Higher Education Institutions & Qualifications
Employees, researchers and academics of the future are currently studying in FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM). More people are studying here than in any other German metropolitan region, and the proportion of international students is far above the national average.
Universities are the traditional institutions of higher education. Four major universities in FRM have a good reputation and are well-known internationally: the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Technical colleges take a more practical approach to teaching and have a greater affinity to the world of work. In FRM there are many of these “Universities of Applied Sciences”, for instance the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim, and the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. You will find an overview of technical colleges in the FrankfurtRheinMain region under: Higher Education and Universities in FRM.
Other Universities and Academies
FRM has many private institutions of higher education, especially in the field of finance. There are also theological colleges as well as private and state-run art colleges.
Make sure that they offer qualifications which are officially recognised. Not everything which is called a “diploma”, “certificate”, “international qualification” or “accredited training course” will help you find a job later on. With private institutions, it is important to ensure that they are state-approved and that the relevant degree courses are accredited.
As in many other countries, most degree courses consist of a three-year Bachelor’s degree course and a two-year Master’s degree course. You are awarded the Bachelor’s degree after passing your Bachelor’s exam. Afterwards, you can then take the Master’s degree course, which is quite common in Germany. After completing your Master’s degree, you may then opt to do a PhD.