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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, you'll find a selection commonly adressed to the student advisory service. Should you do not find the answer to your question, or if you have further questions, you can join us during our office hours, call us or send us an email.


Due to the current situation, the university is in the period of essential-only presence.


Up-to-date information from the examination office can be found here: Examination Office

Up-to-date general information about the TU Berlin can be found here: TUB-Newsportal.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to write on the forum in our ISIS course or send us an email. The email addresses you can find on our website.

Exams in times of Corona

In person exams started again in June. 

Exams for the current semester started on 20.07.


Should you not be able to participate in an in-person exam because you cannot travel or you are at high risk you can request a change of the type of your exam. This is done via a free-form request that needs to include a justification (reasons) to the examination board.


Registration takes place via: see the posting Examination Registration.

Module registration

In most cases registrations for modules are not required; if necessary, information about the registration process can be found in the modules’ description on the Moses page.

Nevertheless, registrations are needed for most of our tutorials and examinations. Additional information regarding this topic is available in this FAQ and will be given to you in your first lecture.

Examination registration

Due to the current Corona pandemic:

If you want to register for (online) exams, please send the completed registration form (quick access: 186789) to your Examination Office using your personal TUB e-mail account.


For mandatory or mandatory elective modules:

In most cases necessary information will be given to you in your first lecture.

Almost all examination registrations utilize QISPOS. It can be found on your personal TUB page after login.

For additional modules and free electives:

You need a yellow paper form which can be found in the main building, in the corridor across the campus center. The filled-out form has to be signed by the modules‘ associated Chair or Department and submitted to the Examination Office.

Please contact the associated Chair or Department immediately after missing a registration deadline!

Deadlines, repeat examinations

Currently due to Corona:

You are not required to apply for an extension to the examination board for repeat examinations which are either cancelled or from which you withdraw during the current period. The deadlines for repeat examinations will be automatically extended to the winter semester 2020/21. In other words deadlines which expire on 31.3.2020 or 30.9.2020 will be automatically extended until 31.3.2021 (the same procedure as applies to academic leave of absence).

Attention! However, this information does not apply to deadlines that expired before 12.03.2020, which still require an application for an extension of the deadline.

According to General Study and Examination Regulations (AllgStuPO) failed exams must be repeated within a period of approximately 12 to 18 months. A precise overview of deadlines is below https://www.eecs.tu-berlin.de/menue/studium_und_lehre/studiengaenge/elektrotechnik/beratung_und_service/pruefungsausschuss/fristenuebersicht/

Exams can be repeated (if only they have not been passed!) up to 2 times. The second repeat usually takes place in form of oral exam. Those, who cannot meet the repeat-deadline because of reasons, that are not their own fault, can submit an application for an extension to the examination board.

missed the sign up deadline, what now?

If you've missed a deadline in a module, regardless of whether that's to sign up for the tutorial, the Lab or the exam, talk to the people responsible for the course as soon as possible.

You could for example talk to the professor after the lecture or write an email to the WiMi. Depending on the situation it might still be possible to get you signed up.

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I cannot find my course on ISIS.

There are several possible reasons for that:

  1. The courses might only be made available shortly before the start of the term as the chairs are still working on them. If there's still time, just keep cool and wait a bit. The same is valid for courses with passwords.
  2. The ISIS course title might not match the module title exactly. Try individual keywords from the module title or it's associated courses.
  3. The class might not use ISIS (very rare).

ISIS courses and passwords as far as required are always announced in the first lecture.

Additionally most courses are sorted into a course category. You can find the different categories if you click on "All courses" in the left menue and then scroll down below the news posts. The categories are mostly by organisation structure so you'll find a list of all the faculties and central institutes. Most of your courses will belong to Faculty IV. The individual courses are listed per institute. The module description contains the associated institute in the header.

Courses not in our faculty are economics ones which can be found at Faculty VII. And math courses which can be found under Faculty II at the institute of mathematics. Similarly physics classes will be found at the Faculty II but in the course area "Physics service for engineering and natural sciences".

