Technische Universitat Darmstadt

City: Darmstadt
Language of instruction: English, German
  • Scientific and cultural heart of Darmstadt - one of Europe’s most important urban regions
  • Home to many internationally recognized scholars
  • Strong focus on technology — from the perspectives of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences 
  • Students and scientists learn and conduct research together
  • 13 departments, 3 fields of study, 6 graduate schools
  • Number of domestic students: 25,840
  • Number of international students: 4,651
  • Opportunities to spend a semester working on serious research with German faculty members and doctoral students 
  • Students gain first practical experience in their field and explore new research areas while getting to know a new culture and learning a new language

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEngineeringLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Students with A2 level may take German-taught courses (To determine your level, please self-asses using the European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • 4-week Intensive German language course offered in September and March at 3 levels of difficulty, prior to classes beginning (free of charge) 
  • Some coursework is available in English


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Only Engineering, Science and Arts (Social Science) students may apply
  • Priority will be given to applicants interested in the IREP Program

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid-October to Mid-February
  • Semester 2: Mid-April to Mid-June


  • term 1 studies with a departure in December are generally possible upon approval by individual course instructors (early examination or additional remote work to complete courses)

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

4 = sufficient

Grading scheme

  • 1 = very good (a particularly outstanding achievement)
  • 2 = good (a considerably better than average achievement)
  • 3 = satisfactory (an achievement which fully meets the required standards)
  • 4 = sufficient (an achievement which meets the required standards)
  • 5 = fail (significant deficiencies)
  • a = successful participation in a course, for which no grade is given

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Undergrad research

Course information and restrictions

  • A German semester runs 24 weeks – 16 weeks of classes, 4-6 weeks self-study preparation for exams and 3-4 weeks exam period 
  • Undergraduate students cannot register for graduate courses (exception: Computer Science)
  • Social Sciences (Arts) program areas include: history, political science, philosophy, sociology, linguistics and literature, theology and social ethics
  • For the course catelogue, click here

Full course load information

  • Average course load: 30 ECTS/semester
  • Minimum: 18 - 20 ECTS/semester
  • Maximum: 30 ECTS/semester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: International Research Experience Summer Program
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: German Grammar I
Partner course code: 41-11-0212
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Reading - Comprehension - Discussing I
Partner course code: 41-11-0232
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Listening - Comprehension - Discussing I c
Partner course code: 41-11-1243
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Writing and Discussing I c
Partner course code: 41-11-1253
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Bridging Course Turbo
Partner course code: 41-11-2061
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: German Intensive Basic Course IV/V c
Partner course code: 41-12-2133
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-11-16
UBC course: LING 2nd
Title: Introduction to linguistics II
Partner course code: 02-15-1052
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-17
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Union - Turkey Relations
Partner course code: 02-03-0048
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Climate Politics
Partner course code: 02-03-0154
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: psyc 1st
Title: General Psychology II
Partner course code: 03-03-1353
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-12-09
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Students considering this university are encouraged to apply for the generous DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship -  application is due by January 31, before you will have received confirmation of your exchange, therefore you will require a letter from Go Global to apply

The Go Global Award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad travel programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Exchange students are required to pay a university service fee of approx. 206 € per semester
  • This fee includes a voucher for the public transportation system in the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan area

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • On-campus student accommodations are co-ed and self-organised apartment-sharing communities of generally 2-5 students
  • Each student has his/her room, furnished with a desk, closet, chair and a bed w/ mattress
  • Kitchen, living-room and bathroom are furnished and shared by all inhabitants of the apartment

Information on Accommodation

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