Application procedure

Application period

The application deadline for the summer semster 2022 has expired. Applications for the winter semester 2022/23 can be submitted from September 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022.
Please submit the completed application form (opens in new tab) with the evidence within the application period per e-mail to .

If you need help to complete the application form please have a look at our instructions for completing the application (opens in new tab)or phone us. For reasons of health care, all consultation hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can apply for part-time studies if you

  • are enrolled in the full-time degree programme;
  • are not pursuing a double degree;
  • can demonstrate an accepted part-time reason (see below) and
  • part-time study is permitted in the relevant semester of your degree programme.

You must submit the completed application form (opens in new tab) and the supporting documents to the service point part-time studies, studying with children within the deadline. Please also note the instructions for completing the application (opens in new tab).

You can find information on the selection of the study plan under the menu item Study Plan & Duration. If you still have further questions, please call us or arrange an online counselling appointment via Zoom through Moodle ( TU-ID required, partly German). You can send us the application and the supporting documents preferably by e-mail, but also by post or fax.

The supporting documents must also be submitted in the case of a re-application.

Please note

Part-time status is not automatically transferred when transferring to a master course or when changing course. You must submit a new application!

Justification evidence and proof

The application for part-time study must be justified. The justification evidence must be submitted with each application. The following are accepted reasons and their justification evidence:

Employment at least 14 hours per week: Employment contract or statement from employer and the last payslip. If the payslip shows the scope of the employment in terms of time, no contract needs to be submitted. If your employment contract does not show the precise scope of the employment (this is often the case for contracts as student trainees/student assistants), please submit the last three payslips.

VAT return or evidence of VAT payment or income tax assessment, whereby turnover of at least EUR 11,208 must be demonstrated in the year. If no annual turnover is available, a quarterly turnover of at least EUR 2,802 must be demonstrated.

Raising own or adopted children under the age of 18: Birth certificate of child or family record.

Only the care of a close relative is considered.

Proof: Certificate of the nursing care insurance (Pflegekasse) which shows assignment to a nursing level and you being appointed as caregiver.

Disability/chronic severe illness: Medical certificate showing that, in accordance with § 2 IX. SGB, you are hindered by a disability or chronic, severe illness from undertaking a full-time course in the period during which a part-time course is applied for.

Evidence of membership of an A, B or C squad within a high-performance sports association.

Involvement as an elected or appointed representative of student or academic self-administration or of the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt: Appointment decision in the institution or certificate of appointment.

Comparable serious reasons: Written justification and suitable evidence