The University of Kassel is a young, modern and vibrant university, characterized by its openness to new ideas in every single area of its work. Receptivity, initiative, transdisciplinary thinking and unconventionality are welcome in studies, research and teaching, but also in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial ventures. Questions relating to the future of our planet and our existence such as globalization, climate change, environmental protection as well as questions regarding the evolution of technical systems or demographic change are characteristic of the university`s profile in both research and teaching.
Kassel awaits you in the heart of Germany, in an attractive location in the midst of a wooded landscape of low mountains. Home to the international art exhibition documenta
, the domain of the Brothers Grimm and the main city on the German Fairy Tale Route, a spa, a university city, and not least a modern, lively metropolis which has a lot to offer to its inhabitants and guests. Since 2013, the world famous Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Europe’s largest hill park, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Whether you would like to experience history, art and culture up close, are looking for relaxation in natural surroundings or want to do some extensive shopping, you will get to know a pleasant city full of possibilities which may surprise you with their diversity. The faculty of Organic Agriculture Science is located in Witzenhausen, a small town about 40 km east of Kassel.
Courses in English are available for majors in:
- American Studies
- Architecture (adv. UG & GR)
- Business Administration
- Cultural Studies
- Landscape and Urban Planning (adv. UG & GR)
- Studio Art (portfolio required, early application encouraged)
Finding Course Descriptions:
And if you wish to search for courses, please go to Course Listings
You have the possibility of living in one of sixteen student halls of residence for one or maximally two semesters. Information about the individual halls of residence and prices can be found on the website of the Student Services
To apply for a room in one of the student halls of residence, please fill out the Online Application Form!
Length of Rental Contract:
- Application deadline for the summer semester: 15th January
- Application deadline for the winter semester: 15th July
Please take note that the rental contarct is for the full semester, therefore the sum for the entire semester is required to be paid, even if you move out before the end of the semester.
Please submit your application for student accommodation as soon as possible
, if you have the intention of studying in Kassel or Witzenhausen, regardless of whether you have already been admitted to study at the university or not.
Only fully completed applications submitted with a picture will be taken into consideration. The submission of an application does not guarantee a room in university student halls of residence.
Detailed info for exchange students is available at