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.

German Language Bachelor's Programmes

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

German Language Master's Programmes

FacultyMaster's Programmes
Computer Science
Health, Safety, Society
Please note:
in all German-taught programmes, a number of electives may also be taught in English.

English Language Master's Programmes

NameLanguage Proficiency requiredDetails
Business Consulting (BCM)

Excellent English proven by TOEFL test (min. 210) or IELTS test (min. 6 points)

Basic German recommended

More about BCM
Smart Systems (SMA)

English: TOEFL ibt (min. 90 points) or IELTS (min. 6 points)

German: CEFR level A1 for non-native speakers

More about SMA

Bachelor's and Master's Programmes partially taught in a foreign language

NameLanguages requiredLanguage proficiency requiredDetails
Information Communication Systems (ICS)German


German: fluent

French: recommended

More about ICS
Business Application Architectures (BAM)80% German

20 % English

Fluent German & EnglishMore about BAM
Computer Science in Media (MIM)German


German native speaker or min. level 4 inTestDaF

English min. level TOEFL 76 (internet-based) or similar

More about MIM
Interactive Media Design (DIM)German


German native speaker or min. level 4 in TestDaF

English min. TOEFL level 76 (internet-based) or similar
More about DIM
Sales & Service Engineering (SEM)German


Fluent German and EnglishMore about SEM


In Furtwangen there is a variety of accommodation available, from students halls to private accommodation. Check here for an overview of the accommodation available. Students in our English language programmes receive support in finding accommodation from the programme coordinator.