International Students


Start of program:

Winter semester only

Electronic Admission:

15.12. until 31.03.

Notification of Acceptance:

Until 15.04 (through KOPLA only)

Sending Certified Copies:

After Electronic Acceptance until 01.05

Posting of Admission Letter by the Faculty:

01.05. until 15.05. by courier

Application for Accommodation:

01.03. until 15.06.

Start of Mandatory Pre-Semester Courses:


Checklist: Admission Requirements

Application Process

Our application-portal is designed for the application process of our applicants and the communication with them. Applicants will be selected by the department application board, based on academic and professional records. As we have around 1500 applications every year, which are evaluated, please carefully understand and follow the rules below:

  • We will only consider complete and in-time applications send to us through KOPLA. An application via Uni-Assist or Email is not possible.
  • Only one application for one major per student is allowed. Entering more than one application may lead to a direct disqalification. Make sure to select the right program and semester.
  • The process as well as typical FAQ's are described in the help document provided in KOPLA. Please check this document before contacting our staff.
  • Information is only provided via KOPLA. No additional mails are being sent. Make sure to track your status in regular intervalls.

Step 1

Enter your personal data and upload your application documents through the online portal

(check the Europass page for information about the application in Europe).

Step 2

The electronic documents will be checked by the application board of the department.

Step 3

Once your records have been accepted by the application board, you will have to submit your paper documents as certified copy and to pay the application fee.

Step 4

After the verification of your paper documents and your payment of the administration fee, you will receive an official invitation via courier service to allow you immediately to apply for

Certified Paper Documents and Fees

After your electronic admission, you have to send us certified documents and pay the admission fee. Details on the required documents, fees and deadlines are provided in KOPLA in the section "Further Information". Once we have received and verified  the documents and fees, we will send you the admission letter by courier.

Please note: It is your duty to stick to the mentioned deadlines. Late documents and fees will not be considered!

Once you are accepted (and only in this case) you have to send us officially certified copies of the following documents

  • Signed affidavit (provided via KOPLA)
  • Bachelor’s final or provisional certificate
  • Transcripts of your Bachelor’s studies.
  • English certificate (The TOEFL certificate may also be sent electronically from the TOEFL institute to the Hochschule Darmstadt. Our TOEFL Institutional Code is 4776, our department code is Electrical Engineering 66).

The certification may be administered by

  • a German representation, or by
  • notary public, or
  • by having your university sent the documents in a sealed envelope