Welcome Phase

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Our Welcome Phase consists of different courses, workshops and buddy programmes in order to ensure that our prospective students are well prepared for the TropHEE programme.

Ahmed from Egypt,
TropHEE student

In this course, with all our outward differences and where we come from, as far quarters in countries or regions, we share the privilege and perfect opportunity to be in such a spot in such a well-rounded programme. It's also up to all of us to really improve and lift this programme up so it harnesses and trains future students to go back to the society as doers, not only thinkers.


Please follow this link (login and password is provided by the TropHEE office) and download the “learn_trophee.zip” file. When you open the file, all needed files are extracted in the folder you choose for the download. The preparation phase course can then be started by opening the start.exe.

Buddy Service and Regular’s Table

TropHEE students from previous years will offer a buddy service to help prospective students upon arrival in Germany in terms of dealing with authorities and daily life in a new environment. Also, a pick-up service from the central station of Darmstadt can be organized.

Furthermore, our digital TropHEE regular’s table allows a get-together of fellow students before start of their studies. Tutors will answer questions regarding student life, Darmstadt, the institute and registrations.

Intercultural Workshop

This workshop gives new students the opportunity to meet their classmates and learn about different cultures. First experiences as prospective students and with Germany will be shared. Our intercultural trainers impart skills adapted to the needs of intercultural teams. The workshop allows participants to create a culture of cooperation within the TropHEE group and to strengthen their personal team competences. For late arriving students an online version is being offered.

Our Intercultural Trainers

Ernestine Schneider

Susanne Neuer-Dow

The Language Resource Center conducts intensive courses which enrolled students can already attend before start of their studies. Prior participation in a placement test is mandatory. Dates for upcoming courses are indicated here.

Instructions for enrollment are specified on the admission letter. Further advice is provided by the International Admission department. Upon payment of the semester fee, your student ID card will be issued. You will also receive a student data sheet with your TU ID required to log into TUCaN.

Students register for courses and exams by use of the Campus Management System TUCaN. Video tutorials and FAQ can be found here.