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Service for International Students

Are you an international student studying at TU Darmstadt? Do you have questions? We are here to help! Here you will find contact options, office hours and contact persons for special topics such as exchange programmes, double degree programmes and offers for refugees.

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The Department of International Affairs as well as the International Counter in Karo 5 will not offer any consultation hours until further notice. Nevertheless, we are here for you!

International Counter

The International Counter is the first point of contact for international students. You can visit the counter online Monday through Friday.

Opening hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri – 11 – 12 h

Thu – 15 – 16 h

Meeting password: Counter

Consultation: For general questions visit the International Counter online (via Zoom). For individual advice, please contact the responsible unit by e-mail.

Application & Admission (Immatrikulation)
International Student Services
Refugee Integration
Incomings Europe Erasmus
Incomings Overseas
Outgoings Europe Erasmus
Outgoings Overseas

Submitting Documents:

  • Send your documents by mail to TU Darmstadt, Referat Zulassung International, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt
  • or send us a PDF scan of your documents by email

Receiving Documents:

  • We will send you your documents by mail or by email. Please update your address in TUCaN or send us your current address if necessary

FAQ International Students

Last Update: 17 April 2020, 14:00 h

Update: My question has not been answered here. Who can I contact?

TU Darmstadt compiled all up-to-date announcements about the Coronavirus on a webpage.

You can find information on the webpages of the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. Unfortunately, not all information there is available in English. We recommend using an online tool such as Deepl for translating the texts.

Please send your documents by mail to TU Darmstadt, Referat Zulassung International, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt. In many cases you can also send your documents as a PDF scan by email.

We will send you your documents by mail or as a PDF scan by email. If necessary, please update your postal address to TUCaN or let know your current address.

The student ID/ semester ticket will be sent to you by mail to the address saved in TUCaN. If necessary, update your address in TUCaN or inform about your current address.

If you need a confirmation (e.g. confirmation of registration status for the Foreigners Office), please send an email with your request and your Matrikelnumber to . We will process your inquiry and send you a digital certificate by email.

The Foreigners Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Darmstadt is closed until further notice.

If you want to extend your residence permit or apply for a residence permit, you need to send an directly with your inquiry.

Next steps:

They will then send you the application form by post. Please fill this out and send it back to the Foreigners Office together with the following documents:

- Filled-out application form (If you need help filling out the application form, please contact us , we can make a video-chat appointment with you to help you fill this out.

- Copy of passport

- Copy of the certificate of study/enrolment (Studienbescheinigung)

- Copy of the health insurance certificate

- Biometric passport photo

As soon as the Foreigners Office is open again, you will get an appointment to complete your residence permit application. Please bring your proof of financial means with you to this appointment.

Important: With the above-mentioned application you will receive a “Fiktionsbescheinigung” (a “Fiktionsbescheinigung” is a temporary document that belongs to your current residence permit and/or visa), which allows you to officially stay in the country until you receive an appointment to go there in person. In addition, they will send you a letter with their bank account information with how much money you will have to transfer for this document. Please then transfer this fee promptly to the account provided by the Foreigners Office.

Please note: If you have applied for a residence permit already, you cannot pick it up at the moment. It will be sent to you by post as soon as possible. Further information will be provided directly by the Foreigners Office.

Please note that this may take some time, as the Foreigners Office is currently processing a large number of applications.

To deregister at the City Hall (Einwohnermeldeamt) Darmstadt you can fill out this form and send it .

Please send your request by email to the (ISS) and mention if you are an exchange or degree-seeking international student.

Please send an email to the . We will offer you video consultation.

International Counter: General questions and concerns; first contact point for international students

International Admission: Questions about application, admission, matriculation, delivery of the semester ticket/ student ID, semester fee and video consultation

International Student Services: Questions about health insurance, visa, residence permit and other non-academic subjects as well as registration for online consultation hours

Housing: Questions about accommodation

  • ESHA: Exchange students
  • Wohnraumservice: International students

Refugees: Questions from refugees about preparatory courses and study support programmes

Erasmus Incomings Europe: Questions from European incomers

Incomings Overseas:Questions from incomers form overseas

Erasmus Outgoings Europe: Questions from outgoers

Outgoings Overseas: Questions from outgoers

Contact persons

  Name Working area(s) Contact
International Student Services (ISS)
+49 6151 16-26991
S4|13 303
Flüchtlingsintegration (ZKF)
Mo + Th 11:00 – 13:00 // Tu 13:00 – 15:00
+49 6151 16-29989
S4|13 301
Benedetta Gennaro PhDHead of Unit International Student Services and Refugee Integration,
+49 6151 16-26680
S4|13 302
Birgit Brandes Dipl.-Ing.
Contact only by email until further notice
International student support, degree completion grants for international students
+49 6151 16-24042
S4|13 303
Alissa Reinach M.A.
Contact only by email until further notice
+49 6151 16-26667
S4|13 303
Aaron Szczerba M.A.Refugee Integration & Scholars at Risk
+49 6151 16-29987
S4|13 302
Anamarija Penzes M.A.Coordinator for German as 2nd language and German as Foreign Language for Refugees
+49 6151 16-26664
S4|13 302
Linh Hoang-TunaRefugee Integration (Campus orientation)
+49 6151 16-29987
S4|13 302
Natalie Wocko Digitale Services
Natalie Wocko M.A.
+49 6151 16-22625
S4|13 303
  Name Working area(s) Contact
Dagmar Loris M.A.Partnerships and Student Exchange Asia-Pacific, Coordination Strategic University Partnership Tongji, PROMOS and Hessen-Queensland Programme
+49 6151 16-24058
S1|01 303
Christian Tischer M.A.Partnerships and Student Exchange Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Coordination Erasmus+ International
+49 6151 16-21 676
S1|01 301
Sabine Roos Int. Dipl.-Vw.Institutional Erasmus+ Coordination, Strategical Partnerships Europe
+ 49 6151 16 - 24063
S1|01 304
Tanja Torres Alberich Erasmus+ Coordination, Southern and Eastern Europe(outgoing and incoming), German Schools worldwide
+49 6151 16-24061
S1|01 306
Julia Fitzthum M.A.Partnerships and Student Exchange USA and Canada
+49 6151 16-24054
S1|01 301
  Name Working area(s) Contact
Michelle Cunningham-Wandel M.A.Coordinator for MasterPlus support programme, qualification programme for international Master's students
+49 6151 16-27525
S4|13 304