University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen

University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen

About the University

The University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen was founded in 1971. It was formerly known as Fachhochschule Gießen-Friedberg (University of Applied Sciences). The University has three campuses in the cities of Giessen, Friedberg, and Wetzlar and is a German Fachhochschule for bachelor’s and master’s studies.

University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen
University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen

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Overall Ranking

The University is ranked 3850 of 14,160 universities in the World; 1077 of 2,789 in Europe; 158 of 370 in Germany; 13 of 22 in Hesse and 2 of 3 in Giessen. Also, the University is ranked

  • 2992 of 3,671 for Material Sciences
  • 3218 of 4,160 for Physics
  • 3242 of 4,716 for Engineering
  • 3281 of 4,409 for Chemistry


Facts and Figures

The University offers a total of 79-degree courses.THM is one of the first economics marketing graduate courses in Germany to be taught in English. The University enrolls around 16,000 students and is the second-oldest higher technical educational institution in the German state of Hesse.

Programs offered by the University

The University offers courses in the following programs:

In Friedberg

  • Information Technology, Electronics, Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Mechatronics, Material Technology
  • Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Data Processing
  • Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Business Engineering

In Giessen

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and IT
  • Life Science Engineering
  • Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Mathematics, Natural sciences, and Information Technology
  • Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Business Administration)

In Wetzlar

  • Business Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering / MicroSystems Technology
  • Process Management
  • Controlling of Business Processes
  • Management Systems


Internships at THM can be offered to students only from the university’s partner institutions. The University offers an internship program called the “European Industrial Experience Mittelhessen” (EIEM) from partner institutions for interested students. Students can earn around €600 for each month of the internship.

House and Accommodation

THM has published a brochure containing important information about finding a place to live in Giessen and Friedberg in cooperation with the Giessen Student Services Organization and Justus Liebig University. You can find halls of residence and private rooms. Online accommodation portals are also available.

Cost of Living

On average, the student has to spend around 800 euros/month which includes rent, food, travel expenses, health insurance, internet, mobile, and other personal needs. This would cost around INR 70,000/month and 950 USD/month.

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 350275198
Semester Fees350200110per semester
Transportation000Transportation is already included in semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill17.517.517.5
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Total [with Public Insurance]853 711562per month
Total [with Private Insurance]779 636487per month

Popular Courses at the University for International Students

  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Healthcare Management



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