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 2020

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

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

The following schedule is subject to change due to TU Darmstadt’s recommendation to postpone all larger public events. Therefore, we ask you to check this page regularly for updates.

X-Weeks Infos and Dates

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 last four weeks and takes place from Monday to Friday.

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

During the Orientation Day, the ISS Team will introduce you to your X-Weeks tutor and other fellow students starting their semester abroad. You will also have the opportunity to meet the international coordinator of the different academic departments as well as other organisations at TU Darmstadt.

Tuesday, 03 March from 10:15 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.

Every student has to register at the city hall within two weeks of their arrival.

In order to make this process as easy as possible for everyone, we schedule private group appointments for you at the city hall.

Make sure to check back with your tutor on what paperwork you will need and which appointment to attend.

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

Members of ISS will go over the procedure on how to obtain a residence permit. Here we will inform you of the required documents and when our appointments at the foreigners office are scheduled.

If you did not enter Germany with a visa that covers the complete duration of your stay, you should not miss this event!

Studying in a foreign country can be quite challenging. This workshop will assist you in finding your way round and coping with everyday life situations in Germany and your study programmes at the Technical University of Darmstadt. You will learn about the dos and donts, how to handle cultural and academic differences, and what is expected from you at a German university.

Registration required.

Join us for a guided tour through Braustüb'l Brewery – Darmstadt's traditional brewery! The tour will take approximately one hour and you'll get the chance to taste the different beers provided by Braustüb'l, they will also serve non-alcoholic beverages!

A 2-hour walk through the main university-Sport center. Here you will see TU Darmstadt's sport grounds and learn about the different (and mainly free of charge) sport programmes offered through the university.

Afterwards, we will take a short tour through the Lichtwiese-Campus.

Let's explore different tastes from around the world!

Following your German exam, our student-led groups will organise an international dinner. Everybody can bring a meal from their home country to share with the rest of the group.

In cooperation with ESN Darmstadt, we will take you on a tour through the Odenwald and to the Felsenmeer.

At the Kick-Off Party you will have the chance to meet other international and German students and enjoy a great evening with dancing and singing karaoke at our famous student-party venue “Schlosskeller”.


The information on this website is not legally binding.