Entry Requirements & Application

Admission to the International Business Management program is limited.  Admission is based both on grades and on an additional process involving a range of selection criteria.

Applicants must submit all the required information stated in the application form, including officially certified copies of original and translated certificates. These certifications must be made by the German Embassy in your country, it is important that every certificate submitted carries the official stamp of the German Embassy. Should there be any problems or queries regarding your qualifications, you will be notified.

Proficiency in English

All applicants who are not native speakers of English AND citizens of one of the following countries:

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

must be able to demonstrate that their English proficiency is adequate. The university regards the following qualifications as indicative of a minimum level of competence:

  • TOEFL , a score of at least 79-80 ITB, 550 paper-based, 213 in the computer- based test. (Our TOEFL code number is 8221).
  • British Council IELTS, overall score 6.0 or higher.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, grade B or above.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English, grade A.
  • German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, English mark of 2.0 (10, 11, 12 points) or above.
  • GCSE in English, grade B or above
  • International GCSE in English as a second language, grade B or above

Since all courses in 'International Business Management' are taught in English, applicants are not required to take a German-language examination. Students wishing to apply to the International Business Management programme should send a completed application form along with the necessary attachments to the Business Faculty.

New students are admitted once per year, normally in late September.


April 15th
for international applicants (with foreign diplomas)
July 15th for German and EU applicants (with German and EU diplomas).

Please note that your documents must have arrived at the Hochschule by these dates!
Your application will be processed as soon as we have all the necessary information and we will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.

German applicants with international degrees, please note that you will need to have these evaluated by the Oberschulamt in Stuttgart before you can apply.

The Application Form is available here.

Before you complete the form, please also upload and read carefully the Important Information and FAQ document you will find here, too! Thank you.


Address to send the application to:
Hochschule Furtwangen
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen

Enquiries regarding application received:
telephone +49 7723 920-1232
Fax: +49 7723 920-1239
email: zulassungsamt(at)hs-furtwangen.de 

General enquiries:
email: business(at)hs-furtwangen.de
telephone: +49 7720 307 4354