In 1971, the University of Kassel was founded as a comprehensive university during the time of the educational reforms. It provided first and second level degree programmes and had a strong focus on application and practice, characteristics now established throughout Europe.
Few other German universities offer as wide a range in courses of study as Kassel does. From natural sciences and engineering all the way to the arts and humanities– the University of Kassel's unique profile offers numerous fascinating opportunities. Our traditionally strong subjects are the humanities, cultural and social studies as well as teacher education. Environmentally-orientated education and promotion of young talent are also University of Kassel trademarks.
Many Kassel research projects are dedicated to furthering scientific fields to the very edge of their range. This is why research is organized not only by marking the classic distinction between faculties.
In our Job portal database students and alumni can find over 150 new jobs, internships, and student job opportunities each month.
The study enquiries ("Information Studium") is the contact point for students and prospective students who have general questions about studying at the University of Kassel. We can provide information on a variety of university-related issues and, if necessary, refer you to more specialised student support services.
Cheap accommodation in Kassel is scarce. It can often take weeks to find accommodation, therefore it is advised to start looking as soon as possible.
Our library system is represented at the six locations of the university. Main location is the campus library on the Dutch Square (HoPla), which also houses the library administration.
Citizens of the EU are covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), if they have insurance protection in their country of origin or counrty of current residence. EHIC is sufficient for a study period in Germany. In order to enrol as a student at the University of Kassel it is neccesary to have proof of German health insurance cover.
The University of Kassel central campus is located at Holländischer Platz on the edge of downtown Kassel. The former premises of the Henschel Company are home to the Faculties of Human Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Planning, Economics and Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The International Studies Centre, the IT Service Centre, and University of Kassel administration are also located here. The library building is the heart of the campus. It provides access to approximately 1.9 million volumes, including 30,000 current periodicals and global electronic media.
In Kassel, there are numerous sports clubs and facilities available: