Application and admission for international degree-seeking students

Application and admission for international degree-seeking students

An open and welcoming university, TU Darmstadt offers 113 degree programmes, in which 6 different academic degrees can be obtained. Students come from more than 120 countries around the world to study at TU Darmstadt – We look forward to welcoming you as one of our students and would be happy to answer your questions about application and admission below.

Important

Due to a staff training International Admission is closed on
Tuesday, November 26, 2019. If you have any questions please visit our Counter or call our hotline.

In the following section you will find all important information on

  • application
  • approval
  • matriculation

Should you have any further questions, please contact our telephone hotline at +49 6151 16-26991.

Our contact us via mail:

The online application is composed of questions about your academic background. At the end of the online application process, you will be asked to send your data online to TU Darmstadt. You will receive an application number and will be asked to print out the application form. Please send the signed printout along with the required certificates to the address of International Admission (Referat Zulassung International) at TU Darmstadt. Only upon receipt of this printed form with all the required documents will your application be considered complete and be processed.

Applicants with German or other EU citizenship who do not have a German „Abitur“ (secondary school leaving certificate) and who want to apply for the bachelor programs B.Sc. Psychology (1st semester) and/or B.Sc. Biology (1st semester) have to register on www.hochschulstart.de in order to take part in the dialogue oriented service procedure (DoSV).

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.

Online application (SSL)

Non-secure online application

In order to check the status of your application, please use the following link.

Your complete application documents (including certificates and language certificates) must be received in paper form by the deadlines listed under “Application Periods and Deadlines” below.

Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

This information applies for applicants with German or other EU citizenship who do not have a German „Abitur“ (German secondary school leaving certificate):

If you want to apply for the degree programmes B.Sc Psychology (1st semester) and/or B.Sc Biology (1st semester) you will need to take part in the „DoSV “ (dialogue-oriented service procedure) of Hochschulstart by registering in the DoSV-application portal before you apply at Technische Universität Darmstadt. The registration is mandatory!

Please proceed as follows:

Create an account in the DoSV-application portal in order to generate your identification number

Your identification number consists of two parts:

- BID (Applicant-ID)

- BAN (Applicant Authentication Number)

Please submit your identification number (BID and BAN) together with your application at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

With your BID and BAN you can always log in to https://dosv.hochschulstart.de/bewerber to check the status of your application.

The following documents (including certified copies of all certificates and language certificates) must be submitted together in paper form with the printed online application form until the application deadline (please see “Application Periods and Deadlines”):

  • school-leaving certificate in the original language, and a certified translation (certified copies)
  • list of grades and subjects in the original language, and a certified translation (certified copies)
  • university entrance examination/certificate (if required in your country) in the original language, and a certified translation (certified copies)
  • copy of your passport ID page
  • proof of your language skills (certified copy)

In addition, if you have attended university:

  • academic degree in the original language, and a certified translation (certified copies)
  • transcript of records for each semester in the original language, and a certified translation (certified copies)

If you have applied for the programmes B.Sc. Psychology and/or B.Sc. Biology via the DoSV, please let us know your BID and BAN, which you received after registering at www.hochschulstart.de

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 may 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 certified (vereidigte) 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 in a foreign country
  • a foreign embassy or consulate in Germany

Certifications cannot be accepted if they were issued by:

  • banks
  • building cooperatives
  • health insurance providers
  • rectories
  • student organisations
  • translators
  • welfare organisations

Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

  1. Language Requirements for Master's and Bachelor's Degree Programmes taught in German

    You must pass the “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang” (DSH-2) as evidence that your spoken and written command of the German language is adequate for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes for which the language of instruction is 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”.
    • Assesment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) in Germany
  1. Language Requirements for Degree Programmes taught in English

    The required evidence of English proficiency must be one of the following certificates:
    • TOEFL Test (paper 570, cb 230, IBT 88)
    • IELTS 6,5
    • Unicert III
    • CAE (Grade C1)
    • TOEIC 792

    For the degree programmes Joint Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology, Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology, Joint Bachelor of Arts History, and Bachelor of Arts History, with a focus on Modern Times, one of the following certificates must be submitted, along with the DSH-2 or equivalent:
    • TOEFL Test (paper 503, cb 177, IBT 62)
    • IELTS 5
    • Unicert II
  1. Language Requirements at the Studienkolleg Darmstadt (T- and G-Courses)

    The required evidence of German language proficiency must 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
Your complete application documents (including certificates and language certificates) must be received in paper form by the following deadlines.

Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

Please apply to TU Darmstadt as soon as possible to allow us to process your application in a timely manner.

Degree Programme Start: Winter Semester
Bachelor’s Degree Programme 01.05. – 15.07. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

Master’s Degree Programme
First university degree obtained in the European Union

First university degree obtained outside the European Union



01.05. – 15.07. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

01.11. – 15.01 Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Studienkolleg (T-Course/G-Course) 15.03. – 15.04. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Degree Programme Start: Summer Semester
Bachelor’s Degree Programme 01.11. – 15.01. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

Master’s Degree Programme
First university degree obtained in the European Union

First university degree obtained outside the European Union

01.11 – 15.01. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

01.05 – 15.07. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Studienkolleg (T-Course/G-Course) 15.09. – 15.10. Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

Attention – Special regulations for all Master`s programmes only for the summer semester 2020:

With the application deadline 15.01.2020, applicants who have obtained their first university degree outside the EU can choose whether they wish to apply for the summer semester 2020 or the winter semester 2020/21.

The academic year in Germany can be divided into two terms: winter semester (WiSe) and summer semester (SoSe). The winter semester starts on the 1st of October and the summer semester starts on the 1st of April of every year.

Lectures and courses generally start two weeks later. Read more about the current semester semester dates.

The Studienkolleg Darmstadt prepares university applicants for the technical and language requirements that studying in Germany requires. To do this, it offers academic bridging courses for international students in two subject areas, which last one year (two semesters). 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, and the concluding assesment test (Feststellungsprüfung), may apply for a bachelor’s degree programme, or equivalent, in their subject area.

Whether or not applicants may attend the Studienkolleg depends on their university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung). We encourage you to find information about the requirements for whether or not you are eligible for direct entry to the university on the online platform anabin .

The 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 liberal arts. In addition to conveying know-how, the focus of the course is to introduce and train students in methods and techniques which will help them to be self-sufficient in their university studies in the liberal arts.
    Further Information
  • T-course: This course teaches specialist knowledge with a focus on mathematics and the natural sciences, preparing applicants for their further studies at a university, technical university, or a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule). It provides training in scientific working methods and techniques to prepare students for degree programmes in engineering and natural sciences.
    Further Information

Proceed to online application.

Depending on what you would like to study, there are other courses you may choose to take at a Studienkolleg. More information about Studienkollegs in general and details about the different types of courses they offer can be found at http://www.studienkollegs.de.

International students who are already enrolled at the TU Darmstadt should contact the “Admission International” department with the following questions:

  • Leave of absence
  • change of course
  • Certificates for authorities and institutions at home and abroad

Our telephone hotline is available to answer any questions you may have about your studies:

+49 6151 16-26991

Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Or contact us via email:

At the International Counter in Karo5, you can hand in or pick up documents:

Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visiting hours admission international:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you a registered student at TU Darmstadt planning to change your degree programme or start a double degree?
Please note that the application process depends on your degree programme.
Chosen Degree Programme Application Process
  • 1st semester of a degree programme with restricted admission
Online Application International Admission
  • higher semester of a degree programme with restricted admission
  • degree programme without restricted admission
  • degree programme with aptitude assessment
  • Master's Degree Programme
  • Doctoral Studies (PhD)
TUCaN Application
In case of technical problems with TUCaN please contact

Registration is mandatory for PhD candidates at TU Darmstadt. You may choose, however, whether or not you wish to enroll. Both options are available year-round.

In order to register or apply for enrolment online, you will first need a written statement from your PhD supervisor at TU Darmstadt confirming that they will supervise your PhD research.

Please use the MoveIn portal for your online registration/application for enrolment. Don’t be confused by the terms “application” or “online application”; due to technical reasons, these terms are also used for registration without enrolment.

After you have completed the online application on MoveIn, please print out the document that is generated.

Please submit the following documents to International Admission:

  • The generated application form, signed by you
  • Written confirmation from your PhD supervisor
    • Depending on the department, this may be part of the form for application for PhD acceptance
  • Documents entitling the bearer to PhD studies
    • Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees with transcripts as officially certified copies and translations

Dezernat Internationales – International Admission will examine your degrees for equivalence and will communicate the results of their examination to your department.

Once your documents have been received, and if the examination has a positive outcome, you will be issued a conditional admission letter as a PhD student without a formal degree. This admission does not, however, mean that you have been accepted by the PhD committee of your department. Their decision is separate from that of International Admission.

3a. Enrolment

Please visit International Admission in person during our opening hours to present the originals of your submitted documents, along with your passport. Here, you will be asked to provide other necessary data as well. If you wish to enroll as a PhD student without a formal degree, additional documents must be submitted:

  • Current health insurance
  • De-registration certificate
    • Only required if you have previously been enrolled at a German university

3b. Registration without Enrolment

Please fill in registration form at www.tu-darmstadt.de/promotion-verwaltung

After you have completed the previous steps, please submit the following documents to your department:

  • Written confirmation from your PhD supervisor
    • Depending on the department, this may be part of the form for application for PhD acceptance
  • Admission letter from International Admission
  • Application form for formal acceptance by the PhD committee of your department
  • If necessary, further documents according to the requirements of the department
  • completed registration form (Excel Table)
    • Only applicable if you choose to register without enrolling

Your department will inform you of the PhD Committee’s decision.

After you are enrolled as a PhD student, you will receive your documents (student ID, TU-ID, semester ticket) in the mail after you have personally enroled with International Admission.

  • Fill out the application form and submit it electronically.
  • Print out the application form.
  • Send the printed application form with
    • the necessary notarized certificates (as certified copies) and
    • proof of your German language skills
  • in paper form by mail to TU Darmstadt – Zulassung International. Please adhere to all deadlines.

If your original documents are not in English or German, you must have them translated. Both the original versions (in the original language) and the translated versions (in English or German) must be included in your application as certified copies.

Any office (Dienststelle) which has an official seal (Dienstsiegel) may certify copies. In Germany, this includes, for example, the municipality, citizen’s office, office for public order and the city court (Gemeinden, Bürger- und Ordnungsämter, Ortsgerichte), as well as notaries. Outside of Germany, you can have certified copies made at embassies and consulates.

Please look under the headline “Language Requirements”. We will accept only the certificates listed there.

No.

A completed application includes the necessary language certificate.

TU Darmstadt

Zulassung International

Karolinenplatz 5

64289 Darmstadt

Deutschland/Germany

Yes.

Please send all necessary documents (no originals) together in the mail. Pay close attention to all deadlines.

No.

Only applications which have arrived in the mail can be processed.

You can find all application time periods and deadlines on our website. Only applications which arrive (eingehen) in paper form at TU Darmstadt – Zulassung International by the applicable deadline will be processed. Applications are only possible during the application time period.

No.

Please apply again with a new application form and under a new applicant number.

All information is supplied without liability regarding its accuracy and completeness.

Please note that we can only provide you with information on your eligibility for your chosen degree programme after you have completed and submitted our online application, and your application and the necessary documents have reached us through the mail.

We accept qualifications from around the world. You can check to see if you are eligible for your chosen degree programme on the online platform

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Contact us:

Our telephone hotline is available to answer any questions you may have about your studies:

+49 6151 16-26991

Monday – Friday: 9:30 – 15:30 o'clock

Contact by mail:

At the International Counter in “Karo5” you can hand in or pick up documents:

Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visiting hours admission international:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.