Application for international students

Application to the TU Darmstadt with international university entrance qualification (HZB)

Whether German or foreign HZB – the online application portal TUCaN (opens in new tab) is available for all prospective students and the same application deadlines apply.

International applicants only have to take into account some specifics regarding the application documents and the language requirements, please note the information below.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • 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
  • copy of your passport ID page

as well as

  • proof of your language skills

In addition, if you have attended university:

  • Degree certificate / Preliminary confirmation of completion in the original language, and a certified translation
  • Transcript of records for each semester in the original language, as well as a certified translation of the transcript

If you would like to apply for a Master's programme and are in the last semester of your Bachelor's degree, you can apply to us and submit the following documents:

  • Certificate regarding prospective graduation from the university at which you will complete the bachelor's programme in the original language, as well as a certified translation
  • Transcript of records for each semester in the original language, as well as certified translation of the transcript

Notarisation of the documents to be submitted is not required!

Please read the checklist provided with your online application in TUCaN carefully. In some cases you may be required to submit further documentation as specified by the department.

After you have submitted your online application in TUCaN, you will find in your application under the section “Application documents to be submitted” which documents have to be submitted and whether you have to submit a printed application form by mail.

a) If you do not have to apply form with documents, your application becomes directly binding by sending it (online).

b) If you must submit an application form with documents by post, this is now generated. In this case, your application will only become binding when the printed application has been received by the Technische Universität Darmstadt within the application deadline. It is not sufficient here to submit the application online.

c) Special applications for admission-restricted courses of study must also be printed out and submitted by mail within the application deadline.

Further Information on the Application Documents:

Translations:

  • 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.
  • How to find a certified (vereidigte) translator in Germany:
    At www.justiz-dolmetscher.de. Alternatively, you can ask at a nearby court.

APS – Certificate of the Academic Evaluation Center

The Academic Evaluation Center (APS) verifies the documents of applicants who wish to apply for studies in Germany with a Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian school or university degree. On this page you can find out who needs an APS certificate to apply to the TU Darmstadt.

What is the certificate of the Academic Evaluation Center?

The Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle, APS) is a service institution of the cultural departments of the German embassies in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It examines the documents of applicants who wish to apply for studies in Germany with a Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian school or university degree. After successful examination, applicants receive a certificate. This certificate confirms that the documents submitted are genuine and that the academic achievements suffice to study at a German university.

Who needs a certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center?

All applicants, who wish to apply for a degree program at a German university with a Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian school or university degree. This applies to both bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as to preparatory programs like the Studienkolleg and German course. Only when applying for a doctoral program, an APS certificate is not required.

Exception: Applicants who have passed the Feststellungsprüfung after a preparatory course at a Studienkolleg do not need an APS certificate to apply.

Applicants with documents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan do not need a certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center.

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 the 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
    • The Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (TestDaF) with the result TDN 14 or TDN 15
    • “Goethe Certificate B2”
    • “ÖSD Zertifikat B2”
    • Certificate “telc B2”
    • “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – Ertse Stufe” (DSD-I)
    • “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – Zweite Stufe” (DSD-II) – Level B2
    • UNIcert II


The 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) – Level C1
  • “Goethe-Zertifikat C1”
  • “Goethe-Zertifikat C2”
  • “ÖSD Zertifikat C1”
  • “ÖSD Zertifikat C2”
  • The certificate “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”.
  • A certificate from the examination to determine the suitability of foreign applicants to study at universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. (Assesment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) in Germany)
  • University degree certificate of a course of study held in German, which was completed in a country where German is an official language
  • UNIcert III
  • „Fachsprachenprüfung am Sprachenzentrum der Technischen Universität Darmstadt“

Language Requirements for Degree Programmes taught in English

For Master’s degree programmes with English as the language of study, required evidence of English proficiency must be presented through one of the following certificates:

  • IELTS 7,0
  • PTE Academic 76
  • Cambridge University – Certificate in Advanced English (CAT)
  • TOEFL itp 627
  • TOEFL Paper 550
  • TOEFL CBT 213
  • TOEFL iBT (includes Special Home Edition) 95
  • TOEIC Listening 490/Reading 455/Speaking 200/Writing 200
  • Oxford On-Line Placement Test (OOPT) 80
  • Michigan English Test (MET) 64
  • Exam for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
  • Telc English B2-C1 University “C1 certificate”
  • UNIcert III
  • Confirmation from the university at which you completed your degree programme that English was the programme's language of instruction.

