Master of Science Architecture
Application and admission

General information of the TU Darmstadt

We are pleased about your interest in studying architecture at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and would like to give you some orientation for your application procedure.

Here you will find the always up-to-date information on the topic of “Application and Admission” at the TU Darmstadt.

Master of Science Architecture


Bachelor's degree in architecture (university of applied sciences or university) or FH diploma as well as successful portfolio application for all applicants (for the form, content and scope of this portfolio as well as the address to which it is to be sent, please refer to the information sheet on portfolio application (opens in new tab) ).

Related Bachelor's degrees such as urban planning, design, interior design, urban studies, etc. do NOT entitle students to study for a Master's degree in architecture at FB 15.

Application deadlines

Students can start their studies in the summer or winter semester.
Application deadline for the start of studies in the summer semester:
15 January
Application deadline for the start of studies in the winter semester:
15 July

For degree programmes with admission restrictions / aptitude tests, this deadline is a cut-off deadline.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction of the M. Sc. programme is German, therefore proof of appropriate German language skills is a prerequisite for the application. Further information is available from the “International Admissions Office”, not from the department.

Applicants with International certificates

Please refer directly to “International Admission” (former: Akademisches Auslandsamt) at the Technical University of Darmstadt:

Admission requirements when changing the place of study

A transfer from the Master's programme in Architecture at another university to TU Darmstadt is possible under the same conditions as for an initial application (proof of language proficiency, portfolio, etc.). However, the portfolio should now also contain work samples from the Master's programme. Please send in the portfolio without being asked to do so.