Welcome to the start of your studies

at the faculty etit for the winter semester 2023/2024 at the TU Darmstadt.

Are you studying Electrical and Information Technology, Mechatronics, Medical Technology or Information Systems Technology? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s get started Other Majors

If you are studying something else, just click on Other majors, there you will find the offer for your major.


OWO = Orientation Week

The Orientation Week (or OWO for short) is the week before the actual start of your studies. Traditionally, you get to know the university in small groups with other freshmen (or affectionately known as Erstis). Students from higher semesters show and explain everything you need to know for a successful study. But mainly it’s about getting to know other people; so there is always a city rally, an evening program and many other joint activities.

Orientation week will be held this year from 09.10 to 13.10.

When does the OWO take place?

Pre-course in math

If you have some time before you start your studies and want to refresh your math skills, then the math pre-course might be something for you. All information can be found at the following link:

Math pre-course for first-year students in winter semester 2023/2024

Welcome mails

If you have applied for one of the three courses mentioned above, you should already receive our welcome emails with some helpful information regarding your start of studies. Here you can find an archive of all emails sent so far and how to contact us:

welcome emails and the contact to us

Other offers before the start of your studies

Online HSQ

The Hochspannungsquelle (HSQ) is our annual magazine for first-year students.

It is full of important information about the start of your studies, life in Darmstadt as a student, the university itself and actually everything that could somehow have to do with your studies. So if you have any questions about your studies, feel free to take a look.

Hier lesen

Online HSQ

The Fachschaft

Who we are

The voice of the students - this short motto can summarize the work of the student council. Not only do we perform “official” tasks in the university’s committees, but we also offer various services for students in the form of a non-profit association. In this way, we try to support students as much as possible in their studies, by providing study advice, collecting exams and much more.

So, just like you are now, we are students and work voluntarily in the student council. If you are interested in getting involved in shaping your studies, take a look at the website of your student representatives.