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.

In the following section you will find all important information on

  • application
  • Approval and
  • 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.

he 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 isGerman.

    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 (Ausschussfrist)

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 (Ausschussfrist)

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

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 (Ausschussfrist)

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

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.

Registration / enrolment as a PhD student with entrance qualification from a foreign university

Registration is mandatory for PhD students at the TU Darmstadt; enrolment as a PhD student is voluntary. Both options are available all year round without deadlines.

In order to register or apply for enrolment online, you first need a letter from your PhD supervisor at TU Darmstadt confirming supervision of your PhD research work.

Enrolment

Please use the application form in the “MoveIn” portal to apply for enrolment as a PhD student. You may apply without the formal acceptance from the relevant PhD committee.

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

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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Due to application processing no personal visiting hours can be offered from July 16th until August 23rd, 2019.

Please use the services of the Counter Internationales im Karo5 to hand in or collect documents:

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

From August 26th, 2019 we will be back at your service during the usual visiting hours.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your team from the International Admissions Department

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.