About Hessen

 The State of Hessen is situated in the heart of the Federal Republic of Germany and is home to 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 center. Hessen has thirteen state institutions of higher education, comprising six universities, two art academies and five universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). There are also a number of state-recognized institutions of higher education run by non-state bodies. All our institutions of higher education welcome international students. An increasing number of universities offer courses taught in English, as well as courses at undergraduate and graduate level leading to the internationally recognized BA, BSc and MA degrees. The institutions of higher education in Hessen teach and carry out research in all the major disciplines, achieving a high standard of excellence. They are well known both for their academic reputation and for their first-class facilities. Their strong teaching and research tradition attracts highly qualified students from all over the world. Regardless of whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral student or a faculty member, w e would like to invite you to Hessen. Explore our website to find out more about the institutions of higher education in Hessen and what they 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 offers you. We look forward to welcoming you in Hessen.





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)