Application and Admission

for International Degree-Seeking Students

Application and Admission for International Degree-Seeking Students

An open and welcoming university, the Technical University of 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.

Current Information:

At the moment, the Department of International Admission and the Counter International in Karo 5 are closed.

On-campus consultation hours and consultations are temporarily not available.

Information for applicants:
All information about applying to TU Darmstadt (including detailed information about the online application, required documents, language requirements, application periods and deadlines, semester dates and Studienkolleg) can be found under the headline: Information for Applicants with International Certificates.

The online application for the winter semester 2020/21 is currently online!
All application documents, together with the application form, must be received by us by mail. Digital submission of documents is not possible.

Our address:
TU Darmstadt
Department International Admission
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Information for TU Darmstadt Students:
Handing in / Picking up Documents:
All requested/submitted documents (for example, enrollment certificates, forms for the Foreigner’s Office, Confirmation of a Leave of Absence, etc.), will be sent to you either digitally or by post. These forms can be found under “Information for International Students Enrolled at TU Darmstadt”. Please update your address in TUCaN, if necessary, to ensure that your documents will be sent to the right address.
Documents and forms can be submitted by sending them to our mailing address or to our email address as a .pdf attachment; both addresses are listed below.

Our address:
TU Darmstadt
Department International Admission
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Our email address:

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In the following section you will find all important information on

  • application
  • approval
  • matriculation

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 Department International Admission (Referat Zulassung International) at TU Darmstadt.

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 degree programme (1st subject-related semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC)-value must also register with www.hochschulstart.de in order to take part in the Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV). Detailed information as well as an overview of the courses of study can be found under “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 deadline (Ausschlussfrist) listed under “Application Periods and Deadlines” below. Please be aware that all documents must be submitted via post. Digital submission of documents is not an accepted form of submission.

Incomplete applications or applications which are received after the application deadline (Ausschlussfrist) 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 would like to apply for a bachelor degree programme (1st subject-related semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC)-value you will need to take part in the „DoSV “ (dialogue-oriented service procedure) and register yourself in theDoSV-application portal.

The application period for the winter semester 2020/21 begins on 01.06.2020. Mandatory Hochschulstart registration begins on 01.07.2020. You are welcome to apply to us and submit your documents by post beginning on 01.06.2020. Please note that your application will be incomplete until you are also registered at Hochschulstart and have informed us of your registration. As soon as you have registered with Hochschulstart starting on 01.07.2020, you must submit your identification number to us via email or post by the 20.08.2020 deadline (Ausschlussfrist) at the latest.

To register with Hochschulstart, 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 to the Technical University of Darmstadt.

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

Degree programmes (1st subject-related semester) with a Numerus Clauses (NC)-value:

  • Architecture (Bachelor of Science)
  • Biology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Body Care – Vocational-Technical Education (Bachelor of Education)
  • Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)
  • Cognitive Science (Bachelor of Science)
  • Pedagogy (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

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”):
Incomplete applications or applications which are received after the application deadline (Ausschlussfrist) will be rejected!

  • 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:

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

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 (certified copies)
  • Transcript of records for each semester in the original language, as well as certified translation of the transcript (certified copies)

Information for applicants with German or other EU-citizenship who do not have a German Abitur:
If you have applied for a Bachelor's degree (1st semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC)-value via the DoSV, then please inform us of your BID and BAN, which you received after registering at www.hochschulstart.de. Detailed information about the Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) can be found under “Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure” (DoSV).

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.

Where can I find a certified (vereidigte) translator in Germany?

At www.justiz-dolmetscher.de

Alternatively, you can ask at a nearby court.

Please submit legally certified copies of all documents only (no originals).

What is a Certified Copy?

A certified copy is an officially stamped photocopy of a document certifying that the copied document is an identical copy of the original document. For us, certification ensures that copies of important documents match the original documents.

What must a Certified Copy Include?

  • the notarized certification (Beglaubigungsvermerk) stating that the copy corresponds to the original
  • the original stamp of the certifying body
  • the original signature of the certifying person

It is therefore not permitted to send us a simple copy of the certified document!

Who can Certify a Copied Document?
Copied documents can be officially certified by any public body that has an official seal (Dienstsiegel). These are, for example, public authorities (citizens' offices of the city, municipal and district administrations) and notaries.

  • the institution (school or university) which issued the original
  • the office of the mayor or city council (Ortsgericht) of a German town
  • citizens' offices of the city, municipal and district administrations
  • a notary in Germany
  • a notary in a foreign country
  • a German embassy or a German consulate in a foreign country
  • a foreign embassy or consulate in Germany

Please note that not all citizens' offices will certify copies of certificates that are in a foreign language. Please find out in advance whether your citizen's office will certify such documents.

