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.

Summer semester 2021

This upcoming summer semester will also take place online. 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!

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 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 digital activities this upcoming semester.

Our upcoming orientation day will take place online via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link per email.

The Orientation Day for exchange students will take place online on March 2, 2021. The complete presentation will be uploaded here following our event.

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 from Monday through Friday for a total of four weeks. If you have any questions regarding your German course, please contact them directly.

Placement test
from Monday, 15.02.2021; 12:00 a.m. CET
till Thursday, 25.02.2021; 12:00 p.m. CET

Intensive language course
from Monday, 01.03.2021
till Friday, 26.03.2021

Mondays – Fridays
08:55 – 12:25 CET



The information on this website is not legally binding.