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Institutions of higher education and qualifications

The employees, researchers and academics of the future are currently studying in FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM). There are more people enrolled at institutions of higher education here than in any other German metropolitan region, and the proportion of international students is far above the national average. 


Universities are traditional institutions of higher learning. There are four major universities in FRM that are internationally known and renowned: Goethe University Frankfurt, the Technical University of Darmstadt, the University of Giessen and the University of Mainz.

Technical college

Technical colleges take a more practical approach to teaching and prepare students for non-academic work. They are frequently called Universities of Applied Sciences, and there are many in FRM: the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim, and the Fulda University of Applied Sciences are just four examples. Click here for an overview of technical colleges in the metropolitan region of FrankfurtRheinMain: Find it in FRM: Universities and technical colleges.

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 your desired degree is officially recognised. Not everything labelled “diploma”, “certificate” or “recognised qualification” will actually be helpful for your later job search. When choosing a private institution, ensure that it is recognised by the government and its degree courses are accredited.


Like in many other countries, most degree courses consist of a three -year bachelor’s degree and a two-year master’s degree. You are awarded the bachelor’s degree after passing your bachelor’s exam successfully. Afterwards, you can continue to take the master’s degree course, which is quite common in Germany. Once you complete your master’s degree, you will be qualified to start a doctoral programme.