Summer Schools at TU

International Summer University

The International Summer University is a unique four-week programme designed to provide insights into the broad field of cutting-edge German engineering technology, to improve international language skills as well as to discover and learn more about the German culture. It combines engineering courses, company visits, intensive German language courses, intercultural training and social and cultural programmes.

“German Engineering and Language” – June 30 to July 27, 2019

Technische Universität Darmstadt is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the International Summer University 2019: German Engineering and Language Programme.

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Application, Acceptance and Deadlines

Costs and Budget

Programme Dates

Academic Credit

Admission Requirements

Organising Your Stay


Frequently Asked Questions

Please schedule your arrival for Sunday, 30th June 2019. A good arrival time in Frankfurt is 9am to 8pm (German local time). Everyone arriving at that time will be able to go directly to the accommodation (you can enter your room from 11am onward) and to get some rest before the summer university starts on Monday. There are no activities planned on the arrival and departure date.

As a Summer University participant you will be picked up by one of our friendly tutors and accompanied back to your hotel in Darmstadt.

This only applies for the arrival day (June 30)!

To arrange a pick-up please send us your details to our and include the following information:

  • arrival dates
  • name
  • flight number
  • current picture
  • phone number (if international)

to organise everything accordingly.

IMPORANT NOTICE: The size of Frankfurt am Main Airport can be overwhelming.

Meeting point at the airport: MEETING POINT in TERMINAL 1: ARRIVAL HALL B (Arrivals = Level 1)

To make sure you do not search/miss the tutor, please keep in mind to walk to the MEETING POINT in TERMINAL 1: ARRIVAL HALL B after your arrival.

The Meeting Point in Terminal 1 is located exactly between areas A and B.

In the case that you arrange the pickup with us transport fee will be included. Otherwise, you will have to arrange and pay for the transport yourself.

If you are arriving on a date other than 30th June 2019, did not email us about your flight details or want to travel to the accommodation by yourself, you will need to travel to the hotel on your own.

You can do so by using public transport. At Frankfurt airport take the yellow AIRLiner bus to Darmstadt. At Terminal 1, the AirLiner bus departs from bus stop nr. 14; at Terminal 2 it stops in front of Hall E, Exit 8. The bus runs every 30 minutes at peak times, otherwise every hour. You can find the timetable here. The bus takes around 35 minutes to reach Darmstadt. In Darmstadt you should get off the bus at Luisenplatz in the city centre. From Luisenplatz, board tramway nr 9, towards Griesheim. Get off at the stop called Flughafenstraße. From here it's a 5 minutes walk to the Achat Hotel.

Another option is to take a taxi from Frankfurt airport directly to your hotel. This will cost around 60-70 Euros and take 30-40 minutes. See below for the hotel's address (Where will I stay?).

For information on traveling to TU Darmstadt click here.

Yes, you are very welcome to arrive earlier. However, you can not arrive later than three days after the official start.

If you arrive later or earlier, you will not be picked up from the airport by one of our staff and arrange the transportation to your hotel by yourself.

Later: Please organise appropriate transportation from the airport to the train station Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof, for example with the AirLiner Bus. One of our friendly tutors will be happy to pick you up there.

Earlier: Please note that we cannot offer accommodation before the official arrival day. Therefore you will need to book an accommodation on your own.

Yes, during the weekends students can join our social programme or explore Germany and Europe on their own.


+49 6151 16-24060 (during office hours)

+49 171 5517049 (outside of office hours)

Yes, students from non-partner universities are welcome to join the summer university at TU Darmstadt, too.

Students from partner universities: Please let yourself be nominated for your stay at TU Darmstadt.

Students from non-partner universities: Please apply without nomination in advance.

The most convenient way is by public transport (tramway). A tram stop is within 5 walking minutes from the hotel. The program fee covers a public transport monthly pass for the city of Darmstadt, which is provided upon arrival.

You will be staying at

ACHAT Comfort Hotel Darmstadt/Griesheim

Flughafenstrasse 2

64347 Griesheim

Tel.: +49 6155 – 882 900

Fax.: +49 6155 – 882 999



Google Map Location

The room type is shared twin (two participants will share one room). Rooms have a small kitchen with cooking utensils and a bathroom with shower.

The program fee includes a monthly public transport pass, which is valid within the city of Darmstadt; this includes traveling from your accommodation to the university.

Yes. The health insurance that is included in the program fee covers the entire Schengen area.

Hear what our students have to say about TU Darmstadts Summer School Program from 2017