We have a lot to offer!

Who are we?

Furtwangen University is a small university located in the beautiful Black Forest region of southern Germany. We have a long history of offering innovative education and inspiring research opportunities to meet the needs of modern society. Being small enables us to focus on teaching quality and the needs of our students. Close relationships with administrative and teaching staff, a dynamic international atmosphere and high-tech facilities, all ensure ideal study conditions in a safe and supportive environment.

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We are international!

  • English and bilingual programmes
  • Double-diplomas possible
  • Integrated exchange and internship semesters
  • Over 140 university partners worldwide
  • Multicultural staff and student body

We are innovative!

  • Future-oriented courses taught by industry experts
  • Interdisciplinary programmes
  • Doctorates with prestigious affiliates
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Elite sport university

We are impressive!

  • Top university rankings
  • Award-winning libraries
  • University-wide accreditation
  • Optimal student support
  • Safe and attractive environment

We are a good investment!

  • Reasonable or no tuition fees
  • Low cost of living
  • Broad career opportunities
  • Excellent job prospects
  • Strong business networks

Where are we?

The Black Forest is one of Germany's most beautiful regions and a world-famous tourist attraction. With its sweeping landscapes, vast forests and grandiose views, it is Germany's biggest nature park.

Our Campuses

Did you know ... ?

HFU libraries were awarded best rating of 4 stars in BIX rankings of best libraries in Germany 2013, 2014 & 2015!

Business Administration and Engineering 1 of top 4 in Germany in CHE survey 2017!

HFU Business School again voted 1 of best business schools at a university of applied sciences in Germany in CHE ranking 2017!

HFU took 5th placeamong 36 German universities in International Student barometer 2016!

HFU students come from over 80countries around the world!


Our degree programmes are highly-ranked both within Germany and internationally.

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English Programmes

We offer a growing number of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes taught in English.

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Application Deadlines

Check individual programmes as starting dates, requirements and application deadlines vary.

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