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.

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)

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”. 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: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Flemish, Dutch B2 / English B2
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:

Brussels, Jascha Lenz (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Brussels, Maren Schroeder (opens in new tab) (SS 21)
Brussels, Josephine Jordan (opens in new tab) (SS 17)

Ghent, Louisa Winter (opens in new tab) (SS 21/22)
Ghent, Robert Hirsch (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Ghent, Mareike Sonntag (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Tampere
Tampere University
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: English / Finnish B1
Master

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

Grenoble
Université Grenoble Alpes
Duration: 1-2 semester
Language of instruction: French / English B1
Master / Doctorate

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

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

Experience reports:
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, Clarissa Olbrich (opens in new tab) (WS 20/21 + SS 21)
Nantes, Ella Westphal (opens in new tab) (SS 20)
Nantes, Friedrich Trost (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Nantes, Valentin Braun (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19 + SS2019)
Nantes, Bahar Erkmen (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Nantes, Jasmin Sorour (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Nantes, Deniz Günaydi (opens in new tab) (SS 15)

Paris, Nadim el Khorazaty (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Paris, Verena Krekel (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Paris, Sabrina Dechant (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Paris, Elisa Stamm (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15 + SS 15)

Versailles, Rebekka Siebert (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Versailles, Luisa Ruffertshöfer (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15)

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 B1
Bachelor / Master

Experience reports:
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)
Athens, Valerie Link (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18 + SS18)

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 (Certificate required when applying to the partner university)
Bachelor / 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

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

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

Experience reports:
Genova, Valentina Haas (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Genova, Robin Winter (opens in new tab) (SS 18)
Genova, Verena Klaus (opens in new tab) (SS 17)
Genova, Luca Bertoni (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16 + SS 16)

Florenz, Franca Blömer (opens in new tab) (SS 2022)
Florenz, Rebecca Stein (opens in new tab) (SS 2022)
Florenz, Maria Quimba Sommers (opens in new tab) (SS 19)
Florenz, Louisa Winter (opens in new tab) (SS 19)
Florenz, Johannes Bierbrauer (opens in new tab)(WS 18/19)
Florenz, Lara Akbas (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Florenz, Laura Antonia Neumann (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Florenz, Cerag Melodi Özcelik (opens in new tab) (SS 18)
Florenz, Zülal Elif Serbes (opens in new tab) (SS 18)

Mailand, Jana Schweitzer (opens in new tab) (SS 19)
Mailand, Zora Schües (opens in new tab) (WS17/18)
Mailand, Tanja Wetzel (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18 + SS18)
Mailand, Cornelius Dormann (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Mailand, Laura Stock (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)

Rom, Maximilian Solarz (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19)
Rom, Alice Wuttge (opens in new tab) (SS 18)
Rom, Julia Kühn (opens in new tab) (SS 18)
Rom, Carla Zicari (opens in new tab)(SS18)

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

Experience reports:
Eindhoven, Katharina Kostka (opens in new tab) (WS18/19 + SS19)
Eindhoven, Eva Heimann (opens in new tab) (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, 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)
Warsaw, Nele Trautwein (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)

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, Wiebke Lea Bartels (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22 + SS 22)
Lisbon, Thomas Wenzel (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Lisbon, Natascha Bastos de Almeida (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19 + SS19)
Lisbon, Lea-Sophie Wörner (opens in new tab)(WS 18/19)
Lisbon, Peter Wichmann (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Lisbon, Elisa Schieseck (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)

Porto, Katrin Bernstem (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Porto, Michael Befeldt (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Porto, Samuel Ramalheira (opens in new tab) (WS16/17)
Porto, Sabrina Neise (opens in new tab) (SS 16)

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, Marie Pacem (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Stockholm, Marie Ruth van Aarsen (opens in new tab) (SS 17)
Stockholm, Doris Eckert (opens in new tab) (WS 14/15 + SS 15)

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 Herrmann (opens in new tab) (SS 19)
Lausanne, Josefine Louise Wolf (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Lausanne, Isabelle Ihl (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Lausanne, Dennis Assaf (opens in new tab) (SS 15)

Lucerne, Julia Spahn (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Lucerne, Anthea Prüfer (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Lucerne, N. N. (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Lucerne, Julia Plapper (opens in new tab) (SS 17)
Lucerne, Jasmin Moor (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16 + SS 16)
Lucerne, Viktoria Bülow (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Lucerne, Henrike Wengenroth (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)
Lucerne, Anna Heer (opens in new tab) (WS 15/16)

Barcelona
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAB)
Duration: 1-2 semesters (application only possible in winter semester)
Language of instruction: Spanish B1
Master

Barcelona
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAV)
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Spanish A2
Bachelor / Master

Barcelona
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: Spanish B2, English (TOEFL or IELTS)
Master

Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Language of instruction: no information
Bachelor / Master

Erfahrungsberichte:
Barceolona, Louise Bullock (opens in new tab) (SS19)
Barcelona, Nils Wagner (opens in new tab) (WS 18/19)
Barcelona, Jasmin Glaffig (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Barcelona, Tim Gärtner (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Barcelona, Janina Mattis (opens in new tab) (WS17/18)
Barcelona, Caner Sahin (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Barcelona, Jessica Priem (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17 + SS 17)
Barcelona, Charlotte Perschmann (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Barcelona, Laurine Frank (opens in new tab) (SS 16)

Madrid, N. N. (opens in new tab) (WS 21/22)
Madrid, Viola Frick (opens in new tab) (SS 18)
Madrid, Lucia Kulinski (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Madrid, Quynh Mai Lai (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Madrid, Paula Tempel (opens in new tab) (WS 17/18)
Madrid, Nao Matsuyama (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Madrid, Niklas Schraps (opens in new tab) (WS 16/17)
Madrid, Leonie Peters (opens in new tab) (SS 16)

Prague
Czech Technical University Prague
Duration: 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

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

Istanbul
Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (ITU)
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, Zeynep Züleyha Celebi (opens in new tab) (SS18)
Istanbul ITÜ, Nida Yüksel (opens in new tab)(SS18)
Istanbul ITÜ, Hamiyet Eroglu (opens in new tab) (SS 17)
Istanbul ITÜ, Johanna Westermann (opens in new tab) (SS 16/17)
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)