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  • Locations: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Amherst Students, UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Business, German Studies Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Hochschule RheinMain

View and download a brochure here: Hochschule RheinMain Flyer

Why Hessen Exchange?:
Hessen Coat of ArmsThe Hessen-Massachusetts Academic Partnership was implemented in 2004. The objective of the state-to-state programs is to support student mobility as well as to implement and foster collaboration between researchers of institutions of higher education in Hessen and the partner state. The exchanges seek to create an environment of international knowledge, cultural competencies and linguistic skills for the future. The partnerships is supported by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts, as well as by the University of Massachusetts System. Exchange opportunities include short-term, semester and academic year programs.
  • The Hessen-Massachusetts exchange program provides enrolled students at one of the University of Massachusetts System universities with the opportunity to get international experience by studying abroad at one of the Hessen International Summer Universities (ISU), the Hessen International Winter Universities (IWU) or by enrolling in one of the participating Hessen universities, universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and art academies for one or two academic semesters.
  • This experience will not only give you the chance to live in Germany and learn the language, but also adds a European dimension to your academic career. An increasing number of English taught courses are available.
  • The State of Hessen is situated in the heart of the Federal Republic of Germany and is home to some of the country's leading universities and research institutes, all of which are within easy reach of Frankfurt am Main, Germany's financial and banking center. The UMass-Hessen Exchange represents a special alliance between the universities of the State of Hessen and those of the University of Massachusetts. 
Learn more about the UMass-Hessen Exchange Program.

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About Hochschule RheinMain:
Situated in the bustling, multicultural Rhein-Main area, Hochschule RheinMain provides outstanding education and job opportunities. The university places emphasis on offering practice-driven education. RheinMain’s research strengths, its team spirit, and its attentiveness to society’s needs and the market’s needs ensure that its degree programs are relevant to work and life beyond the university. Two locations in the area offer over 70 degree programs More than 12,000 students study in the Faculties of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Design – Computer Science – Media, Applied Social Sciences and Wiesbaden Business School in Wiesbaden, as well as the Faculty of Engineering in Rüsselsheim. 
  • The Hessen government provides a partial scholarship, greatly reducing fees for UMass participants from those published on the Hessen university websites.
  • All US citizens and US green card holders are eligible for the scholarship rates.
  • Other students should see their study abroad advisor to discuss availability and program pricing.
Tuition and fees are paid to UMass. Room and Board and other expenses will be paid to the host institution or by other arrangement as necessary.

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Hochschule RheinMain Campus

How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study at the time of application. UMass students should first complete the UMass application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site and applying to their home institution. Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to Hessen, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. 


The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester.
Why Study in Germany?
German FlagHessen is a German state in the heart of Europe. In addition to excellent study and research opportunities at some of Germany's leading universities, Hessen has a diverse and picturesque countryside, is full of culture and history and at the same time vibrant and modern. Half-timbered houses, medieval churches and castles of your childhood fairy tales contrast modern cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, Hessen's major international financial hub. Whether looking for a metropolitan or small-town university, you'll feel at home in Hessen. Wiesbaden is located in Central-Western Germany, in a beautiful section of the state of Hessen.
  • The city is a part of the metropolitan Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, providing easy access to the entire Hessen region.
  • Wiesbaden is in a location internationally famous for its architecture, climate, and hot springs.
  • It is home to about 270,000 residents, with Frankfurt (1 million people) a quick 30 minute train-ride away.
  • Wiesbaden is also one of the oldest spa towns in Europe.
Wiesbaden
Student Experience:
  • Over 12% of students in Hessen are international, coming from all over the world to take advantage of high-quality academics and a great quality of life.
  • Student accommodation is available in student residences run by the Studentenwerk for approximately 180-300€/month or at the housing market for approximately 250€+/month.
  • An accommodation request form is included in the host institution application package.
  • Depending on the program, the ISUs provide accommodation in university dormitories, private apartments or with host families. 
Hochschule RheinMain Students
Academics:
Two locations in the Rhine-Main area offering over 70 bachelor's and master's degree programs – this is what defines the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. More than 12,000 students study in theFaculties of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Design – Computer Science – Media, Applied Social Sciences and Wiesbaden Business School in Wiesbaden, as well as the Faculty of Engineering in Rüsselsheim.
  • As a university of applied sciences, the university places particular emphasis on offering practice-driven education. This goal is achieved by providing campus laboratories, adjunct instructors from industry, practical projects and internship semesters in Germany and abroad, as well as cooperative, part-time and distance learning degree programs. 
  • Hochschule RheinMain is a welcoming university that ensures degree programs are widely accessible and takes personal educational backgrounds into account. 
  • Hochschule RheinMain is recognized for its professionally oriented teaching and applied research.
  • The university's research activities are anchored primarily in two doctoral programs that run with the Goethe University Frankfurt. Plans are underway to set up a joint center for doctoral programs in the area of social work in cooperation with the Frankfurt and Fulda Universities of Applied Sciences.
  • Hochschule RheinMain  is a cosmopolitan university with numerous international partners and partner universities on every continent, including 80 European partner universities. The Hessen state program offers scholarships for periods of study spent in Australia and the USA. Germany. 
Hochschule RheinMain LogoDepartments: Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department. Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected. 
  • Only after the admission by the relative school, the student may apply to one or two courses at another Hochschule RheinMain faculty.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.
Academic Year
The Winter Semester starts in October and ends in March with exams. The Summer semester starts in April and ends in September with exams. Official information can be found on their website.


Hochschule RheinMain Academics
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