RheinMain University of Applied Sciences has its own International Office, which will be happy to provide you with all the information you need. What we would like to highlight here are aspects of international affairs which are specific to our faculty.
We regard ourselves as a cosmopolitan and outward-looking university and our faculty, too, sees it as part of its educational mission to open up horizons for students and staff alike. To help pave the way, we are therefore revising our homepage to make it easier for visitors from abroad to see what we have to offer. A selection of previous activities of our professors and employees as well as visits by guests from abroad is shown here:
Project DiVine - Coordination of International Affairs in our faculty
In the summer of 2022, the Faculty of Engineering began offering additional support services for international students. As part of the DiVine project, a position was established at each of the university’s faculties to support and assist international students.
DiVine stands for "Developing sustainable diversity and plurality" (in German: “Diversität und Vielfalt nachhaltig entwickeln“)
The DiVine project is designed to play an important role in providing international students with the best possible support during each stage of their studies, so that they have equal opportunities to succeed in their studies and will feel at home at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences and in Germany as a whole.
Starting to study and relocating at the same time is not easy for most first-year students. Our international students in particular face additional challenges: They have to find their way around in a foreign country with a foreign language and also get to know the German university system. In the process, they may be confronted with intercultural misunderstandings at the university and in everyday life for which they are largely unprepared.
That's why we are here!
Do you have questions or suggestions about studying, social issues, housing and financing, or other questions about life in Germany? Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Your contact person at the Faculty of Engineering:
Office hours: Mondays 09:00 - 12:00 and by appointment
Rüsselsheim Campus, Building A, Room 11
Tel: +49 6142 8984614
At the Faculty of Engineering we have our very own "welcome tutors”, who take excellent care of our guests from abroad. Together with the university’s other “welcome tutors”, they are also responsible for publishing a very informative newsletter, which you can subscribe to at welcome-tutoren(at)hs-rm.de.
WhatsApp-Group for first year students
Further support services and anti-discrimination programs
During your stay at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, you may find the services of these offices helpful:
- The International Office
- The Competence & Career Center with its Buddy Programm and Sprachstammtisch Deutsch/Englisch
- Language courses offered by the Language Center
- AStA student union: Anti-discrimination services and advice
- The university’s Feedback Management
In cooperation with Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, the WELCOMECENTER Hessen (WCH) offers assistance and advice for international workers, specialists and managers who are new to Hessen or who are still abroad and are interested in making themselves at home in Hessen. Potential future professionals, including international students, will be supported with information on the topics of work permits and recognition of foreign professional qualifications, housing, social security system, learning German as well as advice for applications and job interviews. Since the founding of the WELCOMECENTER Hessen, many international specialists from various countries have been successfully advised and supported on their way in Hessen personally, by email, telephone and / or video and actively accompanied through workshops and coaching. The WCH is a joint project of the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration, Hessen’s Regional Directorate, the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) through its regional office in Frankfurt am Main (Agentur für Arbeit), and the Chamber of Skilled Crafts for the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region.
Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering in Rüsselsheim!
We welcome students from all over the world who benefit our faculty with a wide and diverse range of new experiences. We also highly appreciate the opportunity to exchange ideas with guest lecturers, and we aim to establish a broad network as well as intensive partnership. We at the faculty are therefore working continuously on establishing further communication channels in order to increase opportunities for contact with colleagues in research and teaching.
Here, international exchange and full-time and part-time degree-seeking students, as well as visiting scholars from abroad, can find information for their stay with us:
- Degree programs and more
- International students report on their experiences
- Information for (full time and part-time) degree-seeking students
- Information for exchange students
- Information for vistiting scholars and staff
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
As professionals working in many different international institutions, you are often in contact with people whose lives have been shaped by experiences in different countries and places. At the same time, more and more organizations now operate transnationally. Dealing with multilingualism, migration biographies, cultural differences and everyday racism in a sensitive way is thus becoming an increasingly important skill for professionals.
A stay abroad during your studies is an opportunity to gain important experience both in terms of your subject and your studies. New experiences that may initially feel a little alien and strange can contribute to your personal development. The Faculty of Engineering therefore motivates students to spend a semester at a university abroad or to get to know other work environments in the context of an internship abroad. We also keep in mind the challenges of a stay abroad for students with children, care responsibilities, professional obligations or with disabilities (among other individual circumstances). The Faculty of Engineering cooperates with corresponding faculties at universities in and outside Europe. A list of possible partner universities abroad by country and faculty can be found here.
On the pages of the International Office you will find further helpful information for outgoing students.
If you have any questions about studying abroad, please contact:
Tel: 06142 898 4123
The Dean's Office will be happy to answer any general questions. If you have any questions about special courses, you can contact the international representatives of the respective courses:
- for ITE: mike.christmann(at)hs-rm.de
- for IWI (Int. Business Engineering) course: matthias.halbleib(at)hs-rm.de
- for Mechanical engineering: sebastian.leibrecht(at)hs-rm.de
- forApplied mathematics: thomas.lorenz(at)hs-rm.de
- for Environmental engineering: ursula.pfeifer-fukumura(at)hs-rm.de
- for Applied physics: birgit.scheppat(at)hs-rm.de
- for Medical technology: bernd.schweizer(at)hs-rm.de
- Questions about studying, social affairs, housing and financing or other questions about life in Germany: arijana.cajo-fejzic(at)hs-rm.de