The Academic Year
The academic year at Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU) consists of two terms (Semester). New students regularly start in the Wintersemester (WS) on October 1st. As an international student you may also start in Sommersemester (SS) which begins at April 1st.
The lectures typically start 10 to 15 days after the official beginning of the term. The lecture period spans over 14 weeks. Typically shortly after the end of lectures you will write your exams. In physics we do not have mid-term exams. In advanced classes you can usually arrange for an individual appointment for your oral exam with the professor.
In case you are staying for more than one term, please make sure to transfer the fee for the next term until the “Rückmeldefrist” deadline!
Detailed information and specific dates of the academic schedule are published on the official Semestertermine web-site (in German) or can be requested at the student service counter in the Karo 5 (building S1|01).