Are there any scholarships available for Hessen:ISU Frankfurt?
Students from partner universities of Frankfurt UAS or Goethe University are eligible for the discounted program fee of €1950 at any time before the program deadline (May 31, 2018). We also encourage students to look at the DAAD scholarship database.
Which academic track should I choose?
The European Finance track is mainly for undergraduate and graduate students studying Finance, Economics, or Business. The European Studies track is open to students from all academic disciplines. If you are unsure which academic track is right for you, the Hessen:ISU Frankfurt team is happy to advise you.
How many ECTS credits can I earn during Hessen:ISU Frankfurt?
Participants can earn university credits under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Each academic track is made up of two seminars, each worth 3 ECTS points. If you succesfully complete both seminars, you are eligible to recieve 6 ECTS points. Additionally, the German language courses are worth 3 ECTS points. In total, succesful completion of the Hessen:ISU Frankfurt program is worth 9 ECTS points.
Do I need a visa? How do I get one?
The German Consulate Office in your home country can inform you whether or not you need a visa to participate in Hessen:ISU Frankfurt.
If you need a visa, your visa application will require a "Letter of Invitation" by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. We will be happy to provide you with all necessary documentation as soon as you have registered for Hessen:ISU Frankfurt and have paid the program fee.
Is there an address where I can have mail sent to during Hessen:ISU Frankfurt?
You can have important mail sent to the International Office at Frankfurt UAS, c/o your name. For example:
Hessen International Summer University
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
c/o Your First Name, Last Name
D-60318 Frankfurt am Main
How can I get cash when I'm in Germany?
The easiest way to get money while you are here is to use your debit or credit card with a PIN number at an ATM ("Geldautomat"). If you do not have a card with a PIN number, you may have trouble paying with a credit card, as many smaller shops and restauraunts don't accept credit cards. You should also inform your bank and credit card provider about your trip to Germany BEFORE your departure - otherwise your card may be blocked.
How can I make phone calls in Germany?
Most ISU participants buy a pre-paid SIM card for their smart phones. Students can choose from inexpensive options such as Aldi Talk. Additionally, free WiFi is available at both universities and the hotel.
Will I have WiFi during ISU?
ISU participants have free wireless access throughout the universities and hotel during their stay.
Where can I do my laundry?
Laundry facilities are available directly at the hotel, as well as throughout the city.
Should I bring sheets and towels?
Sheets and towels are provided at the hotel. Should you have your own private accommodation, please check with your host.
What happens if I get sick or have an accident during ISU?
ISU students have full health coverage during their stay in Germany and Europe. However, please note that participants are only insured during the duration of the ISU program. We encourage students to take out travel insurance to cover their trip to and from Franfurt.