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.

Summer semester 2023

Together with our partners, we created the best possible orientation weeks for you. ISS welcomes you!

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

Student-led University Groups Events

ISS organises different events during the X-Weeks in collaboration with our TU Darmstadt student-led university groups. Once we have organised the full program plan, you can find it here.

X-Weeks Orientation Day

Friday, 03 March 2023
14:00 – 15:30 (CET) ISS Welcome event
15:30 – 16:30 (CET) Information Fair
17:00 (CET) ESN Gathering at the Herrngarten
If you can not attend the X-Weeks Orientation Day, be sure to check out the Kick-Off Days.

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.

Summer semester 2023

Respective Information will be provided a few weeks prior to the event per email.

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.

Placement test (Online)

20. February 2023 (00:00 CET) – 02. March 2023 (12:00 CET)

Intensive Language Course

03. 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 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.