Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Number of students
300€ - 300€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
November 15, June 21
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Applicants who have a foreign university entrance qualification (certificate, Baccalaureate, Lise Diplomasi, Swiadectwo ukonczenia, etc.) apply - regardless of nationality - for a bachelor's program on this platform.

Foreign certificates are checked for equivalence with a German university entrance qualification such as B. examined the Abitur.

This can be a secondary school diploma, depending on the country, possibly in combination with a university entrance exam.

It is also possible that the applicants must also have already completed course work. In some cases, you even need a first degree to be able to start a bachelor's degree in Germany.

An application via uni-assist does not apply to anyone who is currently enrolled at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences and would like to apply for a different or second bachelor's degree.

In these cases, please come directly to Ms. Simon in the International Office to apply for a change of course.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible (ideally by December 15th / June 15th). In this way, we can give you information about the result of your application very soon after the application deadline and any missing documents can be submitted later.

Basically: Every application must be complete on the last day of the application deadline to be considered.

A complete application for admission to a bachelor’s program includes:

  • Certified copy in the original language of your secondary school transcript, including courses taken and grades/marks, awarded
  • Certified copy in the original language of documentation showing that you have passed the university entrance examination in your home country (if required in your home country)
  • If relevant, certified copies in the original language of academic transcripts from other university/post-secondary study programs including courses taken and grades/marks awarded, as well as certified copies of any degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees)
  • Certified copy of official translations into German or English of all the above documents (only if the original documents are in a language other than German or English)
  • Proof of required language proficiency as a certified copy
  • Proof of payment of the application fee

Please note that the list above can only provide a general overview of the documents required. Some specific requirements apply ad you will be informed as to your application proceeds.

Document copies can be certified at German embassies and consulates or by notary publics.

Master's application

Applicants for a master’s degree with a foreign degree can apply for a master’s degree via, regardless of nationality. Foreign certificates are checked there for equivalence with a German first degree and the foreign grade is converted into the German grading system.

All master's applicants who apply with a German degree can do so directly via the Fulda University of Applied Sciences application portal. This also applies regardless of nationality.

In both cases, the following applies: Your application must be submitted in full to uni-assist or the University of Fulda on the last day of the application deadline. We, therefore, recommend that you apply at an early stage so that any missing documents can be submitted later.

Important note for applicants with non-EU citizenship:

Please be sure to note the early application deadlines for the study programs' International Management', Intercultural Communication and European Studies' and' Global Software Development ' under Application Periods.

Applications into graduate programs must contain:

  • Proof of periods of study and degrees (Bachelor / Master / Diploma) with an overview of subjects and grades for all academic years in the original language as certified copies
  • Proof of periods of study and degrees (Bachelor/ Master /Diploma) with an overview of subjects and grades in translation into English or German as certified copies (only required if the original language of the certificates is neither English nor German)
  • Proof of the course-specific language skills as certified copies (German and/or English, see "Language certificates")
  • Course-specific additional evidence required, e.g. B. Proof of work experience and professional activity during the course as simple copies

Additionally, for applications with documents from China and Vietnam: A certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) of the respective German embassy, which proves that the documents submitted have been checked. The original of this certificate must be submitted.

Select your Degree

Tuition and Scholarships at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

There's no way to avoid it – financing your university education is a significant issue for students nowadays. The principal bit of uplifting news for students at Fulda University is that there are normally no basic tuition fees or additional educational expenses at higher institutions in Germany!

Because of liberal endowments and backing from the state, students from Germany and even foreign students have the opportunity to pursue their higher degrees at German institutions without paying any tuition fees or at best very low or affordable costs.  

There is, in any case, a semester expense of around €300. This charge assists with taking care of the expense of student administrations and student government and pays for your Semester Ticket, which qualifies you to enjoy any of the free public transportation systems in Fulda and the bureaucratic province of Hesse.

Living Costs

To take care of the expense of living while studying in Fulda, you would require at least €700 - €800 every month. This sum incorporates housing, food, medical coverage, and transportation costs.

However, individual costs of living may vary from one to the next and relies on individual inclinations and lifestyle choices.

Kindly remember that you should take care of some additional expenses in the first few months of your arrival in Germany, they include enrollment fees (approx. €500 extra) and initial deposits in some cases.

