Applications & advice


1. choose a degree program

See the courses offered by TU Clausthal. In order to be able to study a Master's degree program, a Bachelor's degree must first be obtained, i.e. if you do not yet have a degree, you must first take a Bachelor's degree program.

2. check eligibility for admission

A university entrance qualification is sufficient for all Bachelor's degree programs at Clausthal University of Technology. The Abitur is one such qualification. However, there are also other ways to obtain a university entrance qualification.

For Master's degree programs, certain conditions apply in some cases (see admission regulations). The same applies to Master's continuing education courses (see examination regulations).

For foreign students, i.e. persons who have not obtained their higher education entrance qualification at a school in Germany, some special regulations apply.

3. deadlines

The portal for online applications for the summer semester 2024 was activated in December 2023. Since then, you can apply to study at TU Clausthal in the summer semester. The application deadline for Bachelor's degree programs for the summer semester is 15 April 2024. The application deadline for Master's degree programs is 1 April 2024, after which applications are no longer possible. Further regulations may be specified in the admission regulations for the Master's degree programs.

Applications for studies in the winter semester 2024/25 are expected to be possible from May 2024. The exact dates will be announced in due course."

4. online application

You can apply online.

5 Documents

Some documents are required to process the application (e.g. certificates). The documents required are displayed during the online application. Please send these documents to the address shown during the online application.

The student registration procedure for health insurance companies from 2022

From 01.01.2022, data transfer between universities and health insurance companies must take place exclusively electronically in both directions. This electronic procedure replaces the previous paper procedure and may cause a delay in reporting. Within the student notification procedure (SMV), notifiable data is exchanged between universities and health insurance companies: The universities send information on the start and end of the insured students' studies to the health insurance companies. The health insurance companies report to the university, for example, the insurance status, changes of health insurance company and information on outstanding health insurance contributions.

Confirmation of insurance status (compulsorily insured or exempt) is a prerequisite for enrollment at Clausthal University of Technology. Please contact your health insurance company during the online enrollment process and enter the sender number of TU Clausthal H0000873. The health insurance company will then send us the required notification.

6. wait for confirmation from TU Clausthal

You will receive confirmation that your application has been successful. While you wait, you can already register for a preliminary course, think about applying for BaföG and start looking for accommodation.

7. enrollment & start of studies

You will receive further information about your studies at Clausthal University of Technology with your letter of admission. If you would like to accept your study place, please transfer the semester fee specified in the letter of admission and, if necessary, submit the documents specified in the letter. Once these documents have been submitted and the semester fee has been transferred, you will be enrolled and can now safely de-register from your previous university if you change universities.

International prospective students

Find out more about the application process for prospective international students here.

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.