Summer semester 2023
Welcome! Together with our partners, we organise the orientation weeks for you to ensure a successful stay at TU Darmstadt.
- The slides of the X-Weeks orientation events are now online:
(opens in new tab) 1. X-Weeks Orientation Day – Slides
(opens in new tab) 2. X-Weeks The Essentials! – Slides
- We have also created a tutorial for you on how to book an appointment at the City Hall (Einwohnermeldeamt) Darmstadt:
(opens in new tab) EMA-Termin Tutorial
- Please note: The X-Weeks are not over yet! Take part in the that we have organised for you with our partners. exciting events
How to get to Lichtwiese Campus
You can take the L Bus or Tram 2 to get to Lichtwiese. We recommend taking the tram on Day 1, since the first event of our X-Weeks takes place near the Tram station “Darmstadt Hochschulstadion”. (opens in new tab) for a helpful map of the campus. Check out our X-Weeks flyer
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 services, important contact persons and student-led university groups who are organising a lot of fun and welcoming activities this upcoming semester.
When: 6 March 2023
Where: Campus Lichtwiese, L3|01, Room A 93
& L4|02, Rooms 3 – 6
At this event, you will receive essential information that exchange students need during their stay. Learn more about registering at your new place of residence, how to open a bank account if necessary and what you need to keep in mind when it comes to residence permits in Germany.
When: 7 March 2023
Where: Campus Lichtwiese, L2|03, Room 5
- 14:00 h Start
- 14:20 h Registering at the City Hall & Opening a bank account
- 15:00 h Foreigners Office: Visa/ Applying for a residence permit
On day 3, you will have the opportunity to talk to various experts in person and ask individual questions before experienced exchange students and student assistants will talk about their own experiences and give tips in a panel.
When: 08. March 2023
Where: Campus Lichtwiese, L4|02, Rooms 3 – 6, L2|03 Room 5
- 14:00 h Start informations desks, L4|02, Rooms 3 – 6
- International Student Services
- Foreigners Office
- Bank account
- Health Insurance
- Coordinators Overseas and Europe
- 15:15 h Student Panel, L2|03 Room 5
The intensive German courses are organised by the 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. Sprachenzentrum (Language Resource Centre)
Placement test (Online)
20. February 2023 (00:00 CET) – 02. March 2023 (12:00 CET)
Intensive Language Course
06. March – 31. March 2023; Mondays – Fridays (08:55 – 12:25 CET)
Let's explore Darmstadt together! You will get the chance to see important places and sights. We will be offering various tours and rallies during the X-Weeks.
If your are in Darmstadt at the beginning of March do not miss our first tour:
City Tours with TUtor International:
3 March, 2 p.m. (14 Uhr)
Meeting Point: Mensa Entrance, Stadtmitte Campus
Next tours: See programme below
Social and cultural Events
Together with our partners, we have planned five weeks full of exciting social-cultural events. Over the next few weeks, get to know other students and discover the city and the region.
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:
The information on this website is not legally binding.