Dates and deadlines for study place application

Bachelor's degree programmes

Application deadline for all bachelor's degree programmes is:
  • 15 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 June 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: Regular application deadline for all Master's degree programmes that start in the winter semester and are not listed above with other dates.

For the Summer Semester

  • 15 October: Business Consulting   
  • 15 January: Regular application deadline for all Master's degree programmes that start in the summer semester and are not listed above with other dates.


When can I apply?

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

  • for the next Winter Semester from mid-April
  • 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).