Technische Universität Chemnitz

Technische Universität Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, 09111 Chemnitz
Phone: +49(0) 371 531 13500
Date: 2018-08-15

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Abbreviations and Acronyms

German uses abbreviations like every other language. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most common:

Abbreviation Full word English
Abk. Abkürzung Abbreviation
Abs. Absatz Paragraph
AG Arbeitsgruppe Working Group
bzw. beziehungsweise and/or
ca. zirka = etwa circa = approximately
d.h. das heißt i. e.
Dr. Doktor/in Doctor
eigtl. eigentlich actually
etc. et cetera = und so weiter etc.
GmbH Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung Limited Liability Company
MfG Mit freundlichen Grüßen Yours sincerely / Kind regards
mglw. möglicherweise possibly
Mwst. Mehrwertsteuer VAT
Prof. Professor/in Professor
sog. sogenannt socalled
usw. und so weiter etc.
u.v.a. und viele andere and many others
z. B. zum Beispiel for example (e.g.)
z. Z. zur Zeit currently


Additional charges

Administration costs, e.g. property management, banks fees, postage, interests, telephone/internet do not belong to utility bills. Electricity has to be paid for separately and is not covered by the rent. Costs depend on supplier. The residence contents should be covered by a householder’s insurance policy. Apartments in Germany are usually unfurnished. When moving in a deposit must be paid most of the time which is returned after moving out if the apartments is left in a good condition.


Alumni is the plural of alumnus (male) and alumna (female) which describes a graduate student. After your studies at TU Chemnitz you can register for the alumni network of TU Chemnitz.
Go to: Alumni Network of Chemnitz University of Technology