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Partner universities

Furtwangen University cooperates with more than 100 different partner universities worldwide. A world map with our foreign partner universities can be found in this databank.

Please find the fact sheet for our partner universities Download file:here.



The Furtwangen Internship Placement Service (FiPS) is an internship placement service run by Furtwangen University for internships in Germany. Students from universities and colleges in Canada, the USA and the UK come to Germany. In return HFU students receive tuition-free study places.

More about FiPS

I.DEAR - Engineers Germany-Argentina

The  "I.DEAR – Engineers Germany–Argentina" bilateral exchange programme supports the mobility of German and Argentinian engineering students. The partner is the University of Buenos Aires.

More about I.DEAR

Malaysia University programme

Furtwangen University is actively involved in the Malaysia University Programme supported by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts and the Malaysian government. The programme, which has been coordinated by the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) since 1997, offers students from Malaysia the opportunity to take an engineering bachelor's degree taught in German at a university in Baden-Württemberg.

Special programme for Mexican students

Furtwangen University is a partner in the special German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) programme for Mexican students of natural and engineering sciences. The goal of the special programme is to enable advanced Mexican science and engineering students to study and do an internship in Germany for one year. The stipendees study for one semester at a German university followed by a four to five-month internship in industry.

More information about the DAAD special programme.

Engineering study abroad programme

The Engineering Study Abroad Programme offered by HFU in cooperation with San Diego State University (SDSU) is a so-called "faculty-led programme" for engineering students at SDSU. "Faculty-led" means that the students are accompanied by a lecturer of their own university who is generally responsible for teaching a technical module. As the guest university, HFU organizes a regional information module and a cultural support programme. The students of  SDSU receive full recognition for this paid-programme at their university.  It is very popular with the American students who often extend their stay for a whole semester.

The four-week summer school has been organized since 2015 in close cooperation between the International Center of  HFU and the College of Extended Studies of SDSU.

German-Iranian-Jordanian Cooperation Project

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has supported the "German-Iranian-Jordanian Cooperation to Improve the Connection of Technical Universities with Industry" (CICTI) project from 2015-2018 within the framework of the University Dialogue with the Islamic World Programme. Besides Furtwangen University, the Shiraz University of Technology in Iran and the German Jordanian University in Jordan also took part in the project.

Scientific workshops were held and reciprocal visits strengthened intercultural understanding.