Hochschule Furtwangen University – Germany

Key facts

Campus activities and events

During the semester, the International Centre organizes a series of excursions and events. International students present their native countries with culinary specialities, dance and music. The International Festival takes place on the Furtwangen Campus in the winter semester in the auditorium and in the summer semester outside in the Robert-Gerwig Square in Furtwangen in cooperation with the town of Furtwangen. In summer, the HFU Business School also organizes an International Festival on the Schwenningen Campus. Detailed programme for academic year 2018/2019 can be found here.

Travel and accommodation

The International Centre of Furtwangen University normally arranges accommodation for students who come to Furtwangen University as part of an exchange programme.

It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Germany once you have your Letter of Acceptance. The best airport you can fly to is Stuttgart airport, and from there you can get to your new home by train, the trip is going to last about 3 hours. You can also fly to Zurich, Switzerland, but you may need additional visa for landing in Switzerland.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at Hochschule Furtwangen University, you do not need to pay any tuition fees. However, some universities charge small fees for the use of facilities such as the Students’ Union. If you have any queries about any these charges, we recommend that you speak directly with the host university. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, health insurance (EU students are eligible for free European Health Insurance Card) and books. Students accepted on Erasmus+ may also be eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant.