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Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

International Office
15.02.2010

Exchange Students Information

Academic Calendar Information: 2010/2011:

Application Deadlines

winter semester 2010/11 (Oct. 2010 to
February 2011) July 15
th
, 2010
summer semester 2011 ( April to
J uly 2011) January 15
th
, 2011
Duration of the semester Oct. 1
st
, 2010 Mar. 31
st
, 2011 Apr. 1
st
, 2011 Sept. 30
th
, 2011
Duration of lectures Oct. 11
th
, 2010 mid-February 2011 Apr. 4
th
, 2011 J ul. 16
th
, 2011
Examination period Last two weeks in Feb. 2011 Last two weeks in J uly 2011
Intensive German Language
Course for Exchange
Students
Sep. 15
th
Oct. 1
st
, 2010
two weeks before the semester
starts
Orientation week Oct. 4
th
- Oct. 8
th
2010 --
National Holidays
Unification Day - Oct. 3
rd
, 2010
Reformation Day Oct. 31
st
, 2010
Christmas break and New Year
Dec. 20
th
, 2010 J an. 2
nd
, 2011
Easter April, 22
nd
- 25
th
2011
Labor Day - May 1
st
, 2011
Ascension Day J une 2
nd
, 2011
Whit Monday J une 13
th
, 2011

Housing:

Student dormitories are offered by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt/Oder on campus. The Studentenwerk offers
in Cottbus six dormitories with one room apartments or single rooms in two- to five room apartments in
various sizes. Rent ranges from 160 to 320 Euros per month. The rooms are furnished and internet access is
usually available. The rents also include attendant expenses such as electricity.

Further information and online application are also available under: http://www.studentenwerk-frankfurt.de/

Health Insurance:

Students can only enroll at the university if they are insured with a health insurance company. All public
health insurance companies in Germany offer almost the same benefits, as well as special rates for
students. At present it costs approx. 68.00 Euro per month (until the age of 30). It is sufficient to get a health
insurance upon arrival in Germany. In case someone already has a health insurance from his home country,
he needs an exemption from the German insurance obligation. You can obtain that exemption at any
German public health insurance. Please note that you will only be exempted from a German health
insurance if you prove adequate coverage that is equivalent to a German insurance.
Travel insurances are not sufficient!

Language course:

BTU Cottbus offers an Intensive German Language Course three weeks before the start of the lecture
period. The course is free of charge for all exchange students.

Important Websites:

BTU Cottbus www.tu-cottbus.de
International Office www.tu-cottbus.de/intoff
Catalogue of lectures - http://www.zv.tu-cottbus.de/moveron/admin/portal.php (mostly in German)
Course Overview - http://www.tu-cottbus.de/btu/de/studium/studienangebot.html
Sports - http://www.tu-cottbus.de/Sport/
Language Centre - http://www.tu-cottbus.de/Sprachen/