- No. Students: 7609
- Frgn. Students: 533
- Study mode: 6 On campus
- Languages of instruction: German, English
Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a practice-oriented university with an international profile and a strong focus on applied research, which includes the independent right to confer the doctorate. Founded in 1974, the university currently encompasses eight departments with 55 study programmes, approx. 8,300 students, and almost 1,100 international students from more than 100 countries. The university staff includes 170 professors, 125 academic and research staff members, and 250 administrative employees. The university offers a broad spectrum of academic and professional education with a special focus on "health, nutrition, and food". Numerous research and development projects are undertaken in cooperation with private business and industry. Fulda University cooperates with 100 universities around the world. The number of international programmes is growing continuously, including "International Management", "Intercultural Communication and European Studies", "International Food Business and Consumer Studies", "Sustainable Food Systems", and "Global Software Development". These Master's programmes are partly or entirely taught in English. An international Bachelor's programme in "Science & Engineering" starts in October 2016. The first two semesters of this programme are taught in English, accompanied by German intensive classes.
A historic city founded in 744, Fulda today has a population of 65,000. Fulda's Baroque Quarter is one of the most beautiful in Germany and attracts visitors from all over the world. The picturesque Old Town has many cafés, bars, and pubs, with interesting shops and boutiques. The city's cultural life has something to offer for everyone. The high quality of life makes Fulda a great place to live and an ideal place to study. Fulda enjoys ideal public transport connections. One of Europe's principal international airports, Frankfurt Rhine-Main, is just an hour away by car or direct train. Other major cities in Germany, like Berlin, Munich, Cologne, or Hamburg, are within easy reach and no more than three hours away by train. Even famous European capitals like Paris are reachable within no more than five hours by train.
A Buddy programme organised by the International Office for all new international students. The German buddy introduces the new student to the social and academic sides of student life at Fulda University. Support during the studies: German classes on different levels from four hours/week up to 20 hours/week ranging from beginners courses to advanced levels including DSH trainings; free of cost A job programme for all international students, which assists them in finding a job as student tutor at the university or outside the university at weekends or during the semester vacations Leisure and cultural activities - for example, film and board game nights or international dinners Excursions to different sights in Germany like Berlin, Munich, or the River Rhine Assistance at the end of the studies: Career service for international graduates from Fulda University seeking employment on the German labour market.