A-levels in your pocket and now studying or training in STEM?

Your orientation semester for science and technology!

Have you completed your A-levels but are still unsure what to do next?

Are you interested in science and technology?

Do you want to try out the different subject areas before you decide?

Then the hejmint orientation semester is just right for you! At hejmint, you can get a taste of various STEM degree programmes and STEM apprenticeships, take part in exciting projects and find out what suits you best.

What hejmint offers you

  • Simply try out different STEM degree programmes
  • Get to know STEM training programmes and employers in the region
  • Get fit in important basics and skills
  • Exam results can be recognised for later studies
  • Integrated industrial internship

How hejmint works

hejmint always starts in March and September and lasts a total of 7 months, including the industrial internship.

You study STEM degree programmes of your choice on a trial basis for one semester and get a taste of companies and STEM apprenticeships in the Darmstadt region. In our coaching sessions, you will get to know your own strengths, interests and wishes. Finally, you will complete an industrial internship in a company of your choice.

During your taster programme, you will be enrolled at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and get to know everyday student life. Like regular students, you will receive a CampusCard. This gives you access to discounted meals in the canteen, a semester ticket, university sports and free admission to Darmstadt's theatre and the state museum (culture ticket).

The most important facts in brief


- STEM taster programme
- Insight into STEM apprenticeships and industries
- Fundamentals and skills
- Industrial internship



7 months (full-time)



- on 01.09.24 (winter semester 2024/25)
- on 01.03.25 (summer semester 2025)






current semester fee


Application deadlines:

- by 15.07.24 for the winter semester 2024/25
- by 15.01.25 for the summer semester 2025


Study programmes & training at hejmint

During your hejmint orientation semester, you can get to know the following degree programmes and apprenticeships.

Study programmes


General Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.)

Industrial Mechanic or Precision Mechanic

Applied Mathematics (B.Sc.)

Mathematical-Technical Assistant

Civil Engineering (B.Eng.))

Technical Draughtsperson

Biotechnology (B.Sc.) (NC)

Biological Laboratory Technician

Chemistry - dual (B.Sc.)

chemical technician or chemical laboratory technician

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B.Eng.)

Electronics Technician

Building Systems Engineering (B.Eng.)

Electronics Technician for Energy and Building Technology

Computer Science (B.Sc.)

Informatics Specialist

Computer Science, specialising in Communication and Media in Computer Science (B.Sc.)


Information Science (B.Sc.)


Plastics Technology (B.Eng.)

Process Mechanic for Plastics and Rubber Technology

Mechatronics (B.Sc.)

Mechatronics Technician

Optotechnology and Image Processing (B.Sc.)

Electronics Technician in Automation Technology

Technical Chemistry (B.Sc.)


Environmental Engineering (B.Eng.)


Industrial Engineering (B.Sc.) (NC)


Please note: Most STEM degree programmes at h_da can also be studied on a dual basis.

Contact us

Do you have any questions about hejmint?
Write us an e-mail or simply give us a call.


Rosanna Jering

Bahareh Gondani

Dates: Meet us live!

03.05.24 | Einstieg Messe Frankfurt

07.05.24 | Vocatium Mainz/Wiesbaden
08.05.24 | Vocatium Mainz/Wiesbaden

14.05.24 | hobit contact

22.05.24 | Vocatium RheinMain
23.05.24 | Vocatium RheinMain

03.06.24 | virtual information evening at h_da

16.09.24 | Bertolt-Brecht-Schule (Darmstadt)

21.09.24 | Stuzubi Frankfurt

02.10.24 | Dual in Darmstadt - information evening on dual study programmes

30.11.24 | Horizon Mainz

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