Services for guests
We offer a wide array of services for our international guests to make sure you are well prepared for your stay at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) and in Darmstadt itself. After your arrival, we will gladly help you to get settled; see our page Life in Darmstadt for more information about this.
Official invitation letter
The Welcome Center provides official invitation letters for visa purposes or home universities to our guests by request. Please make sure to fill-out the Online-Registration for international guests (attached on the right) to provide us with the required information for an official invitation letter.
Upon request, the Welcome Center can help international visitors find and book accommodation for short and long-term stays.
For short stays, the Welcome Center can reserve a hotel room or provide hotel recommendations.
For visits over a week and up to a year, our guests can reserve one of our nine studio or one-bedroom apartments at our International Guesthouse. The shared kitchen and common areas provide the opportunity to meet other guests from all over the world. You can find information about the rooms and prices on the Guesthouse website.
The Welcome Center provides you with any information possible regarding the non-academic life at h_da and in Darmstadt. The topics are unlimited but include information about:
- accompanying family members,
- applying for a visa,
- arriving from the airport,
- sports in Darmstadt,
- day trips,
- German courses,
- Culture, entertainment, and restaurants.
You can find a lot of this information on our website, but feel free to contact us with further questions.