International Exchange Students

Studentin entdeckt die Welt beim international-Studieren.

Ready, set, go!

Come and spend a semester at PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen and learn how to do business in Europe at one of the leading private business schools in Germany.

Our goal is to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Join us to study, discuss and participate in the ever-growing world of globalization. Discovering a new culture and making new friends is a great experience you should not miss.

The main PFH Campus Göttingen is located in the immediate vicinity of downtown Göttingen, the train station and the Göttingen State and University Library. Students are provided with the most modern equipment such as computer terminals, access to the university's WiFi etc., as well as ideal conditions for a pleasant work and study atmosphere in small groups, practice-oriented studying and close contact with the professors.

The dynamic university town has a young population of 125,000 people and 30,000 students. The city is lovely and, thanks to its central location and excellent connections, it serves as an ideal gateway to Europe’s major cities. Sports, cultural events and an exciting nightlife ensure a leisure time well spent.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

Language requirements

To spend a semester at PFH, students are required to have a good command of either German (minimum B1, e.g., Goethe-Zertifikat B1) or English (minimum B2, e.g., TOEFL iBT 87, TOIEC [min 785, reading min 385, and listening min 400] or IELTS 5.5).

Exchange students may select courses from our course catalogue (see below in section “Downloads”). Besides business courses, you will find soft skills training and language courses. If you are interested in intensive German language courses, we recommend that you check the offers at our partner institution “IIK” (Institute for Intercultural Communication).


Application form for Student Exchange Programme

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester: 15 August 
Spring Semester: 15 February 

Checklist: Required documents for your online application

  • Copy of passport/ID card
  • Electronic passport-sized photo in jpeg or bitmap format (for student card)
  • Language certificates (if non-native speaker)
  • Transcript from home institution (in English)
  • CV or resumé in English or German
  • Certificate of enrolment at the home institution
  • Proof of health insurance valid in Germany for the time of stay (if not available at the time of application, documents are to be handed in at least one week prior to arrival)

Academic calendar*

Lecture and Examination Periods 
Summer Semester: April - July
Winter Semester: October - January

Pre-semester Intensive German Language Courses (Optional)
WS:  September - October
SS: February - March

* Subject to changes


Our team looks forward to welcoming you!

Contact us now:

E-mail: (Incoming International Students)

E-mail: (Partnerships & Possibilities abroad: semester abroad, internship abroad, research/training abroad)

The International Office Team

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