- Founded :1971 year
- StudyQA ranking: 600 pts.
- Offered programms: 12 Master
- No. Students: 18775
- Frgn. Students: 3567
- Study mode: 12 On campus
- Languages of instruction: German, English
Founded in 1971, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is a young and innovative university where students can choose between numerous undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes, all with a strong practical orientation. Many unique Bachelor's and Master's degrees are offered in fields such as engineering, architecture, design, computer science, information and knowledge management, and social education.Important features at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences are short study periods, efficient course organisation, a clear practical orientation right from the beginning of studies, a strong commitment to research and development in cooperation with partners in business and society, and internationally oriented education. The university maintains partnership agreements with more than 100 international universities and is a key member of the German Alliance for Applied Sciences (HAWtech).
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About the City: Darmstadt has been officially designated a "City of Science" by the State of Hessen due to its dense network of world-class public and private research institutions, including the technical university and one of Germany's largest universities of applied sciences. The birthplace of numerous inventions such as the radio clock, Plexiglas, and the liquid crystals in cell phones and laptops, Darmstadt is one of the few cities with a namesake element in the periodic table: darmstadtium. The former artists' colony at Mathildenhohe, established in 1899 on a hill just outside the town by the Grand Duke of Hessen, Ernst Ludwig, was one of the primary centres of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau). Today, the city still supports a colourful cultural scene. Darmstadt is located in the Rhine-Main region, which is well known as the economic hub of Europe. The fully developed infrastructure enables very good connections to practically any destination in Europe, making it easy for you to explore wherever you like, and, indeed, is instrumental in attracting multinational companies to the region. A total of 108,740 registered companies are host to more than two million employees, thereby accounting for a GVA (Gross Value Added) of around 180 billion EUR. Several large international companies such as Accenture, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Evonik Industries, Merck, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and many more have established sites in and around Darmstadt.Located at the heart of Europe, the Rhine-Main Region is home to 5.5 million inhabitants in an area of 14,755 kmß- it is Germany's most cosmopolitan region. As well as Frankfurt am Main, which constitutes the centre of the region, the surrounding cities are no less worth a visit. In the vicinity of Darmstadt you will find many cities rich in culture, such as Frankfurt am Main (20 min.), Heidelberg (40 min.) or Mainz (20 min.). Frankfurt, Germany's financial centre, hosts the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) and is the birthplace of Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe. Heidelberg is known for its famous castle and stunning flair in its historic centre. In Mainz, Carnival is celebrated every year and many heritage sites take you right back into the past.
Cost of living: Approx. 1,000 EUR per month to cover personal expenses
Funding opportunities within the university: The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences offers MBA Part Scholarships to MBA candidates. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding personalities who demonstrate in their professional and social environment the potential to become exemplary and strong future leaders. Candidates should show extraordinary achievements, such as:- social commitment- outstanding attainments in the professional life- exemplary entrepreneurial thinking and action- extensive international experience- very good academic resultshttp://studiengaenge.h-da.de/index.phpßid=13609
Arrival support: During Welcome Days, the first days of your stay in Darmstadt, you will get to know Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences as well as the city of Darmstadt.All formalities concerning your stay will be settled during the first days. Student tutors will help you open up a bank account, set up health insurance and enrol at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. They will also accompany you when you visit the foreigners' registration office (Auslanderbehorde).Campus tours of the university and also a tour of the city of Darmstadt will be held in order to help you find your way around in your new environment.
Services and support for international students: We don't leave you alone in the dark - instead we offer you integrated services to create unique advantages for your career. In our MBA programme, you will have the opportunity to profit from our network and infrastructure. Our aim is to help you in organising your stay in Germany and to create more value for you and your career.For instance, you can benefit from- advice regarding visa and work permit- application training - our help in finding accommodation- finding jobs and internships through our network- learning and improving your German and English in one of our language courses- pursuing a broad range of sports such as badminton, boxing, basketball, soccer, rugby, swimming, diving, table tennis, volleyball, gym workouts, and many more (apart from these, more than 100 sports organisations offer over 1,500 possibilities to pursue your favourite sport)- free public transport using the student rail pass- cultural activities- getting in touch with other international and German students- up-to-date classroom technology, free Wi-Fi on campus, extensive library access, e-learning