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 tutors 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 2020/21

For the first time ever, this upcoming winter semester will take place online. Together with our partners, we created the best possible orientation weeks for you. ISS welcomes you, no matter if you come here to Darmstadt or study from home. TU Darmstadt is everywhere!

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

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 Infos 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 university-led groups who are organising a lot of fun and welcoming digital activities this upcoming semester.

We are excited to announce that this will be the first year, TU Darmstadt goes (mainly) digital! Our upcoming orientation day will take place online via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link per e-mail.

The Orientation Day 20/21 for exchange students took place online on 2 October. Here you can find the presentation of the orientation event.

Orientation Day 20/21 presentation

In order to give you an opportunity to meet other TU Darmstadt students as well as your fellow participating exchange students, we’ve partnered up with our student-led university group’s: TUtor International, ESN and ITT. Take a look at the different events they have going on this semester by clicking their links above!

At the beginning of X-Weeks, you will be assigned to a tutor group. Your tutor 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 tutor will support you with:

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

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

Placement test
from Monday, 14.09.2020; 12:00 a.m. CET
till Thursday, 17.09.2020; 12:00 p.m. CET

Information about language level
Tuesday, 22.10.2020
Intensive language course
from Monday, 28.09.2020
till Friday, 23.10.2020

08:55 – 12:25 CET



The information on this website is not legally binding.