Admissions and application

General information

Within the application period you need to apply online for your desired degree program and upload the required documents.  Here you can find the online application form.

Important note:

The application Deadlines for Master applicants vary not only from degree program to degree program, but there are also different Deadlines for applicants from EU member states and non-EU-member states. Please inform yourself of the exact Deadline for the degree program of your choice on the respective Website.



German language skills

As most of our undergraduate and Master’s programs are taught in German, you are obliged to provide proof of your German language skills at the time of enrollment at the latest. We for instance accept TestDaf (3x4, 1x3) or DSH (Level 2).

Application for full-time students in undergraduate programs

If you are of foreign nationality and have completed your high school education in a country other than Germany and are interested in becoming a full-time student in one of our undergraduate degree courses you must submit evidence of German language proficiency corresponding to a successfully completed level B2 according to the Common European framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The language certificate must be issued by a certified institute. The displayed test result shall not be older than three years.

You will have to fulfill the following additional admission requirements:

Approval of documents by uni-assist e.V.
If you acquired your university entrance certificate abroad, it has to be assessed by our partner uni-assist before you send it to Hof University. We advise you to send your documents to uni-assist at least 4 weeks before the application deadline at Hof University.

Once you have your assessment, please submit it to Hof University.

Special regulations
If you are from China, Vietnam or Mongolia, please also hand in a certificate of the academic assessment office (“Akademische Prüfstelle”) at the German Embassy.

Akademische Prüfstelle
Landmark Tower 2, Büro 0311
8 North Dongsanhuan Road
Chaoyang District
100004 Beijing
Phone: 010 - 6590 7138

Akademische Prüfstelle
29 Tran Phu, Q. Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Phone: 0084-4 3845 3836/7 and 3843
Fax 0084-4 3843 9969

Akademische Prüfstelle
Baga Toiruu-2
Negdsen Undestnii Gudamj
Ulan Bator 14201

Application periods:
May 1 – June 15 (for winter semester intake, textile and media design only!)
May 1 – July 15 (for winter semester intake, all other undergraduate programs)
November 15 – January 15 (for summer semester; higher semesters and business management only)
Applications arriving in Hof after the application deadline cannot be considered.

Application for full-time students in Master’s programs

Applications for admission to one of our Master programs, have to be submitted via the Online-registration portal. Admission requirements vary according to each program. Please check our website for details. All degrees acquired abroad must be approved by Hof University. We use the database “anabin” set up by the German Ministers of Education to assess degrees.

Special regulations
 Software Engineering for Industrial Applications:
- Additional professional experience in the software industry is strongly recommended

German Indian Management Studies:
- the first intake of this program takes place at the PSG Institute of Advanced Studies in Coimbatore, India

Global Management:
-Proof of German language proficiency (level A1 at the minimum) for foreign applicants

Application periods:
April 15 – May 31 (winter semester intake,General Management, Internationales Personalmanagement, Operational Excellence,  Software Engineering for Industrial Applications)
May 1 – June 15 (winter semester intake, Global Management (non EU-Nationals)
May 1 – July 15 (winter semester intake, all other Master’s programs)

October 30 – November 30 (summer semester intake,General Management, German Indian Management Studies  Internationales Personalmanagement, Operational Excellence,  Software Engineering for Industrial Applications)
November 15 – December 15 (summer semester intake, Global Management (non EU-Nationals)
November 15 – January 15 (summer semester intake; all other Master’s programs)
Applications arriving in Hof after the application deadline cannot be considered.

Application for exchange students

Exchange students apply through their international offices or exchange coordinators!


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