All applications to study at Furtwangen University must be submitted in writing to the university itself. Applications for admission to bachelor's programmes (with the exception of International Business Management) can be made online or by submitting the relevant application form to the HFU Admissions Office (Zulassungsamt):

Zulassungsamt der Hochschule Furtwangen
Furtwangen Campus
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
D-78120 Furtwangen
Tel: +49 (0)7723 920-1232 or -1233
Fax: +49 (0)7723 920-1239
Email: zulassungsamt(at)

Admissions Office opening hours
Mon-Fri:   9.00am -12.00pm
Mon-Thu: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Application Form

The official admissions application form and an information sheet with answers to important questions about completing the application can be downloaded and printed here.

The completed application form should be accompanied by:

  • An officially authenticated copy of the certificate of university entrance qualification upon which the application is based (if the certificate is not originally in German or English, a translation in one of these languages which also has to be officially authenticated)
  • Certificate of Acceptance from Center for International Students (Studienkolleg) Constance which serves as official recognition of foreign certificates
  • If relevant, Assessment Exam Certificate (Feststellungsprüfung) from Center for International Students (Studienkolleg) Constance
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • CV
  • One photo (for the HFU-Card student ID)
  • Placement test results if available
  • Copies of other documents for the selection process: any completed vocational training, practical work experience, extracurricular achievements, or activities undertaken (for a minimum of three months) abroad
  • If relevant, a certificate of deregistration from a prior university
  • If relevant, statement or certificates as proof of hardship
  • An indication of preferred language focus for the International Business (Internationale Betriebswirtschaft) (IBW) degree programme
  • An officially authenticated, unamended copy of the most recent transcript of grades

There is a separate application form for the International Business Management (IBM) degree programme. You can also find more detailed information on the HFU Business School's pages here.

Application Deadlines

All degree programmes can be started at the beginning of either the winter semester or the summer semester.

The following degree programmes only accept applications for the winter semester:

The application deadlines for all Bachelor's programmes are:

  • For the next winter semester: 15 July
    NOTE: for IBM (
    international and stateless applicants) – 15 April
  • For the next summer semester: 15 January

Please note that these deadlines are strictly adhered to. Therefore, any applications received by Furtwangen University after the relevant deadline will be excluded from the admissions process. Where places are still available after the deadline, however, late applications will usually be accepted until the start of the lecture period.