Research at TU

Research at TU

At TU Darmstadt, doctoral students, postdocs and researchers from all over the world have ideal conditions for their research. We offer international and mobile scientists the best possibilities to qualify for the next steps of their scientific career.


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Registering as a Doctoral Student

If you wish to do a doctorate at TU Darmstadt, registering as a doctoral student is optional and, if all required documents are available, it is possible to register at any time.

If you want to register as a doctoral student, please apply for a post as doctoral student to the respective department. Then, submit your letter of acceptance, the certified translations of your Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates and the application form as printed versions to the International Admission office.

If you do not yet have your letter of acceptance from the respective department, you can register as “Student without degree” for the maximum duration of two semesters. There has to be a written acceptance of supervision from a doctoral supervisor. Please submit your acceptance of supervision, certified translations of your Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates, and the application form in printed form to the International Admission office.


  • 2017/09/12

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu. Bild: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu

    Zhaouju You from the Xiamen University, China is researching from molecular approach to advanced ceramic materials, from synthesis via processing to properties. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel at the Department of Materials and Earth Sciences.

  • 2017/09/01

    Engineering is internationally attractive

     Dr. Lalitha Kodumundi Venkataraman und Dr. Satyanarayan Patel mit ihrem Gastgeber Professor Jürgen Rödel (Fachgebiet Materialwissenschaften). Bild: Claus Völker

    2017 Humboldt rankings confirm TU Darmstadt’s top spots

    International engineers really like spending their research stay at TU Darmstadt. This was evident in the renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation rankings that were published today. Once again, the university of technology claimed first place in the whole of Germany for guest researcher numbers.