International Student Services (ISS)

Your Stay

The International Student Services (ISS) Team is very excited to welcome you to Technical University of Darmstadt!

We offer you:

  • all information on how to prepare for and organise your stay, e.g. visa, health insurance, financial funding
  • support with your first steps after arrival in Darmstadt
  • information on current events and deadlines within the university
  • help and advice in case of problems


Here you can find a checklist which provides information about all the necessary steps for an easy start to your studies and your stay in Darmstadt!

Checklist for Exchange Students

Checklist for Degree-Seeking Students

If you have questions about living in Darmstadt and how you can find accommodation here, you can find information about it via the following links.

Accommodation for Exchange Students

Accommodation for international degree-seeking students

“How high are the living costs in Darmstadt?”, “Am I allowed to work in Germany?”, “How do I finance my studies?”

If you are interested in these questions, you will find information and answers on the following pages.

Costs and Budget

Jobs / Part time work

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Here you can find answers to your most important questions regarding health insurance and bank account.

Health insurance

Health Insurance for Exchange Students from European Countries

Health Insurance for Exchange Students from Non-European Countries

Health Insurance for Degree-Seeking Students

Bank account

Bank & blocked account

After your arrival some important steps are necessary with the German authorities. Here you can find answers to your most important questions regarding registration with the authorities and residence permit.

Registering with the authorities

Residence permit

Tax Identification Number

TV licence fee

If you have any questions regarding your starting time here in Darmstadt, the following pages contain a lot of information to help you answer these questions.

How to Get to Darmstadt

AStA Semester ticket

Public transport in Hessen

TU ID and Athena Card

Language courses

TU services

Mobile communications

Shops and services



Is your study period here at TU Darmstadt coming to an end? Make sure to check out all the necessary steps you will need to take before you leave Darmstadt.

Please Note: These checklists were adjusted in accordance to the current CoVid-19 restrictions.


Checklist for International Students

Checklist for Exchange Students


Here you can find the different documents attached to the checklist:

TU Darmstadt de-registration form

City Hall de-registration form

Techniker Krankenkasse cancellation form

Transcript release form (only for overseas exchange students, not necessary for Erasmus students)


The information on this website is not legally binding.