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Services 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.

International Counter

Picture: Britta Hüning

The International Counter is the first point of contact for international students. You can visit the counter online or on campus Stadtmitte in karo5 Monday through Friday.

Opening hours:

Monday: 14 – 16 h (CET)
Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 12 h (CET)

Meeting password for the online Counter: Counter

Telephone Hotline for International Students

+49 6151-16 21675

Monday: 10:00 – 13:00 (CET)
Tuesday: 13:00 – 16:00 (CET)
Wednesday: 10:00 – 13:00 (CET)
Thursday: 10:00 – 13:00 (CET)
Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 (CET)


For general questions visit the International Counter online or in the karo5 building on campus Stadtmitte. For individual advice, please visit the websites of the responsible unit and contact them by e-mail.

Contact information

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

FAQ International Students

Last Update: 24 November 2021, 14:00 h


Can I get a free corona rapid test?

Corona virus

Vaccinated with a EU-approved vaccine

If you have a vaccination certificate from abroad and were immunised with a vaccine approved in the EU, you can get a valid vaccination certificate with your vaccination certificate at a pharmacy.

In Darmstadt, the following pharmacies near campus issue this proof of vaccination:

  • Einhorn-Apotheke, Ludwigsplatz 1
  • Stern-Apotheke, Frankfurter Str. 19
  • Engel-Apotheke, Rheinstr. 7-9
  • Apotheke am Klinikum, Grafenstr. 13.

In principle, this is possible at any pharmacy.


Vaccinated with a vaccine not approved in the EU

If you were immunised abroad with a vaccine that is not approved in the EU, we recommend that you seek the advice on a Covid-19 vaccination from a general practitioner immediately after your arrival in Germany.


Not vaccinated

If you have not yet received a vaccination, we advise you to get immunised with an approved vaccine as soon as possible in Germany.

Please talk to your general practitioner or visit TU Darmstadt's Corona website for more information on other options.

Currently (as of 24 November 2021), everyone can get tested free of charge. Here you will find information on tests and test sites in Hesse.

Test centres Darmstadt Stadtmitte

Test centre Darmstadt Lichtwiese

Click on “free rapid test” on the campus testing center websites.

The TU Darmstadt has compiled all current information about Covid-19 on one website.

You can find current information on the pages of the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration. Unfortunately, these websites are not available in English. We recommend using an online translation tool.

Organising your stay

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 is currently only open to persons with an assigned appointment.

Unfortunately, the Foreigners Office is very busy at the moment due to the current situation, which is why there may be longer waiting times when answering inquiries. The Foreigners Office works as fast and efficiently as possible. We know that you need these documents, but under the current circumstances, we have no influence on appointments with the immigration authorities.

Important: When you send a request/e-mail to the Foreigners Office, please make sure to write exactly what you need in the subject line. For example: “Fiktionsbescheinigung expired”. Please also make sure to include your full name, the address where you are registered, your birthdate and country (as written on your passport).

When you are in an emergency situation, for example: expired Fiktionsbescheinigung, leaving the country with no valid documents or arrived as a tourist and still waiting more than 8-weeks to receive an appointment, please contact .

Due to the current situation, you will need to make an appointment in order to register at the City Hall (Einwohnermeldeamt) in Darmstadt and carefully follow all the health safety measures during your visit. You can find more information regarding this topic via the following links:

Making an appointment

General information

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.

For further information on how to prepare for and organise your stay in Darmstadt, please visit the website of the International Student services.

Other questions

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: For specific questions and concerns of refugee students.

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

PreCIS: Questions about the PreCIS programme

The Welcome Centre support TU Darmstadt international researchers and ATMs in providing both professional advice and practical help in the non-scientific aspects of international research life in Darmstadt. Please contact the Welcome Centre by .

Contact persons

  Name Working area(s) Contact
International Student Services (ISS)
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
Natalie Wocko Digitale Services
Natalie Wocko M.A.Digital Services Coordinator
+49 6151 16-22625
S4|13 303
  Name Working area(s) Contact
Dagmar Bergwitz M.A.Partnerships and Student Exchange Asia-Pacific, Coordination Strategic University Partnership Tongji, PROMOS and Hessen-Queensland Programme, on maternity leave until 01/2021
+49 6151 16-24058
S1|01 303
Christian Tischer M.A.Partnerships and Coordination Oversea Exchange
+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 Student mobility Europe (incomings), EU - Work-Placement (Internship), Université franco-allemande
+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
MasterPlus Office
S4|13 304
Natalie Wocko Digitale Services
Natalie Wocko M.A.Coordinator for MasterPlus support programme, qualification programme for international Master's students
+49 6151 16- 22625
S4|13 303