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Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office is your first point of contact if you have questions about your studies at the university. You also submit applications here, which are forwarded to the examination boards. From here you will be notified of decisions made by the examination boards and, if applicable, the board of examiners. This is where you report if you have suffered an accident (on campus or commuting).

The Primuss Portal is the central communication platform with the Student Affairs Office. Enrollment certificates, payment receipts as well as grade confirmations are available there for students to download. Please keep your contact details (postal address and telephone number) up-to-date in the portal. Furthermore, you can submit applications in connection with your studies here. The semester-by-semester re-registration and exam registration are also handled via the Primuss Portal.

Communication with students is handled via the university e-mail address. In your own interest, please ensure that you retrieve your e-mail.

You will find the person responsible for your study program listed below.

Please contact the Student Affairs Office for all questions regarding your studies (e.g. grade confirmations, internship matters, admission requirements for exams, advancement requirements, etc.) if you do not find a solution to your issue in the Primuss Portal.

Student Affairs Department at Hof University

Opening hours

The Student Affairs Office (Room A111 and A113) is open for you - also during the lecture-free period - at the following times:

Monday12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday9:00 - 12:00 
Wednesday9:00 - 12:00 
Thursday12:00 - 15:00 
Friday9:00 - 12:00

Academic calendar

In the academic calendar, you find important dates for the current and upcoming semester.


Academic calendar

Study and Examination regulations (SER)

For each study program, the Study and Examination regulations describe the required modules and examinations in detail.

Study and Examination Regulations


Find out more about your individual exam schedule and general information on exams.

Info on exams


Through the PRIMUSS-portal, you can use many of the university's online services (submit applications, download/print certificates, payment receipts, view grades, register for exams, re-register, upload supporting documents, etc.).

Final thesis

More information about the final thesis.


Download forms you will find here

Student Affairs

The CampusCard will be sent by mail after successful enrollment approx. 2 weeks before the start of the semester or will be available for pick-up in the study office. It is a multifunctional card and serves as a student ID, as a ticket for the modes of transport with which agreements exist for the semester ticket, as a library card, as an access authorization, as a purse for the refectory and cafeteria. The CampusCard is also used to pay the fees incurred for the subsequent issuance of certificates, the subsequent registration for examinations, etc.

The Studierendenwerk Oberfranken SWO provides information on cashless charging of the CampusCardDirect link to Autoload.

The semester ticket is obligatory for all students at Hof University of Applied Sciences. However, severely disabled students who are entitled to free transportation and can present the supplement for severely disabled persons with the associated token are exempt upon application for the duration of the token's validity. The legal basis can be found on the pages of the Studentenwerk Oberfranken.

Some matters can only be handled by means of a formal application. You can find the necessary forms here.


Health insurance

According to the German Social Security Code (Sozialgesetzbuch - SGB V), all students are in principle subject to compulsory health insurance.

In all cases, however, the electronic certificate from the student's statutory health insurance company must be submitted for enrollment, stating whether the student is insured or, alternatively, whether the student is exempt from insurance, exempt from compulsory insurance, or not compulsory insurance.

Liability insurance

The general liability principles apply to personal injury and property damage caused by students in connection with their studies, especially during the practical study semesters or when preparing a practical thesis. It is therefore recommended to take out liability insurance in order to be protected against liability claims, especially during the practical study semesters. Information can be obtained from the insurance companies.

Since technical courses of study involve working with high-quality, sometimes very sensitive equipment during exercises and internships throughout the entire course of study, it is advisable to extend liability insurance to the entire period of study.

Accident insurance

All students are insured against the consequences of an accident directly related to their studies during their entire studies, free of charge, in accordance with the provisions of the German Social Security Code (SGB). During the practical study semesters, there is statutory accident protection in accordance with § 2 Para. 1 No. 8 c) SGB VII at the professional association responsible for the training company.

An accident of any kind (including accidents on the way to and from the university) must be reported immediately to the study office, as there is a legal obligation to report to the Bavarian State Accident Insurance Fund (Bayerische Landesunfallkasse) as the statutory accident insurance fund.

According to Art. 93, Para. 2 of the Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act (BayHIG), students can be released from the obligation to study properly for good cause. A leave of absence is granted for one semester at a time if the important reason is proven by the student.

The leave of absence must always be applied for during the respective re-registration period for the coming semester by means of an application form. Recognized important reasons for granting a leave of absence are, for example, a long-term illness, the completion of a voluntary internship not prescribed by the SPO, pregnancy and the upbringing of a child.

A leave of absence may be granted for a maximum of two semesters, except in the case of raising a child. The first-time taking of examinations is excluded in the case of a granted leave of absence in this semester, however, repeat examinations may have to be taken if a repeat period is affected here. EXCEPTION: examinations may only be taken for the first time if a leave of absence has been granted due to pregnancy or child rearing.

