BTU Cottbus-SenftenbergBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Welcome to the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences! We were founded in 1991 and welcome international students for exchange and degree programmes alike.

We have two campuses in the cities of Senftenberg and Cottbus, both with excellent rail and road links to Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig, as well as to cities in Poland and the Czech Republic such as Wroclaw and Prague. Our campuses are surrounded by the world-famous Spreewald, a protected marshy woodland and inland delta landscape with traditional log houses and several hundred creeks, and the Lusatian Lake District, with plenty of man-made lakes.

6 reasons to study at Lausitz University of Applied Sciences

  1. Our modern buildings accommodate outstanding computer and lab facilities as well as a university library. 
  2. You won’t see overcrowded lecture halls – we have an excellent student-teacher ratio.
  3. We provide the support that our students need, so we have very high graduation rates.
  4. There are no tuition fees for domestic, exchange or international students, and the cost of living in our region is low.
  5. You’ll enjoy our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 
  6. We boast vibrant campus life with dining, on-campus accommodations, recreational facilities and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. 


We offer a variety of degree programmes on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in engineering and technology, natural sciences, social work, business administration as well as music education, among them a few programmes in English.

Degree programmes

All our degree programmes are open to exchange students, too.

Exchange programmes

We also offer a studienkolleg-like preparatory programme for all international students applying with only basic German language skills. This programme is called “Bridge to Studies”.

Prep programme “Bridge to Studies”

Application deadlines

The general application deadline for winter semester (starting in March) is September 30 and for summer semester (starting in October) is February 28. However, there are deviating application deadlines for a couple of programmes.

Application deadlines


Lausitz University of Applied Sciences
International Office 
Großenhainer Straße 57
01968 Senftenberg

phone: +49 (0) 3573/85-286
fax: +49 (0) 3573/85-288