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  • Locations: Darmstadt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Amherst Students, UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Areas of Study: Engineering, German Studies, Sciences Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 3.25 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
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View and download a brochure here: Technische Universitat Darmstadt Flyer

Why Hessen Exchange?:

Hessen Coat of ArmsThe Hessen-Massachusetts Academic Partnership was implemented in 2004. The objective of the state-to-state programs is to support student mobility as well as to implement and foster collaboration between researchers of institutions of higher education in Hessen and the partner state. The exchanges seek to create an environment of international knowledge, cultural competencies and linguistic skills for the future. The partnerships is supported by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts, as well as by the University of Massachusetts System. Exchange opportunities include short-term, semester and academic year programs.
  • The Hessen-Massachusetts exchange program provides enrolled students at one of the University of Massachusetts System universities with the opportunity to get international experience by studying abroad at one of the Hessen International Summer Universities (ISU), the Hessen International Winter Universities (IWU) or by enrolling in one of the participating Hessen universities, universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and art academies for one or two academic semesters.
  • This experience will not only give you the chance to live in Germany and learn the language, but also adds a European dimension to your academic career. An increasing number of English taught courses are available.
  • The State of Hessen is situated in the heart of the Federal Republic of Germany and is home to some of the country's leading universities and research institutes, all of which are within easy reach of Frankfurt am Main, Germany's financial and banking center.
Learn more about the UMass-Hessen Exchange Program.
About Technische Universität Darmstadt:
Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) has been a true international university since its founding in 1877. The University is the scientific and cultural heart of Darmstadt and a vital factor in the prosperity and progress of one of Europe’s most important urban areas. TUD has built their worldwide reputation on education, research, and innovation, and thus has as its focus technology — from the perspectives of engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. A key factor in the university’s success is the fact that students and scientists learn and conduct research together. TUD has 13 departments and three fields of study as well as 6 graduate schools. TUD has 19,071 students, including over 3,700 foreign students.
  • The Hessen government provides a partial scholarship, greatly reducing fees for UMass participants from those published on the Hessen university websites. 
  • All US citizens and US green card holders are eligible for the scholarship rates. 
  • Other students should see their study abroad advisor to discuss availability and program pricing.
Tuition and fees are paid to UMass. Room and Board and other expenses will be paid to the host institution or other arrangement. 

Watch a Technische Universität Darmstadt Campus Video (German Language) and Learn More About Darmstadt.

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How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study at the time of application. UMass students should first complete the UMass application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site and applying to their home institution. Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to Hessen, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. 

The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester.
Why Study in Germany?
German FlagHessen is a German state in the heart of Europe. In addition to excellent study and research opportunities at some of Germany's leading universities, Hessen has a diverse and picturesque countryside, is full of culture and history and at the same time vibrant and modern. Half-timbered houses, medieval churches and castles of your childhood fairy tales contrast modern cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, Hessen's major international financial hub. Whether looking for a metropolitan or small-town university, you'll feel at home in Hessen. Darmstadt is located in the Southern part of the state of Hessen in Germany, about 30 minutes south of the city of Frankfurt.
  • It is a thriving industrial center which is also renowned as a center of culture with many museums, galleries and expositions and an old theatrical tradition.
  • Many old buildings, parks and gardens serve as evidence of the various epochs of the history of the city and region.
  • The city's population is just slightly larger than that of Lowell, and the population of nearby Frankfurt is over 1 million.
Student Experience:
  • Over 12% of students in Hessen are international, coming from all over the world to take advantage of high-quality academics and a great quality of life.
  • Student accommodation is available in student residences run by the Studentenwerk for approximately 180-300€/month or at the housing market for approximately 250€+/month.
  • An accommodation request form is included in the host institution application package.
  • Depending on the program, the ISUs provide accommodation in university dormitories, private apartments or with host families. 
TU Darmstadt Students
Since its inception in 1877, the TU Darmstadt contributes with pioneering achievements and outstanding research and teaching to address pressing issues of the future.The TU Darmstadt focuses on selected, highly relevant problem areas. Technology is at the TU Darmstadt in focus all disciplines. Natural sciences, social sciences and humanities are working here with engineering closely.
  • The TU Darmstadt includes various partnerships with companies and research institutions to enhance their competencies deliberately. It is a key driver of economic and technological development in the metropolitan region of Frankfurt-Rhein-Neckar.
  • TUD graduates enjoy the highest reputation in the industry. The excellent performance make it one of the leading technical universities in Germany and create high international visibility and awareness. Currently it is counted in the group of subjects "Engineering & Technology" in the two international rankings of universities "THE World University Rankings" and "QS World University Rankings" of the 100 best world universities.
  • Study at TUD is research-oriented and prepares both for the requirements of practice. We qualify for demanding tasks in science and industry. Our students develop into creative and critical personalities. A high degree of internationality in the study allows formative experiences and creates openness to students with international backgrounds. The quality award of a degree at the TU Darmstadt opened optimal career opportunities.
  • Scientists find at TU Darmstadt for promotion as for further academic career a stimulating, highly supportive environment. They work in international teams and in close cooperation with partners in science and industry. The cooperative culture of TU Darmstadt creates conditions for performance at the highest level.
Learn more about Academics at Technische Universitat Darmstadt.
Language Requirements and Courses in English. 

TU Darmstadt LogoDepartments:
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering and Geodesy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • History and Social Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Law and Economics
Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department. Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected. 
  • Only after the admission by the relative school, the student may apply to one or two courses at another TUD school.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.
Academic Year
The Winter Semester starts in September and ends in February. The Summer semester starts in March and ends in August. NOTE: Classes begin many weeks after their Orientations. Official information can be found on their website.

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