Higher Education

The State of Hessen is situated in the heart of the Federal Republic of Germany and is home of 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 centre.

Hessen has thirteen state institutions of higher education, comprising five universities, two academies of music and art, and five universities of applied sciences(Fachhochschulen)and one new type of university.There are also a number of state-recognised institutions of higher education run by non-state bodies. All our institutions of higher education welcome international students and an increasing number of courses is taught in English.

The institutions of higher education in Hessen carry out research and teach in all major disciplines, achieving a high standard of excellence. They are well known for both academic reputation and their first-class facilities. This strong tradition of teaching and research attracts excellent students from all over the world.

Regardless of whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral student or a faculty member, we would like to invite you to Hessen. You can explore our websiteÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster to find out more about our institutions of higher education and what they can offer you.

In addition to excellent study and research opportunities, Hessen has a diverse and picturesque countryside, many historic monuments and outstanding leisure facilities. We would like to encourage you to visit Hessen and see for yourself what Hessen can offer you. We look forward to welcoming you in Hessen!

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