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Darmstadt University of Technology

3.8 out of 5 (116 ratings / 71 reviews) Darmstadt, Germany
The Darmstadt University of Technology, whose official name (also its official English name) is "Technische Universität Darmstadt" (abbreviated TU Darmstadt), is a university in the city of Darmstadt, Germany.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Technische Universität Darmstadt is a treasure house of achievement and innovative power – the result of more than 140 years of human ingenuity in all its variety leaving its mark day after day. 


In its Principles of Study and Teaching, TU Darmstadt underscores the significance of academic excellence and personality orientation, its culture of openness and the ‘studyability’ of its courses. It regularly honours good teaching with generously endowed awards (Athene Award for Good Teaching, E-Teaching Award).Digital Media in TeachingTU Darmstadt is one of the group of German universities that makes comprehensive and exemplary use of digital media in teaching.Quality Assurance and DevelopmentTeaching at TU Darmstadt is subject to a comprehensive internal and external quality assurance and development programme.


The thematic research priorities of TU Darmstadt are defined by six profile areas. The profile areas represent nationally and internationally visible core competencies and shape the specific profile of the university.


More than 4,900 employees work, research and teach at TU Darmstadt. We provide support to our staff so that they are able to apply their knowledge and individual expertise to their range of duties and to develop their skills effectively.

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Student services

  • Forum for Interdisciplinary Research (FiF)
  • University and State Library Darmstadt (ULB)
  • University IT-Service and Computing Centre (HRZ)
  • University Sports Centre (USZ)
  • Language Resource Centre (SPZ)
  • Academic Bridging Courses (Studienkolleg)
  • Centre for Educational Development (HDA)

Housing services

Everything concerned with accommodation for incoming exchange students is centrally managed by the Housing Services for Exchange Students. It offers special assistance to international students and exchange students in finding adequate accommodation. This service includes an Accommodation Guide (with links to private and public dormitories, hotels and boarding houses), guidelines for searching accommodation on the private market and assistance with housing contracts, negotiations with landlords or moving into a student dormitory.

Library services

SAE Digital Library availableThe database includes more than 225,000 technical papers, standards, reports, books and magazines about mobility.About 50,000 documents edited by SAE can be downloaded directly as pdf.Available in full text are

  • 45,000 technical papers since 1998
  • 5,500 papers from SAE journals since 1998
  • more than 170 e-books by SAE since 1990

Medical services

In Germany health insurance is mandatory.Therefore you should take care of registering for a suitable health insurance in time. The insurance scheme and the health insurance provider that is right for you depends amongst other on your status (employee vs. scholarship holder) and your income.


Their programs are fully accredited by the German Accreditation Council, and you can expect the level of quality that granted the Darmstadt University of Technology its world-wide reputation of excellence in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Student Reviews

Good education with a very broad foundation.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
Interesting and challenging but not a lot of interesting extra curricular activities. Very strong male majority at university and the town in general.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Its been tough and good at times. OVerall good.
International experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's been a very diverse study environment that is not only academic based but we also have time to have fun!