Financial Assistance

Working alongside your studies, government support, or grants - there are various ways in which you can finance your studies. There are various scholarships available at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Student Jobs

Working alongside your studies is widespread in Germany and is a great way to earn some extra money. If you come from an EU country or Switzerland, then you are on an equal footing with German students: You can work up to 20 hours per week. Different regulations apply to international students from outside the EU.

BAföG (Federal Training Assistance Act)

Only a few international students can benefit from this funding, for example, recognized refugees. Foreign students who are only staying in Germany for the purpose of studying in accordance with Section 16 of the Residence Act are not funded. You can find more information on the website of the Studentenwerk Gießen.

Scholarships from the Fulda University of Applied Sciences

For study preparation

Pre-Study: Scholarship for the best:

The two best graduates of this preparatory program will receive a scholarship. Pre-Study Fulda

Preparation for studies

Would you like to study at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences, but do not feel sufficiently prepared yet? Then Pre-Study Fulda is right for you.

The preliminary course is based entirely on the needs of international applicants. In just one semester you can improve your German, get to know life and study in Fulda and make first contacts, e.g. through the buddy program. Depending on the desired course of study, you will also acquire initial specialist knowledge.

With Pre-Study Fulda you will complete your actual specialist studies faster and more successfully!

Your benefits at a glance

If you successfully participate in DSH and specialist courses, you will receive a bonus of 0.3 on your average grade.

You will receive a visa to participate. *

They improve your chances of academic success and a quick study.

* If you otherwise meet all requirements for a visa, e.g. B. Sufficient proof of funding

Scholarship for the best

The two best graduates receive a scholarship of € 300 per month in the first semester of study at our university (can be extended to the second semester in the case of very good/good academic performance in the first semester)

For regular studies:

The Germany Scholarship:

With the Deutschlandstipendium, the university, together with private sponsors from the region, supports those who stand out for their outstanding performance or sustained social commitment. The scholarship is € 300 per month and is paid for two semesters.

The application phase runs from the beginning of June to August 1st.

External Funding Opportunities

There are many different scholarships - there is sure to be one that does justice to your particular situation and commitment. Inform yourself. Possible scholarship avenues available are:

  • DAAD Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship Guide is the research platform of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • My Scholarship allows an individual search, as a separate profile is created and compared with the database
  • ELFI is the service point for electronic research funding information
  • E-Fellows offer research and networking at the same time

Scholarships for students and doctoral candidates from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, and Yemen

The study program of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is one of the 13 gifted schools in Germany; they award scholarships to international students and doctoral candidates who are studying or wanting to do a doctorate in Germany.

A special target group is people from the MENA region, particularly from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, and Yemen. The next application deadline for international applicants from the MENA region ends on March 1st, 2020, the second on September 1st, 2020.

Cost of living at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

300 - 500 Euro / month
700 Euro / month
Cost of living
165 Euro / month
60 Euro / month

About Fulda University of Applied Sciences

The Fulda University of Applied Sciences

In the middle of Germany, on the edge of the Rhine-Main conurbation, the city of Fulda with around 65,000 inhabitants is conveniently located on the north-south connections of railway and motorway lines. In a pretty baroque city, which also offers plenty of leisure opportunities, the housing market is still more relaxed than in many other cities.

The Fulda University of Applied Sciences was established in 1974 as the fifth state university of applied sciences in the State of Hesse. It had been part of the Giessen University of Applied Sciences since 1971. The forerunner institution of the Fulda University of Applied Sciences was the Pedagogical Institute, which opened in 1963 and served to train teachers in musical and technical subjects.

Despite the rapid expansion to eight departments with over 600 employees, including around 150 professors, it has now remained manageable for its 9,000 students. Fulda is the university of short distances. Students can get to know each other well here - as well as professors.

With the faculties of applied computer science, electrical engineering and information technology, food technology, ecomorphology, nursing and health, social and cultural sciences, social affairs, and economics, the Fulda University of Applied Sciences covers a wide range of subjects.

In addition to solid, societal, and ecological development, the students are trained in applied research. Numerous research and development projects are carried out jointly with East Hessian companies and other institutions. This practical relevance not only benefits the university's cooperation partners but also the quality of research and teaching.

But the Fulda University of Applied Sciences is not only anchored regionally and nationally but also internationally. Around twelve percent of the students come from abroad; from Egypt to Vietnam, from a total of over a hundred countries. All departments cooperate with partner universities worldwide.

