Current information from HFU about the Corona virus:

Dates and deadlines for study place application

Bachelor's degree programmes

Application deadline for all bachelor's degree programmes is:

    31 July for winter semester (there were corona-related exceptional deadlines due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021); see exception to normal regulations below* 
    15 January for summer semester.

* Exceptions
Exception for applicants with non-EU citizenship and stateless applicants for the following programmes:
International Business Management (IBM): 15 April for the winter semester
International Business Information Systems (IBS): 15 June for the winter semester / 10 December of previous year for the summer semester

Exception: Midwifery Science: application deadline 1 July

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.

Master's degree programmes

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; Computer Science in Media; Interactive Media Design; 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

When can I apply?

Online applications for bachelor's study programmes over the central application platform:

  • for the next Winter Semester from mid-April and
  • for the next Summer Semester from mid-October of the previous year

Application for master's programmes is always carried out by filling in the forms available on the webpages of the relevant programme.

I don't have my final grades certificate for the school and practical part of the "Fachhochschulreife" yet. Can I apply anyway?

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.

I don't have my university entrance qualification certificate yet. Can I still apply?

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).