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  • Locations: Mittelhessen, 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 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 Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Areas of Study: Business, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Engineering, German Studies, Management, Marketing Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Hochschule Mittelhessen

View and download a brochure here: Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen 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 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen:
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is renowned for future oriented degree programs in the economic and technical sciences. Innovation based on tradition is the motto. THM was founded in 1971. However, its roots reach back into the 19th and early 20th century, when schools for engineering were being established. Today the main fields of studies at THM are economic and technical sciences. Classical disciplines like civil engineering, electrical or mechanical engineering are offered alongside progressive programs like energy systems, biotechnology, media engineering, business administration, and computer science.
  • 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 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen Video and Learn More About Giessen.

Technische Hochschule 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 university town of Giessen is located 60 km north of Frankfurt, in the midst of pleasant countryside, surrounded by hills and forests.
  • Historic buildings and modern construction are the center of this conference and retail center.
  • The university administration building is situated in downtown Giessen, not far from the Liebig science museum, the city theater and the botanical gardens.
  • The university also owns a 19th-century castle which is often used for meetings and special programs.
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. 
Technische Hochschule Students
Established in 1971, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Giessen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Hesse. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Friedberg, Wetzlar. Officially accredited/recognized by the  Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) is a medium-sized (enrollment : 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.  Classical engineering disciplines, such as civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, are offered as well as future-oriented interdisciplinary programs, including energy systems, biotechnology, medical engineering, hospital hygiene, railway systems, media engineering, business administration, and computer science. Over 50 master and bachelor degree courses cover a wide range of subjects.
  • Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.
  • This 45 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. 
  • Teaching takes place in small groups and is oriented towards future professional life.
  • THM enjoys cooperation with more than 100 international institutions of higher education, where our students do exchange semesters or final projects.
  • Collaborating with over 500 companies, Wetzlar-based StudiumPlus is the largest provider of cooperative study programmes in Hesse. More than 1,200 students are currently taking advantage of this alternative to traditional academic education.
  • THM is also leading in the field of distance learning in Hesse, with more than 400 university graduates and professionals currently being enrolled at location Friedberg. 
  • The aim of the “Project University in a Migration Society – Intercultural Mainstreaming of the THM (ProMi)“ is to develop the University into an educational institution with an atmosphere that enables both students and staff to study and work successfully, irrespective of their background.
Learn more about Academics at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.

Technische Hochschule BuildingDepartments:
In Friedberg
  • Information Technology, Electronics, Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Mechatronics, Material Technology
  • Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Data Processing
  • Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Business Engineering
In Giessen
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and IT
  • Hospital and Medical Engineering, Environment and Biotechnology
  • Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Mathematics, Natural sciences and Information Technology
  • Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Business Administration
Technische Hochschule BuildingIn Wetzlar
  • Business Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering / Micro Systems Technology
  • Process Management
  • Controlling of Business Processes
  • Management Systems
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 THM 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.

Technische Hochschule Academic