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  • Locations: Darmstadt, Germany
  • Program Terms: AY, Fall, Spring, Summer, WinTerm
  • Host University Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Fall, Spring, Summer, WinTerm
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
WinTerm 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 12/29/2018 01/19/2019
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: No Exchange Program: Yes
Program Description:




Students gain experience studying and living in Germany and have the chance to give their studies a European dimension. This exchange program allows students to gain international experience in the heart of Europe while earning credit towards their degree.

Hochschule Darmstadt
  • Founded in 1971
  • 13,500 Students -- 11 Departments
  • One of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany
  • 3 Areas of academic focus: Applied Arts & Media, Social Sciences & Business Studies, Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • Two campus locations: Darmstadt and Dieburg
  • Hands-on experience for bachelor students
  • Applied research projects with industry and business
  • Master programs taught in English: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Media Direction    

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

- City of science and a center of arts and culture
- Birthplace of numerous inventions i.e. plexiglass


Click here for a full list of courses taught in English.

Courses taught in the English medium are in the following fields:
Applied Social Science
Computer Science
International Economics and Management
Animation & Game 
Industrial Design
Interactive Media Design
Communication Design (for Graphic Design students)

Plastics Engineering Students
The Plastics Engineering courses at Darmstadt are appropriate for Juniors and Seniors. Although students should expect to be engaged in a research project with faculty more than taking courses. 

German language course
Darmstadt offers a pre-semester German language course. Information can be found at this link.

School of Art & Design Students
The Design courses at Darmstadt are appropriate for Juniors and Seniors although only Juniors will be selected for the Industrial Design and Communication Design programs.

Design Portfolios
Students in the School of Art and Design will be required to submit a resume and portfolio for evaluation by the School of Art and Design International Studies Committee as a part of their study abroad application. The portfolio should be emailed to Andria Morse, Education Abroad Coordinator, at and the deadlines are:

Fall Term & Academic Year: March 1
Spring Term: October 1

Portfolio Requirements:
1. The portfolio should represent your work where you are right now. Portfolio work should not go back further than two years. 
2. Include 2 – 3 intensive projects from your design studios. Along with final outcomes, include the following:
       a. Show your process - include research, ideation and sketching.
       b. Show technical skills (for ID students, that means your use of the Process Lab, etc.)
A couple of “do nots”:
·  Do not include “nice drawings” of random things - emphasize your design work.
·  Do not include studio art foundation projects.

Acceptable formats are a link to your portfolio website, WordPress, PDF, etc. For portfolio questions please contact your Program Director or Education Abroad Coordinator.  

International Summer University
The International Summer University is a 4-week program that will focus on “Energy Efficient and Smart Building Infrastructure Systems." Students will also take a German course to supplement their studies. Inquire with your Education Abroad Coordinator about DAAD funding opportunities for this program.

International Winter University
The International Winter University is an English-taught winter course that will take place from December 29, 2018 – January 19, 2019. Students can choose between two modules:



Accommodation: For accommodation information at Hochschule Darmstadt, please visit their website. Additional locations are The Fizz Residence and Lincoln Settlement.

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.   


The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.