About Technical University of Darmstadt

By choosing TU Darmstadt, you are making an investment in your personal and professional future. Committed to academic rigour, cutting-edge research, and interdisciplinary collaboration, TU Darmstadt provides its community with an environment that sparks innovation. Our challenging 118 academic programmes, including 12 english-taught programmes, allow students to gain international experience at an early stage while preparing them for successful careers in research, education, and the private sector. Founded in 1877, TU Darmstadt is one of Germany's leading universities of technology and a member of TU9, a network of the most distinguished German institutes of technology. TU Darmstadt is also coordinator of the European University UNITE! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering) – an alliance of nine leading European universities of technology. TU Darmstadt has a global reputation for outstanding technology transfer through industrial partnerships, award-winning teaching facilities, and highly ranked research output. Its distinct focus on interdisciplinary cooperation works as a catalyst for innovative approaches to technology in research and everyday life applications. Committed to an international orientation in teaching and research, as well as the promotion of values like open-mindedness and mutual respect, TU Darmstadt is home to a diverse community of students and researchers from 120 countries.

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The courses available at TU Darmstadt are widespread amidst technical emphasis. It has appealing offers in engineering, natural sciences and humanities. Studying for a Bachelor's degree typically takes six semesters.



There is a broad range of choices, although the focus is on engineering. TU Darmstadt offers the following Master's degrees. Several of our Master degree programmes are taught in English.



TU Darmstadt provides dedicated early career researchers an outstanding research environment. The doctorate at TU Darmstadt is regarded as a scientific qualification and the first stage of a career, in which the doctoral candidates qualify for different career goals. Two ways of gaining a doctorate: Traditional – doctoral candidates carry out research individually under the supervision of the supervisor and are not bound to a mandatory programme of studies. Structured – doctoral candidates do their studies within the context of a structured doctoral programme, mostly in a group with other early career researchers.



Nikos Moraitakis from Frankfurt is the first student to have completed his doctorate simultaneously at TU Darmstadt and Tongji University in Shanghai. For five years, the industrial engineer with a focus on mechanical engineering worked on his double doctorate. "Tongji" means "together in one boat". That fits well with the idea of German-Chinese cooperation,“ Moraitakis says.

Nikos Moraitakis, 2017

Alexandria Novokowsky from Ottawa, Canada, is a TU Darmstadt Alumna. 2014/15 she took part in the Masters programme. Mundus Urbano“ in Darmstadt. Studying at TU Darmstadt opened doors for her. My time at TU Darmstadt shaped my worldview and my heart forever“, says Novokowsky. 

Alexandria Novokowsky, 2015