You have just finished school or vocational training or are on the verge of it? Then you might be thinking about which opportunities you have after graduation – from studies and vocational training to internships or a year abroad. In case you are striving for an academic career then we have got something for you.
You have already got the plan on what you want to study and at which university? Congratulations, we keep our fingers crossed that you will get your place and that you can start soon. If you don’t know exactly what and where to study: Don’t panic! With over 18,650 courses offered at 426 universities in Germany, you are definitely spoilt for choice. To help you a little, we have taken a closer look at the university landscape in our region.
No matter whether you want to complete your entire studies in Germany or spend your semester abroad here – FrankfurtRheinMain and its 30 universities are well equipped to do so.
Why studying in Germany?
With your idea to study in Germany you’re, by the way, not the only one. More than 320,000 young people from the whole world learn and research at German universities. In hardly any other country the share of international students is that high. This is especially true in the Frankfurt area. Around 200,000 students from all over the world are spread over the region’s universities and technical colleges.
German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide and that is only one of the reasons why Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad – just like you. This is not only due to the good reputation, but also because of the constantly increasing number of English taught and international degree courses.
Generally, students can choose between public universities and private higher education facilities. Compared to other countries, Germany has rather low or no tuition fees. At public universities you usually only have to pay a few administrative costs like student contribution, student union fee and a public transport ticket, which account to around €250 per semester.
Why studying in FRM?
From archaeology to dentistry, from computer science to design and from economics to viticulture – there is (almost) nothing that isn’t taught in our region. The universities in FRM offer the full variety, distributed among six universities and 16 universities of applied sciences. In addition, there are three colleges of art and music, four theological colleges and one administrative college – a total of 30.
With their different focus areas and disciplines, like finance or chemistry, the institutions are spread across 39 locations throughout the whole region – from Giessen in the north to Darmstadt and Worms in the south, from Bingen and Mainz in the west to Aschaffenburg in the east. And right in the middle: Frankfurt and Offenbach.
The Media Campus of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is the ideal contact point for all experts in media and those who want to become one. From online journalism to sound and music production to animation and game. Following the American example, the students work primarily project-oriented and often in cooperation with speakers, software companies or cooperating firms such as Merck.
The campus of the University of Mainz appears quite American. Nearly all its institutions and facilities, including lots of student apartments, a botanical garden, a sports stadium and a swimming pool, are located in one place – on the site of former barracks in the southwestern part of the city.
Right next door, in the city of Frankfurt the heart of the European financial world is beating. Young talents for the sector come, among others, from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, one of the best-ranked German business school. Its students and professors from all around the world are dedicated to traditional areas of business like finance, management and accounting, but also to forward-looking topics in emerging fields such as renewable energy finance and Blockchain technology.
In the south of FrankfurtRheinMain you’ll find the region’s biggest hub for cybersecurity research. TU Darmstadt pursues multiple paths for knowledge and technology transfer. The university’s start-up center HIGHEST (Home of Innovation, GrowtH, EntrepreneurShip and Technology Management) provides support for founders, with a focus on digital and high-tech. In strategic alliances, the cooperation in research and transfer is developed with strong partners like Siemens, Merck, Bosch, Continental AG and Deutsche Bahn.
At first glance, Philipp Justus, Managing Director of Google Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet do not have much in common except that they both work for Internet companies. But not only that.
They also have a common past, connecting them closely to our FrankfurtRheinMain region. More precisely, with WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, one of the most respected universities for economics in the German-speaking area. Where, by the way, the idea for Zalando, a European e-commerce company, was born, when the founders Robert Gentz and David Schneider met there on campus.
Sounds like the agony of choice, doesn’t it? In order to make it easier for you to get an overview, we have summarised all colleges and universities in the following. Have you already made up your mind and would like to know how to apply? Then you will find all information about University entrance qualifications and so on here.
Get yourself an overview about all FrankfurtRheinMain universities.