For exchange students:
30th June for the following winter semester
15th November for the following summer Semester
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.
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:
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
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.
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.).
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.
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”.
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.
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.LÖSCHEN.de
Please check the link below if you need some Information on working in Germany:
Here you can find important documents such as an arrival form, your learning agreement and a semester schedule, which can be freely downloaded: