Freshers/First-year students

The Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies welcomes you as new students!

We are happy that you have decided to pursue a course of studies with us at Technische Universität Darmstadt. For your orientation, we have put together some important information on this page that will also be introduced during the orientation week and that will offer orientation during your studies.

Curricula / Course documents

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with some official documents formally outlining your course of studies. The Study and Examination Plan (Studien- und Prüfungsplan, SPP) as well as the regulations for the degree program
(Studienordnung ) contain recommendations on the possible succession of courses as well as information on the form and duration of examinations . The information contained in these documents will be introduced during the orientation week, so it is best to already have some familiarity with these documents that will be relevant throughout your studies.


The online platform TUCaN is the Campus Management System of Technische Universität Darmstadt. On TUCaN, all relevant processes such as enrollment for courses and exams as well as exam and grade management are documented and accessible at any time.

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Moodle is the e-Learning platform used at Technische Universität Darmstadt. On Moodle, teaching materials are made available for individual courses and students can collaboratively work on exercises, communicate with professors and fellow students and submit course work.

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Academic term papers

The term paper is a common type of submission and examination at the university. Term papers underlie certain formal requirements, such as for example concerning the contents and organisation of the title page. A title sheet following the design guidelines of Technische Universität Darmstadt can be downloaded here .

In addition to following the above mentioned formal requirements, students are obliged to add a formal statement to any term paper or other written submissions that any work they submit toward the fulfilment of course requirements is their own work and that none other than the sources cited therein were used in the completion of the task. The text to be used in this formal statement is available for downloadhere (opens in new tab) .