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.)
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
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
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Only Engineering, Science and Arts (Social Science) students may apply
- Priority will be given to applicants interested in the IREP Program
- 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)
- Research opportunity available at this university: see International Research Experience Summer Program page
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade4 = sufficient
- 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
* 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
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
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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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