The X-Weeks
for international exchange students

X-Weeks Winter Term 24/25 - Mark Your Calendars

The upcoming X-Weeks welcome events are scheduled for September 3rd to 5th, 2024. More information will follow.

Summer Semester 2024

Welcome! Together with our partners, we organise the X-Weeks (experience weeks) for you to ensure a successful start and stay at TU Darmstadt.

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X-Weeks Welcome Events

Day 1 Orientation Day Monday, 04 March 2024 Campus Stadtmitte,
S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 122
Day 2 The Essentials Tuesday, 05 March 2024 Campus Stadtmitte,
S1|05 Maschinenhaus,
Room 122
Day 3 Student Life Wednesday, 06 March 2024 Campus Stadtmitte,
S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 122
Please note that participation in Day 1, 2 and 3 of X-Weeks is mandatory for exchange students. More information about the X-Weeks will be continuously updated on this website.

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 activities this upcoming semester.

When: Monday, 4. March 2024

Where: Campus Stadtmitte, S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 122


14:00 h – Start

  • Welcome, Introduction ISS, Unite! & IDEM, Erasmus and Overseas Officers, TUtor International, …

15:20 h – Info Fair

  • Meet Departments, important services at TU Darmstadt and more

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: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Where: Campus Stadtmitte, S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 122


14:00 – Start

  • Topics: Good to know, registering with the residents' registration office, opening a bank account, applying for a visa/residence permit

15:30 – Consultant Desks

  • Experts will answer your questions about ISS, Foreigners Office, bank account and health insurance. Your Overseas and Erasmus Officers will also be there.

On Day 3, experienced exchange students and student assistants will talk about their own experiences in a panel and give tips for a successful stay in Darmstadt. Learn first-hand about what the city and our university have to offer. After the student panel, you will have the opportunity to talk to them and other exchange students in person in an informal atmosphere.

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2024

Where: Campus Stadtmitte, S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 122


14:00 – Student Panel

  • Student Panel with students of TU Darmstadt

15:00 – Meet & Greet

  • Meet the students from the Student Panel and other exchange students

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)

Monday, 12 February 2024, 0:00 h, midnight CET to Thursday, 29 February 2024, 12:00 h, midday CET

Intensive Language Course (online or in-person)

4 to 28 March 2024 (Mondays – Fridays, 8:55-12:25 h 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.

Fri, 01 March 2024 – 15:00 h Campus Tours (TI/ESN)

Meeting point: Mensa Stadtmitte, Entrance Otto-Berndt-Halle

Sat, 09 March 2024 – time tba City Tour Darmstadt (ESN)

Meeting point: Luisenplatz

Follow TUtor International and ESN Darmstadt for all social-cultural events.

Take a tour of the University and State Library Darmstadt at Campus Stadtmitte. The ULB is the central university library of TU Darmstadt and the universal academic library for the population of Darmstadt and Southern Hesse. Explore the premises of the ULB and learn more about the services offered there.

When: 20 March 2024, 13:30 h (CET)

Where: ULB Stadtmitte, Main Entrance

Registration needed

Visit the University Sports Centre (USZ) and get to know the Student Health Management (SGM) at TU Darmstadt. During the UPE event you will have the opportunity to try out various sporting activities yourself!

When: 12 April 2024, 13:30 h (CET)

Where: TU Darmstadt Gyms

Registration starting on 2 April

Social and Cultural Events

Look forward to numerous events such as excursions, tours and meet-ups.

Student-led University Groups

In order to guarantee all exchange students a successful and exciting stay at TU Darmstadt, there are groups that offer a variety of social & cultural events. For additional information please visit their websites:

TUtor International

ESN Darmstadt



The information on this website is not legally binding.