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.
Students may apply to enter in either the Fall semester (beginning in late August) or the Spring semester (beginning in early February).
How to apply
- Completed and signed application form (download form here)
- High school diploma (or other secondary school leaving certificate) and transcript of grades
- CV or resume
- One academic letter of recommendation
- A letter of motivation
- 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)
- 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
Account No. 2700 34200
Bank Code 100 400 00
IBAN DE02 1004 0000 0270 0342 00
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.
If sending by post, direct your application to the US bachelor program to:
Touro College Berlin
Office of Admissions
Campus Am Rupenhorn
Am Rupenhorn 5
14055 Berlin, Germany
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 or Fachhochschulreife, please send your application directly to the admissions office at Touro College Berlin.
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)
- 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 documents written in a language other than English or German 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.
If our office cannot evaluate the equivalency of a secondary school certificate, an applicant may be asked to arrange for an official evaluation to be completed by a service like 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.
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.
Students who have obtained a German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife may apply directly to Touro College Berlin. All other international students must apply through Uni-Assist.
Proof of proficiency in English
Teaching in the undergraduate programs at Touro College Berlin is conducted exclusively in English. All applicants whose native language is not English will need to provide proof of English proficiency.
You may qualify for an exemption from this requirement if you have completed four or more years of full-time study in an English-language school located in a country where the dominant language is also English.
As proof of proficiency we accept the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores from within the past two years. In general, we require a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS and 79 on the TOEFL.
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.
All incoming students are required to participate in placement tests shortly before the beginning of the semester to assess math and English skills and allow placement in the correct level of courses.
Bank guarantee of solvency
This is not a statement showing how much money you have in the bank. It is simply a confirmation from your bank (or the bank of whomever will be paying your fees) stating that your accounts are in good standing and liquid. Some banks may wish to create their own letter, while others may prefer to simply fill out the form we have created for this purpose (download here).
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 college may be required to obtain an 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.