Buddy program

We know that the first few weeks in a new environment can be challenging, so why face everything alone? Be part of our Buddy Program and you will have a student buddy that can help you with formalities and give you information about living and studying in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim, while at the same time you enjoy an intercultural exchange and get to know a fellow student at RheinMain.

You will receive further details after you have received your invitation/acceptace letter.

German Language Courses

Basic knowledge of German makes living in Germany much easier. To improve your existing knowledge we offer an intensive German language course for all incoming exchange students prior to the start of the semester, free of charge.

Our Language Center also offers German and foreign language classes during the semester. 

Studying in Wiesbaden or Rüsselsheim

There are departmental international coordinators for your exchange programs at each study program/department at our university. Please contact your departmental international coordinator shortly before the start of the semester to discuss your curriculum with him/her.

If you have any questions regarding the selection of courses, or have difficulties in following a lecture, please approach the teacher of the class or your counseling professor of the faculty.

Please be aware that the language of instruction is mostly German, although Wiesbaden Business School and the study program Media: Conception & Production offer classes taught in English.

You can find a list of Departmental Coordinators here.

For information about the courses, please consult the homepage of your department.

Activities and excursions

Various activities and excursions for all incoming exchange students will be organized by our student tutors. You will get detailed information for every event one week in advance by e-mail. Some events may require obligatory registration.


All students are encouraged to take part in the sports activities organized by our university. Many of them are free of charge.

Semester Ticket

As an exchange student at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences you will get a "Semesterticket". It allows you the free use of regional public transportation in most parts of Hesse and also some places in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Cost of Living

You will need a minimum of EUR 950 of living expenses per month (accommodation, food and other expenses). Here you can find an estimation from the Deutsches Studentenwerk about the cost of living in Germany.