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PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

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About PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

Recognised by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture in 1995, PFH University of Applied Sciences is Lower Saxony's oldest private, state-recognised university. It was founded to align students to the real needs of the economy. Reaccredited by the Science Council, the university focuses on entrepreneurial thinking.

There are two campus locations, Göttingen and Stade, as well as numerous distance learning centres across Germany and Austria.

More than 4.500 Students
Lower Saxony's oldest private university since 1995
More than 5,000 successful graduates

Fields of Study

Study Programmes in the Areas of General Management, Technology (Digitalization & Automation, Industrial Engineering, Lightweight Engineering & Composites, New Mobility - Micromobility) and UX Management & Design

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Digitalization and Automation, Master of Science

Management/Business Administration

General Management, Master of Science

Studenten arbeiten im Techniklabor

Industrial Engineering, Master of Science

Studium Lightweight Engineering & Composites

Lightweight Engineering & Composites, Master of Science

Studierende im Master MBA sitzen an einem Konferenztisch in einem hellen Büro und diskutieren in der Praxis über die Inhalte aus dem Studium an der PFH Göttingen.
Management/Business Administration

MBA, Master of Business Administration


New Mobility - Micromobility, Master of Science

UX Design Masterstudium
User Experience Management & Design

User Experience Management & Design, Master of Science


Welcome to PFH

Get ready to embark on a global academic journey at PFH, where we warmly welcome students from all corners of the world! Our vibrant campus and diverse community offer the perfect setting for you to thrive in your studies and connect with fellow international students. Join us in this exciting adventure and make lifelong memories while achieving your academic goals!


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At PFH University, you can apply at any time.

  1. Application form via our website
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Letter of motivation
  4. School leaving certificate (University Entrance Certificate)
  5. Bachelor's degree certificate (or provisional certificate, if not yet awarded)
  6. Transcript of records for your Bachelor's degree
  7. Proof of English proficiency (minimum B2 level)
    1. English language certificate: TOEFL iBT 86, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo, or equivalent.
    2. Document stating that the medium of instruction of your Bachelor’s course was English.
  8. Proof of one year of work experience, such as an official written statement from the company.
    1. For applicants of Lightweight Engineering & Composites: at least one year’s work experience in Engineering or Engineering-related fields is mandatory
    2. For applicants of MBA: at least one year’s work experience is mandatory
    3. For applicants of other programmes: an employment reference is optional, though highly recommended
  9. Copy of passport
  10. Digital photo for your university card

Yes, you will need proof of advanced English language skills, e.g. Bachelor’s taught in English, TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL CAE or BEC Higher.

If you are a citizen of a country in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you do not require a visa or other documentation to enter Germany and study here. However, once you arrive and find accommodation, you must register with the local residents’ registration office.

If you are coming from a country other than the ones named above, you will require a visa. For more information specific to your home country, please visit the Federal Foreign Office website.

At PFH University, we offer international students three types of scholarships:

  • STIBET-Programmes
  • DAAD Prize
  • Deutschland Stipendium/Germany Scholarship

For more information on each of the scholarships, click here.

During your studies, you are generally allowed to do 120 full days or 240 half-days of paid work and take small student jobs. In exceptional circumstances, your local foreigners office may impose further restrictions.

International students coming to Germany have two options when it comes to accommodation: student halls of residence and private accommodation. For more information, you can visit the Accommodation Finder from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or contact our international office.

When you compare Germany to other European countries, you’ll find that it’s not very expensive. The living costs are just slightly higher than the EU average, with rent being the largest expense. On average, students in Germany spend around 850 EUR per month (750 EUR in Göttingen for the management degree).

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