For starting a doctorate at the TU Darmstadt, an online registration is obligatory.
At the same time, the enrolment as student is optional. For scholarship holders, however, enrolment is recommended. The registration and/or the enrolment are possible throughout the academic year and do not have a deadline.
In order to proceed with the online registration, you need a supervisor’s confirmation from the respective faculty of our university.
NEW: since August 30, 2021, the registration/enrollment of ALL doctoral candidates takes place via the online portal TUCaN – regardless of where you acquired your university entrance qualification and the degree entitling you to a doctorate (Master's degree).
International doctoral candidates who need a student visa for entry into Germany can get their acceptance from the department later after their arrival. Initially they enrol as a “student without degree”. For this written confirmation of supervision from the supervisor at TU Darmstadt is necessary. With this status, a visa can be applied for as soon as you have received confirmation of matriculation.
By enrolling as a doctoral student, you become a member of the university and are given student status.
For more information concerning the doctorate please contact the responsible department.
For more information concerning registration/enrolment please contact the Student Service.