Hessian State Programmes

Studying in the USA or Australia without paying tuition fees? The Hessian State Programmes makes it possible.

The state of Hesse maintains programmes for scientific exchange with Wisconsin (USA), Massachusetts (USA), and  Queensland (Australia). Within the framework of these programmes you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. The application is open to students of all faculties and can be made through the h_da International Office.

  • Enrolled at h_da (degree-seeking)
  • At the time of departure you have already completed at least 3 semesters (Bachelor) or 2 semesters (Master)
  • Very good to good knowledge of English:
    •  USA: TOEFL at least 86 points or IELTS at least 6.5 points
    • Australia: DAAD language certificate with B2 or C1 (see website)
  • Very good to good academic performance
  • Open personality and willingness to represent Hesse and the h_da as „ambassador“
  • Registration on MoveON
  • Find out in detail about the goals and application requirements on the websites of the Hessian State Programmes. Find out exactly which partners are available for students of the h_da.
  • Large selection of partner universities
  • Tuition fee waiver
  • Support in the technical and organisational preparation
  • Academic recognition of study achievements after consultation with the faculty (before studying abroad)
  • Find our more on the websites of the Hessian State Programmes
  • Prepare all documents properly and send them in due time by Email as 1 PDF file up to max. 5 MB with the name „Application_Last Name“ to overseas.int@h-da.de. You can apply from October (USA) and April (Australia). 
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview within 3 weeks after the deadline
  • USA: 20.11 for a study start in winter semester 2022/23 or summer semester 2023
  • Australia: 15.05 for a study start in summer semester 2023 or winter semester 2023/24

Please note:

  • For the USA and also Australia you must show proof a certain financial amount for the visa application. Please inform yourself in time.
  • Outgoings are strongly recommended to register on the website of the Federal Foreign Office ("Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland (ELEFAND)") for all trips, and especially for trips to regions with a critical security situation.


Ina Schnakenberg
Overseas stays abroad

Schöfferstraße 3
Office: C23, 2.07

Campus Dieburg
Erasmus+ and overseas
Miriam Eckers

Building F01, Room 110
Max-Planck-Straße 2
64807 Dieburg

Office hours

Please find our office hours on our homepage.

Online-Registration/ Application

Apply for your stay abroad via our  MoveON-Portal.



Information on financing options can be found here.

Partner Universities

You can inform yourself on partner universities in our database.

Learning Agreement

Conclude a Learning Agreement with your department before your stay abroad. In this way, you ensure that academic achievements will get recognized at h_da.

Facebook Housing-Group

If you are planning to sublet your room or apartment for the duration of your absence and/or are already looking for a room in your destination country from afar, it is worth taking a look at our Facebook group h_da housing exchange.