A vibrant university

A vibrant university

Meeting friends, pursuing a hobby, enjoying Darmstadt's night-life – leisure activities act as a counterbalance to studying. TU Darmstadt offers students a wide range of activities beyond the lecture room.


Essensausgabe Mensa Campus Lichtwiese. Bild: Andreas Arnold
Picture: Andreas Arnold

There is no need to go hungry on campus thanks to the cafeterias and bistros provided by Student Affairs (Studierendenwerk). Students will find a wide selection available: from breakfast to snacks and pastries to various main meals and side orders which can be combined for lunch. Anyone who likes to cook can obtain free food from Fairteiler (part of foodsharing Darmstadt) (in German) , which is located in the student's union (AStA) open space.

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Getting about: Attractive mobility options for TU students

Leihfahrradsystem Call a Bike an der TU Darmstadt, Campus Stadtmitte. Bild: Jannes Lüdtke
Pictures: Jannes Lüdtke

Getting about: Attractive mobility options for TU students: The Semesterticket (in German) covers use of all local public transport lines throughout the RMV network. Cyclists benefit from reduced rates at Call a Bike or can use the zwanzig° bike workshop (in German) to repair their own bike. flinc (in German), the ride-sharing network, brings together drivers and passengers.


University sport

Hochschulstadion der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Thomas Ott
Picture: Thomas Ott

SweatFit, parkour, quidditch , climbing or perhaps you prefer yoga? It can be difficult to decide what to do when the choice is so great. The University Sports Centre (in German) at TU Darmstadt provides counterbalance before and after lectures. There are also plenty of opportunities to do sports at the university stadium or swimming pool. Entry is free of charge to both facilities.

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University societies and groups

TU Bigband bei der Probe. Bild: Katrin Binner
Picture: Katrin Binner

Build a racing car, act and perform or simply get together to make music – TU Darmstadt has numerous societies and groups catering for a wide range of interests and offering something for everyone. The aim is to think outside the box, try something interesting and get to know lots of new people. University will never be boring!


Getting involved in student politics

Der Allgemeine Studierenden-Ausschuss (AStA) der TU Darmstadt stellt im karo 5 bei der Erstsmesterbegrüßung seine Arbeit vor. Bild: Paul Glogowski
Picture: Paul Glogowski

How can I actively shape what goes on at the university? If you have ever asked yourself this question, you should consider getting involved in student politics. There are opportunities with the individual Departmental Students' Representative Committees and the Students' Union Executive Committee (AStA) (in German). Interested students can get involved in higher education policy and have a say on the issues that really matter to them.


Relaxing and going out

Das Darmstädter Schloss bei Nacht. Bild: Katrin Binner
Picture: Katrin Binner

From catching up with classmates to celebrating late into the night – TU Darmstadt students' union (AStA) facilities are the perfect venue. There are concerts, readings, cinema evenings and club events taking place in the Schlosskeller (in German) all the time. When the weather is good, you can obtain delicious snacks and drinks in the Schlossgarten (in German) until midnight. And the spacious café (in German) is the ideal place if you like good coffee.


TU meet & move – campus festival at TU Darmstadt

International Corner beim Campusfest TU meet & move. Bild: Paul Glogowksi
Picture: Paul Glogowski

Sport, culture and internationalism – these are the driving forces behind the TU meet & move campus festival (in German) which the university holds in June. A varied programme awaits visitors to the university stadium until late into the evening: sports competitions, opportunities to join in, taster activities, international food stalls and games, bands and dance performances on the stage.

TU meet & move 2017: The next TU meet & move takes place on 7 June 2017.