Authentication of TU certificates

TU Darmstadt is able to authenticate copies of certificates, which have been issued by the university. This authentication service is available from the Student Service in Karo 5.

Attention! We only certify documents issued by the TU Darmstadt, no documents of other institutions or foreign documents. A maximum of 10 pages can be combined in one certificate.

Other documents are authenticated by public bodies carrying a seal, e.g. municipal and local authorities or notaries. Outside Germany, certificates can be authenticated by German agencies abroad (embassies).

What do you need to authenticate TU certificates?

You must present the original certificate. Authentication incurs a fee. Certification is liable to pay costs. According to the valid administrative cost regulations, 3.00 euros have to be paid for the certification per document / per certificate.

Note: Please note that the issuance of certifications / pre-certifications for the apostille may take some time and is usually not immediately issued. This can take up to 2 days.

Do you intend to use your TU certificate abroad?

Certificates issued by administrative bodies in other countries are frequently only recognised if their authenticity has been verified through a procedure known as legalisation.
For this purpose, a series of internationally recognised, standard rules of procedure have been developed. This can be found on the German Federal Foreign Office's website or obtained from the place abroad where you will be submitting the certificate. Please find out in advance which type of authentication is required in the country for which you require the documentation.

If authentication (legalisation, Apostille) is needed to use a certificate abroad, the regional authority (Regierungspräsidium) in Darmstadt is responsible for this. Beforehand, the genuineness of the certificate and the signature it bears must be verified by the university (pre-authentication). The Student Service in karo5 performs this task free of charge. Please make an appointment in advance.