Nomination and Application

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The Nomination and Application Process

1. Nomination by your home university

Before you can apply at HTW Berlin, you have to be nominated by your home university.

In order to carry out the nomination in the "Mobility Online" platform, the registered coordinator of your home university will receive a link from us by e-mail (around Mid September for nominations for the subsequent Summer term  or Mid March for nominations for the subsequent Winter term).

The nomination deadlines are as follows:

By 15th October for the subsequent Summer term (starting Mid March)

By 15th  April for the subsequent Winter term (starting  Mid September)

All successfully nominated students will receive the link to the application portal as well as all the important information regarding the application process by e-mail between 20th and 22nd October (for Summer term) or between 20th and 22nd April (for Winter term).

Please note that nominations submitted by e-mail or post cannot be accepted and that nominations can only be carried out for study programs covered by a bilateral agreement between your home university and HTW Berlin and are therefore available in the Mobility Online platform.

2. Application within the "Mobility Online" Platform

All nominated students will receive  (on the aforementioned dates) a link to our Mobility Online platform from us which will enable them to complete their personal details as well as upload their application documents.

A list of all elements required to be accepted can be found within the section of "Application Documents" below.

Application deadlines are as follows:

By 11th November for the subsequent Summer term (starting Mid March)

By 11th May for the subsequent Winter term (starting Mid September)

 Please note that applications by e-mail or post cannot be considered.

3. Confirmation of Exchange

After we have checked all application documents, we will send the acceptance letter (by e-mail) and the visa invitation letters (if applicable) by post around Mid June (for subsequent Winter term) or around Mid December (for subsequent Summer term).

The acceptance letter comprises information e.g. regarding the obligatory semester contribution payment as well as the relevant semester dates and insurance.

In a 2nd information e-mail which will be sent out by the middle of July (Winter term applications) or the middle of January (Summer term applications) we will provide you with more details regarding the Welcome Weeks and will inform you whether your application for a dormitory place was successful (if applicable).

4. Learning Agreement(s)

Applicants can expect to receive their Learning Agreements (HTW format) with the approved/amended course choice from us by the end of July (Winter Term) or the end of January (Summer Term).

In case students also require a signed Learning Agreement in their home university's format, they can send it to us by e-mail. However, they can only be fully confirmed once the HTW Leanrning Agreement has been approved by the respective faculty (see above). Until the approval we can only sign Learning Agreements provisionally, with the course choice confirmation still subject to the faculty's approval.

 

Course Choice and Enrolment

The course offering that is at your disposal depends on the nomination that your home university has submitted to our Mobility Online platform.

In order to check what study programs are available in English please refer to our Horizon Website.

For all study programs taught in German please refer to our HTW Berlin website.

You can however only be nominated for study programs that are covered by a bilateral agreement between your home university and HTW Berlin. In case you or your coordinator have doubts regarding your study options please get in touch with us.

Please note that it is not possible to mix courses from different study programs on your Learning Agreement and that your study program at HTW Berlin needs to be corresponding to your field of studies at your home university.

After you have chosen your courses and submitted your Learning Agreement on our Mobility Online platform we will forward it to the respective faculty where the course approval takes place.

The signed Learning Agreements will then be forwarded to you around 1 1/2 months before the Welcome Meeting. Please note that once you have submitted your learning agreement it is not possible to change your course choice until our Welcome Weeks.

The faculty will enroll you for the courses that have been approved on the Learning Agreement that you have submitted during the application process.

During the Welcome Weeks an Introduction Session into our Student Portal (LSF) will take place where you will be shown how to access  and change your course choice (e.g. in case of schedule overlaps), and how to add additional Language Courses (4 ECTS each) and General Courses (AWEs; 2 ECTS each) which  you have to enroll for on your own.

 PLEASE NOTE: A regular semester at HTW Berlin normally comprises 30 ECTS. On your Learning Agreement you have to choose courses worth at least 20 ECTS in total. However, it is recommended to choose courses worth more than 30 ECTS including some backup courses in case not all of your first choice courses can be accepted.

 


Bewerbungsunterlagen

Die folgenden Bewerberungsdokumente müssen innerhalb den obengenannten Fristen auf der Mobility Online Platform hochgeladen werden:

