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  • Locations: Darmstadt, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Fulda, Germany; Giessen, Germany; Kassel, Germany; Marburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Program Costs: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Regine John Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Finance, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Modern European Studies, Natural Resources Conservation, Operations & Information Management, Political Science, Public Health, Resource Economics, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Sustainable Community Development Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Open to UGrads and Grads
Click here for a definition of this term Key Word Search: American Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, German
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: All levels Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange, Internship (Full) Click here for a definition of this term Summer Program Duration: 4 weeks
Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Host Country & International Students Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:
Discover Hessen, a German state in the heart of Europe. The Hessen Exchange offers study abroad opportunities for a full academic year, a spring semester, or four weeks in the summer. In addition to excellent study and research opportunities at some of Germany's leading universities, Hessen has a diverse and picturesque countryside and is at the same time vibrant and modern. Half-timbered houses, medieval churches and castles of your childhood fairy tales contrast modern cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, Hessen's major international financial and logistics hub.

For detailed info on the exchange go to: and take a look at the Hessen Study Options

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From June to August, Hessen International Summer Universities (Hessen:ISUs) take place at various universities and universities of applied sciences in the state of Hessen, Germany.
  • An interesting study program with exciting topics from a wide range of subject areas taught by highly qualified German and international experts
  • German language courses on different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Various excursions and cultural events
  • Credits - upon successful completion of the program
Fall or Spring Semester
The International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP) at Philipps University Marburg is geared towards students from the US with no or only little knowledge of German. The semester times are almost equal to US semester times. The program starts with a six-week intensive German language course, followed by classes in various subject areas that are either taught in English or supplemented by an English tutorial. Please visit the IUSP website for details:

Fall Semester
You may also be interested in a practical experience through an industry placement during a fall semester:

Academic Year or Spring Semester
For students interested in an immersion experience at a Hessen university, studying at one of the following universities and enrolling in courses taught in English  can be an exciting option. Please investigate the links provided below and for a short description of each university click here.

Courses taught in English See also the Overview Hessen Partner Schools

The following links provide information about English-taught courses at the Hessen Universities. If you have any questions, please contact

Technische Universität Darmstadt
List of course titles
Detailed course descriptions available on request 

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Overview list of courses 
Please click on the course to view the course description

Justus Liebig University Giessen
List of courses and course descriptions by faculty

Universität Kassel (University of Kassel)
How to seach for course descriptions

University of Marburg
List of course titles and explanation how to find course descriptions  

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
List of courses
Course descriptions Faculty of Economics and Law

Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences
List of courses and course descriptions  

Living Arrangements

Student accommodation is available in student residences run by the Association of Student Affairs (the Studentenwerk) for approximately 180-300€/month or at the housing market for approximately 250€+/month. An accommodation request form for the Studentenwerk is included in the host institution application package sent to you by the Hessen university.

The ISUs provide, depending on the program, accommodation in university dormitories, private apartments or with host families that have been carefully selected by the ISU team.