Language classes from ZEMS can be found under the central institutes at the central institute modern languages. (If you want to use the language course as an electrive, please make sure your language course is usable in your degree - that means, is not a requirement for admission to it.)

You can also go to the website of the chair responsible for the module, some have links to the courses in their teaching section. Or you can try the course catalogue, where sometimes a link to ISIS is included.

If all that failed and the course actually takes place in this semester (some modules are strechted over two semesters, check the module description) - please contact the named contact person or professor responsible for the module.

I cannot find my tutorial on Moses, why?

If there is no tutorial for a module on Moses, there could be several reasons for that:

  • the chair has not entered this module yet, please, check again later;
  • the module does not include a tutorial, this should be usually announced at the first lecture, if this is not the case or if you still have doubts, ask the chair;
  • registration for the tutorial for this module does not go through Moses, take a look on an ISIS-course or wait for the first lecture, because it is usually announced there.

Tutorials for Moses, ISIS, LSF etc.

You do not know how to create and/or organise your schedule, how to do the tutorial registration or to enrol in an ISIS course?

And what does Moses, ISIS und LSF mean, exactly?

So many questions - but you are not alone! Each semester there is a bunch of questions from students about those virtual portals of TU Berlin: what you can use it for and how to use it. To clear this question in the most easiest way, following tutorial videos were recorded: http://mentoring.eecs.tu-berlin.de/de/hilfe-tutorials/

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"Declaration on Commencing Studies"

The "Declaration on Commencing Studies" should be submitted to the Office of Examinations before the first exam. You can find the form here

Should you have forgotten to do that, you can submit it at a later time.

Proof of English proficiency

To be admitted to most of the master programs at Faculty IV, you have to prove that your knowledge of the English language corresponds to level B2 or higher on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

For English language level B2 the qualifications shown here serve as the lower limiting value.

Tutorial registration

Most tutorials use the Moses system for registration.

For more information see Tutorials for Moses, ISIS, LSF etc.

Office hours

Due to the current situation of essential-only presence at the TU Berlin, there are no office hours at the moment.

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly via meet@ISIS during our virtual office hours, ask your question on one of the forums here on ISIS page, or write us an email. The email addresses you can find on our website.

Number of courses per semester

There is no mandatory number of courses one has to take in a single semester.


In the recommended degree schedules there are usually 30 credits per semester, which translate to roughly 5 modules. This is not obligatory.


I got my Bachelors degree at a different university. How do I apply for a Master at TU Berlin?

Information on how to apply for a Master's degree at TU Berlin can be found on the office of student affairs websites.

The application is done via uniassist. The uniassist fees for Master applications are covered by the TU Berlin.


If the application is sucessful is decided in two layers: entry requirements and admission.

The entry requirements check if you are qualified for the master.

  1. Formal requirements
    Bachelor's degree or in some cases an ECTS certificate
  2. Language skills: German, English or both
    If the language of teaching is German you need a certificate in German (See table "Key Information" on the faculty website for the degree). Typically, if the degree's website at faculty level is only available in German this is the case). Additionally most of our Master degrees also require English language skills. These are listed with the subject specific requirements.
    The lists of certificates represent minimal requirements. Other proof of proficiency than the ones listed will not be accepted.
  3. Subject-Specific requirements
    This is about necessary knowledge in the area of your degree, typically given as credit requirements in different areas for example 20 credits in mathematics. The specific requirements for each degree are listed on its webseite.

If the entry requirements are fulfilled, admission is the next step.
In the case of a non-restricted admission everybody who fulfills the entry requirements is admitted.
In the case of restricted admission a ranking of applicants that fulfill the entry requirements is made and offers of admission are sent to the top ranked people according to the available places. Should they not enroll inside the deadline, offers of admission are made to the next ranked applicants. You can check the past cut-off criteria on the central websites.


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