Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen -
University of Applied Sciences

FH Giessen

About the University

Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences, established in 1971, offers programs at the intersection of science and practical applications. Classical engineering disciplines such as civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering are offered     alongside   future-oriented programs including energy systems, biotechnology, media engineering, business administration, and computer science. While programs in computer sciences, information sciences, and biosciences have become the university's strength, business administration, as the largest department, offers a variety of specializations. In addition, interdisciplinary engineering programs are being developed. Teaching takes place in small groups and is uncompromisingly focused on helping student achieve success in their future professional lives. Internships are a critical and integrated part of all degree programs. The Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg has bilateral student exchange agreements with more than 40 international institutions of higher education. Additionally, 10% of the student body comes from abroad.

English-Language Master's Programs

New degree programs are being developed in English, particularly at the Master's level. Individual courses are also offered in English. Please visit the university website for more detailed information.

Master's programs are generally two years long and there is no tuition for domestic or international students for the vast majority of programs. Programs which are taught entirely or partially in English and require no prior knowledge of German include:

Living in Giessen and Friedberg
Giessen CityThe university town of Giessen benefits from its central location in Hessen, less than an hour away by train or car from the metropolis of Frankfurt am Main and its international air and rail hubs. With 30,000 students in a town with a total population of 75,000, Giessen has the highest proportion of students of any town in Germany. Unique museums, the 100-year-old municipal theatre, excellent shopping and dining options, and Giessen's wide range of cultural activities and open air events add to the city's attractions.

Giessen's location in the Lahn River Valley amidst a picturesque landscape of rolling hills provides for plentiful leisure and recreational possibilities. International visitors and locals alike benefit from both the unspoiled landscape around Giessen and Giessen's vicinity to the cosmopolitan attractions of the Rhine Main Area.

Friedberg, where about 4,000 of the university's students are located, is a town of 28,000 inhabitants. It is very popular with tourists,  particularly the beautiful and historic old town which has the largest area of medieval castle remnants in Germany. The most prominent of these is the Adolfsturm, a large tower that serves as the town's symbol.


Contact the University

Silke Wehmer
Director, International Relations
T: +49 (0) 641-309-1320
F: +49 (0) 641-309-2910

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