Students from all the faculties at the University of Kassel, who have at least completed their 3rd semester (BA) or 2nd semester (MA) at the time of their departure, can apply.

There are no restrictions on the study subjects at Madison apart from law and medicine and business management/economics.

You can find more information on the programme and links to the universities taking part here.

A full application contains:

  • Application documents for the Hesse-Wisconsin programme; they are designated on the website
    • Notes on the Statement of purpose: The letter of one to two pages should be submitted informally in English. Make clear why you would like to participate in the program, what value this would have for your studies and for you personally, why you have chosen which universities and why you are suitable to act as an ambassador for the state of Hesse.

  • An online form from the University of Kassel for students applying to spend a period of study abroad

The aforementioned documents must be handed in with two separate sets in paper form (1 original, 1 copy) at the International Office by 15 November (attn Ms Schubert). The documents do not have to be scanned – as indicated on the Hesse website.  


  • 15 November: closing date for applications
    • Please note: At the time of application, the DAAD language certificate (at least B2) is sufficient.
  • End of November: selection discussions at the International Office, if necessary
  • Beginning of December: notification to the Kassel applicants about the results of the internal selection process
  • Middle of December: Hesse-wide selection meeting and nomination of applicants for Wisconsin from Hesse

Alexa Schubert
Study Abroad Advisor

Universität Kassel
International Office
Moritzstr. 18 (2. OG)
34127 Kassel

Tel. +49 561 804-3757
E-Mail-Adresse auslandsstudium[at]uni-kassel[dot]de