How do I apply for a degree programme?

If you would like to apply to study at Furtwangen University you must provide proof of the following:

  • university entrance qualifications, usually the final leaving certificate from high school (for more information see below)
  • in some degree programmes a certain level of language proficiency is required
  • in the following degree programmes a pre-study internship must be carried out:
    • Business Administration and engineering - Service Management (SMB)
    • Business Administration and engineering - Marketing & Vertrieb (MVB)
    • Business Administration and engineering - Product Engineering (PEB)
    • Molecular and Technical Medicine (MTZ)

University entrance qualifications

The primary requirement for admission to a bachelor's degree programme at Furtwangen University is the general high school leaving certificate (allgemeine Hochschulreife - Abitur), the subject-specific high school leaving certificate (fachgebundene Hochschulreife), the university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife), or a recognized equivalent educational qualification.

The general high school leaving certificate (Abitur) is awarded at:

  • general secondary schools (Gymnasien) and comprehensive schools (Gesamtschulen)
  • careers-oriented (Beruflichen Gymnasien) and subject-specific secondary schools (Fachgymnasien)
  • vocational schools (Berufsoberschulen)
  • full-time colleges (Kollegien als Vollzeitschule)
  • evening schools (Abendgymnasien)
  • Waldorf schools

The subject-specific high school leaving certificate is (Hochschulreife) is awarded at:

  • subject-specific secondary schools (Fachgymnasien)
  • vocational schools (Berufssoberschulen)

The university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) is awarded at:

  • secondary schools (Gymnasien), comprehensive schools (Gesamtschulen), Waldorf schoolsafter the 12 class; proof of a practical part is additionally required
  • technical colleges (Fachoberschulen)
  • vocational schools and colleges (Berufskollegs and Berufsfachschulen)
  • evening schools (Abendgymnasien)

Special requirements for international applicants

If you do not hold a German passport or have gained your school qualifications outside Germany, please refer to "Information for Internationals".

Study with vocational qualification

If you have completed a vocational training and have a minimum of 3 years' work experience, you can apply to study by taking an eligibility test. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office. With a master craftsman's, "Meister" qualification or a "Fachwirt IHK" qualification, you can apply directly online at hochschulstart.de. In addition you will be required to take part in an advisory meeting with the dean of studies.

Study without Abitur