Exchange Studies in Europe

Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ exchange programme, TU Darmstadt students can study at one of the European partner universities for up to one year.

ERASMUS+ is an exchange network to which a large number of European universities and also some Turkish universities belong and in which 1.5 million students have already participated. A list of current exchange places for students of the Department of Architecture can be found at the end of this website.

The information brochure »Go out!« (opens in new tab) provides detailed information on scheduling, requirements, application and recognition procedures. In addition, the website of TU Darmstadts’s International Department offers a general insight into the ERASMUS+ programme.

Application Process

The application is made one year in advance at the International Office of the Department of Architecture. Exchange places are allocated for the entire academic year at the beginning of the year (January / February). The application deadline is November 30. A second application round for summer semesters is possible in May. The application deadline is May 31.

In addition to theonline application, the following documents are required:

  • Printout of the online application for a stay in a European and/or non-European country (three universities)
  • Attachment to the application form by FB15 (opens in new tab)
  • transcript of records (printout from TUCaN)
  • Letter of motivation in German (one page)
  • Information and proof of language skills
  • Confirmation of participation in the Buddy Programme (completed application form)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio with at least three projects / drawings (max. DIN A3)

Please upload your files in the moodle-courseGoOut -Auslandsstudium.

A second, printed version of your application (portfolio) should be submitted at the Dekanat (International Office or letter box International Office mail department).

Recognition of Credits

The awarding of credits at the Department of Architecture consists of the individual recognition (opens in new tab) of the work done abroad as well as the presentation of the experiences abroad in a short lecture at the “International Evening”. During the stay, a short report in form of the postcard campaign “Greetings from abroad” or a post on the Instagram page of the International Office Architecture is a requirement in order to give interested students a direct insight into the reality of the semester abroad. In addition, exchange students undertake to write an experience report after completing their stay abroad, in which they describe their personal experiences abroad with regard to the country, the city and the partner university. Interested parties can view past reports on the individual partner universities in the following list of partner universities.

Partner Universities

Grenoble
Université Grenoble Alpes
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: French / English B1
Master / Doctorate

Lyon
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: French / English B1
Bachelor

Nantes
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: French A2
Bachelor / Master

Paris
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: French B1
Master

Versailles
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: French B1
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:

Grenoble, Diana Dönges (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)

Lyon, Emilia Büsch (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Lyon, Lisa-Marie Hendle (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)

Montpellier, Adrian Walter (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15)
Montpellier, Hanna Dunkelberg (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15)

Nantes, Cora Jergler (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Nantes, Maria Makarcyk (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Nantes, Mascha Wolber (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22 + SS 22)
Nantes, Clarissa Olbrich (opens in new tab) (WS 20/21 + SS 21)
Nantes, Ella Westphal (opens in new tab) (SS 20)

Paris, Saskia Riede (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Paris, Anna Heeg (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Paris, Hannah Lucius (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Paris, Nadim el Khorazaty (opens in new tab) (SS19)

Versailles, Annabelle Steiger (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Versailles, Celina Elistratow (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Versailles, Luis Lautenschläger (opens in new tab) (SS 22)

Athens
Ethniko Metsovio Polytechnio
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B1
Bachelor / Master

Volos
Panepistimio Thessalias
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: English B2
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:
Athens, Johannes Martin (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23 SS 23)
Athens, Haya Al Bitar (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Athens, Leonie Konz (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Athens, Ulrich Müller (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19)

Volos, Marie Gallwitz (WS 22/23) (opens in new tab)
Volos, Karen-Isabella Schrader (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Ancona
Università Politecnica delle marche
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Italian A2
Master

Florence
Università degli studi di Firenze
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Italian B1 / English B2
Bachelor / Master

Genova
Università degli studi di Genova
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Italian B1 / English B2
Master

Milan
Politecnico di Milano
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction:
Bachelor / Master

Rome
Università degli studi Roma Tre
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Italian B1
Bachelor

Rome
Università degli studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Italian B1 / English B1
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Experience reports: Florence, Fitore Delija (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Florence, Charlotte Baumann (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Florence, Jelena Petrovic (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Florence, Franca Blömer (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Florence, Rebecca Stein (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Florence, Shivani Bhasale (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)

Genova, Louise Bullock (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23 + SS 23)
Genova, Franziska Wolf (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Genova, Valentina Haas (opens in new tab) (SS 19)

