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!« 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.

In addition to the online 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
  • 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)

Recognition of Credits

The awarding of credits at the Department of Architecture consists of the individual recognition of the work done abroad as well as the presentation of the experiences abroad in a short lecture at the “International Evening”. 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

Brussels / Ghent
KU Leuven
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Flemish, Dutch B2 / English B2
Master / Bachelor

Experience reports:
Ghent, Robert Hirsch (SS19)
Ghent, Mareike Sonntag (SS 18)
Brussels, Josephine Jordan (SS 17)

Tampere
Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English / Finnish B1
Master

Experience reports:
Tampere, Carolin Schmeel (WS 18/19 + SS19)
Tampere, Kilian Patricek (SS 18)
Tampere, Etienne Allgeyer (WS 16/17)
Tampere, Constanze Müller (SS 16)
Tampere, Christine Gunia (WS 14/15)

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

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

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

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

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

Experience reports:
Lyon, Lisa-Marie Hendle (WS 16/17)
Montpellier, Adrian Walter (WS 14/15)
Montpellier, Hanna Dunkelberg (WS 14/15)
Nantes, Friedrich Trost (SS19)
Nantes, Valentin Braun (WS 18/19 + SS2019)
Nantes, Bahar Erkmen (WS 15/16)
Nantes, Jasmin Sorour (WS 15/16)
Nantes, Deniz Günaydi (SS 15)
Paris, Nadim el Khorazaty (SS19)
Paris, Verena Krekel (WS 15/16)
Paris, Sabrina Dechant (WS 15/16)
Paris, Elisa Stamm (WS 14/15 + SS 15)
Versailles, Rebekka Siebert (WS 15/16)
Versailles, Luisa Ruffertshöfer (WS 14/15)

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

Volos
Panepistimio Thessalias
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: English B1
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:
Athens, Ulrich Müller (WS 18/19)
Athens, Valerie Link (WS 17/18 + SS18)
Volos, Karen-Isabella Schrader (SS 18)

Dublin
Dublin Institute of Technology
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: English B1
Bachelor

Experience reports:
Dublin, Clara Schiepe (WS 18/19)
Dublin, Muriel Stemmler (SS 18)
Dublin, Tessa Krämer (WS 16/17)
Dublin, Leonie Ott (WS 16/17)
Dublin, Julia Stefanie Sajak (WS 15/16)
Dublin, Peter Wichmann (WS 14/15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience reports:
Genova, Valentina Haas (SS19)
Genova, Robin Winter (SS 18)
Genova, Verena Klaus (SS 17)
Genova, Luca Bertoni (WS 15/16 + SS 16)
Florence, Maria Quimba Sommers (SS 19)
Florence, Louisa Winter (SS19)
Florence, Johannes Bierbrauer (WS 18/19)
Florence, Lara Akbas (SS18)
Florence, Laura Antonia Neumann (WS 17/18)
Florence, Cerag Melodi Özcelik (SS 18)
Florence, Zülal Elif Serbes (SS 18)
Florence, Grietje van Bentum (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Florence, Tabita Cargnel (WS 15/16)
Florence, Christian Gmelin (WS 14/15 + SS 15)
Florence, Alessia Weckenmann (WS 14/15 + SS 15)
Milan, Jana Schweitzer (SS19)
Milan, Zora Schües (WS17/18)
Milan, Tanja Wetzel (WS 17/18 + SS18)
Milan, Cornelius Dormann (WS 16/17)
Milan, Laura Stock (WS 16/17)
Milan, Frederic Lilja (WS 15/16)
Rome, Maximilian Solarz (WS 18/19)
Rome, Alice Wuttge (SS 18)
Rome, Julia Kühn (SS 18)
Rome, Carla Zicari (SS18)
Rome, Balthasar Weiß (WS 15/16)
Rome, Isabella Mugavero (WS 15/16)
Rome, Kassandra Pretzsch (SS 15)

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

Experience reports:
Eindhoven, Katharina Kostka (WS18/19 + SS19)
Eindhoven, Eva Heimann (WS 14/15)

