Exchange students
Exchange students must be nominated by their home university and are admitted through the International Center.

Bachelor's Programmes
All applications for admission are made through the university Admissions Office. Information on application procedures can be found here.

Please note: before applying, all foreign nationals seeking entry to a Bachelor degree programme, except those who hold German entrance qualifications, must have their educational qualifications evaluated by the central state agency, the Center for International Students (Studienkolleg) in Constance. Further information regarding evaluation and preparatory courses can be found here. Details on how to apply can be found below.

Foreign nationals in possession of German university entrance qualifications (Bildungsinländer) can apply directly to Furtwangen University without having to have these evaluated by the Center for International Students in Constance.

Master's Programmes
Master's degree applications are made directly through the relevant faculty. More information can be found here.

It is wise to check the individual degree programmes for exact admission requirements and deadlines and to allow plenty of time for application processing.

Application Procedure for foreign nationals

STEP 1
Apply to the Center for International Students (Studienkolleg) in Constance

Address:
HTWG Konstanz
Studienkolleg
Braunegger Str. 55
78462 Konstanz
Germany

Application deadlines at the Center for International Students are:

For entry in the spring semester: 1 November
For entry in the winter semester: 1 May

A separate application form is available and must be used. The following documents must be submitted along with the completed form:

  • University entrance qualification (one officially certified copy of the diploma, and a translation into German; no translation is necessary if the original is worded either in English or French)
  • An official transcript of all classes taken, corresponding to the university entrance qualification, with a translation into German or English
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Resume
  • One passport photograph
  • Proof of university entrance exam, e.g. SAT, ACT
  • Proof of periods of study, e.g. certified records, certificate of matriculation, exam results, academic records, Assessment Exam Certificate (Feststellungsprüfung), etc.

Important: all photocopies must be officially certified. Outside Germany, usually only certifications by a German Consulate or Embassy conform to the high standards that must be met.

The following credentials are usually recognized by the Center for International Students and enable immediate admission to Furtwangen University after passing the examination of German language proficiency:

  • Certificate of graduation granted after a total of thirteen years of instruction
  • Certificate of graduation granted after a total of twelve years of instruction, issued in an European Union country, such as France
  • Official transcripts issued by accredited and recognized institutions of higher education

Information on various countries and specific requirements can be found here, and on the website of the Center of International Students and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): www.daad.de.

STEP 2
Apply to Furtwangen University

Admission to Furtwangen University is only possible once your university entrance qualifications have been officially recognized by the Center of International Students.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recognition of your university entrance qualification from the Center of International Students (Studienkolleg) and qualifications
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Resume
  • One passport size photograph
  • Assessment Exam Certificate (Feststellungsprüfung)

Application deadlines at the HFU are:

For entry in the spring semester: 15 January
For entry in the winter semester: 15 July

If you wish to enter a programme with special entry restrictions, 10% of the places available are reserved for foreign students. Students from any European Union Country (EU) possess the same status as German nationals.