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Fulda University of Applied Sciences

4.3 out of 5 (41 ratings / 40 reviews) Fulda, Germany
At present, over 1,250 international students from more than 100 countries all over the world are studying together with 8,500 German students at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, in the heart of Germany and the centre of Europe.



We offer a wide range of different programmes, including short-term and summer programmes, semester and academic year exchange programmes, full-time degree programmes, international Bachelor´s and Master’s programmes and preparatory programmes, as well as a careers service for international students.


Fulda University is one of the most research-oriented universities of applied sciences in Germany. Research is carried out in three main areas: "health care, nutrition, food", "interculturality and social sustainability" and "computer science and systems technology".


The Careers Service exists to help all international students and alumni of Fulda University to develop successful job search strategies and to reach their career goals. 

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Student services

It's exciting, but not easy to start your studies in a different country! In order to make your transition to student life easier, we recommend that new international students take part in our Buddy Programme, run by the International Office.

Housing services

Many students choose to share accommodation with other German and international students in a public or private hall of residence.

A range of rooms and flats can also be rented from private landlords in Fulda. If you're not sure how to start looking for your new home, you'll find the following information on where to find adverts and how to understand the terms used in them useful.

Library services

The University has two libraries in Fulda. One is located on campus, the other in the city, on Heinrich von Bibra Platz. If you need books to help you with your teaching and research work, please ask our library service. Some books have to be ordered and not all of them are available in English.

Medical services

All students must have health insurance coverage in Germany.

  • If you come from an EU country, your home country health insurance coverage may be valid in Germany. 
  • If you come from a country outside the European Union, you must purchase compulsory medical insurance in Germany to cover the duration of your studies at Fulda University. The monthly fee is approx €90.

Student Life

Campus life

With approximately 70,000 inhabitants, Fulda is one of Germany’s smaller cities. But its advantages include a high quality of life, easy accessibility, a safe public environment and affordable living costs. What’s more, its central location and direct connections to train, bus and motorway networks make Fulda an ideal base for exploring the rest of Germany.

Student clubs

We recommend that you start getting involved in university and community life as soon as you arrive in Fulda – it's the best way to make new friends, explore new activities and practise your German.

Student Reviews

Studying in Fulda
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Its a small Uni with about 9.000 students. We have a nice and modern cantine and lots of places for studying in peace. In the field of Social Sciences I would wish for more variety sometimes and more events about future jobs in the field of intercultural relations.

Exchange Student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am a student in the German Jordanian University and i am currently enrolled at Hochschule Fulda for an exchange semster however, I am planning on enrolling for a masters program in Germany.

Online Semester at Hochschule Fulda
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I only experienced this program in an online environment due to Covid. Most of the lectures put a lot of effort in their knowledge. However, some did not update the course material since Covid started or put any more time into the module. Overall great importance is attached to applicability.

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