International Career Service Rhine-Main



As an association of six universities and colleges in the Rhine-Main region - Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Rhine-Main University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt University of Technology and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences - we create a comprehensive range of services to provide our international students and graduates with structured support in the German job market. Through our collaboration, we are establishing a partner network that provides qualified young talents with an international background and a German academic degree in our region. The universities from Mainz are partners of the "Matching Week" program and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is also an associated partner of ICS RM.

The partner universities at a glance

Frankfurt University of Applies Sciences

As a university of applied sciences, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) stands for application-oriented research: We engage in dialog with partners from industry, associations and institutions and cooperate closely with them. In doing so, we see ourselves as an innovative development partner for the joint generation of imaginative and novel solutions.

We are the university of opportunities: As an open institution, we are one of the region's powerful integration engines. We promote the development of potential and pave educational paths through qualified academic training. We position ourselves confidently in the competition because we are aware of our particular strengths: a practical, versatile and application-oriented range of courses, challenging, inter- and transdisciplinary research in exceptional subject combinations and a decidedly international profile.

Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University is a research-oriented university in the European financial metropolis of Frankfurt. With over 46,000 students, 16 faculties - including 15 English-language Master's programs - it is the third largest university in Germany. university in Germany.

The highest standards and a quality offensive in research and teaching allow Goethe University to occupy a leading position in the German research landscape. Like hardly any other state university, the Goethe University has the highest degree of institutional freedom and autonomy. Exchange in diverse regional and international networks is a matter of course for Goethe University. And last last but not least, close practical contacts contribute to solving political, social, economic and cultural problems.

As a "workshop of modernity", Goethe University has set standards in the social and natural sciences. The "Frankfurt School" and "Stern-Gerlach Experiment" are worth mentioning. These important lines of tradition are continued today in three Clusters of Excellence, which were acquired as part of the German government's Excellence Initiative in the natural sciences, life sciences and humanities. In the Hessian LOEWE offensive, a Excellence Initiative of the State of Hesse, the University and its partners were able to impress with four centers and seven focal points.  

The Career Service offers international students at Goethe University in particular advice and support services for entering the German job market that are tailored to their situation and needs. These services are confidential and free of charge. They range from information and self-study materials, workshops on future skills and the application process to individual career coaching, the review of application documents and professional networking (job shadowing/alumni events) as well as practical presentations.

Darmstadt University

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences (HAWs) in Germany. More than 70 Bachelor's, Diploma and Master's degree courses with a wide range of specializations in 12 departments offer the best career prospects for its approximately 16,000 students.


- Engineering

- Science and mathematics

- Information science and computer science

- Economy and society

- Architecture, media and design

As an application-oriented university, h_da cooperates with numerous partners from business, science and society in order to offer its students a practice-oriented course of study through to a doctorate in selected areas. in selected fields.

The Career Center of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences supports students in their transition from study to work.

The Career Center's services for international students include advisory services, application portfolio checks and application training in German and English, an online job portal, the university's internal career fair meet@h_da and a company database for researching potential employers.

Darmstadt University of Technology

The Technical University of Darmstadt stands for excellent and relevant science. We are characterized by a large, problem-centered interdisciplinarity between engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. and social sciences. We play a decisive role in shaping global transformations - from the energy transition to Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence - through outstanding findings and forward-looking study programs. Since our founded in 1877, we have been one of the most international universities in Germany.


Graduates of TU Darmstadt are valued by employers as particularly qualified and employable: In the WirtschaftsWoche 2020 university career ranking, TU Darmstadt once again scored highly in the engineering subjects and was subjects and is represented four times in the top group and once in sixth place.

For early career orientation and networking with employers, the TU Darmstadt offers attractive services for students: From the job portal to career events and personal counseling.

RhineMain University

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences offers optimal study conditions at four locations in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim. Around 13,500 students study in the five faculties of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Design Informatics Media, Engineering, Social Sciences and Wiesbaden Business School. In addition to Bachelor's and Master's degree courses, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences offers more than 70 degree courses, including work-integrated, dual and blended learning courses.


... is a central institution of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. We offer students from all faculties exclusive and free seminars, workshops and projects to promote their key skills as well as personal advice and information for starting a career and setting up a business:

- over 100 free seminars and workshops per year

- Learning through commitment: Volunteer Day Wiesbaden, Child and Youth Phone, THW basic training and other service learning projects

- Personal vocational orientation and career counseling, application portfolio check, potential analysis

- Company contact fair meet@hochschule-rheinmain

- Online job portal of the RhineMain University of Applied Sciences- Start-up service: events and advice on setting up a business

- eLearning modules & tutorials: job application, career orientation

- Writing Workshop: Seminars and consulting on scientific writing

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

With around 31,000 students from 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. With its University Medical Center, its Colleges of Art and music and its Faculty of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies in Germersheim, it unites almost all academic disciplines. In its more than 100 institutes and clinics, around 4,500 academics teach and conduct research, including 570 professors. scientists and academics, including 570 professors. With 76 subjects and numerous subject combinations, it offers 289 degree courses.

JGU is the only German university of its size to house almost all of its institutes on a campus close to the city center, which is also home to five partner institutes of top-level non-university research: the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C), the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), the Institute of Biotechnology and Drug Research (IBWF) and the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). JGU enjoys worldwide recognition as a research university. Its top areas are primarily in particle and hadron physics, materials science and translational medicine. The humanities include American Studies and Historical Cultural Studies. JGU's scientific performance is illustrated, among other things, by its success in the Excellence Strategy competition of the German federal and state governments: in 2018, the PRISMA+ (Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter) research network was awarded the title of Cluster of Excellence.

JGU is a partner at Matching Week and an associated partner of International Career Service Rhein-Main.


JGU's Career Service supports students with career orientation and the transition from studying to working life. To this end, it offers a wide range of advisory services and events, such as practical career workshops, application training, fairs and talks

Mainz University

Short study periods, international courses and practical relevance in research and teaching - these are the hallmarks of Mainz University of Applied Sciences, where 5700 students are currently enrolled. Common to all fields of study is the university's application-oriented education and research, which maintains excellent contacts with the regional economy and public institutions. Thanks to close cooperation with practitioners and the constant innovative adaptation of course content to the requirements of the labor market, Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers an attractive, forward-looking education with good career prospects.

The range of courses is broad and is divided into three faculties: Design, Engineering and Business, with interdisciplinary cooperation playing a key role. The good relationships between The good relationships between students and lecturers are fostered by intensive supervision, small teaching units and many joint projects. In addition, Mainz University of Applied Sciences was one of the first in Germany to be certified as a "family-friendly university".

Dhe Mainz University of Applied Sciences is a partner at Matching Week.


Anyone who decides to study at Mainz University of Applied Sciences is always studying internationally. The university cooperates with around 100 partner universities on all continents and offers international degree programs with double degrees. with double degrees.

Mainz University of Applied Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in many areas of applied research and development. The main areas of research are: "Spatial Information and Measurement Technology", "Digital Media, Design and Humanities" and "Digitalization and Transformation of Organizations in Business and Society".

Mainz University of Applied Sciences sees itself as an open thinking, learning and cultural space where people come together who want to actively participate in shaping a future worth living for all.

Institute for Economy, Labor and Culture

The Institute for Economy, Labor and Culture (IWAK) is responsible for the development of sustainable structures between universities and business in the project. It is responsible for the management and technical support of the strategic project advisory board, which includes representatives from business, public administration and politics in the Rhine-Main region, and the operational round table.