Founded in 1974, Fulda University is one of the oldest Universities of Applied Sciences. Having started with only three faculties we now count eight academic departments offering a wide range of programmes.
The university currently comprises eight departments with 65 study programmes. The number of international programmes is growing continually. They include Bachelor´s programmes in Global Health, Science and Engineering, Food Technology and International Business and Management, and Master´s programmes like Global Software Development, Data Science, Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society and International Food Business and Consumer Studies. Fulda University also offers preparatory and short-term programmes, summer and winter universities as well as semester and academic year exchanges. Soft skill trainings and a Careers Service complement the learning opportunities.
Fulda University is one of the most research-oriented universities of applied sciences in Germany. Research is carried out in three main areas: "health care, nutrition, food", "interculturality and social sustainability" and "computer science and systems technology". This research orientation is reflected by the fact that Fulda became the first German university of applied sciences to receive the right to independently confer doctoral degrees.Besides its interdisciplinary focus, Fulda University attaches great importance to a practical and application-based orientation. Research projects are therefore developed and carried out in close cooperation with partners from industry and business.
Fulda University's study programmes have a strong practical orientation. This and long-standing links to business and industry promise graduates excellent career prospects on the German and global labour markets. The nearby Rhine-Main region and city of Frankfurt/Main offer excellent job opportunities and have one of the strongest employment records in Germany.
The University's Careers Service helps international students and alumni develop successful job search strategies and achieve their career goals.
The Careers Service provides:
workshops and skills training
coaching and networking opportunities
help finding internships
contacts to internal and external partners
The International Office provides an all-round service for international students:
Information on study programmes and their application/admission requirements
Advice on requirements and procedures for visa and residence permits
Help finding accommodation
Advice on expenses and financial matters
Preparatory programmes incl. German courses on different levels and Intercultural trainings
Orientation Week before the semester begins
Cultural events and field trips
Buddy programme to help international students adjust to their new life in Fulda
Many different types of accommodation are available in Fulda. Students usually decide to live either in student residences run by the local student services or in a shared apartment. Rent costs between approx. €280 and €350 for a single room in a shared flat or €350 and €450 for a studio apartment. For more information about accommodation, see: https://www.hs-fulda.de/en/international/international-office/housing/
2,400,000 items, approx. 1,003,000 of which are e-books
Loan period usually four weeks
456 workstations incl. single-study carrels, rooms for group work, reading areas and quiet rooms
Photocopying, scanning and printing facilities
Students have a personalised ID and login data which allow them to access Wi-Fi on campus and in all University buildings as well as to use the library's services, e-learning platforms and e-mailing systems. Moreover, students can use the university´s Wi-Fi network to print material from their smartphones with compatible wireless printers on campus.
There are no healthcare facilities on campus, but the International Office supports you in healthcare related matters. Please note:
Non-EU-citizens must have compulsory health insurance.
Private health insurance is needed if you are in a preparatory programme,if you are older than 30, or if you have studied for longer than 14 semesters.
The University has a pleasant campus with attractive buildings grouped around a central plaza. All facilities are within a short walking distance of each other. A large cafeteria as well as café, snack bar and food truck can be found directly on campus. A bakery and supermarket are located just across the street. The city centre is a 20-minute walk away, but a bus that stops just outside the campus provides a direct service to the city.
Fulda University has sports facilities for football and basketball directly on campus, and it also offers students, employees and the general public its own programme of sporting activities. These include aikido, badminton, volleyball, cricket, belly dancing, boxing, fitness, golf, fencing, judo, lacrosse, Pilates, swimming, table tennis, yoga, and much more.
Student UNICEF group
Student Amnesty International branch
General Student Committee
Christian and Muslim student groups
A wide variety of sports clubs (see Sports facilities above)
According to the Higher Education Act in the state of Hesse, all study programmes at public universities have to be accredited. Most of Fulda University's study programmes have been accredited by the Accreditation Council, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany. Others are accredited by AQAS, AHPGS (Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences) and ACQUIN.
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