Application deadline for all bachelor's degree programmes is:
20 August for upcoming winter semester*
15 January for upcoming summer semester.
* Exception: International Business Management (IBM): 15 April for applicants with non-EU citizenship and stateless applicants
The dates given are deadlines. Applications which arrive at Furtwangen University after these dates will not be processed. If there are still places available after the deadline, applications can normally be submitted until the start of lectures.
There are no special regulations for applicants who have taken a gap year.
The deadlines for master's degree programmes are:
For the Winter Semester
15 May: Biomedical Engineering; non-EU applicants for International Management; non-EU applicants for Precision Medicine Diagnostics; Smart Systems
1 June: non-EU applicants for International Business Management
15 July: Business Application Architectures; Computer Science; EU applicants for International Business Management; EU applicants for International Management; Medical Devices and Healthcare Management; Mobile Systems; Sales and Service Engineering; Reliability and Safety Engineering
For the Summer Semester
15 October: Business Consulting
15 January: Business Application Architectures; Computer Science; Executive Master of International Business Management; Mobile Systems; Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering
Online applications for bachelor's study programmes over the central application platform External link opens in a new window:hochschulstart.de start approximately 10 weeks before the application deadline:
- for the next Winter Semester from mid-April and
- for the next Summer Semester normally from mid-October of the previous year
- Exception: the application phase for Summer Semester 2021 for Bachelor's programmes will not begin until 1 December 2020
After completing your online application, please send your application documents in paper form to Furtwangen University.
Application for Master's programmes is always carried out by filling in the forms available on the webpages of the relevant programme.
If you have left the Gymnasium in the "Oberstufe" with the academic part of the "Fachhochschulreife", and you submit the practical part of the "Fachhochschulreife" by the application deadline, you may apply. Please have the certificate for both the academic and practical parts of the "Fachhochschulreife" with you to show when you enrol.
If you have finished all your exams, you can apply with a preliminary certificate. You will get this from your high school.
Admission on the basis of a preliminary certificate is possible, but the University must have the official university entrance qualification certificates at latest by the time you enroll (matriculate).