Studying Abroad

A Life-Changing Experience

The TU Darmstadt's students are offered the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters at a partner university within the framework of an exchange programme. A stay abroad enables you to get to know another country, another language and another culture while making many international contacts. This needs to be well organised and planned in advance. We support you in this!

Your Study Abroad Opportunities

Martin Siebel,
spent 1 year at Tartu Ülikool (Estonia)

I can only recommend jumping at the chance to spend a part of your studies abroad. It is an unique opportunity to take courses outside the TU Darmstadt curriculum that can be acknowledged back home, e.g. in the elective course section.

Picture: M. Siebel

Nicola Gutmann,
spent one year at the Polytechnique Montréal (Canada)

My year abroad in Canada has helped me grow professionally and, above all, personally. I also speak fluent French and English now and have friends all over the world.

Picture: N. Gutmann
  • Erasmus+ is an exchange programme within Europe: Exchange Europe.
    Application deadline: 30th November for the following academic year (winter and/or summer semester). Another application period only for the summer semester in the following year ends on 31st May.
  • In addition, we have partner universities worldwide, where you can also study abroad: Exchange overseas.
    Application deadline: 30th November for the following academic year (winter and/or summer semester).
    Please note: the Hessen programme has a different application deadline.
  • General information about exchange semesters and dates of the central information events: Information events
  • The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international, apolitical, independent organization for the placement of internships abroad. Current vacancies, further information
  • Students of materials science can acquire a Future Leaders Scholarship in cooperation with Bosch-Rexroth. The integrated internship at Bosch-Rexroth focuses on electronics manufacturing (circuit board design, thermal simulation of electronic components): Further information on the program
  • With the E3 program, the école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland offers an intensive laboratory internship for bachelor and master students who wish to pursue a PhD at the end of their studies. This internship can be recognized as an advanced research lab within the Materials Science master programme.
  • The CIRC.LE project commits to empower new generations of professionals working in a circular transition with a socio-civic compromise. This humanizing approach is here considered as the perfect complement to the technical skills for a true application of circularity principles.

Please hand in all documents in the mentioned order as one pdf-file per email to your departmental exchange coordinator (Materials Science: Dr. Hannah Sonderfeld, ) within the application deadline.

  • Signed online application form
  • A one-page motivation letter
  • CV (tabular)
  • Transcript of Records (Tucan print out or copy of Bachelor degree for Master students)
  • Overview of planned academic performance (courses at partner university)
  • Language test if applicable

Language requirements need to be checked with the partner university by the applicant.

The selection of applicants takes place on the basis of their academic achievements, their motivation, extracurricular activities and language skills where applicable.