Information for new students

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Welcome email

Please check your email inbox. After you have enrolled, you will find a welcome email from HTW Berlin. The email will explain how to

  • activate your HTW account
  • obtain your HTW StudentCard.
In the Student Service Center
Guidance and service

Do you have a question for the Student Service Centre or the faculty administration team? Want to know how to borrow items from the library? Or need IT support? Here you’ll find all contact persons at a glance.

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Preparatory & bridging courses

Want to be well prepared when you start your studies? Then attend the preparatory and bridging courses in mathematics, programming and learning strategies. The Learning Centre of HTW Berlin also offers support during your study programme with workshops on academic writing and learning techniques. The courses are only available in German.

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Information on scholarships can be obtained from the Study Advisory Service. Ask about special programmes for international students.

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Finding accommodation

Not yet found an apartment or room in Berlin? You can apply for a dormitory place through StudierendenWERK Berlin.

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Welcome event for new students

Come to the welcome event for new students! HTW Berlin invites you to attend the enrolment ceremony at Stadion Alte Försterei, An der Wuhlheide 263, 12555 Berlin. The event is followed by special orientation days where you will receive all the information you need for a successful start to the semester.

Student reading "Pflichtlektüre"

In "Pflichtlektüre", the magazine for new students of HTW Berlin [PDF], you'll find all the information you need to know about studying at HTW Berlin. A copy is included in the Welcome Pack which you'll receive at the welcome event.

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Sports & activities

More to life than just studying? Of course there is! There are plenty of ways to take a break from your studies on campus. Sign up for a sports course through the university sports programme. Get involved in student initiatives such as einleuchtend e.V. or HTW hilft. Start singing with the Tonkollektiv music group. Or play eSports. An overview of all student projects and initiatives at HTW Berlin can be found here.

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Key terms

Our "A to Z” page explains lots of important words that might be useful during your studies at HTW Berlin.