Frequently asked questions

How can I apply at Hof University?

  • International students from our partner universities who would like to come to Hof as an exchange student should contact the International Office at their home university first. You will be nominated by your home university and afterwards you can apply online: Application for exchange students
  • Degree-seeking students who want to spend a whole period of study in Hof can find information on the application procedure on the following page: Application for degree-seeking students



What are the application deadlines?

For exchange students:

  • 30th June for the following winter semester

  • 15th November for the following summer Semester

I submitted my application for the exchange programme. What now?

After having successfully applied at Hof University and beeing accepted you receive an official Admission Letter. Please use this Letter for the visa application (if you need one). See below.

Do I require a visa for studying at Hof University?

If you are a EU-Citizen you do not need a visa for studying in Germany. If you are a Non-EU-Citizen you will have to apply for a visa. In this case, please get in touch with the German embassy in your home country.

Please check this website in order to see if you need a visa for Germany:

Does Hof University organize an Orientation Program?

Yes, we do. At the beginning of each semester there are orientation weeks especially for our new international students which is organized by the International Office. During our orientation weeks we will help you with official formalities and procedures such as enrollment and registration. The orientation weeks also include activities such as: German language courses, workshops, campus and city tour, get together events, etc. By participating in our orietantion Programme, you will quickly get to know Hof  University and Hof City and make new friends from all around the world. Find out more about the orientation program

Does Hof University provide a pick-up service?

Yes. Each semester there will be two arrival days just before the Orientation weeks start. If you arrive during these days, we will pick you up and take you to your accomodation.

What about financial matters?

Exchange students at Hof university do not pay any tuition fees.

You only have to pay student service fees of approx. EUR 90 per semester. The fees allow for reduced prices at the canteen and include the semester ticket for busses in Hof and Trains to our second campus in Münchberg. To be able to live and study in Germany in general students need approx. 700 EUR a month to cover all costs (rent, social activities, daily expenses etc.).

How can I find an accomodation?

In Hof accommodation is available in our student dormitories or on the private market. The accommodation will be arranged by our Housing Office, for the exact procedure please get in touch with our Housing office. The monthly rent will be approx. 200-300 EUR.

Which courses can I take as an exchange student?

Hof University offers a wide range of courses for international students taught in English and German. You can find an overview at “Courses and programme options”.

How can I get in contact with German students?

Our International Team, a group of local students, will support you during your stay in Hof and will also organize a number of events for all exchange and German students along the Semester.

Click here to contact our International Team

In case of any problem or question, who is my contact person?

If you are an exchange student you can contact the International Office:

Office hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00, Wed 13:00 - 16:00, Fri 9:00 - 12:00


Degree-seeking students can contact the Institute for Continuing Education: ifwhof-university.LÖ



Is it possible to work in Germany?

Please check the link below if you need some Information on working in Germany:



Where can I download important documents?

Here you can find important documents such as an arrival form, your learning agreement and a semester schedule, which can be freely downloaded:


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