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  • Locations: Fulda, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** 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: Business, German Studies, Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Hochschule Fulda

View and download a brochure here: Hochschule Fulda 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.

About Hochschule Fulda:
Hochschule Fulda is a practice-oriented university with an international profile and a special focus on applied research. Founded in 1974, the university encompasses eight departments with 55 study programs, over 8,300 students, almost 1,100 international students from more than 100 countries, 170 professors, and 125 academic and research staff. The university offers a broad spectrum of academic and professional education with a focus on health, nutrition, and food. Numerous research and development projects are undertaken in cooperation with private business and industry. The University cooperates with over 100 universities around the world and is adding new international programs all the time.
  • 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 Hochschule Fulda Campus Video and Learn More About Fulda.

Hochschule Fulda 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. The historic and Baroque city of Fulda is located between the Rhön and Vogelsberg mountains in the green geographic center of Germany.
  • A region home to many mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering companies and firms, Fulda provides an ideal study abroad location for students studying sciences or engineering.
  • A city of 63,000, Fulda boasts one of Germany’s most picturesque and charming old towns and attracts visitors from all around the world.
  • Centrally located, Fulda is situated along a highway, served by the Intercity Express, Germany’s high-speed train system, and has easy access to Frankfurt airport one hour away.
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 Fulda Students
Hochschule Fulda is a practice-oriented university with an international profile. The special focus on applied research includes the independent right to confer the doctorate. Founded in 1974, the university encompasses, at present, eight departments with 55 study programs, approx. 8,300 students and almost 1,100 international students from more than 100 countries, 170 professors, 125 academic and research staff, plus 250 administrative staff.  

The university offers a broad spectrum of academic and professional education with a special focus on "health, nutrition and food." Numerous research and development projects are undertaken in cooperation with private business and industry. Fulda University cooperates with ca. 100 universities around the world. The number of international programs is growing continuously: "International Management," "Intercultural Communication and European Studies," "International Food Business and Consumer Studies," "Sustainable Food Systems," or "Global Software Development." These Master's programs are partly or entirely taught in English. In October 2016 an international Bachelor's program in "Science & Engineering" will start, the first two semesters taught in English, accompanying German classes. 

Studying at Hochschule Fulda means:
  • Right in the centre of Germany
  • No tuition fees: education is funded by the state
  • Practice-oriented education with a strong focus on applied research
  • State of the art laboratories
  • Strong links to business and industry: good job opportunities
  • Excellent support services for international students
Learn more about Academics at Hochschule Fulda.

Hochschule Fulda LogoDepartments:
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences
  • Nursing and Health Care
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Social Work
  • Business
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 Fulda school.
  • 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. The Summer semester starts in April and ends in September. Official information can be found on their website.

Hochschule Fulda Students