Recognition Procedure

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

Before starting your studies abroad, you can apply for early recognition for the selected courses from the respective research group at 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. This must be applied for. Students can decide for themselves which modules they want to have 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)
  • Form A2 | Equivalency Check (if necessary). The approval must be confirmed beforehand by the responsible subject examiner.

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

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:

Bachelor WI/WINF

  • Scope: max. 6 CP (WI/WINF)
  • Credit level: min. bachelor
  • Credits: min. 3 credit points
  • Language: no restrictions


  • Scope: max. 12 credit points (WI/WINF) and max. 12 credit points (EIM/LSCM)
    Credit level: master
  • Credits: min. 6 credit points
  • Language: no restrictions

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
  • Subject-related recognition: Final recognition by a subject examiner of a related subject with submission of substantive evidence (including module description, course documents) or certification of non-equivalence
  • 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.

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.
  • The respective international coordinators are responsible at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Department of Computer Science. You must present them with the completed form A2 and the individual examination schedule.

Form A2, the mark conversion table and the List of Recognised Credits can be found here: Downloads and Links | Further Information and Forms