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Brandenburg University of Technology

The Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus (BTU) is a young and progressive institution. Founded in 1991, it provides training for scientists, engineers, architects, as well as for urban and regional planners. It fosters on a close connection between teaching and research with the aim of educating a well-rounded engineer and a technically oriented scientist.

The town of Cottbus is situated in the eastern part of Germany, and the campus is a five minute walk to its main commercial centre. It is a beautiful green city laced with chains of parks and landscaped gardens, promenades and tree-lined avenues. It's also ideally situated for weekend excursions and day trips, being equal distances from the German capital of Berlin as well as the famous city of Dresden. Poland and the Czech Republic are also just around the corner!

International Exchange students may attend one semester or a full academic year abroad. Important dates regarding the university's schedule can be found here.

UNO ISEP Exchange

UNO ISEP Exchange: The exchange agreement between UNO and BTU allows students to pay UNO tuition, but they must pay for BTU housing via Studentenwerk-Frankfurt-Oder. These 7 residence halls are located on and around campus, offering private and shared facilities alike. More information on availability and the type of housing offered, as well as application forms, can be found here.

In addition to UNO tuition, students pay BTU's regular semester fee. This is a seperate fee paid directly to BTU which provides for access to the internet as well as a rail pass, good throughout all of Brandenberg, Berlin and Dresden.


There are four different English programs at BTU to choose from:

  • Bachelors & Masters degrees in Environmental and Resource Management
  • Masters in World Heritage Studies
  • Masters in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Masters in Euro Hydro-Informatics and Water Management

A list of all the study programmes can be found here.

Note: Undergraduate students with a sufficient number of hours may take courses in BTU Masters programs. Please consult with Program coordinators at BTU for permission to take graduate courses.