The TU Darmstadt Experience Weeks

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

In order to help you get settled, the ISS team organises an orientation programme called: the Experience Weeks. During these ‘X-Weeks’, TU Darmstadt’s student guides will help you find your way around the city, get to know TU Darmstadt’s student life and show you all that Darmstadt has to offer.

Winter semester 2021/22

Together with our partners, we created the best possible orientation weeks for you. ISS welcomes you, no matter if you come to Darmstadt or study from home. TU Darmstadt is everywhere!

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Please follow this link for further information on how to prepare for and organise your stay here in Germany: Your Stay

Please note: Below you can find more information regarding the X-Weeks programme. Due to changes regarding Covid-19 regulations here in Darmstadt, we hope to offer more programmes and activities throughout the semester. Make sure to check back in case changes have been made.

Student-led University Groups

In order to guarantee all exchange students a successful and exciting stay at TU Darmstadt, there are several student-led groups that offer a variety of social & cultural events. For additional information please visit their websites:

ESN Darmstadt

Intercultural Tutors Team

TUtor International

X-Weeks Information and Dates

During the Orientation Day, the ISS Team will introduce you to your other fellow exchange students starting their semester abroad. You will also have the opportunity to meet the different student-led university groups who are organising a lot of fun and welcoming activities this upcoming semester.

Winter term 2021/22

The Orientation Day of the winter semester 2021/22 will take place on 07 September 2021.

At the beginning of X-Weeks, you will be assigned to a guide group. Your guide will be your direct contact person during your first days and weeks in Darmstadt and will be available to help you with any difficulties you may encounter.

Your guide will support you with:

  • your university enrollment (“Immatrikulation”)
  • opening a bank account
  • registering at City Hall
  • further administrative and non-specific academic concerns

The intensive German courses are organised by the Sprachenzentrum (Language Resource Centre) and take place from Monday through Friday for a total of four weeks. If you have any questions regarding your German course, please contact them directly.

This semester, both the language course and the placement test will take place online.

Placement test

23. August 2021 (00:00 CET) – 02. September 2021 (12:00 CET)

Intensive language course

06. September – 01. October 2021; mondays – fridays 08:55 – 12:25 CET

Let's explore Darmstadt together! You will get the chance to see important places and sights in Darmstadt and find out where to buy all the things you need to start your studies.


The information on this website is not legally binding.