Vienna
Technische Universität Wien
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: German / English B2
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Experience reports:
Vienna, Stefanie Fellenz (SS19)
VIenna, Carla Riechardt (SS19)
Vienna, Carmen Zimmermann (SS18)
Vienna, Xue Peng (WS 16/17)
Vienna, Annika Michel (WS 15/16)
Vienna, Kai Gerner (WS 14/15)
Vienna, Laura Takla (WS 14/15)

Warsaw
Polytechnica Warszawska
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B1
Bachelor / Master

Krakow
Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English B2
Master

Experience reports:
Warsaw, Alexander Paul Lisek (WS 18/19)
Warsaw, Jan Franke(SS 18)
Warsaw, Nele Trautwein (WS 15/16)

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

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

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

Experience reports:
Lisbon, Natascha Bastos de Almeida (WS 18/19 + SS19)
Lisbon, Lea-Sophie Wörner(WS 18/19)
Lisbon, Peter Wichmann (WS 17/18)
Lisbon, Elisa Schieseck (WS 16/17)
Lisbon, Katharina Dik (WS 14/15)
Lisbon, Simon Umbeck (WS 14/15)
Porto, Katrin Bernstem (WS 17/18)
Porto, Michael Befeldt (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Porto, Samuel Ramalheira (WS16/17)
Porto, Sabrina Neise (SS 16)

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

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

Experience reports:
Stockholm, Marie Pacem (SS19)
Stockholm, Marie Ruth van Aarsen (SS 17)
Stockholm, Doris Eckert (WS 14/15 + SS 15)

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

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

Experience reports:
Lausanne, Hannah Herrmann (SS 19)
Lausanne, Josefine Louise Wolf (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Lausanne, Isabelle Ihl (WS 15/16)
Lausanne, Dennis Assaf (SS 15)
Lucerne, Julia Plapper (SS 17)
Lucerne, Jasmin Moor (WS 15/16 + SS 16)
Lucerne, Viktoria Bülow (WS 15/16)
Lucerne, Henrike Wengenroth (WS 15/16)
Lucerne, Anna Heer (WS 15/16)
Lucerne, Marc Ritz (WS 14/15)

Barcelona
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAB)
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Spanish B1
Master

Barcelona
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAV)
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Spanish A2
Bachelor / Master

Barcelona
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Spanish B2, English (TOEFL or IELTS)
Master

Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction:
Bachelor / Master

Erfahrungsberichte:
Barceolona, Louise Bullock (SS19)
Barcelona, Nils Wagner (WS 18/19)
Barcelona, Jasmin Glaffig (SS18)
Barcelona, Tim Gärtner (WS 17/18)
Barcelona, Janina Mattis (WS17/18)
Barcelona, Caner Sahin (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Barcelona, Jessica Priem (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Barcelona, Charlotte Perschmann (WS 16/17)
Barcelona, Laurine Frank (SS 16)
Barcelona, Carolin Simon (WS 15/16)
Barcelona, Aylin Maria Akgöz (WS 15/16)
Barcelona, Kübra Eris (WS 15/16)
Barcelona, Johannes Schlüter (WS 14/15 + SS 15)
Barcelona, Alexandra Mittelstädt (WS 14/15)
Madrid, Viola Frick (SS 18)
Madrid, Lucia Kulinski (SS18)
Madrid, Quynh Mai Lai (SS18)
Madrid, Paula Tempel (WS 17/18)
Madrid, Nao Matsuyama (WS 16/17)
Madrid, Niklas Schraps (WS 16/17)
Madrid, Leonie Peters (SS 16)

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

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

Eskisehir
Anadolu Üniversitesi
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: Turkish / English B1
Bachelor / Master / Doctorate

Ankara
Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi
Duration: 1 semester
Language of instruction: English B1
Bachelor / Master

Istanbul
Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (ITU)
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English / Turkish B1
Bachelor

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

Experience reports:
Istanbul ITÜ, Zeynep Züleyha Celebi (SS18)
Istanbul ITÜ, Nida Yüksel (SS18)
Istanbul ITÜ, Hamiyet Eroglu (SS 17)
Istanbul ITÜ, Johanna Westermann (SS 16/17)
Istanbul MSGSÜ, Deniz Kancar (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Istanbul MSGSÜ, Merve Bakirci (WS 16/17)
Istanbul MSGSÜ, Svenja Schalm (WS 15/16)