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FAQs for exchange students



The following information is valid for all international exchange students sent from our partner universities world wide.

International applicants and admitted students pursuing a complete Bachelor's or Master's program (including all Graduate School programs), please refer to the FAQs for degree-seeking students.

Contact us for further questions!

International students from our partner universities who would like to come to Hof as an exchange student should contact the International Office / Mobility Office at their home university first. Only after we have received the offical nomination from your home university you will be provided with information on our online application process.

For exchange students:

  • 31 May for the following winter semester (October - February)

  • 31 October for the following summer Semester (March - August)

Exchange students at Hof University do not pay any tuition fees. You only have to pay a student service fee of approx. 100 EUR per semester. This semester fee coupled with your Campus Card allows for reduced prices at the canteen and includes the semester ticket for buses in Hof and trains to our campuses in Münchberg and Selb.

To be able to live and study in Germany, in general students should calculate with about 860 EUR per month to cover all costs (rent, social activities, daily expenses etc.).

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

If you are an EU-Citizen you do not need a visa for studying in Germany.

If you are a Non-EU-Citizen you most likely 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 organised by the International Office. During our these days we will help you with official formalities and procedures such as enrolment 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 Orientation Programme, you will quickly get to know Hof University and the city of Hof and make new friends from all around the world. Find out more about the orientation program.

Yes. Each semester we plan for two arrival days just before the Orientation weeks start. If you arrive during these days, we will arrange pick up from the train /bus station in Hof, respectively Münchberg and take you to your accommodation (provided no unforeseen obstacles occur).

A health insurance which covers the whole period of your stay is a mandatory prerequiste for enrolment and has to be taken out before arrival.

More information on health insurances

All registered exchange student find further informations on moodle.

moodle course exchange students


In Hof, accommodation is available in our student dormitories or on the private market. The monthly rent varies from 260 - 350 EUR.

In your online application you state your requested type of accommodation here in Hof/Münchberg. We inform our Housing Office about these preferences and they will allocate the rooms accordingly and contact you directly.

Please refrain from contacting our Housing Office before you received your offer.

Housing Office webpage

All registered exchange student find further informations on moodle.

moodle course Housing Office


Hof University offers a wide range of courses for international students taught in English and German. Bachelor students cannot select Master courses, with the exception of students of the Computer Science study programmes.

Check out the English Course Catalogue!

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

Click here to connect with our International Team

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

Working in Germany

Important documents (arrival and housing information, semester schedule, etc.) are available as free downloads in our download area:

Download Area for all International Students

After your arrival and enrolment at Hof University, personal documents can be accessed via your student account in our student portal PRIMUSS.

Yes! Please find information and contact data on our website.

Psychological support

The psychological support is offered on our campuses in Hof and Münchberg. If you have personal, health or social problems once you are in Germany you can always contact our psychologist Dipl. Psych. Barbara Grüninger-Frost or one of our two pastors.

I have a question about…Contact 

Ms. Borbala Thurnay

Room A 018



Language Courses

Ms. Ulrike Walther

Room A 018




Mr. Jörg Noldin

Room A 015



Internships in Germany

Ms. Maria Schürer

Room A 016





 Philippa Kauper
Philippa Kauper +49 9281 409 - 3314

Coordinator for incoming students - Computer Science and Engineering

 Marta Malik
Marta Malik +49 9281 409 - 3313

Coordinator for incoming students - Business