Degree & Career
Over its more than 160 year history, from its roots in the State Clockmaker School in the Black Forest, to the well-respected, internationally-oriented educational institution of today, Furtwangen University has always placed a high value on both practical applications and innovation. The outstanding quality of its degree programmes, closely combining theory and practice, means we are ranked highly by both students and employers in Germany’s university league tables and our excellent reputation draws students from all over Germany as well as from more than 80 countries around the world.
With 3 campuses, 9 faculties and 50 innovative and practical degree courses at both bachelor's and master's levels, Furtwangen University offers a wide variety of academic opportunities. Our degree programmes cater for the demands of the modern workplace and besides more traditional courses, include a range of unique courses customised to the needs of a changing society. Our central location in the high-tech business region of southern Germany and our wide-ranging research activities, mean close contacts with business and industry and first-rate job prospects and our distinctly global outlook with over 150 partners around the world, make HFU the ideal stepping stone in a successful career
Our modern facilities include ultra-modern laboratories, a high-tech IT infrastructure and one of the best libraries in Germany, and we offer outstanding support services. The warm atmosphere of the campuses, with small study groups and close personal contact with teaching and administrative staff, provide excellent study conditions, while the wonderful natural surroundings of the area offer many opportunities for relaxation. This all adds up to a great learning experience.
If you’re looking for…
- degree programmes taught in English with reasonable or no tuition fees
- accredited programmes with excellent university rankings
- practical degree programmes with excellent career prospects
- degrees with an international focus with work and study semesters abroad
- modern facilities and a supportive teaching environment
- high quality of life
… you’ll find what you’re looking for with us.
Internationality is a guiding principle of our university. This is shown for example in the growing proportion of students who spend part of their studies abroad, the many international affiliations and partnerships, the international research projects and doctoral opportunities and in the growing number of courses and degree programmes taught in English.
Study semesters and internships abroad are an integral part of HFU degree programmes. Students have the opportunity to study at one of more than 140 partner universities worldwide. Six degree programmes taught entirely in English, one tri-national programme, bi-national programmes leading to a joint degree and a large percentage of foreign students, underline the international orientation of HFU. Close contacts with global partners from business and industry support our teaching and facilitate entry into successful careers for HFU graduates.
Our partner universities
Furtwangen University has contacts with universities on every continent. There are over 700 study opportunities abroad available. To find out which partner universities are available for your study programme, check our up-to-date database of partner universities below.