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TU Berlin

4.5 out of 5 (46 ratings / 28 reviews) Berlin, Germany
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration.



The roots of the Technische Universität Berlin and predecessor institutions date back to the time of Frederick the Great , such as the Königliche Bergakademie zu Berlin (Royal Mining Academy) established in 1770, the Königliche Bauakademie zu Berlin (Royal Building Academy) founded in 1799, and the Königliche Gewerbeakademie zu Berlin (Royal Trade Academy), which opened its doors in 1827.


The research and teaching endeavors can be characterized by a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from engineering science to natural science, planning science and economics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.


The Technische Universität Berlin is one of the leading research universities in Germany. We have seen a continuous rise in third-party funding and set up three clusters thanks to the award of Excellence Strategy funding. We also rank highly in international league tables and have received numerous prizes and accolades including Alexander von Humboldt Professorships, Leibniz Awards and grants from the European Research Council. 


The support of early stage researchers is one of the most important tasks of the TU Berlin. The efforts in this field are coordinated by TU-DOC Office. In a first step, they focus their activities mainly on the needs of doctoral candidates both before and during their time at our university. Thus they hope to achieve a better integration of all doctoral researchers - regardless of their status as employees, scholarship holders or external candidates.

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University Ranking

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Student services

With almost 34 000 students, circa 100 course offerings and 40 Institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities.

Housing services

As Berlin is an internationally renowned and popular place to study, various types of accommodation are available. TU Berlin Campus El Gouna staff will enjoy supporting their students for their second semester if assistance is needed.The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has compiled a very useful and comprehensive list of student residences for many cities in Germany, including Berlin. Our students, who go to Berlin in their second semester, can use this search engine to find suitable accommodation for their studies abroad.

Library services

  • Single and Group Study Spaces
  • Course Reserve
  • Storing Facilities
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Suggest a Book for Purchase

Student Life

Campus life

The TU Berlin covers ca. 600,000 m², distributed over various locations in Berlin. The main campus is located in the borough of Charlottenburg. The seven schools of the university have some 28,200 students enrolled in more than 50 subjects (January, 2009)

Sports facilities

  • TU-Sportverzeichnis der Zentraleinrichtung Hochschulsport
  • Uni-Rad - Rund ums Fahrrad

Student clubs

HISA is a non-profit organization established in 2003 by the Indian students in Heidelberg Germany and runs solely on volunteer donations. HISA is now officially recognized by the University of Heidelberg as an international student organization.Presently, the organization has 255 members. More information can be obtained from.


The GPE program is an ASIIN accredited program and is thereby internationally recognized. The renowned Technical University of Berlin regularly occupies top places in university rankings due to the quality of education and research. GPE graduates attain their career goals with above average success compared to other engineering programs graduates.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university one of the best in Germany, if not Europe. Coming from India, the stark difference in access to different areas/studies of the university is pretty profound. The course in itself could be improved a little (which they are doing every year). Had to struggle a little, but was able to even take classes in another university (FU Berlin, also highly recommend,...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Master Programme is in my opinion really good, because most of your courses are electives in different areas. Also the university offers a lot of different opportunities you can attend. And to study and live in Berlin is also a good experience.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am studying an international master program in Berlin. Here I can meet people from other countries that I can be exposed to different cultures, make new friends and pursue my ideal study life. Living cost is fair here, the housing prices keep rising though.

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