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Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

Address: Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1, 78120 Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Germany

Description Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

  • Established: 1850
  • Number of students: 7000
  • Location: Fergwangen, Germany
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Type of institution: state university.

Furtwangen University was founded in 1850 as the city's first watch school. After World War II, the school was divided into a vocational school and an engineering school of mechanical engineering. In 1971, the school received the status of a higher educational institution and became known as the Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences.

Internships abroad can be considered a prerequisite for studying in Furtwangen. Students are encouraged to choose one of 140 partner universities and go there for temporary study or internships.

Notable alumni include athletes Benedict Doll and Georg Hettich, Frank Rimspenger, CEO of Accenture, and Axeli Harris, CEO of Mercedes Benz GmbH.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

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  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Beginning of training: September, March.


  • Computer science
  • Applied Biology
  • Business Management Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information and communication systems
  • Engineering Psychology
  • International Business Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • International relationships
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics and Digital Production
  • Clinical Technology
  • Technologies and development processes.
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  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Start date: September, March
  • Cost: tuition is free, only a semester fee is paid.


  • Advanced precision engineering
  • Immunology
  • Medical sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Application Programming
  • Business consulting
  • Interactive media design
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • International engineering
  • Management
  • International relationships
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Sustainable technology of biological processes.


  • A unique educational opportunity not only in Germany but also abroad
  • Double Degree Programs with Partner Universities
  • High Positions in Educational Rankings
  • Practical orientation of training
  • Many years of experience in training qualified specialists
  • Demand for graduates in the global labour market
  • Student participation in city and provincial life
  • Modern training programs
  • Full student life.

Equipment Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

For students and teachers work:

  • A library of 150,000 e-books, 30,000 regular books and 25,000 periodicals from around the world
  • German watch museum, among the exhibits of which are products created at the very beginning of the watch school - in the middle of the 19th century
  • University Printing House
  • Student Advisory Service
  • Data processing center
  • Dining room and cafeteria
  • IFC Innovation Research Center
  • Institute of Applied Research.

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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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