Berlin is a cosmopolitan city: People from 195 different cultures and countries help to mold and shape the colorful cityscape.
Berlin is dynamic: The impacts of the political and historical upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries can be seen everywhere. Virtually no other major city has reinvented itself as often. The formerly divided city has emerged as a European metropolis with an international flair and strong global appeal.
Berlin offers excellent quality of life: It is indeed a city that combines innumerable parks and green areas with urban living and each neighborhood has its own character.
Berlin is creative: A big city promoting big ideas. Worldwide, the “City on the Spree” is in high demand for those wishing to establish companies or to exploit marketable ideas. The high number of academic spin-off companies has since become an important economic and business location factor.
Berlin is culture: The city’s lively cultural scene is characterized by more than 170 museums, more than 40 theaters and opera houses, in addition to innumerable galleries, concert halls, cinemas and other event locations.
TU Berlin is a vital component of one of the world’s most interesting metropolitan cities
LocationWith around 35 000 students and more than 9 000 employees, Campus Charlottenburg is the largest contiguous inner-city university campus in Europe. It is also one of Germany’s most diverse locations for science, art and design, all firmly embedded in the middle of the German capital and one of the most important metropolitan areas for science in Europe. Situated directly on Ernst Reuter Square, not far from the Zoologische Garten station and Kurfürstendamm Avenue, Campus Charlottenburg is home to most TU Berlin institutes and the main administrative building with its Auditorium maximum.
In addition to the main campus in Berlin`s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district in the heart of the “City West” area, TU Berlin also maintains two further large campuses in Berlin. One is located in the historical industrial district Wedding, and the other on the property of the famous “Gasometer” in the Schöneberg district. Individual laboratories, TU buildings and sports halls are also scattered around the city.
AcademicsFor an up-to date listing of available courses please use the TU Berlin Summer University webpage link . UMass students participate in term 1 and 2 or term 2 and 3. If you wish to participate in term 1, 3 or 4 only, please contact Regine John at IPO.
The Summer University offers a limited number of places in double rooms in Berlin hostels. Costs per night are Euro 30-35 including breakfast. For other accommodation options see the FAQs on their website. Lunch is available at student prices at the university mensa and cafeteria. For dinner you will be able to use the kitchen in the hostel and prepare your own food or opt for one of the many ethnic take-outs.
The program fee covers tuition and learning materials as well as the cultural program (incl. welcome breakfast, final party, entrance fees to museums etc.), a public transportation ticket for Berlin, Wi-Fi access on the TU Berlin Campus and library access. The transport ticket issued to students will cover all Berlin public transportation networks (Subway, fast train, trams and buses), and will be organized by the TU Berlin Summer University, and given to students on their first day of study. Participants of the TU Berlin Summer University will receive a student ID number and ID card. This student number will be used in conjunction with the transportation ticket and also for Wi-Fi access on campus. Please click on culture to find out more about the cultural program. For more info on program costs see the TU Berlin Summer Budget Sheet.