Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Hessen

Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

About the University

Founded in 1971, Hochschule Darmstadt is a young and innovative university, where students can choose between numerous Bachelor and Master programmes, all with a strong practical orientation and some entirely taught in English. The main academic areas include engineering and computer science, architecture, design and media, as well as social sciences and business studies. While research is focused on the applied sciences and PhD possibilities are offered in cooperation with international partner universities, the main goal is to prepare students for the world of work after graduation with a Bachelor or Master Degree. Hochschule Darmstadt maintains partnership agreements with more than 100 international universities and is continuously expanding its’ collaboration networks. Important features of Hochschule Darmstadt are short periods of study, small cohorts and class sizes, effective organization of courses, a clear practical orientation from the beginning of studies, professors teaching with a professional background and experience in industry and society, internationally oriented education and commitment to success in the field of research and development.  

About the City 

Darmstadt was chartered in 1330 and became the residence of the Hessen-Darmstadt line (a grand duchy from 1806). Notable landmarks include the statue of Ludwig X, the ducal castle (1568–95), the Kranichstein hunting lodge, now a museum and game park; and the Russian Church (1898–99), commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in honor of Tsarina Alexandra, a native of Darmstadt. At the Mathildenhöhe, east of the city, is the artists’ colony, established 1899. The Darmstädter Gespräche, a seminar devoted to intellectual issues and combined with art exhibits, is an annual event. Darmstadt is a highly diversified industrial centre. Its principal manufactures are chemicals, machinery, radios, and kitchen ranges. The city is surrounded by the densely wooded recreational areas of Odenwald and Bergstrasse, Taunus and Spessart and is located 20 miles south of Frankfurt and 40 miles north of Heidelberg.  



  • Year of foundation:           1971
  • Students:                        14.930
  • Foreign students:              2.788
  • Professors:                       320  

Contact Details

International Office
Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Haardtring 100
D-64295 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0)6151 / 168968


Website International Office   


Student Service Center
Haardtring 100
D-64295 Darmstadt

Phone +49(0)6151 / 167979

Homepage: German | English


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