5 reasons why you should study at TU Darmstadt

Still looking for the perfect university? For us it is clear that TU Darmstadt has everything that an absolute dream university needs. We'll give you our top five reasons for starting your studies in Darmstadt – and we'll do it with ease. Sit back and let us convince you of the advantages of TU Darmstadt.

Published: 15th June 2021

Reason No. 5: Darmstadt = Dream town

Many people don’t immediately think of Darmstadt when they’re choosing where to go to university, which is a real shame, because the city has a lot to offer. What Moritz loves about Darmstadt and its residents is the warmth of the people of Hessen, the great size – around 160,000 people live here – and that you’ve got everything you need for the perfect college experience: nice little cafés, quaint pubs, cool bars and clubs, an ever-evolving foodie scene, the Staatstheater, the Landesmuseum, the football stadium, a shopping mile and lots of greenery. The location is also simply great: you can be in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Heidelberg or at the airport in no time. And you feel super safe here. As you can see, Moritz is a real fan of my hometown.

How about a little detour to the Mathildenhöhe – one of Darmstadt's landmarks, by the way. There, in the plane tree grove, there are always lots of boule crazy people meeting and playing in the shade of the big trees. At the moment it is of course quieter everywhere, but somehow it also has its charm. You can really hear nature breathe a sigh of relief and when Moritz recently walked through the city and a family of ducks waddled towards him in front of the Luisencenter shopping mall, he already had a big grin. Darmstadt's restaurants, pubs and clubs have also adapted to the new situation as far as possible. To support the stores, he now and then orders something delicious to eat and buys his groceries in the smaller stores.

Curious for more? Moritz has some more valuable tips to read up on!

Reason No. 4: Around the world, please!

Do you want to go abroad? With Erasmus+ you are really spoilt for choice. You can study in so many exciting European countries! Europe is open to you. Provided, of course, that the partner university offers your course. Maybe you also think: Europe, already cool, but is there more to it? Sure! The TU Darmstadt also has numerous partner universities in Asia, North and Latin America and Oceania.

Check out your possibilities for stays abroad in Judith's article . Or read the reports of other students in our „moveon“ database.

Reason No. 3: The paradise for Tech Geeks

When you think of Tekkies, digitalization and artificial intelligence, you probably see a computer forge in Silicon Valley in front of your inner eye. This is how Laura felt at first. Until she found out that Darmstadt is home to many interesting companies and start-ups in the fields of cyber security, digitization and artificial intelligence. Therefore, the TU Darmstadt is certainly the place to be in many departments. It is not without reason that Darmstadt was already awarded the title of Digital City in 2017 by the digital association Bitkom and is considered part of the German Silicon Valley. But it is not only in this area that TU Darmstadt is leading. It ranks among the best technical universities in Germany in the fields of energy and environment, as well as materials science. TU Darmstadt also scores very well in international comparison. And our founding center “Highest” promotes and supports ideas and inventions of students. This is why TU Darmstadt is among the top 10 founding universities in Germany.

Reason No. 2: Perfect mix of tradition & innovation

TU Darmstadt looks back on a history of more than 140 years and can boast numerous exciting personalities who completed their engineering studies here. For example, Erasmus Kittler, the first electrical engineer in the world, studied here. So you can say that TU Darmstadt practically invented the electrical engineer! The wide range of engineering and technical courses of study prepares students every day, through research-oriented teaching, to solve the tasks and challenges of tomorrow. TU Darmstadt can truly claim that it is shaping the future with its current research priorities: Energy system transformation and intelligent mobility; livable cities and health; digitalization and artificial intelligence; cyber security; cognitive science; sustainability. Everybody is talking about it – in Darmstadt you study it and always have your finger on the pulse of research! Read more about it on Diego's article .

Reason No. 1: Great career? Safe thing

Like Patrick, you also value career opportunities after graduation ? Then TU Darmstadt is the right place for you! When you look at the well-known university rankings, it becomes clear that the university always comes out on top and is not only highly regarded by students. The German magazine WirtschaftsWoche knows: TU Darmstadt is also highly regarded by personnel decision-makers in national and international companies – and can be a door opener for international and national career opportunities. This is shown by the QS Graduate Employability Ranking, which lists the 500 best universities worldwide. TU Darmstadt is among the top 100 universities. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? And our graduates have also just confirmed that a fast career start is possible. They also give TU Darmstadt good grades (opens in new tab).

Did we convince you? We would be really happy to welcome you soon at TU Darmstadt! Further information about studying at TU Darmstadt can be found here on the blog. We have summarized everything about the application process for NC programmes as well as courses of studies without admissions in blog posts. The most frequent questions are answered in our FAQ . If you have further questions, you can always contact the Central Student Advisory by phone or e-mail.

How do I apply?

You would like to obtain a Bachelor's or Master's degree at TU Darmstadt? We explain to you what the application process looks like.

All applicants who obtained their higher education entrance qualification (HZB) in Germany can apply via the TUCaN portal.

All applicants who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification (HZB) at an international school in Germany or abroad or at a foreign school abroad or at a preparatory college can apply via the movein portal.

Information on the application and procedure

More information for prospective international students on the necessary documents, application and semester deadlines

An important note: Please find out in good time which language skills you need for the respective degree programme and which language certificates are accepted. If necessary, plan enough time for a language test.