Bachelor’s Programs

Admissions to the Bachelor's programs

Touro College Berlin welcomes applications from secondary school graduates worldwide. Applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis until all spaces in the program have been filled. We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

Application documents
  • Completed and signed application form (download form below)
  • High school diploma (or other secondary school leaving certificate) and transcript of grades
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic letter of reference
  • One passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport or national identity card
  • Bank guarantee of solvency (or a Certificate of Eligibility from US veterans)
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (required of all applicants whose native language is not English and did not attend a secondary school where the primary language of instruction was English)
  • A non-refundable application fee of €30 transferred from within the EU, or €50 transferred from outside the EU, payable by bank transfer to

Touro College Berlin
Commerzbank
Account No. 2700 34200
Bank Code 100 400 00
IBAN DE02100400000270034200
BIC/SWIFT COBADEFF

Download application form (PDF)

Where to send your completed application

Applications to the US program
If you are applying to the US program, please send your application directly to the admissions office at Touro College Berlin. To speed up processing, documents may be e-mailed to us as digital scans at admissions(at)touroberlin.de; please note, however, that we will need to see the originals of any official documents before you begin studying.
 
Please send your application to the US bachelor program to
Touro College Berlin
Office of Admissions
Campus Am Rupenhorn
Am Rupenhorn 5
14055 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 300 686-0
E-mail: admissions(at)touroberlin.de

Applications to the German bachelor program
If you are applying to the German program and completed your education outside Germany, please submit your application via the Uni-Assist website, the University Application Service for international students. Please note that Touro College Berlin will not consider any applications from international students for the German bachelor program submitted to us directly. If you have a German Abitur, please send your application directly to the admissions office at Touro College Berlin.

Please send your application to

Touro College Berlin
Office of Admissions
Campus Am Rupenhorn
Am Rupenhorn 5
14055 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 300 686-0
E-mail: admissions(at)touroberlin.de

Academic eligibility
To enroll at Touro College Berlin, successful applicants must hold a high school diploma or equivalent sufficient for entry to higher level study, such as:

  • Abitur, Fachabitur
  • High school diploma and/or Advanced Placement diploma (AP or APID)
  • Bagrut
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • International Baccalaureate (IBCC) certificate, when in connection with a high school diploma
  • GCE A-Levels, GCSE and IGCSE (showing at least 5 subjects graded C or better)
  • Other school graduation certificate

All foreign documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation. High school graduation certificates may require further documentation after review. Acceptance into one study program does not automatically grant admission into both the American and German programs.

Admission to the American B.Sc. and B.A. programs

Applicants to the American B.Sc. program are required to have a high school graduation certificate equivalent to the American high school diploma.

These include Abitur, Bagrut, GCE A-Levels, GCSE, and IGCSE (showing at least 5 subjects graded C or better), International Baccalaureate diploma, or other equivalent international diplomas.

If, after an initial review of an international diploma, the Office of Admissions requires additional clarification of the original documents, the applicant will be promptly requested to arrange for an official evaluation of secondary school credentials to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

International credential evaluation may be obtained from the World Education Services (WES).

Students without a qualifying high school graduation certificate are required to submit other evidence of qualifying for college-level studies, such as the General Education Diploma (GED).

Admission to the German B.A. program
Admission to the German Bachelor's programs requires applicants to provide a secondary education certificate equivalent to the German Abitur or Fachabitur. Examples of Abitur equivalent certifications include Bagrut, A-Levels including mathematics, or International Baccalaureate diploma.

To determine whether an international diploma qualifies for entry to the German B.A. program, please visit anabin.org to view the guidelines of foreign education qualification for admission. If you have further questions, please get in touch with our Admissions Office.

Students without a qualifying high school graduation certificate are required to submit other evidence of qualifying for higher education studies in Germany, such as Studienkolleg or Fachhochschulreife.

Proof of proficiency in English
Teaching in the undergraduate programs at Touro College Berlin is conducted exclusively in English. Prospective students must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to succeed in an American academic environment.

All students whose native language is not English and who did not attend a secondary school where the primary language of instruction was English must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score from within the past two years.

Interview
Once a complete application has been received, the applicant will be invited for an entrance interview. For students applying from abroad a Skype or phone interview will be scheduled.

Placement tests
Students who complete their application from abroad will be asked to participate in these placement tests in person shortly before the beginning of the semester.
Flexibility of studies
The broad range allowed by American Bachelor studies makes it possible to switch from one field (e.g. business) to another (e.g. psychology) without losing any credits.

Credit for studies abroad at other universities can also usually be transferred easily, as Touro College Berlin is a full member of both the European and the American higher education system. Instead of rigid, bureaucratic study agreements between international universities, we recognize both European credits (ECTS) and course credits earned under the American system.

Transfer procedures
Students who have completed work at other post-secondary institutions may transfer at different levels, depending on the institution and number of credits earned.

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of C or better in the courses for credits to be transferred. If the credits were acquired at an American institution, that institution must be regionally accredited.

Students who did not attend a US or European college may be asked to obtain an ICAP evaluation from WES (World Education Service) in order to evaluate what each course equates to within the American system. Touro College Berlin will also accept transcripts displaying previous Yeshiva credits earned and evaluate them for possible transfer credit.

Please note that the formal transfer credit evaluation is not completed until after a student has already successfully completed an application and been accepted at Touro College Berlin.

For further advice please contact our admissions office.