Are international students admitted to MIT

application and approval

In the following section you will find all the important information about

  • canditature
  • Admission and
  • matriculation

In our online application we ask you questions about your personal requirements for studying at TU Darmstadt. At the end of the application process, you will be asked to submit your data to TU Darmstadt. You will then receive an application number and the request to print out the application form directly. Please send the signed application form with the required documents to the International Admissions Department at TU Darmstadt.

Applicants with German or another EU nationality who no German Abitur have and who are for the Bachelor's degree (1st semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC) value want to apply, must also register at www.hochschulstart.de to participate in the "Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure" (DoSV). You can find detailed information and an overview of the courses under the point: "Dialog-oriented service procedures" (DoSV).

To start the online application, please use the following link. If you have problems using the secured application, you can use the unsecured application instead.

Online application (secured via SSL)

unsecured online application

If you would like to inquire about the processing status of your application, please use the status inquiry.

Your complete application documents in paper form (including certificates and language certificates) must be submitted by no later than Application deadline (preclusion period) enter. Please note that all documents must be received by post. It is not possible to submit documents digitally!

Incomplete applications or applications received after the application deadline (cut-off period) will be rejected!

This information is important for applicants with German or another EU nationality who no German Abitur to have:

If they a bachelor's degree (1st semester) with a numerus clausus (NC) value want to apply, you have to take part in the "Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure" (DoSV) and register in the DoSV application portal.

The online application for the winter semester 2021/22 will be activated on June 1st, 2021! The required registration at the university start only on April 15, 2021. Please note that your application will be incomplete until you are also registered with Hochschulstart and have given us your registration. As soon as you have registered with Hochschulstart on April 15, 2021, you must send us your identification number by e-mail or post by July 31, 2021 at the latest (cut-off period).

To register at Hochschulstart, please proceed as follows:

Create an account in the DoSV application portal and generate your personal identification number.

Your identification number consists of two parts:

  • BID (applicant ID)
  • BAN (applicant authentication number)

You must submit this BID and BAN no later than the application deadline on July 31, 2021 (cut-off period). If the BID and BAN are not submitted in due time, the application for application will not be considered or will not take part in the DoSV.

You can register at https://dosv.hochschulstart.de/bewerber with your BID and BAN at any time and find out about the status of your application.

Degree programs (1st semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC) value:

  • Architecture (Bachelor of Science)
  • Biology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Cognitive Science (Bachelor of Science)
  • Body Care - Teacher Training at Vocational Schools (Bachelor of Education)
  • Medical technology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Pedagogy (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Psychology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Sociology (Bachelor in Arts)
  • Business Informatics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Industrial engineering - technical field of civil engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Industrial engineering - technical field of electrical engineering and information technology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Industrial engineering - technical specialization in mechanical engineering (Bachelor of Science)

Your complete application documents in paper form (including certificates and language certificates in a certified copy) must be received by the end of the application period at the latest (please see under application periods).

Incomplete applications or applications received after the application deadline (cut-off period) will be rejected!

Please attach an officially certified copy to your printed application form:

  • School leaving certificate in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)
  • Corresponding grade certificate in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)
  • Certificate of the university entrance examination (if necessary) in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)
  • Passport copy

as:

  • Proof of your language skills (officially certified copies)

If you have already studied, additionally:

  • Graduation certificates / preliminary confirmation of completion in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)
  • Overviews of subjects and grades for each semester in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)

If you would like to apply for a master’s degree and are in the last semester of your bachelor’s degree, you can apply to us and submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of the expected graduation from the university of the bachelor's degree in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)
  • Overviews of subjects and grades for each semester in the original language and in an official translation (officially certified copies)

Note for applicants with German or another EU nationality who do not have a German Abitur: If you have applied for a Bachelor's degree (1st semester) with a Numerus Clausus (NC) value via DoSV, please tell us your BID and BAN, which you received after registering at https://dosv.hochschulstart.de/bewerber.
You can find detailed information about the dialog-oriented service procedure (DoSV) under the point: “Dialog-oriented service procedure” (DoSV).

Please read the checklist in your application form carefully. In some cases you have to submit additional documents required by the relevant departments.

Testimonies can in German and English language be submitted.

Translations are to be legalized by the relevant embassy or consulate or by a translator sworn in in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Where can I find a sworn translator in Germany?
At www.justiz-dolmetscher.de
Alternatively, you can ask a nearby court.

Please submit all certificates as officially certified photocopies a.

What is an authentication?
A certification is the officially stamped photocopy of a document, on which it is confirmed that the original document corresponds to the copy. For us, the certification ensures that the copies of important certificate documents correspond to the original.

What must a certification contain?

  • the certification mark stating that the copy is identical to the original
  • the original stamp of the certifying body
  • the original signature of the certifying person

So you are not allowed to send us a copy of the certified document!

Who can issue a certification?
Official certifications can be carried out by any public body that has an official seal. These are, for example, authorities (citizens' offices of the city, municipal and district administrations) and notaries.

  • the institution (school or university) that issued the certificate in question
  • a local court in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Citizens' offices of the city, municipality and district administrations
  • a notary in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • a notary abroad
  • a German embassy or consulate abroad
  • a foreign embassy or consulate in the Federal Republic of Germany

Please note that not all Citizens' Registration Offices certify copies of certificates in a foreign language. Therefore, please find out in advance whether your Citizens' Registration Office carries out the relevant certification.

