Recognition Procedure

Here we provide an overview of the process of recognising modules that have been completed abroad.

Important information on applying for recognition

The documents must be printed out in complete and submitted to the Office for Student Affairs during the opening hours .

Only complete documents can be accepted and forwarded for further processing!

The Office for Student Affairs checks the completeness. If you have any questions regarding the subject matter, please contact the Advisor for International Relations and Mobility or the subject chairs before submitting your documents.

The processing time for a complete recognition package is approx. 4-6 weeks.

The recognition process described here only applies to academic achievements obtained during a study exchange and not to recognition from previous studies.

Before starting your studies abroad, you can apply for early recognition for the selected courses from the respective subject area at the TU Darmstadt. This gives a general indication of whether the modules can be recognised.

The respective subject examiners complete the content review on the basis of module descriptions or course documents on Form A2 | Equivalency Check.

Credits that are listed on the list of Recognised Credits from International Universities in the Department of Law and Economics do not have to be re-reviewed by a subject examiner. These credits will be recognised without being checked again.

After returning from abroad, the actual recognition of the modules completed takes place. You must apply for the recognition. Students can decide for themselves which modules to be recognised – none of the others appear anywhere on their transcripts.

The Examination Board recognises and converts marks for examinations taken abroad. Please note: There is only one recognition process per student per stay abroad.

The following documents must be submitted in full in one package to the Office for Student Affairs:

  • Form A1 | Application for recognition of examinations taken abroad: This must be completed in full, electronically by using the specified fields, signed and submitted personally. Representation with power of attorney is possible. For all credits that are to be reviewed, a module assignment must be made, and the respective mark entered according to the certificate from the foreign university.
  • Certificate from the foreign university (original AND copy). If the original certificate cannot be presented, the authenticity of the copy must be confirmed by the student.
  • Module description for each module without an equivalent and Studium Generale.
  • Form A2 | Equivalence Examination, if applicable. The recognition must be confirmed in advance by the responsible subject examiner. The examination process at the technical departments is regulated differently, see also “Credits with equivalents”.
  • If applicable, screenshot of the equivalence list (FB 1, FB 16)

The forms A1 and A2 can be found here: Downloads and Links | Further Information and Forms

Final recognition is carried out by a subject-related examiner on presentation of the filled our and signed Form A2, evidence of content (including module description, course documentation) and the ToR.

Form A2 can be found here: Downloads and Links | Further Information and Forms

It should be noted that the content examination process is regulated differently in the technical departments:

  • In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the examinations on the List of Recognised Credits are accepted. Examination achievements that are not listed there are checked for content by the relevant subject examiners using form A2.
  • At the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the content is checked by the relevant subject examiners using form A2.
  • At the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Computer Science, Claudia Klein and Tim Neubacher are responsible for recognition. The completed Form A2 and the individual examination plan must be submitted to them.

This is the name given to courses that have no equivalent in the module offers at TU Darmstadt.


For the elective area of law, business and economics, the following scopes of credit points are applicable, in which these recognised credits can be counted:

B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering | Business Information Systems

  • Scope: max. 6 Credit points
  • Credit level: min. bachelor
  • Credits: min. 3 credit points
  • Language: no restrictions

M.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering | Business Information Systems | Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management | Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Scope: max. 12 credit points (EIM/LSCM – only in the overall elective area, but not in the sub-area Professional Profile Courses/Professional and Methodological Courses!)
  • Credit level: master
  • Credits: min. 6 credit points
  • Language: no restrictions

Explanation: Achievements without an equivalent (6/12 CP) can be composed of several modules.


  • 3 courses with 4.5 CP each or 3 courses with 5 CP each are entered in TUCaN as 12 CP without equivalent.
  • 2 courses with 4.5 CP each can only be entered as 6 CP without equivalent.
  • The remaining CP are not included in the calculation.

Quality Requirements

The following quality requirements apply when reviewing recognition eligibility:

  • Documents: Issued on an official transcript (abroad) or an official transcript of records (in Germany)
  • Content: thematically related to the field of law, business and economics
  • Exclusion of double attendance and equivalence: In the case of comparable module names, certification of non-equivalence must be requested at the responsible chair.
  • Evaluation: Standard (marked), after conversion
  • Examination Board: recognition of performance and mark under examination law

The equivalence recognition is to be given priority in order to exclude double allocation. A confirmation of non-equivalence can therefore also be requested for comparable module names.

When submitting the application for review, a module description in German or English must be submitted in addition to the certificate. Credits without an equivalent that do not fully meet the quality requirements can be included in the General Studies area.

The marks are converted on the basis of the mark conversion table approved by the examination board and can be found here: Downloads and Links | Further Information and Forms