At PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen, you can study business administration and high-tech courses that do not exist anywhere else. Our areas of study in detail:
Practically oriented business administration study programmes for holders of university entrance qualifications and Bachelor's degrees.
Interdisciplinary study programme that includes computer science, management and psychology.
Unique engineering study programmes covering all matters relating to the future technology of carbon materials and composites.
- Individual supervision and small learning groups
- High practical element in the study programme
- Best career prospects for graduates
- High-tech study programmes for carbon fibre and composites
Best possible conditions for your academic success
We gear the content of our study programmes directly to the requirements that await you as a graduate in professional practice. To do this, we constantly involve partner companies in the design and further development of our study programmes. This enables the PFH to guarantee high quality in its management study programme and to offer unique courses in key technology fields like carbon materials and composites. The latest research results achieved by our professors are included directly in your study programme.
The University is represented by campus locations in the student town of Göttingen, in the capital Berlin and in Stade near Hamburg. Depending on your choice of the study programme, you will study at one of the three campus locations or choose between several alternatives. All three of the PFH's campus locations have modern equipment, and good connections and thus provide the best conditions for your studies
Why study privately at PFH?
If you are wondering what differences there are between studying at a state university and the privately run PFH, you will find below some of the advantages that our study programme offers you.
Practically-oriented study programme
The content of our study programmes is geared to the real needs of business. Furthermore, all the PFH's on-campus study programmes contain a high practical element. Depending on the course of study, practical projects with collaborating companies, extensive work placements and/or technical qualification in laboratories and workshops complement the theoretical content. This will remove any reality shock that you may face when entering working life.
Successful study programme concept
The demand for our graduates proves that the PFH's study programme concept is working well: 99 per cent of them find direct entry to a career in less than six months after completing their studies. Many are recruited even while they are studying.
Individual supervision rather than full lecture theatres
Our courses take place in small groups – over-full lecture theatres and lecturers that hardly know their students do not exist at the PFH. Our professors are always ready to listen to you and advise you about subjects relating to your studies as well as questions concerning your career path. A study programme at the PFH will develop you individually in terms of both your subject matter and personal skills. We attach importance to your always having a contact person for your concerns during your studies and to our achieving your goals together.
Alternative distance-learning study programme
If you would like to gain qualifications autonomously and with no constraints on location, please do not hesitate to find out about our Distance-Learning Study Programme.
Information on studying in Germany
Before starting your course of study in Germany, many things need to be considered. Here are some important tips and helpful links.
Citizens from non-EU countries need a visa to enter Germany. The Embassies and General Consulates (foreign representations) of the Federal Republic of Germany are responsible for issuing visas. For your study period at PFH, you must apply for a “visa for study purposes” (student visa). To apply, you need a confirmation of acceptance from PFH. Student visas are usually issued for three to six months. As soon as you are in Germany, you must then apply for a residence title at the Immigration Office. Citizens of EU States do not need a visa.
The German Embassy or Consulate in your home country will give you all the relevant information relating to the visa application. You will find the addresses of all German foreign representation offices as well as detailed information about the current visa requirements for your country on the website of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Foreign students are obligated to take out health insurance in Germany. In order to register, you have to present a health insurance certificate. Please organise your health insurance in Germany in good time before your study stay. Tips on the topic of health insurance are available, for example, from the German Student Services Association (Deutsches Studentenwerk) on their website for international students.
If you want to study in Göttingen, we can apply for a furnished room in a residence at the Student Services Association in Göttingen. The application is non-binding and free of charge. If you don’t want to stay in dormitories, private housing is also available. Please use the following links to look for private rooms:
More information, the application form and private accommodation are available via the links on the following pages: