Numbers about the internationalisation at h_da

In short:

  • 173 partner universities in 55 countries (June 2021)
  • 113 of these in Europe
  • 257 stay opportunites for studying abroad
  • 79 international exchange stundents at h_da in the academic year 2019/20
  • in the same period, 186 h_da students went abroad

Student mobility

In the academic year 2019/20, 97 international students from various parts of the world studied at h_da for one or two semesters or came to Darmstadt for a summer/winter school.

During the same period, 186 h_da students visited universities around the world for studies, internships or short-term programs. More information and figures from previous years can be found below.

Staff mobility

7 academic and non-academic staff visited h_da in the academic year 2019/20, while 14 of our staff worked or taught abroad in the same a period (see below for further details).

International guests

In 2019, 74 came to Darmstadt or Dieburg for info visits, the Erasmus Staff Week or project work (for detailed numbers, see below). 

Acquired third-party funds

h_da raised 633.156 € of third-party funds in 2019 in order to push their internationalisation. The funds come from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Hesse State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts as well as from central h_da funds for the quality assurance of studying and teaching (QSL funds). For details, see below.

Numbers about h_da (since 2016/17)

Guests: Participants in the Erasmus Staff Week, project work, campus and info visits, delegations:

2016: 116

2017: 118

2018: 89

2019: 74

Explanation on the third-party funds:


  • The third-party funds for the winter and summer schools consist of the income of the Hesse State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK) (acquisition from 2017);
  • The h_da central funds are so-called "QSL funds", which are intended to contribute to improving the quality of the studying conditions and the teaching. With the goal of internationalization@home, QSL funds finance, for example, our two guest lectureship programs.
  • The third-party funds of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) finance the ERASMUS  program and scholarship programs such as STIBET and PROMOS.

We cooperate with 173 partner universities worldwide.


(Status: June 2021)