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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Amherst Students, UMass Boston Students, UMass Lowell Students Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Business, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Engineering, German Studies, International Business, Management Information Systems, Math/Statistics
Program Category: Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Frankfurt University

View and download a brochure here: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences 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. 
About the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences:
The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences offers an academic education with a clear practical orientation,. In this way, the 'Knowledge Transfer, Technology, and Innovation Consulting" department is an important coordination link between research and industry. It places scientists to assist in the solving of technical, business, and social issues. In these projects, students gain an insight into the requirements of companies and institutions. The University provides over 38 study programs in architecture, civil engineering, business, business law, informatics, engineering, social work, and health. It has a international student body, with over 12,000 students from more than 100 countries.
  • 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.

Watch a Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences Campus Video (German Language) and Learn More About Frankfurt.

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.

Frankfurt University Campus
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. Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe and home to many large commercial banks.
  • It is the biggest city in Hessen, a multicultural mix of native Germans, Turks, Asians, Africans, and other nationalities.
  • Due to its central position, Frankfurt is a vital air, rail and highway transportation pivot.
  • Culturally, Frankfurt is an imperative educational and recreational domain in the state, famous for its trade fairs.
  • Today it is rated among the top 10 most livable cities in the world (as rated by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.)
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. 
Frankfurt University Students
The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences offers practice-oriented study programs of a high academic standard, opening the way to a broad range of attractive professions. Our international orientation smooths the way to the global job market: we offer not only a wide range of language courses and language learning levels, but have partnerships with 140 universities worldwide. All of our students graduate with a Bachelor or Master degree, in conformity with international standards.
  • The four faculties and over 60 study programs reflect the academic profile of the university. The broad range of study programs is being continually supplemented and extended to include a range of future-oriented subjects.
  • The application-oriented research gears education to the realities of professional life.
  • The goal of the University is to provide a top academic quality education which is at the same time practice- and application-oriented. To fulfill these standards, key qualifications such as team competence and work techniques are an integral part of studies. 
  • The university considers itself to be a service provider for students. To this end, it creates the conditions for a successful course of studies. The concept embraces the careful planning of studies, includes didactic aspects, and extends to student services, such as course guidance and individual care.
  • 250 full-time and part-time teaching staff, equipped with the relevant professional experience, guarantee that students receive a top quality academic and practice-oriented training. 700 administrative staff provide advisory and care services tailored to the needs of the individual and ensure optimal conditions for a successful and rapidly completed course of studies.
  • Lecture theaters, seminar rooms and laboratories, supported by modern media and technical equipment, and a university library with a large collection of periodicals provide valuable support for students. Internet access is also offered via Wireless-Lan connection.
  • The University has over 13,500 young men and women from more than 100 nations, and has become a place to study successfully, to become experts on today`s world while studying for the future.
Frankfurt University LogoDepartments:
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
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 Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences 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 September and ends in February. The Summer semester starts in March and ends in July. Official information can be found on their website.

Frankfurt University Campus