Language Requirements for the degree programme “Mechanics Master of Science” and “Mathematics Master of Science”

For the degree programme “Mechanics Master of Science”, the following requirements in English apply for enrolment:

  • IELTS 5,5
  • PTE Academic 59
  • Cambridge University – First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • TOEFL itp 543
  • TOEFL Paper 525
  • TOEFL CBT 197
  • TOEFL iBT (includes Special Home Edition) 72
  • TOEIC Listening 400/Reading 385/Speaking 160/Writing 150
  • Oxford On-Line Placement Test (OOPT) 60
  • Michigan English Test (MET) 53
  • Exam for the Certificate of Competence in English (ECCE)
  • Telc English B2-C1 University “B2 certificate”
  • UNIcert II
  • Confirmation from the university at which you completed your degree programme that English was the programme's language of instruction

Language Requirements at the Studienkolleg Darmstadt (T- and G-Courses)

Required evidence of German language proficiency must be provided through one of the following certificates:

  • “Goethe-Zertifikat B1”
  • “Goethe-Zertifikat B2”
  • “ÖSD Zertifikat B1”
  • “ÖSD Zertifikat B2”
  • “telc B1” certificate
  • “telc B2” certificate
  • “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – erste Stufe (DSD-1)”
  • the “Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)” with a final result of at least TDN 12
  • UNIcert I
  • The “telc Deutsch für Zuwanderer B1“ certificate
  • Certificate ”Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer B1“
  • Certificate ”Kenntnisse in Modernen Fremdsprachen“ Niveaustufe B1 (gemäß GER)”

In case of admission, the admission letter is valid for two semesters and thus for enrolment in the winter semester 2024/25 as well as for enrolment in the summer semester 2025. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office.

This only applies to the M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering for applicants applying to the TU Darmstadt for the first time in the winter semester 2024/25!

The Studienkolleg Darmstadt prepares university applicants for the technical and language requirements that studying in Germany requires. To do this, the Studienkolleg offers academic bridging courses lasting one year (two semesters) 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, 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 methods and techniques to prepare students for degree programmes in engineering and natural sciences.
    Further Information

Proceed to online application.

Please consider the application deadlines.

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.

Degree Programme (Degree Type) T Course G Course M Course W Course S Course
Angewandte Geowissenschaften (Bachelor of Science) x
Architektur (Bachelor of Science) x
Bauingenieurwesen und Geodäsie (Bachelor of Science) x
Bautechnik (Bachelor of Education) x
Bio-Materials Engineering (Bachelor of Science) x
Biologie (Bachelor of Science) x x
Biologie (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x x
Biomolecular Engineering – Molekulare Biotechnologie (Bachelor of Science) x x
Chemie (Bachelor of Science) x x
Chemie (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x x
Chemietechnik (Bachelor of Education) x x
Cognitive Science (Bachelor of Science) x x x
Computational Engineering (Bachelor) x
Deutsch (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x
Digital Phiology (Bachelor of Arts) x
Digital Philology (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x
Digital Philology (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x
Digital Philology (Joint Bachelor of Arts) x
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (Bachelor of Education) x
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (Bachelor of Science) x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Biologie x x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Chemie x x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Deutsch x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Geschichte x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Informatik x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Mathematik x x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Philosophie/Ethik x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Physik x
Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt – Sport x x
Germanistik (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x
Germanistik (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x
Geschichte (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x
Geschichte (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x
Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne (Bachelor of Arts) x
Informatik (Bachelor of Education) x
Informatik (Bachelor of Science) x
Informatik (Joint Bachelor Arts – 2. subject) x
Informatik (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x x
Informationssystemtechnik (Bachelor of Science) x
Ingenieurwissenschaften und Mechanik (Bachelor of Science) x
Körperpflege (Bachelor of Education) x x
Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering (Bachelor of Science) x
Materialwissenschaft (Bachelor of Science) x
Mathematik (Bachelor of Science) x
Mathematik (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x
Mechatronik (Bachelor of Science) x
Medizintechnik (Bachelor of Science) x
Metalltechnik (Bachelor of Education) x
Pädagogik (Bachelor of Arts) x x
Philosophie (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x
Philosophie (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x
Philosophie (Joint Bachelor of Arts) x
Philosophie/Ethik (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x
Physik (Bachelor of Science) x
Physik (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x
Politik und Wirtschaft (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x x
Politikwissenschaft (Bachelor of Arts) x x
Politikwissenschaft (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x
Politikwissenschaft (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x x
Psychologie (Bachelor of Science) x x x
Soziologie (Bachelor of Arts) x x
Soziologie (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x x
Soziologie (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 2nd subject) x
Sport (Lehramt an Gymnasien) x x
Sportwissenschaft (Bachelor of Science) x x
Sportwissenschaft (Joint Bachelor of Arts – 1st subject) x x
Umweltingenieurwissenschaften (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftsinformatik (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – Bauingenierwesen (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – Elektro- und Informationstechnik (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – Materialwissenschaft (Bachelor of Science) x
Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Joint Bachelor or Arts – 2. subject) x x

Digital Consultation Hour

You would like to apply to TU Darmstadt and still have questions? We are here to help you with any questions you may have.

We are available online via video chat (Zoom) at the the following times:

  • Tuesdays 11 – 13 (CET)
  • Thursdays 11 – 13 (CET)

Please dial in by 12.30 pm at the latest!

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FAQ – International Admission

No, it is no longer valid, please reapply online through TUCaN with all the documents listed in the checklist.

Please learn more about German health insurance on the websites of the International Student Services . If you have any questions , please contact: the at TU Darmstadt.

Please submit your current transcript of records (his can be downloaded from TUCaN.) with your matriculation number by email only to . Please note that it may take up to 14 days to process your request. The certificate will be sent to you as a PDF via email and is valid without a stamp or signature.

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 anabin

Come to our digital consultation hours and we will answer all your questions about the application process.