policy

    Up to 30 ECTS of the required 90 ECTS may be replaced by relevant work experience gained after having completed a study program in the listed areas.

  • English Language Skills at level C1

At least basic German language skills are highly recommended. However, there is opportunity to expand your German skills throughout the program in university German classes and of course through contact with native speakers within and outside the program.

Further information can be found on the website of the Department Planning Building Environment (Fakultät Planen Bauen Umwelt).

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Application Procedure

Prospective students must use the TU Berlin online application via uni-assist, or if they are already enrolled at TU Berlin, use the application form provided at the website of the TU Master Service Center to apply for the program. The deadline for application for the winter term is May 15. Applications received after this date or applications that are incomplete by this date cannot be considered. The admission process to the Mater Environmental Planning is detailed in the Admission Regulation (Zulassungsordnung).


Applications have to include (§3 Zulassungsordnung):

  • The application form, which is generated during the online application via uni-assist, has to be printed, signed, and submitted together with the following documents:

    • A legalized copy of Bachelor or comparable degree (Testimony and evidence about study period, overall grade and grades for each module - or professional examinations and individual coursework). If applicable, legalized copy of official translation of Bachelor or comparable degree (English, German, or French).
    • Where applicable, provide further information that prove additional subject-specific qualifications, e.g. CV, Certificates, and attestations of internships, professional training, time abroad, occupational, and other experience (e.g. working as student assistant with or without teaching activities), non-academic achievements, and qualifications (prizes and awards for student achievement).
    • a statement about the 90 ECTS from environment and planning related courses that you have completed at the time of application. Please, if possible use the following pdf form.
    • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL internet-based 87 points or equivalent).

  • Additionally provide a copy of your passport (page with personal data).

 

For updates and further information, please visit the TU Master Service Center and have a look at the guidance on requirements for an applications to master programs at TU Berlin.

The admission regulation as well as the study and examination regulations can be downloaded on the website of Faculty VI.

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Decision on Admission

Complete applications are reviewed starting after the application deadline is passed, regarding the admissions requirements (undergraduate degree, English skills, if applicable the result of an interview).

 

For further information on admission requirements including required documents for your application and questions regarding enrollment, please consult the website of the TU Berlin Master's Service Center and the FAQs.

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