  • Bewerbungsformular: Wird basierend auf den individuellen Bewerberdaten im Mobility Online Portal generiert
  • Transcript of Records: Notenübersicht, die von der Heimathochschule ausgestellt wird
  • Learning Agreement: Es ist obligatorisch, das Learning Agreement auf der Mobility Online Plattform zu generieren und das entsprechende Template sowie die Kursauwahl zu nutzen. Für den Fall, dass das Learning Agreement auch im Format der Heimathochschule benötigt wird, kann es im Bewerbungsportal nach hochgeladen werden, sobald das Learning Agreement im HTW-Format hochgeladen wurde.
  • Krankenversicherungsnachweis: Beidseitige Kopie der Europäischen Krankenversicherungskarte (EHIC) für EU/EWR/CH Bürger welche für den gesamten Aufenthaltszeitraum gültig sein muss. Bürger  anderer Staaten müssen vor Ort ein gesetzliche Krankenversicherung abschließen (ca. 90 EUR/Monat)
  • Sprachnachweis: Bewerber müssen eine Bestätigung ihres Sprachlevels, für die Sprache in der sie studieren werden, nachweisen. Mehr Informationen zu den erforderlichen Sprachlevels können dem unten aufgeführten Abschnitt "Sprachvoraussetzungen"  entnommen werden. Studierenden, die auf Englisch studieren werden, wird empfohlen (keine Voraussetzung), sich Grundkenntnisse der deutschen Sprache anzueignen (A1-A2).
  • Kopie des Passes oder des Personalausweises:
    EU/EWR/CH Bürger müssen eine beidseitige Kopie ihres Personalausweises oder ihres Passes hochladen.  Bürger aller anderer Staaten müssen eine beidseitige Kopie ihres Passes hochladen. Alle Dokumente müssen für die gesamte Aufenthaltsdauer des Austausches gültig sein.
  • Passphoto: Muss im biometrischen Porttraitformat hochgeladen werden.
  • Portfolio: Eine  8- bis 10- seitige Zusammenfassungen der für die an der HTW zu studierenden Fachrichtung relevanten Designrojekte. (Nur verpflichtend für Bewerber der Designstudiengänge der HTW)
  • Betreuerbestätigung: Studierende, die ihre Abschlussarbeit während ihres Austauschaufenthaltes anfertigen möchten, müssen eine Bestätigung ihres Betreuers  der HTW Berlin, welche zumindest ein grobes Thema beinhaltet, zusammen mit allen anderen Bewerbungsdokumenten hochladen. Studierende müssen ihren Betreuer an der HTW Berlin selbst finden. Eine Vorlage für die Betreuerbestätigung kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

Zusätzliche erforderlich für Bewerber aus Nicht-EU-Ländern :

  • Einreichen eines Nachweises über eine deutsche gesetzliche Krankenversicherung innerhalb den Welcome Weeks. Es ist auch möglich eine Krankenversicherung vor beim Welcome Meeting vor Ort an der HTW  abzuschliessen, da Vertreter verschiedener gesetzlicher Krankenversicherungsunternehmen anwesend sein werden.
  • Es  ist zu beachten, dass der Studierendenstatus an der HTW Berlin nur für Studierende gewährleistet werden kann, die einen Versicherungsschutz besitzen, der äquivalent zu dem einer deutschen gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung ist. Reiseversicherungen können nur für den Monat akzeptiert werden, in dem die Welcome Weeks stattfinden (entweder März oder September)
  • Eine deutsche gesetzliche Krankenversicherung kostet ca. 90 EUR/Monat

Language Requirements

When applying for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (BACHELOR), students have to submit a proof of their language level in accordance with the following scores:

- European Reference Frame (CEFR): C1

- TOEFL iBT: at least 95

- IELTS: at least 7.0

-TOEIC: Listening: at least 490 points; Reading: at least 455 points; Combined: at least 945 points  

- Cambridge Certificate: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

- A signed and stamped statement issued by the sending university's International Office or language department explicitely stating a level of at least C1 can also be accepted alternatively. For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.

- Native English speakers can upload a short statement confirming their native English level. For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.

 

 When applying for ALL OTHER STUDY PROGRAMS OR HORIZON TRACKS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH (Except for International Business), students have to submit a proof of their language level in accordance with the following scores:

- European Reference Frame (CEFR): B2

- TOEFL iBT: at least 72

- IELTS: at least 5.0

-TOEIC: Listening: at least 400 points; Reading: at least 385 points; Combined: at least 785 points  

- Cambridge Certificate: First Certificate in English (FCE)

- A signed and stamped statement issued by the sending university's International Office or language department explicitely stating a level of at least B2 can also be accepted alternatively. For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.

- Native English speakers can upload a short statement confirming their native English level. For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.

 

When applying for STUDY PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN GERMAN, students have to submit a proof of their language level in accordance with the following scores:

- European Reference Frame (CEFR): B2

- TestDaF: at least TDN3

- Goethe Zertifikat: at least Goethe-Zertifikat B2

- Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz erforderlich zur Aufnahme eines Hochschulstudiums

- a statement issued by the sending university's International Office or language department explicitely stating a level of at least B2.  For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.

- Diploma of German "Abitur" or "Doppel-Abitur " (e.g. "Deutsch-Französisches Abitur")

- Native German speakers can upload a short statement confirming their native German level. For this purpose you could use e.g. this template.