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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Berlin, Germany Study Abroad Program
Technical University of Berlin
Country: Germany
Location: Berlin
Language: German and some English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several majors; See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country
Deadline: March 1 for following fall semester and academic year, October 1 for following spring semester

Program Overview

The Technical University of Berlin (TUB) has a history that spans over 200 years, but it was only in 1946 that it officially became a technical university. The TUB is known for the famous scientists who have taught and researched there including Ernst Ruska, inventor of the electron microscope; Hans Geiger, inventor of the Geiger Counter; and Herman Wilhelm Vogel, who made major advances in color photographic technology. The TUB continues this tradition of academic development and is at the forefront of modern technological research. Approximately 27,000 students attend TUB, of which 5,700 are international students. Studying at the TUB offers students a unique opportunity to study in one of Europe's most historically interesting cities.

Academic Program

The Technical University of Berlin offers a wide range of technical subjects. They have also recently begun to integrate liberal arts courses into their framework to help students understand the social context and implications of their work. The TUB offers: Communications and History, Educational and Didactic Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Process Technology, Environmental Technology, Materials Sciences, Environment and Society, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Applied Geosciences, Transport and Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Production Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Economics and Management, Food Technology, and Biotechnology.

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in German and more are becoming available in English. Two years of college-level German or equivalent proficiency is required.  To find available courses in English and German click here


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at the TUB are eligible. Two years of college-level German or equivalent proficiency is required.


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the TUB. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


The capital of the unified Germany, Berlin possesses an extraordinary cultural wealth. The city offers a wide variety of activities for every taste: theater, cabaret, film, festivals, art exhibitions, music, dancing, and sports. Having weathered a turbulent history, Berlin is experiencing a cultural and economic enlightenment. With a population of approximately 3.5 million, the relatively recent unification of Germany has made Berlin a center of political power once again. The TUB is situated in the middle of the city, and the large student population of Berlin contributes to the lively, intellectual climate of the city. The city has a wealth of world-class museums including the German historical museum, and the check point Charlie museum documenting the creation and destruction of the Berlin wall.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at the TUB will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the TUB, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate. There are several scholarships available for studying abroad in Germany.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for study abroad at the TUB. Additional costs for study at the TUB (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall. Non-MSU students may contact Anna Greenberg(, to request application information.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year.

Photo by: Nikolai Schwerg


Additional Information

For more information contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

To speak with a MSU Professor who has visited Berlin contact:

Dr. Michael Myers
Dept of Modern Languages
Reid 328
Phone: 994-6448

For information from TUB contact:

Peter Marock
Overseas Program Director
Raum H 41 a
Strasse des 17, Juni 135
D- 10623 Berlin
Phone: 030 314 256 48

TUB's Home Page: