Organisation and planning
Our is divided into the winter semester (WiSe), taking place from 1 October to 31 March of the following year, and the summer semester (SoSe), taking place from 1 April to 30 September. Study exchanges are based on these periods and usually last one or two semesters. academic year
An overview of all courses can be found in the of our Campus Management System Course Catalogue. Most courses are offered annually, so you can use the previous semester's course catalogue to plan future semesters. You can generally choose lectures, seminars, tutorials and excursions as courses. For assistance and further information, please contact your respective international officer. If you come to TU Darmstadt as part of the Erasmus+ programme, you also have the opportunity to write a TUCaN (opens in new tab) . BA/MA thesisMore information
The 13 departments of TU Darmstadt cover engineering, natural sciences as well as humanities and social sciences overview
In addition to the departments, 5 fields of study have been created for interdisciplinary research and teaching:
Energy Science and Engineering
Information Systems Engineering
Please check here for the department’s website for incoming exchange students:
Department of Law and Economics
Department of History and Social Sciences
Department of Materials Sciences
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Department of Computer Science
Courses in English
You can complete an exchange study programme at TU Darmstadt even without extensive knowledge of German. Many courses are taught entirely in English. An overview of the courses offered in English can be found in the and the Campus Management System course catalogue, under TUCaN. English Courses
German language courses
If you would like to improve your German language skills during your stay, you can take courses at the . Please note the separate procedure for the allocation of places. Language Resource Centre
In order to study at TU Darmstadt as part of an exchange programme, you must be enrolled at one of our (opens in new tab) . partner universities
The possibility of organising a stay without a cooperation agreement, i.e. as a freemover, is limited. To do this, please contact our colleagues at the department international admission (firstname.lastname@example.org-…) stating your name, your university of origin and the planned period of your stay. Alternatively, you are welcome to find out more about completing a . degree course at TU Darmstadt
- In the Erasmus+ programme:
For you to take part in courses offered in German, two requirements have to be met:
1. You require a proof of German language proficiency showing at least an A2 level (CEFR), written in German or English.
2. For students submitting a German language proficiency of A2 level (CEFR) the participation in the four-week-long intensive German course held one month before the start of the semester is mandatory.
If you cannot prove that you have at least A2-level German language proficiency, you can only take part in English-taught courses. To do so you require a proof of English language proficiency of at least B2 level (CEFR), written in German or English.
In both cases we offer many opportunities to improve your German according to your level. Inform yourself about the offered courses at the and the free intensive language classes before the start of the semester. This allows you to optimally prepare for your everyday university life in Germany. Language Resource Center
- For students from non-European partner universities:
For exchange students from Asia, North and South America and Oceania there are no minimum requirements for German language skills.
Please note, however, that most of our courses are held in German. We therefore strongly recommend that you consolidate your German language skills before your stay in Darmstadt. Many exams at the TU Darmstadt are also in German and if you have knowledge of German, it makes daily life in Germany much easier.
Inform yourself about the and the free intensive language classes before the start of the courses. Students with a good knowledge of German are also cordially invited to these classes. Language Resource Centre
If you plan to take courses in English only, please provide evidence that you have at least B2 level English language proficiency.
ECTS credits (Erasmus+ students)
TU Darmstadt uses the “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS):
- An ECTS credit point (CP) requires 25-30 hours of work.
- 60 CP result in one academic year,
- 30 CP per semester.
- Students also receive ECTS credit points for internships and the preparation of their final dissertation.
Further information can be found in the . ECTS Guidelines
In order to get detailed information (ECTS, requirements, etc.) on specific courses, please contact the coordinator of the offering department.
Transcript of Records
As proof and recognition at your home university, you will receive a Transcript of Records (ToR) of all your academic achievements after completing your exchange. The contact point is the Office for Student Affairs (Studienbüro) or your departmental coordinator at TU Darmstadt.
