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Introduction to and preparation for studies for international students

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Our Studienkolleg for foreign students and academic bridging courses supports international students in starting their studies at TU Darmstadt and in Germany. To do this, we offer programmes and courses on language and subject-related topics, and especially on preparation for doing a degree program at a German university.

Courses offered

T courses and G courses

Depending on your higher education entrance qualification, taking the Feststellungsprüfung is compulsory if you want to begin degree studies in Germany. Feststellungsprüfung T gives access to technical, scientific (not Biology) and mathematical courses; Feststellungsprüfung G to History, German and the social sciences. Preparation for the Feststellungsprüfung is usually provided by T courses and G courses.

Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)

If you gained your higher education entrance qualification in a non-German-speaking country, you must usually gain and document appropriate German skills before beginning degree studies. You can do this by attending our DSH courses and taking the DSH examination, for example.

Key Qualifications

We offer courses in key qualifications here. The courses are free for registered students of Technischen Universität Darmstadt.

Student status

To participate in our introductory and preparatory courses, you must have been accepted by the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da), Hochschule RheinMain/ RheinMain University of Applied Sciences/ Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim, Hochschule Geisenheim University, or Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt (EHD). You must therefore apply to one of these universities for our T and G courses – not directly to us. You will then be enrolled as an official student of our universities. Participation in the DSH and StepIn courses also requires enrolment – in these cases always at Technischen Universität Darmstadt. However, you should first contact us in these cases. Courses in 'Inter-cultural Skills' and 'Key Qualifications' are free for students and staff of Technischen Universität Darmstadt and are also open to others.

Online applications

Applications to the Technische Universität Darmstadt should be made online.

Information on the application to the Hochschule Darmstadt can be found here.

Information on the application to the Hochschule RheinMain/ RheinMain University of Applied Sciences/ Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim can be found here.

Homepage of the Hochschule Geisenheim University

Homepage of the Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt (EHD)