Information for international students
Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TU Darmstadt! We are pleased that you have chosen to study at our department and wish you a successful and enjoyable stay!
Student Advisory Service
General questions: (applications, admissions, enrolment): International Admission of TU Darmstadt
Departmental questions: “Studienbüro” (Office for Student Affairs)
(L5|06 129 – 142) E-Mail Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-12 AM
- Service and advice for degree-seeking students
- Questions concerning TUCaN
- Registration for thesis
- Doctor‘s notes
- Transcript of Records
General questions (applications process, language requirements, accommodation, student card and public transport, health insurance) please contact the International relations office of TU Darmstadt.
Departmental questions please contact the International Coordinator Dr. Marie-Christin Wedel (L5|06 128) E-Mail
Office hours: Wednesday 9-11 AM (other meetings by arrangement)
- Service and advice for exchange students
- Study Program
- Learning Agreement and Credit Points
- Transcript of Records
Information for refugees
TUCaN is the central organizing system for courses and examinations at TU Darmstadt. On TUCaN you can find out who will teach the course, what the course is about and where and when the course takes place.
Registration Process via TUCaN
- Register for a module (at the beginning of the semester)
- Register for a course (at the beginning of the semester)
- Register for an exam (special registration period)
Module and Courses
- A module consists of one or more courses
- A course is always part of a module (and can be part of various modules)
- A course for example can be a lecture (“Vorlesung” –vl), a practical course (“Übung” –ue), or a seminar (“Seminar” –se).
Please consider that the language of instruction at the department is usually German. There are just a few courses taught in English.
Students only get a grade when they finish the whole module. A module consists of one or more courses as well as examinations. So please register for every module, every course of the module, and the examinations on TUCaN. If you register for a module you are not automatically registered for the associated examination. A course for example can be a lecture (“Vorlesung” –vl), a practical course (“Übung” –ue), or a seminar (“Seminar” –se).
- Module manual Civil engineering (B.Sc.) (in German)
- Module manual Civil engineering (M.Sc.) (in German)
- Module manual Environmental engineering (B.Sc.) (in German)
- Module manual Environmental engineering (M.Sc.) (in German)
New Master module „International Research Project“: 12 CP (in English!) (Module number 13-01-M007)The student works quite independently on a given topic. The student should show that he/ she can independently edit and present this topic according to scientific methods. The results will be presented in written and oral form. Recommended prerequisites are knowledge of the subject area in which the project work is chosen.
The academic year consists of two terms/semesters called “Wintersemester” and “Sommersemester”. The “Wintersemester” courses start in mid-October and end by mid-February. The Sommersemester courses start in mid-April and end by mid-July. The so-called „vorlesungsfreie Zeit“ (semester break) is used to take exams, finish term papers, go on excursions, enroll in practical courses and prepare for the upcoming term.
QuaSI – Success through Support
QuaSI – Success through Support – is a pilot project of Technische Universität Darmstadt for the promotion and support of international Master students during their initial phase of their master's programme and the transition into working life. The project QuaSI is completely free.
TUtor International is a project at TU supporting international students culturally, academically and socially. Theiraim is to assist international students with their orientation and integration into student life and the German society. They are a multicultural team that is well aware of the different cultural backgrounds of international students and are there for you as companions and friends.
International Student Services (ISS)
The International Student Services (ISS) supports international students, refugees and exchange students in all non-academic areas.
Sprachencafé (Language Coffee Place)
Every Thursday 5:15-8:00 p.m. at TU Darmstadt S1|03 Room 9
Sprachencafé offers a platform for students interested in languages, culture and people of all nationalities. It is a weekly gathering in cozy atmosphere. There is no registration required, you can come by whenever you prefer. We also organize our meetings in a Facebook group that you are welcome to join.
Stipendien (Scholarships) for Degree-seeking students
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International Research Experience (IREP)
To enable undergraduate and graduate students from TU Darmstadt's partner universities in the USA and Canada to:
- Acquire an insight in research in your field through active participation
- Gain intercultural experience
- Transfer credit points home
More information here: