The TU Darmstadt Experience Weeks

The International Student Services (ISS) Team is very excited to welcome you to Technische Universität Darmstadt!

In order to help you get settled, the ISS team organizes 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.

Summer semester 2020

The X-weeks for the summer semester 2020 will start on Tuesday, 03 March with our Orientation Day.

Please see our website for further information on how to prepare for and organize your stay here: Mehr erfahren

Please note: Below you can find our most up-to-date timetable with all the events taking place during the week. Make sure to check back in case changes have been made.

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 at the beginning of your exchange period.

Your tutor will support you with:

  • your enrollment (“Immatrikulation”)
  • opening a bank account
  • your registration with the city
  • further administrative and academic issues

The intensive German courses last four weeks and takes place from mondays to fridays.

Placement test
Tuesday, 03 March

08:55 – 09:55

S2|08 room 171
Intensive language course
04 – 27 March

08:55 – 12:25

will be announced following
the placement test

At the X-Weeks Orientation Day, the team of TU Darmstadt's Department of International Affairs (Dezernat Internationales) will welcome you as you meet your X-Weeks tutor and the other members of your tutor group. You will also have the opportunity to meet the international coordinator of the different academic departments as well as other organisations at TU Darmstadt (i.e. University Sport Center and other student-led organisations).

Tuesday, 03 March 10:30 – 13:00 S2|08 room 171

In order to enroll at the university, you must have proof of a German approved health insurance plan. You can come to one of our insurance check appointments to check that everything you have is acceptable here in Germany.

Once you have a health insurance set up, you can enroll at the university and receive your student ID, which you can use as a ticket for public transportation in Darmstadt and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, 02 March 15:00 – 17:00 S4|13 315
Thursday, 05 March 14:00 – 16:00 S1|01 309
Friday, 06 March 14:00 – 16:00 S1|01 309
Monday, 09 March 14:00 – 16:00 S1|01 309
Monday, 16 March 14:00 – 15:00 S1|01 309
Monday, 23 March 14:00 – 15:00 S1|01 309
Monday, 30 March 14:00 – 16:00 S4|13 315
Thursday, 04 April 14:00 – 16:00 S4|13 315
Monday, 06 April 12:30 – 14:00 S1|01 309

Let's explore Darmstadt together! You will get the chance to see important places and sights in Darmstadt by playing some team-building games.

Wednesday, 04 March from 15:00 Meeting point:
Karo 5

Members of ISS will go over the procedure on how to obtain a residence permit or how to extend your visa and inform you of the required documents and when our appointments at the foreigners office will be scheduled.

If you did not enter Germany with a visa that covers the complete duration of your stay, you should not miss this event! (You will be told if you should attend this event at ISS' visa check.)

Tuesday, 10 March 14:00 – 15:00 S4|13 315

This workshop is offered by Studienkolleg and provides assistance and answers to your questions on living and studying in a different culture. You will learn how to navigate the diverse expectations and attitudes at a German university and in a foreign country.

Please register for the workshop here: “Kurse im Bereich Schlüsselqualifikationen”
tba tba Studienkolleg S4|07

Join us for a guided tour through Braustüb'l Brewery – Darmstadt's traditional brewery! Braustüb'l beer is very popular among Darmstadt students and particularly famous for its flip-top bottles. The tour will take approximately one hour and afterwards you'll get the chance to taste the different beer types provided by Braustüb'l, they will also serve non-alcoholic beverages!

Registration required
Tuesday, 17 March from 16:00 Braustübl Darmstadt
Tuesday, 24 March from 16:00 Braustübl Darmstadt

In cooperation with the ESN Darmstadt we explore the areas around Rosenhöhe and Oberfeld.

Facebook Event
Wednesday, 11 March from 15:00 Meeting point:
In front of the Ostbahnhof

Join us directly at the university stadium and the Böllenfalltor at the high ropes course at the foot of the Odenwald. Whether you are an expert climber or beginner, there is something for everyone!

Costs will have to be covered on your own, discount available.

Registration required
Saturday, 21 March from 14:30 Atzwinkelweg,
64287 Darmstadt

Taking a 2 hours walk to the main sport facilities you will see TU Darmstadt's sport grounds and learn about the wide-ranging (and mainly free of charge!) sport programme offered by Unisport-Zentrum.

Afterwards a short orientation is given on the campus Lichtwiese.

Registration required
Wednesday, 18 March 14:00 – 16:00 Lichtwiesenweg 3,
64287 Darmstadt
Wednesday, 25 March 14:00 – 16:00 Lichtwiesenweg 3,
64287 Darmstadt
Monday, 06 April 14:00 – 16:00 Lichtwiesenweg 3,
64287 Darmstadt

After your german exams we want to celebrate with an international picnic.
For our international buffet everybody can bring a meal from their homecountry and can try meals from all over the world.

Friday, 27 March from 15:00 tba

At the Welcome Party you will be able to meet other international and German students and enjoy a great evening dancing and partying in the famous student party venue “Schlosskeller”.

Facebook Event
Thursday, 09 April from 21:00 Schlosskeller


The information on this website is not legally binding.