The Dates for X-Weeks 2024 are set!

Incoming exchange students, mark your calendars!


We hope that you are all excited and looking forward to commencing your studies at TU Darmstadt! To help you settle into life at TU Darmstadt and Germany as an exchange student, the ISS team organises the X-Weeks at the beginning of each semester. This summer semester, the orientation programme will be filled with important information and opportunities to get to know the university, Darmstadt and your fellow exchange students before the semester officially starts.

The X-Weeks are taking place from the fourth to sixth of March this semester.

Welcome and Orientation

From the fourth to the sixth of March, there will be exciting orientation events on Campus Stadtmitte, which is within walking distance from the central points of transport in Darmstadt like Luisenplatz or Schloss.

On day one, we are going to welcome you officially on campus and introduce you to your fellow exchange students before you will have the chance to get to know the variety of services, important contact persons and student-led university groups TU Darmstadt has to offer during the X-Weeks info fair.

Day two will be dedicated to the essentials: Learn more about the first steps after your arrival and German bureaucracy. We will explain how to register at the City Hall and how to open a bank account in Germany before we will talk about topics related to the Foreigners Office. Learn the basics about visa and residence permits so that nothing can go wrong during your stay here in Germany. Of course, you will also have the chance to talk to our experts and ask questions during the event.

On day three you will have an opportunity to take part in our student panel, where student assistants and experienced exchange students will talk about their own experiences and give you first-hand advice and tips for a successful stay in Darmstadt. After the panel, you can chat with them in a more informal atmosphere to learn even more about the city and student life at the university.

Exciting events in the coming weeks

During the X-Weeks, you will not only receive information and tips on how to organise your stay, but you will also have a lot of fun! Stay tuned for the exciting social and cultural events that we have planned for you together with our partners. Over the next few weeks you will get to know other students at game nights and meet-ups and discover the city and the region at city rallies, tours and day trips. If you are already here by the first of March, don't miss out on our first campus tour at 3 p.m and Meet & Chill with TUtor International at Café 221qm.

Do you want to get to know the university and its facilities even better? Then you can also take a tour of the University and State Library Darmstadt (ULB) on Campus Stadtmitte. This library is the TU Darmstadt’s central library and also the universal academic library for the people of Darmstadt and southern Hesse. You can explore the building and learn more about the services offered there. Please regularly check the X-Weeks website for updates about the event such as the dates and registration process!

Another event you can attend is the University Sports Centre Presentation Event (UPE) where you can visit the University Sport Centre (USZ) and get to know the Student Health Management (SGM) team of TU Darmstadt. You will even be able to try out various sporting activities yourself during this event! This one will be happening a bit later once the international degree-seeking students arrive, so keep yourself updated for the dates !

The ISS-Team cannot wait to meet you!

Student Assistant at ISS

The X-Weeks welcome events are compulsory for all exchange students as you will receive very important information and meet other incoming students during the program. If you want to make a perfect start at TU Darmstadt, do not miss the orientation program!

Stay tuned and check the ISS Website and the X-Weeks website regularly. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram or Facebook and join our Telegram channel for the latest ISS news.