The Schwenningen Campus is situated in the twin town of Villingen-Schwenningen (c. 80,000 inhabitants) approximately 30 kilometres east of Furtwangen. It is home to 3 universities so it has a large student population, many of whom are internationals. In the past Schwenningen was a world-famous clock-making town employing thousands of local people in its factories. Nowadays the factories have gone and Schwenningen is a bustling town with shops, cafes and restaurants in an attractive pedestrian centre. Students can take advantage of all the amenities the town has to offer including a modern indoor swimming pool, an arena where the local ice hockey team plays in the German league, and several cinemas, which also show films in English.

The campus is located in the centre of Schwenningen in the historic setting of the Kienzle clock factory. The campus architecture is an eclectic mix of converted industrial space and ultra-modern buildings, including the award-winning library completed in 2011. In summer students relax in the beautifully-landscaped parkland, with beach volleyball court, located immediately adjacent to the campus.

The Schwenningen campus has a wide range of student organizations and clubs who regularly host their own business, social and sports events so there's always something happening around campus. And the multitude of indoor and outdoor recreational activities Schwenningen has to offer mean there is no shortage of things to do off campus either.

Schwenningen is also an ideal location for exploring Europe. Stuttgart, Constance and Freiburg are a one hour train trip away and France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy are all easily reachable for weekend trips.

There are 3 faculties on this campus:


Bachelor's Programmes

FacultyBachelor's programmes
Mechanical and Medical Engineering
Medical and Life Sciences
HFU Business School
Please note: in all German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English.*Taught in English
** Taught in English & German

Master's Programmes

FacultyMaster's Programmes
HFU Business School
Mechanical and Medical Engineering
Medical and Life Sciences

Please note:
in all our German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English.

*Taught in English
** Taught in English & German

Living in Schwenningen

The International Center can organize a room for you upon request, either in student Halls of Residence or a private room. (Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available in the student Halls of Residence.)

The minimum rental period is one 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 must be paid throughout the complete rental period and a deposit must be paid at the time of reservation.

For further information please contact:

International Center
International Student Support
07720 307-3318
07720 307-4719
Schwenningen Campus, Room C 1.08
bal(at)hs-furtwangen.de