Applications & advice


1. Choose a degree program

Take a look at what you can study at TU Clausthal. Students wishing to take a master’s program need to already have a bachelor’s degree – so if you do not yet have a university degree, you will have to sign up for a bachelor’s degree program first.

2. Make sure you are qualified to start university

All you need to qualify for any of the bachelor’s degree programs at TU Clausthal is a university entrance qualification. An Abitur (German high-school diploma) is one such qualification. If you do not have an Abitur, however, there are other ways to qualify for university entrance.

Some master’s degree programs require you to fulfill certain prerequisites (see the relevant admission regulations). The same is true of mid-career master’s degree programs (see the relevant exam regulations).

Special rules apply to students who have acquired their university entrance qualifications outside of the German school system.

3. Deadlines

The portal for online applications will be activated for the winter semester 2021/22 on 20 May 2021. From then on you can apply to study at TU Clausthal in the winter semester. The application deadline for Bachelor's programmes for the winter semester is 15 October 2021. For Master's programmes, the application deadline is 1 October 2021, after which applications are no longer possible. The admission regulations of the Master's degree programmes may also stipulate further regulations.

Applications for studies in the sommer semester 2022 will then be possible again from November 2021. The exact dates for this will be announced later.

Preparatory semester: The Steiger College program at TU Clausthal provides a unique preparatory semester for all students wishing to get started with their bachelor’s programs in the summer semester. You will find the relevant application deadlines on the Steiger College web pages.

4. Apply online

Complete an online application.

5. Documents

We need certain documents (e.g. certificates) to process your application. You will be told during the online application process exactly which documents are needed and what address you should send them to.

6. Wait for your acceptance letter from TU Clausthal

If your application is successful, we will let you know. While you wait, you could sign up for a preparatory course, think about applying for BaföG funding, and start looking for accommodation.

7. Enrolling & starting your studies

Your acceptance letter will include some more information about studying at TU Clausthal. If you wish to take up your place here, please pay your semester fees as indicated in the letter and hand in any additional documents which the letter may ask you to provide. Once we receive those documents and your semester fees, you will be enrolled. If you are transferring from another university, this is the point when you can safely exmatriculate from there.


Prospective international students

Find out more about applying from outside of Germany.

Advisory Service

Central Student Advisory Service

General advice for prospective students and students
Adolph-Roemer-Straße 2a
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Phone: +49 5323 72-3671

University Entrance Qualification

University entrance

To take a bachelor’s degree program at TU Clausthal, you need a general university entrance qualification equivalent to an Abitur. To start a master’s degree program, you need to have a bachelor’s degree. Read more here.

Studying without the usual qualifications

Studying without the usual qualifications

Under the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz), if you do not have the general Abitur, you can still qualify for university entrance with, for example, a relevant Fachabitur (a subject-specific high-school leaving qualification intended for entrance into a university of applied sciences), a diploma from a university of applied sciences, or a vocational qualification like the German Meister or Techniker certificates.

Industrial placement

Industrial placements

Theory and practice : If you come to TU Clausthal, you have decided on a course of study with a strong focus on practical application. That is why many of our degree programs involve completing a work placement in a company within the relevant industry.


Techniker2Bachelor is our special access program enabling those with vocational qualifications, such as the German Techniker certificate, to take a degree program at TU Clausthal.