The Furtwangen Campus, the original and largest of the 3 campuses, is located in the centre of the small, picturesque town of Furtwangen (c. 10,000 inhabitants), in the heart of the beautiful Black Forest. Click here to take a virtual tour of the Furtwangen campus. Furtwangen was historically an important clockmaking town and the university has its origins in the former clockmaking school. The university has been transformed over the last few decades into a modern campus, home to 5 faculties:

Nevertheless it has retained its intimate atmosphere, and small student groups and outstanding support services mean students at our Furtwangen campus enjoy ideal study conditions. The area around Furtwangen offers endless outdoor leisure activities such as mountain biking, climbing, hiking, snowboarding and skiing — both downhill and cross-country. At the end of a day in the clear, fresh forest air, students can relax in one of the cosy, traditional pubs and restaurants of the town. And at the weekends, there are plenty of fun and interesting places to visit. The university city of Freiburg can be reached in about 45 minutes by car and the French province of Alsace, the Swiss city of Basel, or beautiful Lake Constance are all close enough for day-trips. The university's International Center organizes a range of inexpensive trips and activities for students every semester, for example excursions to Heidelberg or Berlin, visits to the opera in Stuttgart, or skiing and hiking trips.

Bachelor's Programmes

FacultyBachelor programmes
Mechanical and Medical Engineering
Digital Media
Computer Science
Business Administration and Engineering
Business Information Systems
Health, Safety, Society
Please note: in all German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English.

Master's Programmes

FacultyMaster's Programmes
Mechanical and Medical Engineering
Digital Media
Computer Science
Business Administration and Engineering
Business Information Systems
Health, Safety, Society
Please note: in all German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English.

*Taught in English

**Taught in English with some electives in German

Living in Furtwangen

Student Halls of Residence
The International Center can reserve a room in one of the two Halls of Residence in Furtwangen run by Student Services upon request.

  • Großhausberg (GHB) Hallshttp://www.ghb.hs-furtwangen.de/index/about offers 1-room apartments equipped with a simple kitchen and bathroom. 
  • Albert-Schweitzer-Haus (ASH) offers single rooms with a shared communal kitchen and bathroom.
  • Both Halls of Residence are within 10 minutes walk of the university.
  • The rooms for exchange students are furnished and have internet connection.
  • In addition there are common rooms, a library, computers and washing machines.
  • Bedding is supplied. Some dishes can be borrowed from the International Center or they can be bought cheaply in a local supermarket.
  • The minimum rental period is a complete semester (= 6 months). In the summer semester this is from March to August, in the winter semester this is from September to February.
  • The rent (c. €240/mth) must be paid throughout the complete rental period. A deposit of €400 must be paid before arrival.

Private rooms
Of course it is also possible to rent a single room or to live in a shared apartment, but this you would have to organize yourself over the following website for example:http://www.swfr.de/en/residence/housing-services/.

Prices for private rooms vary depending on the location and the furnishings. Normally they are not furnished and are more expensive than Halls of Residence.

For further information please contact:

Julia Hennig

International Center
International Student Support
07723 920-1318
Furtwangen Campus, Room E 0.01
heju(at)hs-furtwangen.de