The following people and bodies are not allowed to certify copies:

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

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”
      • “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

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 6,5
  • UNIcert III
  • CAE (Grade C1)
  • TOEIC 792
  • PTE Academic 64
  • Cambridge University – Certificate in Advanced English (CAT)
  • TOEFL itp 627
  • TOEFL Paper 550
  • TOEFL CBT 213
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • TOEIC Listening 490/Reading 455
  • Confirmation from the university at which you completed your bachelor's programme that English was the programme's language of instruction.


For the degree programmes Joint Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology, Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology, one of the following certificates must be submitted, along with the DSH-2 or equivalent:

  • IELTS 5
  • UNIcert II
  • PTE Academic 50
  • Cambridge University – First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • TOEFL itp 543
  • TOEFL Paper 525
  • TOEFL CPT 197
  • TOEFL iBT 75
  • TOEIC Listening 400/Reading 385

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
  • “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 certificate „telc Deutsch für Zuwanderer B1“
Your complete application documents (including certificates and language certificates) must be received in paper form by the deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

Winter Semester 2020/21:

The online application for the winter semester 2020/21 will be made available on 01.06.2020.


Please apply as early as possible for your desired course of study; applying early means knowing and being able to plan early!

Please remember: the application process (starting with the receipt of your application and ending with the admission decision) will take a few weeks.

The application deadline (Ausschlussfrist) for winter semester 20/21 is 31.08.2020, except for the degree programmes listed below, which have a deadline (Ausschlussfrist) of 20.08.2020:

Bachelor/Teaching Degree Programmes:
Degree Programme Degree Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Architecture Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biology Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biology – Teaching at Secondary Schools Teaching at Secondary Schools 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biomedical Engineering Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biomolecular Engineering Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Body Care – Vocational-Technical Education Bachelor of Education 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration and Economics Joint Bachelor of Arts 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Specialising in Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Specialising in Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Information Systems Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Chemistry Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Cognitive Science Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Pedagogy Bachelor of Arts 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Political Science Bachelor of Arts 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Political Science Joint Bachelor of Arts 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Psychology Bachelor of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

Master's Degree Programmes

Special regulations for all Master’s programmes only for winter semester 2020/21, summer semester 2021:
When applying before the application deadline (Ausschlussfrist), applicants who have obtained their first university degree outside the EU can decide whether they want to apply for the winter semester 2020/21 or the summer semester 2021. Furthermore, an application for the summer semester 2021 is also still possible during the application period spanning from 01.11.2020 to 15.01.2021.
Degree Programme Degree Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Architecture Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biology Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Biomolecular Engineering Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Specialising in Civil Engineering Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Specialising in Mechanical Engineering Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Business Information Systems Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Chemistry Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Mechanical and Process Engineering Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Paper Science and Technology Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Psychology Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Sustainable Urban Development Master of Science 20.08.2020
Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Further information on each course of study can also be found on the respective department pages.

Summer Semester 2021
Bachelor’s Degree Programmes 01.11. – 15.01.2021 Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
Master’s Degree Programme
First university degree obtained in the European Union

First university degree obtained outside the European Union

01.11. – 15.01.2021 Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)
01.06. – 20.08.2020 Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)*
Studienkolleg (T-Course/G-Course) 15.09. – 15.10.2020 Deadline (Ausschlussfrist)

*Special regulations for all Master’s programmes only for winter semester 2020/21, summer semester 2021:
When applying before the application deadline (Ausschlussfrist), applicants who have obtained their first university degree outside the EU can decide whether they want to apply for the winter semester 2020/21 or the summer semester 2021. Furthermore, an application for the summer semester 2021 is also still possible during the application period spanning from 01.11.2020 to 15.01.2021.

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 for questions about the following topics:

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

Or contact us via email:

At the International Counter in Karo5, you can hand in or pick up documents:
Closed until further notice

Visiting hours Office of International Admission:
Closed until further notice

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

If you are unable to attend courses at TU Darmstadt for a course-related reason (e.g. international stay, work placement) or are unable to attend for a specific semester for appropriate personal reasons, there is the possibility of taking a leave of absence (see reasons for taking a leave of absence below).

We recommend submitting your Leave of Absence Application in a timely manner, if possible by the end of February or the end of August for the subsequent semester. This will ensure that you receive your student documentation containing the relevant information about the leave of absence well before the start of your leave. If you need to apply for a leave of absence for a current semester, the application must be submitted at the latest by 30 September for the summer semester and by 31 March for the winter semester. It is not possible to take a leave of absence retroactively for a semester that has already ended. Applications made after 30 September for the summer semester and after 31 March for the winter semester will be rejected regardless of the reasons.

