Science and Engineering (B.Sc./B.Eng)
Fulda University of Applied Sciences
30 Sep 2024
Earliest start date
* no tuition fees / a semester contribution of approximately €300
What Are the Studies in Science and Engineering About?
The study program manages an interdisciplinary introduction to three engineering sciences in the first two semesters: Applied computer science, electrical engineering, and food technology. In this way, students get to know different disciplines and acquire basic skills. In the third semester, the focus is placed on one of the above-mentioned areas.
The program is designed for both international and German prospective students, especially those with a migration background.
The language of instruction in the basic study program is English. This facilitates access to university studies for international students and supports the language skills of German students. From the beginning of the 3rd semester, courses are taught in German.
In addition to subject knowledge, linguistic, intercultural social, and cultural competencies are taught.
Why study in Fulda?
Fulda University of Applied Sciences with its eight departments offers around 60 Bachelor's and Master's programs. The selection is large and ranges from technology, computer science, business, and law to nutrition, health, society, and culture. In addition to traditional subjects such as business administration or electrical engineering, we also offer innovative degree programs such as Nutrition, Health Sciences, or Renewable Energies.
Applied Sciences - the Combination of Theory and Practice
Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences. This means that studying with us is not just about theory, but also has a lot to do with practice. This is reflected, among other things, in the close relationship between the university and regional organizations and companies, for example, when it comes to internships or theses. The International Careers Service of the International Office also offers international students and graduates a comprehensive range of information and advice on the topics of internships and career entry - paving the way to your future career.
Dual Study Programs - a German Success Story
More practice is not possible. As a student in a dual study program, you attend courses at the university and work in a company. In this way, you gain specialized knowledge that you can apply directly, gain the necessary experience for the transition into work, and also earn money. Some degree programs even include complete vocational training. This means you study in a discipline and learn a profession at the same time.
State-of-the-Art Equipment and the Latest Technology
Where could technicians, scientists, or engineers apply their acquired knowledge better than at the workplaces typical for their work? Fortunately, Fulda University of Applied Sciences has a wide range of so-called "labs" for authentic experimentation, real research, and repeated application. This Audio/video, NetLab, Renewable Energies Lab, Raw Materials Science Lab, Microbiology Lab, and Skills Labs simulate real working conditions and thus help students acquire the skills for their future profession.
From Preparatory Program to Doctorate
At Fulda University of Applied Sciences, you can follow the complete path of higher education. If you still lack some knowledge, you can catch up on it in a preparatory program. If you want to complete a Master's degree or even a doctorate, all doors are open to you. Since 2016, Fulda University of Applied Sciences has been the first university in Germany to have the right to award doctorates independently.
Of the approximately 9,000 students at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, about 1,500 are not from Germany, but from over 100 different countries. The mix of languages, cultures, and perspectives not only creates an international atmosphere on campus and in the refectory but also enriches the courses and (student) life in the city.
Short Distances and Personal Contact
A great advantage of small towns and small universities is the short distances and personal contact between students and their lecturers. Despite its now 9,000 students, Fulda University of Applied Sciences still has a familiar atmosphere. People know each other and meet regularly. If you need support, you don't have to look far and the contact persons are easy to reach.
Support Where It is Needed
We want to help international students with their transition to life in Germany and Fulda. To this end, we have developed various measures for the time before and during your studies. Special preparatory programs such as Pre-College and Pre-Study help you to improve your German language skills, acquire specialist knowledge, or get to know the German academic system. The Buddy program, the orientation week as well as field trips provide opportunities for encounters and exchange.
Historic City With a Central Location
With a population of around 70,000, Fulda is one of the smallest cities in Germany. However, it offers a high quality of life, short distances, public safety, and nature on your doorstep. Its central location and direct connections to trains, long-distance buses, and highways make Fulda an ideal starting point for getting to know the whole of Germany.
Free Time Activities
A historic city center, museums and theatres, restaurants, and bars, concerts, clubs and parties, hiking and cycling trails, and the mountains of the Rhön. The list of leisure activities in and around Fulda is very long. On campus, there are university sports, and events as well as student projects, film evenings, the University Days, and the International Evening. And if you want even more, the train to Frankfurt/Main only takes about 80 minutes...
The Bachelor's degree program in Science and Engineering starts in the winter semester. The standard period of study is 8 semesters (240 ECTS credits). In the first 2 semesters of the program, general engineering basics (including mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry) are taught in English. An important competence goal of this "basic study program" is learning the German language at the level of the DSH II examination (for students with German as their mother tongue, this is replaced by an equivalent foreign language offer). In an "orientation module", essential contents of the three offered specializations (Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Food Technology) are presented. This is intended to facilitate the choice of the specialization program (semesters 3 - 8).
The degree program prepares students for working in an international environment. Graduates acquire competencies for planning, processing, and evaluating technical tasks and problems in engineering subjects.
- You are enthusiastic about natural sciences and technology.
- It appeals to you to take a look at various engineering sciences across disciplines in order to then make a decision about the focus of your studies.
- You want to be well prepared for the internationalization of industry by learning languages.
Scholarships and Funding
For the Preparation of Studies
Pre-Study: Scholarship for the Best
A scholarship is paid to the two best graduates of this preparatory program.
For Regular Studies
With the Deutschlandstipendium, the university, together with private sponsors from the region, supports those who stand out for their outstanding achievements or sustained social commitment. The scholarship amounts to 300$ per month and is paid for two semesters. The application phase runs from the beginning of June until 1 August.
There are many different scholarships available - there is sure to be one that suits your particular situation and commitment.
Possible scholarship databases are:
- DAAD scholarship database
- StipendiumPlus (Association of Scholarships for the Gifted in the Federal Republic of Germany)
- My Stipendium allows you to search individually by creating your own profile and comparing it with the database.
- ELFI is the service point for electronic research funding information
- E-Fellows offers research and networking at the same time