The Experience Weeks
for international exchange students

Summer semester 2023

Welcome! Together with our partners, we organise the orientation weeks for you to ensure a successful stay at TU Darmstadt.

Please follow this link for further information on how to prepare for and organise your stay here in Germany: Your Stay

  • The slides of the X-Weeks orientation events are now online:

1. X-Weeks Orientation Day – Slides (opens in new tab)

2. X-Weeks The Essentials! – Slides (opens in new tab)

  • We have also created a tutorial for you on how to book an appointment at the City Hall (Einwohnermeldeamt) Darmstadt:

EMA-Termin Tutorial (opens in new tab)

  • Please note: The X-Weeks are not over yet! Take part in the exciting events that we have organised for you with our partners.

X-Weeks Welcome Events

Orientation Day Monday, 06 March 2023 15:00 – 18:00 h
The Essentials Tuesday, 07 March 2023 14:00 – 16:00 h
Questions & Answers Wednesday, 08 March 2023 14:00 – 16:00 h
More information about the X-Weeks will be continuously updated on this website in the coming weeks.

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”. Check out our X-Weeks flyer (opens in new tab) for a helpful map of the campus.

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


  • 15:00 h Welcome and Introduction
    Building L3|01, Room A 93
  • 16:45 h Info Fair
    Building L4|02, Rooms 3 – 6
  • 18:00 h: Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Meet & Greet in Schlosskeller

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
    • Admissions
    • 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 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

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:

TUtor International

ESN Darmstadt

Intercultural Tutors Team


The information on this website is not legally binding.