The full semester fees are due even for a leave of absence and must be credited to TU Darmstadt's account within the re-registration period. It is possible to obtain a partial refund for the semester ticket; The students' union (AStA transportation department) is responsible for this.

The duration of a leave of absence is limited to six semesters regardless of whether different reasons are applicable. Leaves of absence due to maternity/parental leave and compulsory (military) service do not count toward this limit.

Be sure to read the information below regarding the reasons for (and consequences of) taking a leave of absence. Please also note that part-time study is an option for certain degree programmes.

A leave of absence may be taken for the following reasons:

  • A medical condition of a type and duration that precludes proper study
  • Course-related* internship
  • Course-related* study abroad (e.g. participation in exchange programmes)
  • Maternity leave
  • Parental leave (extended leave for new parents)
  • Being a member of a national team (first, second, third or fourth/third team) of a top professional association in the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
  • Caring for a relative who requires care according to a doctor-issued medical certificate
  • Working as a nominated/elected representative on the academic administration or Student Government
  • Other important reason that precludes proper study

*Course-related = reason must be directly related to course of studies

Taking a leave of absence typically precludes the acquisition of credits and sitting examinations.

Exceptions

  • Maternity/parental leave in accordance with Section 15 of the German Federal Law on Family Allowance and Parental Leave (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetzes)
  • Caring for a relative requiring care according to a doctor-issued medical certificate
  • Working as a nominated/elected representative on the academic administration or Student Government
  • Course-related study abroad
  • Course-related internship
  • Retaking a failed examination

Ongoing examination deadlines are not affected or extended by taking a leave of absence. If you have any questions about this, please contact the relevant Office for Student Affairs.

You can participate in the university's self-administration but your active right to vote is suspended.

A leave of absence in the first semester of a particular subject is possible for the following reasons by way of exception:

  • BAföG funding (student loans and grants under the German Federal Training Assistance Act)
  • Child Benefit (Kindergeld)
  • Duration of student health insurance
  • Scholarships/funding programmes

More detailed information is available from the relevant organisations: student loan / grants office, family allowance fund, health insurance provider, scholarship foundation / funding provider.

People who have submitted a new application and were therefore not enrolled at TU Darmstadt in the preceding semester can apply to revoke their new registration / admission up to one month before teaching starts by submitting the Application to Withdraw from First-Time Enrolment/Admission. If registration has already been completed successfully, a processing fee of 30 euros will be charged. This will be deducted automatically from the refundable semester fees. (HMWK administrative cost order (VwKostO-MWK) dated 19.12.2013, no. 272 schedule of administrative fees).

Those who have applied to change degree programmes, and who were therefore registered at TU Darmstadt in the preceding semester, are able to apply to withdraw from the process of changing degree programmes until 30 September (when changing degree programmes for the winter semester) or 31 March (when changing degree programmes for the summer semester) by sending an email with this request to the Office of International Admission.

In exceptional cases, it is possible to apply for de-registration as of a specific effective date. In this case, your TU Darmstadt membership will end on the day you apply. Semester fees will NOT be refunded.

More information can be obtained directly from the Office of International Admission.

In principle, we recommend that students actively de-register.

Change of Name, Elective Subject, Nationality and Other Details

Please inform TU Darmstadt in a timely manner if your personal details have changed. Make sure to use the Personal Data Change Form and submit this to the International Admission team.

Change of Address

You can update your address in TUCaN yourself in the Service section.

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 the registration form.

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.

A certified copy is an officially stamped photocopy of a document certifying that the copied document is an identical copy of the original document. For us, certification ensures that copies of important documents match the original documents.

What must an certified copy include?

  • the notarized certification (Beglaubigungsvermerk) stating that the copy corresponds to the original
  • the original stamp of the certifying body
  • the original signature of the certifying person

It is therefore not permitted to send us a simple copy of the certified document!

Who can certify a copied document?

Copied documents can be officially certified by any public body that has an official seal (Dienstsiegel). These are, for example, public authorities (citizens' offices of the city, municipal and district administrations) and notaries.

  • the institution (school or university) which issued the original
  • the office of the mayor or city council (Ortsgericht) of a German town
  • citizens' offices of the city, municipal and district administrations
  • a notary in Germany
  • a notary in a foreign country
  • a German embassy or a German consulate in a foreign country
  • a foreign embassy or consulate in Germany

Please note that not all citizens' offices will certify copies of certificates that are in a foreign language. Please find out in advance whether your citizen's office will certify such documents.

The following people and bodies are not allowed to certify copies:

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

Where can I find a certified (“vereidigte”) translator in Germany?

At www.justiz-dolmetscher.de

Alternatively, you can ask at a nearby court.

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.

If you have any questions regarding health insurance, please contact:

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:

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Contact by mail:

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

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Visiting hours admission international:

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