Why TU Darmstadt?
Our reasons for choosing TU Darmstadt

Can't decide on a university? What do students look for when deciding on a university? Our #studentsofTUdarmstadt name their reasons for choosing TU.

Published: 13th December 2021, updated: 7th February 2022

Mia,
Business Administration/ Industrial Engineering B.Sc.

Actually yes, it gets very stressful at some times and you will have to work hard, but I would choose TU Darmstadt again.

TU Darmstadt Ambassador Mia
Picture: Marie Brandt

Looking for a challenge

“My name is Mia and I am from Germany. I am studying industrial with civil engineering.

I personally chose TU Darmstadt and thereby Darmstadt because of its good reputation and I was excited to be challenged in a new way. I started becoming more and more interested in science and technology throughout my senior year of high school, so my choice was actually pretty spontaneous.

Darmstadt has many facets. I started liking it even more with time going by.

You can go party, have cozy nights at parks, go get coffee in some sweet coffee bars but nevertheless it is still close to nature, so you can escape from city life.

Actually yes, it gets very stressful at some times and you will have to work hard, but I would choose TU Darmstadt again.”

Since 01.12.2021 the current application phase is running. You can now apply for the summer semester 2022 at TU Darmstadt! You can see which Master's programmes start in summer on this overview. All information on the question “How do I apply to TU Darmstadt?” can be found further down in the blog post.

Most of the Bachelor's programmes will start again in the winter semester 2022/23.

Juan,
Environmental Engineering M.Sc.

Hey, I'm Juan. I'm studying environmental engineering at TU Darmstadt because the university has a very good reputation. I'm sure it will open up a lot of opportunities for me worldwide.

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Juan
Picture: Britta Hüning

An important decision

Often it is personal impressions and recommendations that help us make important decisions. That's why we have collected all the reasons in this blog post that persuaded our Ambassadors to decide to study at TU Darmstadt. We also have some statements, like Juan's, in the video:

Why we chose TU Darmstadt

Prestige and career opportunities

Diego: “Since middle school, I wanted to study engineering because of my fascination with robots and autonomous systems. The decision between mechanical and electrical engineering (and where to study) was not easy for me at the beginning, but in the end the answer was very clear for me: mechatronics in Germany, and at TU Darmstadt.”

Diego,
Mechatronics B.Sc.

I chose TU Darmstadt not only because of the prestige in academia and research (TU Darmstadt is a member of TU9), but also because of the excellent reputation TU Darmstadt graduates have in the working world.

Portrait Diego
Picture: Britta Hüning

On the topic of careers, Patrick also has a lot of information for you in his blog post, such as how the TU supports your path to self-employment. But read it for yourself!

Exciting Master's programmes in English

TU Darmstadt offers eleven Master's programmes in English – a reason for many international students to choose TU. This is also the case with Moiz from Pakistan:

Moiz,
Materials Science M.Sc.

I chose TU Darmstadt because it ranks very well and my degree programme is offered in English.

Portrait Moiz
Picture: Britta Hüning

Moiz is studying the English-language Master's programme in Materials Science on Lichtwiese campus. This means he is well equipped for a future career in the national and international automotive, aerospace, chemical, semiconductor, healthcare and energy industries! Would you like to learn more about the English-language Master's programmes? Then have a look at our blogpost:)

Laura is also studying one of our English-language Master's programmes:

Laura,
Data and Discourse Studies M.A.

I chose TU Darmstadt because there is no other university in the world where I could study my current field: Data and Discourse Studies.

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Laura
Picture: Privat

“TU was one of the closest universities to my hometown, and convinced me with its focus on technological methods that are also used in the humanities,” says Laura.

Moritz is also going in a similar direction with his degree programme:

Moritz,
Digital Philology B.A.

Hey, I'm Moritz and I'm currently doing my bachelor's degree in digital philology. I chose TU Darmstadt because it's one of the few universities that offer degree programmes in digital humanities.

Portraitfoto Moritz
Picture: Britta Hüning

In fact, as the name suggests, TU Darmstadt is a technical university. A large part of the courses offered are therefore engineering courses. But there are also humanities and social sciences, and of course natural sciences such as biology, physics and chemistry. And what could be more natural than for these different disciplines to work together in an interdisciplinary way? Masha agrees:

Masha,
Data and Discourse Studies M.A.

Hey, I'm Masha, I chose TU Darmstadt because of its interdisciplinary approach to studying. Here you can also have a strong technical basis with humanities. I also knew about the diverse opportunities TU has to offer through a friend who studied here.

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Masha
Picture: Britta Hüning

Comfortable in Darmstadt

Catalina's degree programme is also interdisciplinary:

Catalina,
Biomolecular Engineering B.Sc.

I always wanted to study at one of the leading universities in Germany. Surrounded by some of the best professors and students, you can improve your skills faster, gain knowledge and experience from some of the best in the field. I also liked my Biomolecular Engineering course, and there are an incredible amount of development opportunities available here.

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Catalina
Picture: Britta Hüning

Catalina feels comfortable in Darmstadt. “The location also played a role. The city is not that big, but it's cosy, and there are also many students from whom you can always learn something and with whom you just spend your time well,” says Catalina. Read more about Darmstadt in our blog post about student life in Darmstadt.

Great for career changers

TU Darmstadt also offers bilingual programmes, such as the Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing:

Polina,
Linguistic and Literary Computing M.A.

I'm doing my Master's in Computational Linguistics at TU Darmstadt because my programme is open to so-called career changers like me and because it's a perfect balance between computer science and philology.

 Portrait Ambassador Polina
Picture: Britta Hüning

Before coming to Darmstadt, Polina studied German in Russia and elsewhere in Germany. What Polina appreciates about studying in Darmstadt is the possibility to create your own schedule and choose your courses freely. “In Russia this is not possible – the schedule is the same for everybody!”

How do I apply?

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

All prospective students can apply via the TUCaN portal. Please first create a TUCaN account. You will then receive access data by email so that you can complete the online application. Please note that it can take up to four hours for the activation email to be sent. Please also check your spam folder.

With the access data, you can then start your application under the corresponding menu item. When the application appears on your screen, you must print it out and sign it. Your application is not binding until the printed and signed application is received by post.

Information about the application and the process

More information for international prospective students about the necessary documents, application as well as semester deadlines

An important note: Please find out in good time which language skills are required for the respective course of study and which language certificates are accepted. If necessary, allow enough time for a language test.

Internationally strong, but also large regional catchment area

Almost one fifth of all TU students come from abroad. We are quite proud to have such a large proportion of international students! For students who come to TU from Hesse or the neighbouring federal states, this is a win-win situation. Studying at a renowned, international university that happens to be close by – what more could you want? That's how Julia from Wiesbaden also decided on TU Darmstadt:

Julia,
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering B.Sc.

Hello, my name is Julia and I study industrial engineering at TU. I chose TU Darmstadt because of its good reputation on the job market and its international connections. And because I'm still close to my family and friends.

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Julia
Picture: Britta Hüning

Become a student of TU Darmstadt

Whether you're already a local or you're coming from further away, the #studentsofTUdarmstadt have photographed their favourite places for you and made a blog post out of it! This way, you can make yourself familiar with our city.

If you decide to come to TU Darmstadt, you can also make the perfect start to your studies with these support services.

And with our blogpost Campus Tour, you won't get lost if you want to have a look around or are looking for the hall for your first lecture at TU!

So, what are you waiting for?

Apply now and become part of the #studentsofTUdarmstadt community!