Hochschule Darmstadt

In Successful Cooperation with Industry and Research

Germany is among the leaders in the world of engineering and IT and the University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt ranks top in Germany.
We are a modern, medium-sized university (about 11,000 students) with much to offer to prospective students.

Founded in 1971, h_da is a young and innovative university which is now anintegral part of Darmstadt's academic landscape. Our close cooperation with industry and research institutes plays a key role in our teachingand research.

Short studying times, effective organization of studies, a clear practical bias in the courses themselves, internationally-oriented university-level education and success-oriented commitment in the fields of research, development and further training - these are all the basis of h_da's success and havebecome our trademarks which attract many international students. For more information on h_da visit the official website h-da.de


Department of Computer Science

h_da's Department of Computer Science has about 1600 students.
40 professors and 20 lab engineers teach the students and offer them their support.
There are a number of so called "Lehrbeauftragte" (lecturer), who come from companies and also give lectures and coach a number of exercises at the department.

The department is well equipped and has an excellent infrastructure.
Each of the department's laboratories has a special purpose and is especially equipped with software and hardware for this task.
For example, there are special laboratories for telecommunications, CASE, multimedia, graphics, artificial intelligence, databases, InCar multimedia etc.

All laboratories have an internet connection.

More information can be found on the department's website fbi.h-da.de.


There are several libraries that belong to the Hochschule. Additionally, you may also use the federal state library located in the old castle in the city centre.
On campus, the main library is the most relevant for computer science students. Both German and English books are available.
The main library is located on the second floor in building D10.

Textbooks can be lent for a whole term, all other books only for 4 weeks (extendable twice for further 4 weeks).

Using the Library is free of charge.

More information can be found on the libraries' homepage.



The organisation dealing with problems while finding an accommodation is known as 'Studentenwerk Darmstadt'. They provide individual rooms and services regarding all accommodation related issues (furniture, kitchen equipment, almost unlimited internet access etc.). The Studentenwerk has a good infrastructure and provides services at low costs.

You can find details for accommodation on the website of the Studentenwerk (in German).

For foreign students: If you wish to reserve a room in a local dormitory via the Studentenwerk, please send (in parallel to your application) an email to jim (at) fbi.h-da.de.

In Darmstadt, there are 12 student residencies situated in differents parts of the city. The size of the room varies between 15 and 30 square meters (depending on the residency). Students share bathrooms and kitchen.

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