The following persons and positions may not authenticate:

  • Banks
  • Building cooperatives
  • Health insurance
  • Parish offices
  • Student associations
  • Translators
  • Charities
  • Lawyers
  • Auditors
  • societies

Language requirements for German Bachelor and Master courses

For bachelor's and master's degree programs (Language of instruction is German) it is necessary to pass the German language test for university admission for foreign applicants (DSH-2).

Participation in the DSH at the Studienkolleg Darmstadt is chargeable.

Requirements for participation in the DSH exam:

  • Conditional admission from TU Darmstadt
  • Submission of one of the following language certificates by the application deadline at the latest:
    • The certificate of the German language test for the university entrance of foreign applicants at level DSH-1.
    • The German as a foreign language test for foreign applicants (TestDaF) with an overall result of TDN 14 or TDN 15.
    • The "Goethe Certificate B2"
    • The "ÖSD Certificate B2"
    • German Language Diploma from the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Second Level “(DSD-II) - Level B2
    • UNIcert II

At the Studienkolleg Darmstadt DSH language courses offered in the summer and winter semester.

The DSH-2 can be replaced by:

  • The test German as a foreign language for foreign applicants (TestDaF) with an overall result of at least TDN 16, whereby a maximum of TDN 3 can be offset by a TDN 5.
  • "German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education - Second Level" (DSD-II) - Level C1
  • The "Goethe Certificate" C1
  • The "Goethe Certificate" C2
  • The "ÖSD Certificate C1"
  • The "ÖSD Certificate C2"
  • The “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule” certificate.
  • The certificate of the examination to determine the suitability of foreign applicants for studying at universities in the Federal Republic of Germany (assessment test at a preparatory college in Germany).
  • The university degree certificate of a German-language course that was completed in a state with the official language of German.
  • UNIcert III

For master’s courses in English, the following requirements apply for enrollment:

  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTE Academic 64
  • Cambridge University - Certificate in Advanced English (CAT)
  • TOEFL itp 627
  • TOEFL Paper 550
  • TOEFL CBT 213
  • TOEFL iBT (includes Special Home Edition) 95
  • TOEIC Listening 490 / Reading 455 / Speaking 200 / Writing 200
  • Oxford On-Line Placement Test (OOPT) 80
  • Michigan English Test (MET) 64
  • Confirmation from the university that the language of instruction for the course was English


For the Joint Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology and Bachelor of Arts Digital Philology courses, one of the following language certificates is required in addition to DSH-2:

  • IELTS 5
  • PTE Academic 50
  • Cambridge University - First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • TOEFL itp 543
  • TOEFL Paper 525
  • TOEFL CPT 197
  • TOEFL iBT (includes Special Home Edition) 72
  • TOEIC Listening 400 / Reading 385 / Speaking 160 / Writing 150
  • Oxford On-Line Placement Test (OOPT) 60
  • Michigan English Test (MET) 53

Language requirements Studienkolleg (T and G courses)

In order to be admitted to the entrance test at the preparatory college, you must present one of the following language certificates:

  • The "Goethe Certificate B1" from the Goethe Institute
  • The "Goethe Certificate B2" from the Goethe Institute
  • The "ÖSD Certificate B1"
  • The "ÖSD Certificate B2"
  • The "telc B1" certificate
  • "German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education - First Level" (DSD-I)
  • The test German as a foreign language for foreign applicants (TestDaF) with an overall result of at least TDN 12
  • UNIcert I
  • The certificate "telc German for immigrants B1"

The academic year in Germany is divided into the winter semester (WiSe) and the summer semester (SoSe). The winter semester starts on October 1st of each year and the summer semester on April 1st.

The courses usually start two weeks later.

Here you can find the exact semester dates.

The preparatory college prepares applicants in terms of subject matter and language for studying in Germany. The preparatory courses are offered in various subjects and last one year (two semesters). At the end there is the "Examination to determine the suitability of foreign applicants for admission to higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany" or "Feststellungsprüfung (FSP)" for short. Those who have passed the assessment test can then apply for a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in their field of study.

Whether or not applicants can attend the preparatory college depends on their university entrance qualification.

Our recommendation: Inanabin, the information portal on foreign educational qualifications, you can clarify independently whether you have to complete the preparatory college first.

TheStudienkolleg Darmstadt offers two different courses. The subjects taught in these courses differ depending on the subject.

  • G-course: The G-course at the preparatory college in Darmstadt introduces the scientific methodology and language to prepare for humanities studies. In addition to imparting specialist knowledge, the focus of the training is therefore on the introduction and training of humanities working methods and techniques, which should enable students to study independently.
    Additional information
  • T-course: The T-course of the Darmstadt preparatory college prepares applicants for a scientific-technical degree at a university, a technical college or a technical college. In addition to imparting specialist knowledge, the focus of education in mathematics and the natural sciences is therefore on the introduction and training of scientific working methods and techniques that should enable students to study independently.
    Additional information

Here you get to Online application.

There are different preparatory courses, depending on the desired course of study. Further information on the preparatory colleges and the individual courses can be found at http://www.studienkollegs.de.