Because of the large government subsidies in support of higher education, studying in Hessen may be significantly less expensive than in many other destinations – and with no sacrifice in quality.

The fact that no tuition has to be paid for the vast majority of degree programs is often most surprising to international students, particularly when they discover that this benefit is the same, regardless of nationality. 

A semester fee of roughly 260-360 Euro is charged that also includes a so-called "Semesterticket" with unlimited travel on public transportation or local trains for the whole semester.


General information on grants can be obtained from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) located in Bonn or from its numerous branch offices around the world and from the international office at the university or university of applied sciences of your choice.

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Hessen: International Summer Universities (ISUs) 

Find out more about the Hessen International Summer Universities

Hessen:ISU Film



"The ISU program exceeded my expectations in many different levels. Besides being a very interesting academic situation, it’s also a great human experience.” 
(Hessen:ISU 2015 Participant)