Studying at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences means:

  • Practical training right from the start
  • Modern equipped laboratories
  • Personal atmosphere
  • Make international connections
  • Live in a charming city at reasonable prices

Why Study at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Many Options

The Fulda University of Applied Sciences, with its eight faculties, offers around 60 bachelors and master's degrees. The selection is large and ranges from technology, IT, business, and law to nutrition, health, society, and culture. In addition to traditional subjects such as business administration or electrical engineering, we also offer innovative courses such as ecomorphology, health sciences, and renewable energy.

Applied sciences - the combination of theory and practice

The Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences. This means that studying with us does not only contain theory, but also a lot of practical relevance. This is shown, among other things, in a close relationship between the university and regional organizations and companies, e.g. about internships or theses. The Career Service of the International Office also offers international students and graduates a comprehensive range of information and advice on all aspects of internships and career entry - this makes their way to work easier.

The dual study program - a German success story

More practice is not possible. As a student in a dual course of study, you will attend courses at the university and work temporarily in a company. In this way, you will acquire specialist knowledge that you can apply directly, gain the necessary experience for the transition to work, and also already earn money. Some courses even include complete professional training. You will study in one discipline and learn a trade at the same time.

State-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology

Where could technicians, scientists, or engineers apply the knowledge they have learned better than in the typical workplaces for their work? Fortunately, the Fulda University of Applied Sciences has a large selection of so-called “laboratories” for authentic testing, real research, and repeated use. This Audio / Video Lab, Net Lab, Renewable Energy Laboratory, Natural Resources Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, and the Skills Laboratory simulate real working conditions and thereby help students acquire the skills for their future careers.

International Representation

Of the around 9,700 students at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences, around 1,400 do not come from Germany, but from over 100 different countries. The mix of languages, cultures, and perspectives not only creates an international atmosphere on campus and in the cafeteria but also enriches the courses and (student) life in the city.

Historic city with a central location

With around 70,000 inhabitants, Fulda is one of the smaller cities. In return, it convinces with a high quality of life, short distances, public safety, and affordable living costs. The central location and the direct connection to the train, long-distance bus, and long-distance road traffic make Fulda an ideal starting point to get to know the whole of Germany.

Accommodation Fulda University of Applied Sciences

On Campus Accomodation at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Your own apartment, a room in a shared flat, or a student residence? To make your decision easier, we have put together links to housing and room listings as well as an overview of our student residences.

A small note: In Germany, in addition to rent, you always pay additional costs for electricity, water, and heating. In the last two years, rents in Germany have risen sharply. That means that you have to expect at least 350 € monthly rent.

Room and apartment brokerage by the International Office

The International Office will support you

Are you coming to the Fulda University of Applied Sciences directly from your home country? You will want to rent a room before you arrive so that you can start the long journey with peace of mind. You can rent a room at special rates through the International Office - in public dormitories or a private apartment.

Off Campus Accomodation at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Your own apartment, a room in a shared flat, or a student residence? To make your decision easier, we have put together links to housing and room listings as well as an overview of our student residences. A small note: In Germany, in addition to rent, you always pay additional costs for electricity, water, and heating. In the last two years, rents in Germany have risen sharply. That means that you have to expect at least 350 € monthly rent.

Public and private dormitories:

The Giessen student union operates six dormitories in Fulda. For these rooms, apply online directly to the Studentenwerk. Due to the high demand, we recommend that you apply as early as possible - preferably as soon as you have received the notification of admission from the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. You can apply online here.

Private rooms and apartments

Most students live in private apartments. Flat-sharing communities (WGs) are particularly popular: several students share an apartment. This means that everyone has their own room, but the kitchen and bathroom are shared. This is how you can find rooms and apartments from private landlords:

About Fulda

A notable city established in the year 744, Fulda today has a populace of 68,000. Fulda's ornate ­quarter is one of the most wonderful in Germany and pulls in guests from everywhere the world.

Fulda appreciates ideal vehicle associations. One of Europe's important worldwide air terminals, Frankfurt International, is a little more than an hour away via vehicle or train. Other significant urban areas in Germany, for example, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg or Munich, are inside simple reach and close to three hours away via train.

Inviting city life

There are numerous bistros, bars, and bars in the beautiful Old Town - just as an assortment of shops and boutiques. The city's social life has something for everybody. The Fulda Castle Theater routinely performs traditional and present-day shows, historical centers give a top to bottom glance at the district's past and the Christmas Market draws guests from all over. The city likewise flaunts a few excellent stops and gardens with an abundant open door for loosening up strolls and investing energy out of entryways.

Fulda is worth it - your career starts here!

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