Basic Information

Basic Information

Family commitments, employment, disability, competitive sports or other circumstances can make it difficult for you to keep up with your regular degree program. To support you in those cases, TU Darmstadt offers you the possibility to study courses on a part-time basis.

Studying part-time gives you more time to finish your studies, meaning your workload per semester is reduced. The deadline to submit final papers is extended to give double the length of time (except in the Architecture degree programme). You can complete single academic years part-time as well as all of your studies.

Your part-time study plan allows you a standard period of study of up to twelve semesters in the Bachelor’s degree program and eight semesters in the Master’s degree program. One part-time year (two semesters) counts as only one semester (Fachsemester).

Flexible choices: You are allowed to complete more examinations than scheduled on your part-time study plan. Since you are visiting the same courses as full-time students, changing back into full-time studies is possible at the end of each semester.


First of all you need to be enrolled. For questions according general application, admission and enrolment at TU Darmstadt, please contact International Admission. The International Office is responsible for foreign students who wish to graduate at TU Darmstadt.

If you are already enrolled at TU Darmstadt, one of the following points must apply to you:

  • You are employed and work on average over 14 hours a week
  • You are self-employed
  • You take care of at least one own child up to the age of eighteen years
  • You care for a close relative with the assignment of a care level
  • You are disabled or chronically ill
  • You are doing competitive sports
  • You are an elected representative of the academic or student self-administration or of the Studierendenwerk
  • You have an equally severe reason

Double degree programs cannot be studied part-time. Also, it is not possible to apply for part-time studies in admission restricted semesters of admission restricted degrees.

Applying for part-time studies is easy: Please fill in the application form. If a direct print-out is not possible, please save the document as a pdf-file on your computer and then print it. You can submit it together with the relevant proofs of the listed requirements to the Koordinierungsstelle Teilzeitstudium or you may send it by mail, post or telefax.