h_da Darmstadt, Germany Exchange



UW-Platteville Education Abroad has been helping UW-Platteville students study at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) since 2000.  Since then, dozens of students have chosen to study abroad in Darmstadt, Germany on the UW-Platteville Exchange program.  Today students can study at h-da for:

  • an academic year
  • an spring semester
  • Summer
  • Winterim

h_da is a modern, medium-sized university of about 10,000 students with much to offer.  Founded in 1971, it is a young and innovative university which is now an integral part of Darmstadt's academic landscape.  Ranking top in Germany, Darmstadt is among the leaders in the world of engineering and IT, and h_da and their close cooperation with industry and research institutes plays a key role in their teaching and research.

Academic programs


This program is for degree-seeking UW-Platteville students seeking to complete their studies in the sciences abroad. Courses are limited in English with the majority asking for prior German language experience.


This program is designed for students seeking to follow one of the two programs for courses: International Marketing and Sales or Mechanical Engineering in Modern Power Plants. German language experience is recommended but not required, and students are welcome to add an intensive German language course during the duration of this program.


This is a four-week program fit for students with background in any of the following: background in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or Energy Management (Business). This program also recommends German language expererience but does not require it. Students are welcome to take an intensive language course throughout the duration of this program.

To learn more about Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, visit their website.

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