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Darmstadt University of Technology

3.8 out of 5 (126 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)



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. Historically, it was the first university in the world (in 1882/83) to set up a chair for and offer a course of study in electrical engineering.


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.


TU Darmstadt’s research performance demonstrates internationally visible and competitive competences and expertise that are reflected in its research profile. The university sets priorities on two levels by defining profile areas and profile topics. The research profile is evaluated on a regular basis and refined progressively. The following six profile areas and one profile topic shape TU Darmstadt’s research profile.Profile area Cybersecurity: The security of information and communication technologies has become a key prerequisite for the functioning of society and economy. The guiding themes are the technological bases and the requirements for cybersecurity and privacy protection.


More than 4,900 employees work, research and teach at TU Darmstadt. They provide support to their 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

Darmstadt University of Technology
Good education with a very broad foundation.
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.
Darmstadt University of Technology
rated 4 out of 5 stars
Its been tough and good at times. OVerall good.
Darmstadt University of Technology
International experience
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!