Information for new students
Are you new at TU Darmstadt? Take the following steps, to organize your daily study life.
Step 1: Activate your TU-ID!
TU-ID is your central user ID at TU Darmstadt. This gives you access to various TU Darmstadt systems, such as WiFi, TUCaN and Moodle. In order to activate your personal TU-ID, please use your access code. It is located on the data control sheet which was originally attached to your student ID card.
Step 2: Set up your email address!
At TU Darmstadt you will usually receive an e-mail address according to the following form:email@example.com. TU Darmstadt exclusively sends all important information about your studies to this e-mail address. Set up your own TU mailbox or mail forwarding to your private e-mail address to receive according messages. You should be setting up your e-mail address when initially activating your TU-ID.
- More information and instructions regarding your e-mail address with TU Darmstadt
- Set up your e-mail address now by using your “Student e-mail address” in our IDM Portal
Step 3: Get your Athene Card!
Athene Card combines various functions that are helpful at TU Darmstadt on a daily basis. You can use it to pay for food and drinks at our cafeterias, to identify yourself at HRZ Service, and it is also your user card for Darmstadt's university and state library (ULB) and Unisport-Zentrum. In order to obtain an Athene Card, a passport photo must be deposited for account administration.
Step 4: Create your schedule in TUCaN!
With TUCaN you can organize your daily schedule at TU Darmstadt online. You can register for courses and examinations, view your schedules and grades, and receive important messages from your teachers. Details are provided during your respective faculty orientation event. Log on to TUCaN with your TU-ID and password. Once your TU-ID has been activated. TUCaN is usually accessible with this ID within the next working day.