International (EN)

Course Description


Incoming Students on exchange programmes

If you are an Incoming student into Faculty 5 on an exchange programme (such as Erasmus), a list of your local contacts is available here. If you do not study at one of our partner universities (listed below), please contact the International Office first to find out if an institutional agreement is possible to allow you to spend a semester or a year at HTW Berlin.

Full-time study candidates from abroad

If you are considering studying the Clothing Technology course on a full-time basis, please refer to our International Applicationssection. You must have a command of the German language at least B2 level in order to study on our course.

Modules in English

HORIZON is the new international programme at HTW Berlin. It is primarily designed for exchange students from our overseas partner universities. Depending on your field of study at home university, you can choose between different thematic tracks delivered in English. The Design and the Fashion tracks are meant for students at Faculty 5.

As an Incoming Student, you have the opportunity to take the following modules in Clothing Technology.

TitleECTS PointsSemester
German as a Foreign Language4 (mandatory)winter and summer
Cultural Translation – Connecting Europe and Asia from Japan (B20)5summer only
Introduction to Japanese Culture (AWE)2 winter and summer
Design Thinking and Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (AWE)2winter and summer
Creative Outdoor Drawing (B5.22)2winter and summer
Art and Architecture in Berlin (AWE) 2winter and summer
Experiments in Moulded forms (AWE)2winter and summer
Becoming a Global Graduate (AWE)2 winter only
Introduction to Research Methods and Scientific Writing (BIB1.1)6winter and summer
Universal Design Thinking (BI 15)6winter only

We are working towards further increasing the number of modules delivered in English in Faculty 5 so please check this site for a latest list before you prepare your application. You may also enroll into modules on other degree courses and/or in other Faculties, subject to availability and consent from a Lecturer or a Course Manager, where these modules are relevant to your degree and when your choice is accepted by your home university's outgoing students Coordinator (via a Learning Agreement).

Should you wish to take modules in German as well, our language level requirement is B2 ( as per the ECFR).

Clothing Technology Partner Universities

We are always happy to receive partnership requests from other institutions. If you represent an overseas university not on the list below and would like to initiate an agreement with HTW Berlin Faculty 5, please send your proposal by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Katrin Hinz, at

Partner Institutions

Name of UniversityCity/CountryTeaching Language
Obuda UniversityBudapest, HungaryHungarian, English
UDESC Universidad do Estado de Santa CatarinaFlorianópolis, BrazilPortuguese, English
Université de Haute AlsaceMulhouse, FranceFrench
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaMexicoSpanish
Riga Technical UniversityRiga, LatviaLatvian, English

TTK University of Applied Sciences

Tallinn, EstoniaEstonian, English
Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversitySurrey, British ColumbiaEnglish
University College GhentGhent, Belgium Flamish, English