Technical University

Technische Hochschule. Don’t be confused by the terminology. This institution is a university which specialises in the study of natural sciences and engineering.

Terms to be waited

Wartesemester. The time you have to wait until you can start studying.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world.


Academic term, a trimester system divides the academic year into three terms.


Course accompanying a lecture or seminar in which a tutor (often a Hilfswissenschaftler) concentrates on a subject matter of a course in more detail. The tutor also helps to prepare for tests given in the course, therefore attendance is highly recommended.