Technische Universität Berlin Summer School

Take part in this hands-on academic opportunity in the heart of the German Capital with students from over 60 countries around the world. 

This program offers courses during 4 different sub sessions in a variety of areas, such as technology, engineering, urban development, robotics, business, German language and many more. Berlin is one of the most creative and vibrant cities in Europe with an amazing arts, music and food scene to explore.

Key information

Location

Berlin, Germany

Language

English

Semester

Spring, Summer

Program type

Exchange

Application information

Application status

Closed

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S20 deadline

Jan. 8, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

S21 applications

Open Fall 2020

Program details

TU Berlin offers a variety of courses mostly in the fields of engineering and business as well as German language courses. 

6 ECTS = 1 UCalgary half course (3 units). Students need to take at least 2 terms in order to transfer back 1 or more courses.

Please check with your academic advisor if the courses work for your degree.

 

Summer University 2019 - Courses

June 10 - July 

 

 

TERM 1 

 

German Language

 

IoT meets Biodiversity in Berlin

 

Precision Engineering

 

Programming in Java

July 1/8 - July 19

TERM 2

Term 2a

Arduino for Interactive Design

 

Berlin as a Smart City

Term 2b

Introduction to BioDesign

 

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (coming soon!)

 

Start German

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

July 22 - August 16

TERM 3 

 

3D Scanning and Printing

 

Blue Engineering

 

CanSat: Satellite Design

 

Energy Revolution

 

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

 

Space Robotics

 

Startup Crash Course

 

Surveillance Technologies & Cultural Transformation

 

Theory & Computation of Composite Materials

 

Virtual Reality & Exercise Gaming

August 19 - August 30

TERM 4 

 

Desalination & Renewable Energies

 

Machine Learning with Python

 

Migration & Urban Development

 

System Dynamics Modelling for Business

See academic information section.

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Students need to pay for their own accommodation.

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

     

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? 
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any 
    awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

    There is a good chance that TU Berlin will be able to provide some funding through the DAAD. This can include covering living expenses of 1000 Euros or flights costs. For more information click here.

Various accommodation options are available. For details click here.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the U of C, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

TU Berlin Summer University also offers a great Cultural Program. For details click here.


Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Saskia Schaelicke

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.

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International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.