Information for international students

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!

Institutes and Chairs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Study Programs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree-seeking students

General questions: (applications, admissions, enrolment): International Admission of TU Darmstadt

Departmental questions: “Studienbüro” (Office for Student Affairs)

(L5|06 129 – 142) 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

Exchange students

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)

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

Zentrale Koordinierungsstelle für Flüchtlingsintegration


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.

New Master module “International Research Project”12 CP (in English!) 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.

Academic Calendar

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 – Qualification, Support and Integration

TUtor International

Sprachencafé (Language Coffee Place)