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


Berlin, Germany




Spring, Summer

Program type


Application information

Application status


Summer 2022 applications

Apply from November 1, 2021 to Nov 28, 2022

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference letter is required.

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Program details

TU Berlin hopes to offer both online and on-campus courses in summer 2022. Details will be announced later this year.

TU Berlin Summer School 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.

The Summer 2022 course should be released soon. You can refer to the TU Berlin Summer School 2022 page to check when that information is released.

Here are the 2021 courses to get an idea of what you can expect:

July 5 - July 16


Introduction to Python Programming

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Foundations of Sustainable Thinking

System Dynamics Modelling for Business Analysis

Cognitive Engineering

Desalination & Renewable Energies

July 26 - August 13


Startup Crash Course

Extended Reality: Design & Development

Space Mission Design

Data Science with Python

Python for Engineers

Programming in Java

August 16 - August 27


Introduction to Python Programming

Impact Entrepreneurship

Foundations of Design Thinking

ICT & Transportation in Smart Cities

Introduction to Biomechanics

Circular Economy: Introduction & Urban Prototyping

Blue Engineering

For the online summer program 2021 you can apply for a UGo Virtual Global Learning Grant for this program, valued $500 per grant. Deadline to apply: March 10, 2021

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 (not applicable for online version).

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning (not applicable for online version).


  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 (not applicable for online version).

    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 (not applicable for online version). 


Various accommodation options are available. For details click here. (not applicable for online version)

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?

Global Learning 101

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

Watch Global Learning 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. Appointments are currently on zoom.

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: David Boggs

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.


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.