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Application process for exchange students

We are pleased that you are interested in joining our university as an exchange student! 

If you are a student from a partner university of Hof University, please contact the International Relations Office at your home university.

You must have completed at least one year of full-time studies at university level before applying and have a language level of minimum B2 in English or German. 

It is possible to spend one or two semesters as exchange student at Hof University.



Application procedure

We have prepared an overview of the application steps: 

Step 1 - Nomination by home institution

Every exchange student has to be officially nominated by the International Office of his/her home institution via our online portal. Normally, your home university administers a nomination (selection) procedure before sending any applications to Hof University of Applied Sciences.

Step 2 - application by the student

After being nominated by your home university, you will receive the application instructions from us by email. You will need to complete our online application as follows: 

  1. create your own log-in
  2. fill in all requested data
  3. upload all requested documents:
  • Current academic transcript of records in English language
  • Passport photo
  • Passport copy

 (Further documents required for double degree applicants and Textile Design students) 

The deadlines for nomination/application can be found in the table below. 

What our exchange students say

Academic calendar


Winter semester (1st semester)

Summer semester (2nd semester)

Nomination period

April 1 - April 30September 1 - October 31
Application periodMay 1 - May 31November 5 - November 30
Orientation weeks (mandatory) last two weeks of Septemberfirst two weeks of March
Lecture/exam periodOctober 1 - February 15March 15 - July 31



 Marta Malik
Marta Malik +49 9281 409 - 3313

Coordinator for incoming students - Business

 Philippa Kauper
Philippa Kauper +49 9281 409 - 3314

Coordinator for incoming students - Computer Science and Engineering