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Internationalisation at h_da

The field of international relations is very extensive; hence, duties and responsibilities are distributed among different positions and departments at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

President’s Board

  • Internationalisation strategy
  • Signing international university partnership agreements
  • Invitations for foreign delegations / visitors
  • Welcome of high-level delegations / visitors
  • Maintains cooperations abroad by means of visits and on-site consultations
  • Support the process of internationalisation of studies, teaching, and research

International Office

  • Key issues of internationalization
  • Cooperation and partnership agreements
  • Maintains international relations and contacts to our partners abroad
  • Information and consultation regarding studies and internships abroad
  • Administrative processing of international projects
  • Information and advising on studies and internships abroad
  • Administrative support of stays abroad
  • Support international exchange of students, academic and non-academic staff
  • Scholarship programmes and acquisition of third-party funds
  • Assist foreign guest (exchange students, academics, and visitors)

Departmental Coordinator 

  • Coordination and management of the department’s partner universities
  • Academic advising for study or internship abroad
  • Nomination of outgoing exchange students
  • Advising on matters regarding learning agreements
  • Welcome of foreign guests at the department

Student Service Center (SSC)

  • Information on study opportunities at h_da
  • Advising and admission for international full degree students (not exchange students)
  • Enrollment of international students
  • Scholarship for full degree international students
  • Student tutors
  • Trips and events for international students

We support the departments

We assist the departments in the realisation of their specific internationalisation goals and activities, agreement negotiations, management of contacts to partners, and the implementation and administrative handling of international projects. The International Office facilitates the knowledge transfer within in the university and organises regular meetings for this purpose as well as university-wide events (e.g. International Day). 

We assist university members in their international activities

Hochschule Darmstadt facilitates international experience for all members of the university, especially in Europe but also worldwide. We advise students and staff on application procedures for scholarships and other funds for stays abroad.