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Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

Address: Tiefenbronner str. 65, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany

Description Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1877 and is the highest public educational institution in Germany. The university offers 28 bachelor's and 19 master's programs in the departments of design, technology, business and law. The close connection between theory and practice creates a positive synergistic effect, leading to numerous projects and research approaches in industry and economics.

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

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from 650 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3.5 years.

The university offers undergraduate educational programs in the following areas:

  • Accessory design
  • Jewelry
  • Engineering / production and management technology
  • Electrical / Information Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical technology
  • Industrial Engineering Innovation and Design
  • Digital enterprise management
  • Controlling, Finance, and Accounting
  • Marketing Communications and Advertising
  • Media management and advertising psychology
  • Tax audit
  • Business Informatics, Management and IT
  • Business law, etc.
from 650 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1.5-2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Transport design
  • Engineering and Management
  • Embedded systems
  • Development of mechatronic systems
  • Audit and taxation
  • Controlling, Finance, and Accounting
  • Corporate Communications Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing intelligence
  • Strategic management of innovations, etc.
from 3 360 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1.5-2 years.

The Pforzheim MBA MBA program innovatively combines general management education and management skills training to address future challenges for companies in the areas of innovation and business dynamics and sustainable globalization.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides hostel accommodation for its students.


  • The university offers international exchange, double diploma and scholarship programs to its students.
  • The university collaborates with more than 100 partner universities around the world, participates in international networks and attaches great importance to economic and business ethical issues.
  • The institution was one of the first in the world to comply with the "Principles of Responsible Management Education" (PRME), initiated by the UN.

Equipment Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

HS Pforzheim is located in the city in the west of the German state of Baden-Württemberg - Pforzheim. University logistics includes:

  • Leather and sewing workshops
  • Display lab
  • The library
  • Audiovisual Presentation Technology Studios

Robotics Laboratory is equipped with:

  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics kits with simulator
  • Full range of sensors and actuators
  • 10 educational humanoid robots NAO H25 V4
  • KUKA Youbot omnidirectional mobile platform
  • 5 DOF with 2 fingers
  • OneSpin 360 MV Professional Formal Test Tool Kit

Laboratory of sensors and actuators equipped with:

  • Power supplies, frequency generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • Measuring station for automatic measurement and registration of various signals
  • PCs with Origin, LabView, and Cornerstone licenses
  • Impedance measurement technology for determining complex resistances
  • Ultrasonic measuring technique for determining the speed of sound in media
  • UV-VIS liquid spectroscopy
  • Sensor technology for determining pH and oxygen saturation of water
  • Soldering station, work and assembly stations.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Student Services Fee = 82 €
  • Administration fee = 70 €
  • Student fee = 8 €
  • Student fee = 20 €
  • The cost of living in Pforzheim = 581 € -1120 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you need:

  • Online application
  • Education Documents
  • Certificate of German / English Proficiency (TOEFL 95 / IELTS 6.5 / equivalent)
  • Entrance Test (GMAT) (Master)
  • Work experience (magistracy)
  • Motivation letter and essays on extracurricular activities (one page; master's program)
  • Personal interview (in the second round of admission; magistracy)
  • Scientific and / or professional recommendations (magistracy).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- 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)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- 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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