Finally, no more paper!
Since August 1st, 2023, you can submit your forms directly via your TUCaN account in the section Service > Forms. You can track the status of your forms and no longer have to wait for a postal response.
If you are unable to attend courses at TU Darmstadt for a study-related reason (e.g. overseas stay, work placement) or are unable to attend 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).
We recommend submitting your application promptly, 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 in good time before the start of the semester on 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 finished semester. 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 are due even for a semester on leave and must be credited to TU Darmstadt's account within the semester fees . It is possible to obtain a partial refund for the re-registration period as applicable. The students' union ( semester ticket transport department) is responsible for this. AStA
Please ensure that you read the information below regarding the reasons for (and consequences of) taking a leave of absence. Please also note that is an option for certain degree programmes. part-time study
BAföG entitlement in Leave of Absence
Attention – In certain cases, a leave of absence can affect your BAföG entitlement or your student loan. For example, repayments may be due if you submit your application for leave of absence late in the semester. For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Website Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung) Read more