Milan, Stefanie Fellenz (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Milan, Samantha Odrasil (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Milan, Manuel Kabatek Bello (opens in new tab) (WS21/22 + SS 22)
Milan, Jana Schweitzer (opens in new tab) (SS 19)
Milan, Zora Schües (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Milan, Tanja Wetzel (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18 + SS18)
Milan, Cornelius Dormann (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Milan, Laura Stock (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)

Rome-Roma Tre, Marie Thelen (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Rome-Roma Tre, Meret Goldstein (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Rome-Roma Tre, Max Strütt (opens in new tab) Rome-Roma Tre, Alice Wuttge (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Rome-La Sapienza, Tobin Kauth (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Rome-La Sapienza, Carla Hoyer (opens in new tab) (SS 23)
Rome-La Sapienza, Christian Barth (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Rome-La Sapienza, Maximilian Solarz (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19)
Rome-La Sapienza, Julia Kühn (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Vilnius
Vilnius Tech
Durationr: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B2
Bachelor/Master

Eindhoven
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: English C1
Master / Doctorate

Experience reports:
Eindhoven, Katharina Kostka (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19 + SS 19)
Eindhoven, Eva Heimann (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15)

Warsaw
Polytechnica Warszawska
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B1 (form signed by home university’s Foreign Languages Center or university’s English teacher will be sufficient)
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:

Warsaw, Carla Riechardt (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Warsaw, Alexander Paul Lisek (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19)
Warsaw, Jan Franke (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Lisbon
ISCTE IUL – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Portuguese B1 / English B2
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Lisbon
Universidade de Lisboa – Tecnico Lisboa
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B2
Master

Porto
Universidade do Porto
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Portuguese A2
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:

Lisbon, Johanna Lange (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Lisbon, Daniel Buck (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Lisbon, Wiebke Lea Bartels (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22 + SS 22)
Lisbon, Thomas Wenzel (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Lisbon, Gergana Yavena (opens in new tab) (SS 20)

Porto, Sebastian Duffner (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Porto, Silvia Popescu (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Porto, Nadja Rupp (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22 + SS 22)
Porto, Katrin Bernstem (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Porto, Michael Befeldt (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)

Cluj-Napoca
Universitatea Tehnica din Cluj-Napoca
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Romanian B1
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Stockholm
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH)
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English
Master (only Urban Planning/ Built Environment)

Experience reports:
Stockholm, Moritz Baur (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Stockholm, Hannah Gerules (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Stockholm, Marie Pacem (opens in new tab) (SS19)

Lausanne
École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) Lausanne
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: French B2 (Bachelor mainly in French) / English B2 (Master mainly in English)
Bachelor / Master

Lucerne
Hochschule Luzern
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: German / English B1-2
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:

Lausanne, Hannah Buick (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Lausanne, Oliver Schönthal (opens in new tab) (SS 22)
Lausanne, Helene Stüben (opens in new tab) (WS 20/21 + SS 21)
Lausanne, Hannah Herrmann (opens in new tab) (SS 19)

Lucerne, Carolin Schuld (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Lucerne, Florian Weiß (opens in new tab) (WS 23/24)
Lucerne, Lea Kräckmann (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Lucerne, Claire Hilgert (opens in new tab) (WS 22/23)
Lucerne, Julia Spahn (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Lucerne, Anthea Prüfer (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)

Prague
Czech Technical University Prague
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B2
Master

Experience reports:
Prague, Maximilian Pfaff (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Prague, Karina Geppert (opens in new tab) (SS 16)
Prague, Rahel Mang (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15)

Eskisehir
Eskisehir Technical University
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: Turkish / English B1
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Istanbul
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English / Turkish B1
Bachelor

Istanbul
Mimar Sinan Guzel Sanatlar Universitesi
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English / Turkish B1
Bachelor

Experience reports:
Istanbul ITÜ, Sami Jan Seker (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22 + SS 22)
Istanbul ITÜ, Björn Kock (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Istanbul ITÜ, Zeynep Züleyha Celebi (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Istanbul ITÜ, Nida Yüksel (opens in new tab) (SS18)

Istanbul MSGSÜ, Deniz Kancar (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Istanbul MSGSÜ, Merve Bakirci (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Istanbul MSGSÜ, Svenja Schalm (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)