Visit the Office for Student Affairs of your department in good time before your departure to clarify the receipt of your Transcript of Records:
- if all your grades are already registered in TUCaN (Campus Management System of TU Darmstadt), you can pick up your ToR after consultation with the Office for Student Affairs
- if your grades are not known until after your departure from Darmstadt, please clarify with your Office for Student Affairs to which home address the ToR should be sent after completion.
Applications are submitted in two steps. At first you have to apply at your home university for an exchange place at TU Darmstadt:
1. Application for the exchange programme at the home university, selection of TU Darmstadt as destination.
2. Nomination for the exchange placement by the home university
3. Application to TU Darmstadt
Create an account in our and complete the online application. Upload the following documents to complete your application in the application system (Please note that a single upload document should not be larger than 4 MB): online application system
- Copy of passport / identity card (as .pdf file)
- Passport photo
- Proof of your language proficiency: Please refer to the “Language Requirements” section to find out which proof you need.
- Transcript of Records: List of all your university grades so far
- Learning Agreement/Study Plan: This is the overview of all courses you want to take at TU Darmstadt. If you have any questions about your planned courses at TU Darmstadt, please contact the coordinators or Erasmus representatives at your home university as well as . Please complete the Learning Agreement/Study Plan typed (not handwritten) in German or English, stating all the courses you wish to attend. Signatures will only be provided by TU Darmstadt AFTER your admission, not during the application period! The templates of the document can be found in the download section, but you can also use the templates of your home university. the coordinators of your department at TU Darmstadt
For ERAMUS students only: As soon as you received your letter of admission you can start concretizing your learning agreement. There are two kinds of Learning Agreements (LA) accepted at TU Darmstadt. The normal/pdf one (Download area at . It is sent directly to the departmental coordinator) and the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) within Erasmus without Paper (EWP). Concerning the OLA please follow your home university´s instructions in order to initiate the OLA. In any case the Learning Agreement has to be checked and signed/accepted by the departmental coordinator of TU Darmstadt. Here you will find the list of www.tu-darmstadt.de/incomings (opens in new tab) . For any questions concerning your study program at TU Darmstadt your departmental coordinator is your contact person. Once you are in Darmstadt there is still the possibility to modify your learning agreement. departmental coordinator
If you come to TU Darmstadt for a research stay or participate in a (IREP, AESG, INSPIRED…), please upload a letter of motivation. short-term programme
- If you already have a degree (Bachelor/Master): Scan of the certificate as .pdf file
We also require proof of your nomination by your home university:
- Erasmus students: After the online application has been submitted, the next step is to complete the (opens in new tab) . It contains, among other things, the application number (INC No. at the top left of the pdf document of the application). The confirmation of application must be signed by the home university and sent by e-mail attachment from the home university to Confirmation of Applicatione-mail.
- Exchange students from non-European countries: We require an e-mail from the International Office of your home university for an informal confirmation of your nomination.
Please note: Only complete applications with all the above documents will be considered.
- April 30th for the coming winter semester
- November 30th for the coming summer semester
The provide support in all academic questions concerning your study program at TU Darmstadt. They are the right people to contact regarding the Learning Agreement (LA), the course selection at TU Darmstadt, the Transcript of Records (ToR), etc. You can find your contact person in Departmental Coordinators (opens in new tab) . list of the Departmental Coordinators
- (opens in new tab) Erasmus Confirmation BA/MA Thesis
- (opens in new tab) Erasmus Confirmation of Application (home university)
- (opens in new tab) Erasmus Confirmation of Stay
- (opens in new tab) Erasmus Learning Agreement Incoming
- Overseas Learning Agreement (not Erasmus)
- (opens in new tab) Health Insurance for Turkish Exchange Students (in Turkish)
- (opens in new tab) Health Insurance for Turkish Exchange Students (in English)
- (opens in new tab) Erasmus Info Sheet Incoming
- (opens in new tab) Evaluation of Language Skills
- (opens in new tab) Auslandsbeauftragte - departmental coordinator
- (opens in new tab) European Policy Statement TU Darmstadt