Campus Studies for International Students

Practice-oriented • Interdisciplinary • Individual Focus

About the 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.

Why a campus degree?

With a campus degree at the PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen, you choose a personal and individual degree. Here you will meet a lot of experts and experienced professors - and set the right building blocks for a fulfilling career.

A day in the life of a PFH Student

Experience the ultimate student life at PFH University! Check out our exciting video showcasing a day in the life of our students, and get a taste of what your future could hold!

Scholarship Programmes

Questions? We are happy to help!


At PFH University, you can apply at any time.

  1. Application form via our website
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Higher education entrance qualification
  4. Copy of passport
  5. Digital photo
  6. Letter of motivation
  7. Employment references
  8. Letter of recommendation 

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:

  1. STIBET-Programmes
  2. DAAD Prize
  3. 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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Accreditation and awards

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Questions - always welcome

Do you still have questions about your studies? We are by your side! Our consulting team can be reached under the following contact options.
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