Guest student

Interested parties who wish to attend individual courses at TU Darmstadt, but who do not have proof of fulfilling requirements/proof of university entrance eligibility (e.g. “Abitur”), can apply to be “guest students”.

Guest students do not acquire student status but are authorised to attend approved courses. These are listed in a specific catalogue of courses which are open to guest students and which is published after 1 March / 1 September. Guest students also have access to the PC pool, wifi, e-learning / Moodle and TU Darmstadt's internal web pages.

Guest student pay a fee of 50.00 euros.


Online application / registering as a guest student
Summer semester: 01.03. – 30.04.
Winter semester: 01.09. – 31.10.

Guest student course catalogue / registering for events
Summer semester: 1. March
Winter semester: 1. September
It is possible to register from this day until the end of the courses.

  • Attendance is only permitted if courses have been approved for guest students.
  • The designated maximum number of semester hours per week is 12.
  • Guest students are not eligible to acquire credit points (CP).
  • Any prior arrangements made with professors or university lecturers are invalid. Guest students are not permitted to take part in or sit preliminary, interim or final examinations, module examinations or other course-related examinations covered by examination regulations. Sports and language courses are also excluded.

You need a TU ID to register as a guest student.

Do you already have a TU ID?

Please note that you will need to reapply in TUCaN for each subsequent semester as a guest student.

If you are a former employee/student/member of teaching staff, for example, then please only use your existing TU ID to register. If necessary, you can request a new password by sending an e-mail to

If you have any questions about the process, please contact

Don't have a TU ID yet?

In this case, you must first create a user account. An existing e-mail account is required for this. This e-mail address takes the place of the TU ID.

As soon as you have created your account, you will be sent an e-mail containing your access password. The first time that you log in, this must be changed to a password of your own choice.

Click here to find out how to create an account and how to fill out and submit an online application.

Unfortunately, university courses for senior citizens combined with the opportunity to use facilities at all higher education institutions in Darmstadt are no longer on offer. Typically it is possible to sit in as a guest at the other higher education institutions in Darmstadt. Please visit the relevant institutions' websites to find out more.