International Degree-Seeking Students
TU Darmstadt is an international university with students from over 120 different countries. 25% of our Master degree students come from abroad. We look forward to welcoming you as a student.
International Admission offers applicants with international certificates information regarding:
International students who are already registered at TU Darmstadt receive information about:
- leave of absence
- changing your degree programme
- certificates for authorities and institutions in Germany and abroad
We accept qualifications from around the world. You can check to see if you are eligible for your chosen course here anabin.
Please note that we can only provide you with information on your eligibility for your chosen degree programme once you have completed and submitted our online application.
Online Application for Degree Programmes
The online application is a short interview during which you give information about your academic background. At the end of the interview you will be asked to send your data online to our university. You will receive an application number and will be asked to print out the application form. If a direct printout is not possible, please save the document as a PDF file on your computer and then print it. Please send the signed printout along with the required certificates to our address. On receipt of this printed form with all the required documents, your application is complete and will be processed.
Please start the online application by using the following link. If secure online application (SSL) is not possible, you may use the non-secure form.
In order to check the status of your application, please use the following link.
The online application for summer semester 2018 for Bachelor's degree courses will be available from October 15, 2017 until January 15, 2018.
For Master's degree courses the online application for summer semester 2018 will be available from October 15, 2017 until January 15, 2018.
The following documents (certified copies) must be submitted together with the online application form:
- school-leaving certificate in the original language, and a certified translation
- list of grades and subjects in the original language, and a certified translation
- university entrance examination/certificate (if required in your country) in the original language, and a certified translation
- language certificate
And, if you have attended university:
- academic degree in the original language, and a certified translation
- transcript of records for each semester in the original language, and a certified translation
Please read the checklist provided in your application carefully. In some cases you will have to submit further documents specified by the department.
All documents can be submitted in English or German.
Documents in any other language must be translated. Translations must be certified by the German embassy or consulate. Alternatively, the documents must be translated by a sworn translator in Germany.
Please submit legally certified copies of all documents only (no originals).
Certifications will only be accepted if they were made by:
- the institution (school or university) which issued the original
- the office of the mayor or city council (Ortsgericht) of a German town
- a notary in Germany
- a German embassy or a German consulate
- a foreign embassy or consulate in Germany
Certifications cannot be accepted if they were issued by:
- building cooperatives
- health insurance providers
- student organisations
- welfare organisations
- Language Requirements for Degree Programmes taught in German
You must have passed the “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang” (DSH-2) as evidence that your spoken and written command of the German language is adequate for the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses (instruction language German).
Participating in the DSH at Studienkolleg is subject to charge.
Entry requirements for participation in the DSH exam:
- conditional admission at TU Darmstadt
- submission of one of the following language certificates (no later than the application deadline)
- Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber level DSH-1
- Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (TestDaF) with the result TDN 14 or TDN 15
- Goethe Certificate C1
Studienkolleg Darmstadt offers DSH language courses during the summer semester and the winter semester.
Applicants are exempt from the DSH-2 examination if they hold one of the following certificates:
- the Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (TestDaF) with a final result of TDN 16; only one TDN 3 may be compensated for by one TDN 5.
- “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – Zweite Stufe” (DSD-II)
- “Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom”.
- the certificate “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”.
- Feststellungsprüfung of a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) in Germany
- Language Requirements for Degree Programmes taught in English
The required evidence of English proficiency has to be one of the following certificates:
- TOEFL Test (paper 570, cb 230, IBT 88)
- IELTS 6,5
- Unicert III
- CAE (Grade C1)
- Language Requirements at Studienkolleg Darmstadt (T- and G-Courses)
The required evidence of German language proficiency has to be one of the following certificates:
- “Goethe-Zertifikat B1”
- “Goethe-Zertifikat B2”
- “ÖSD Zertifikat B1”.
- “ÖSD Zertifikat B2”
- “telc B1” certificate
- “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – erste Stufe (DSD-1)”
- the “Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)” with a final result of at least TDN 12
The following application deadlines apply to all degree programmes (Bachelor’s and Master’s)
15 July if you want to start your studies in the winter semester
15 January if you want to start your studies in the summer semester
The following application deadlines apply to T- and G-courses at Studienkolleg
15 April if you want to start the course in the winter semester
15 October if you want to start the course in the summer semester
Please apply to TU Darmstadt as soon as possible in order for us to process your application in due time.
The academic year in Germany can be divided into two terms: the winter semester (WiSe) and the summer semester (SoSe). The winter semester starts on 1 October and the summer semester starts on 1 April of every year.
Lectures and courses usually start two weeks later. Read more about current semester dates.
Studienkolleg offers academic bridging courses for international students in two subject areas. They are designed for international students who do not meet the University’s established requirements for direct entry admission. Students who successfully complete the academic bridging programme may apply for a Bachelor degree programme.
You can find information about the requirements for direct entry here:anabin.
Studienkolleg Darmstadt offers two different courses.
- G-course: This course provides an introduction to academic methods and language to prepare students for degree programmes in the arts.
- T-course: This course teaches specialist knowledge with the focus on mathematics and the natural sciences. It provides training in scientific working methods and techniques to prepare students for degree courses in engineering and natural sciences.
Proceed to online application.
Registering as a Doctoral (PhD) Candidate
Registration as a doctoral (PhD) candidate is optional and can be applied for all year round without any deadlines.
If you wish to register for doctoral studies, please apply for a position as doctoral candidate in the appropriate department of TU Darmstadt first. Once you have received your letter of acceptance from your department, please submit the letter together with certified and translated copies of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and the printed application form to International Admission.
If you do not yet have your letter of acceptance from the respective department, you can apply for registering as “Student without degree” for the maximum duration of two semesters. A written confirmation from your doctoral supervisor confirming supervision of your research work will be required. Please submit your translations of your Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates, the confirmation of supervision and the application form in printed form to International Admissions.
Changing your Degree Programme
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Organising Your Stay
We are delighted that you have made the choice to come and study with us and understand that moving to a new country to commence your studies can be both an exciting and challenging experience. To assist you as much as possible, we have designed these pages to guide you through your journey as a student at TU Darmstadt.
Before Your Stay (12)
- Costs and Budget
- Degree Programmes at TU Darmstadt
- Early Arrivals – Youth Hostels or Hotels in Darmstadt
- Financial Assistance and Scholarships
- Health Insurance for Degree-Seeking Students
- How to Get to Darmstadt
- Looking for accommodation in or near Darmstadt for international degree-seeking students
- Orientation Events
- Registration as a Doctoral Candidate
- Registration at TU Darmstadt
- TU ID and Athena Card
- Visa Regulations for Degree-Seeking and International Exchange Students
After Your Stay (2)
During Your Stay (13)