Information for international study applicants
Studying is certainly in the foreground. But there are many things that need to be considered when applying for studies from abroad and as student from here that are as important for academic success. Therefore, we have combined hopefully all relevant aspects in many subsections in this category. Should you have a question that is not answered here, we would like to encourage you to contact us.
Study applicants of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences can take part in the DSH preparatory course. Furthermore, there is list of study-accompanying German courses offered, which are intended for students in their professional studies and for exchange students. An overview is provided by the Language Center of the Frankfurt UAS.
The International Office offers in collaboration with the Language Center a free three to four-week long intensive German course for different levels for the exchange students prior to the start of the semester. The courses shall help to be better prepared for the studies in Frankfurt; the courses entail general grammar and vocabulary, as well as language skills for the studies.
There are also offers for students on a lower intermediate level next to the beginner courses (approximately 200 units). The courses start as stated below:
- at the beginning of March (prior to the summer semester) and
- at the beginning of September (prior to the winter semester)
In combination with the semester-accompanying course 'Language and Communication' 5 ECTS credits can be earned for the successful participation. Course registration takes place via the regular application procedure for exchange visits.
This semester-accompanying course is intended for enrolled students of all faculties of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences who would like to further improve their German skills. More information can be provided by:
The module 'WISA' is intended for students from abroad. The medium German as a foreign language WISA offers 'key qualifications' required for successful studies in Germany. If you participate in WISA, you will improve your specialized knowledge of the German language, you will be familiarized with logic and argumentation in academic texts, learn new techniques of academic work and practice academic text production. But not only that, you are coached in presentation, moderation and discussion and learn new learning techniques with which you can prepare more effectively for exams and tests. WISA manages to do so due to its intensive training character: students incorporate their experience from their specialized studies into the module, so that the group and lecturer can 'work' on them or solve similar requests independently. All foreign students of all faculties and every study phase are invited to join. Learning success is the reward for the participation. Students studying business administration can receive additionally 5 ECTS credits for a successful completion of the module.
WISA started as a joint offer of the Language Center of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the International Office at the beginning of every semester. Further information will be provided by:
The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is eager to support its foreign students in specialist studies. There is currently one offer, we would like to inform you about.
We are thankful for every idea on how we can further improve the specialist support. Please submit questions and ideas to you professor or the International Office.
With funds of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) and European Social funds (Europäischen Sozialfonds (ESF)) / Federal State of Hesse, the faculties and the International Office organize certain seminars for students from abroad. The study content is discussed again and the student is prepared for the examinations. Should you and your fellow students be interested in such offers please contact the respective professor or the International Office.
The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is subject to the National code for foreigners studying at a German institution of higher education. This code regulates the standards for study information, admission procedures as well as the care and follow-up care. The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences would like to contribute with this obligation to successful studies of foreign students.
In the frame of self-commitment to the national code Prof. Dr. Christoph Wirth, Faculty 2, was appointed the representative for foreign students by the university administration.