faculty of electric power engineering and automatics of “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

Semester in Germany

Semester in Germany

Hello everyone, my name is Khilko Nikita, I am a 5th year student and I want to tell you about my DAAD exchange training course at the Technical University of Applied Sciences (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – THM) in Friedberg, Germany.


View of the skyscrapers of Frankfurt


Reserve Park Area in Kassel


Part of the aqueduct of the Roman Empire in Kassel

The University campus is located in three cities: Gissen, Friedberg and Wetzlar. During the semester, we studied at a campus located in the city of Friedberg, which also hosts a student hostel. The way from the bus to the campus took about 5 minutes, if you use the bus, and about 15-20 minutes, if you go on foot, because in Germany all the transport runs strictly on schedule, then we not always managed to get in university by bus.

Education at the university was held not every day, so there was time on the trips. Germany has developed railroad connection, so you can travel to every city. The student card we received is an e-card for paying food in the student’s dining room and free travel on certain federal lands.

Also, one of the peculiarities of studying in Germany is that in each academic semester in each discipline there is a obligatory project, the results of which must be presented in the form of a presentation in 30 minutes. This significantly improved the ability to present the results of own research and development.

Photo from Darmstadt city.

Семестр навчання в Німеччині, студент кафедри АЕМС-ЕП КПІ Сікорського

Семестр навчання в Німеччині, студент кафедри АЕМС-ЕП КПІ Сікорського

Семестр навчання в Німеччині, студент кафедри АЕМС-ЕП КПІ Сікорського


As result of 2 semester

2019/2020 academic year

Total students: 162,
on the budget: 157.


Educational process in quarantine

Taking into account the epidemiological situation in Ukraine and the level of danger on the territory of Kiev (More info is by the link.), and due to the extension of quarantine in Ukraine until December 31, the distance learning format for students also continues until December 31. The first vice-rector Yuriy Yakymenko announced this during the meeting of the rector's office on October 19.

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