Details are regulated in the university's own statutes on enrollment, leave of absence, re-registration and de-registration procedures.

You can apply for a leave of absence in the PRIMUSS-Portal.

Pregnant students are required to notify the university of their pregnancy. The Maternity Protection Act thus protects the health of the woman and her child at the place of study during pregnancy, after delivery and during breastfeeding. The notification is made in the PRIMUSS-portal.

Our women's representative will advise you on questions concerning pregnancy and maternity protection in relation to your studies.

BAföG with child. Special regulations for female students.

You will find a breastfeeding and nappy-changing room at the Hof Gabäude FA campus, room no. A220.

At the Münchberg Campus, a baby changing facility is available in room Q006.

If you wish to continue your studies in the following semester, you must apply for re-registration in accordance with Art. 93 Para. 1 of the Bavarian University Innovation Act (BayHIG). This also applies if you have applied for a leave of absence. The deadline for re-registration is set by Hof University. You apply for re-registration online via the PRIMUSS-Portal.

When you re-register, you pay the fee due via ePayment procedure of the State Office of Finance.

The obligation to re-register also applies to dual students, even if the training company pays the contributions.

Please note: Certificates of study for the semester of re-registration can only be provided after the grade enforcement (approx. first week of March for the summer semester, approx. second week of September for the winter semester)!

Detailed regulations can be found in the Statutes on the enrollment, leave of absence, re-registration and de-registration procedures at Hof University of Applied Sciences.

Student Union Fees

The basic fee is €72; the additional fee for the semester ticket is €58.29 from the winter semester 2024/2025.  The total contribution of €130.29 is due upon enrollment or re-registration for further studies and is paid upon re-registration in the PRIMUSS-Portal.

You can find the legal basis for the collection of contributions on the page of the Studentenwerk Oberfranken under Rechtsvorschriften!

Semester ticket

Free travel for students at Hof University

The Studentenwerk Oberfranken (Student Union Upper Franconia) has agreed with some transport providers on the use of a semester ticket. The Campus Card with photo is valid as a ticket; the validity of the semester ticket is one semester at a time and is updated when the Campus Card is validated. The following terms of use apply:

  • HofBus GmbH

Free travel on all lines on the Hof-Münchberg route

  • DB Regio AG (keine Privatbahn z. B. Agilis oder ALEX)

Free travel on all lines on the Hof-Münchberg route

  • Verkehrsgemeinschaft Bayreuth-Hof

Cooperation partner: Verkehrsbetriebe Bachstein GmbH and Omnibusverkehr Franken GmbH
Free travel on selected lines between the Hof and Münchberg section of the route

  • Agilis-Bahn Free travel on all lines on the Hof-Selb route

The following semester times apply:

Winter semester 1. Oktober until 14. March
Summer semester 15. March until 30. September

Deutschlandticket reduced price

is a fully-fledged Deutschlandticket. You can get it exclusiv at the onlineshop of our distributor VGN currently only in german language.

In the shop You have to

  1. select "Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hof" and click "weiter"
  2. on the next page DFN-AAI select again "Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hof"
  3. Login with your Hof-University access data.


In the Student Affairs Office, each study program is assigned to a program manager. Please check in the following table who is the right contact person for your study program:

I am enrolled in a Bachelor's program

I am enrolled in a Master's program

Bachelor's programs

Name of the study programYour contact person is...
Business Administration B.A.Holger Edelmann
Business Information Systems B.Sc.Michael Luft
Business Law LL.B.Sonja Andörfer
Communication Design B.A.Elisa Dähne
Computer Science B.Sc.Michael Luft
Computer Science international B.Sc.Sabine Figura-Ogrodnik
Design and Mobility B.A.Aneta Okon
Economic and Organizational Sociology B.A.Aneta Okon
Economic Psychology B.Sc.Holger Edelmann
Engineering Sciences (modular) B.Eng.Michael Luft
Innovative Healthcare B.Sc.Aneta Okon
Innovative Textiles B.Eng.Elisa Dähne
International Management B.A.Holger Edelmann
Media Informatics B.Sc.Michael Luft
Mobile Computing B.Sc.Michael Luft
Textile Design B.A.Elisa Dähne


Master's programs

Name of the study programYour contact person is...
Advanced Psychology M.Sc.Sabine Figura-Ogrodnik
Applied Research in Computer Science M.Sc.Michael Luft
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics M.Sc.N.N.
Compliance, IT and Data Protection M.B.A.Sonja Andörfer
Compliance, IT and Data Protection LL.M.Sonja Andörfer
Composite Materials M.Eng.Elisa Dähne
Computer Science M.Sc.Michael Luft
Digital Business Management M.Sc.Aneta Okon
Digitalization and Innovation M.B.A.Aneta Okon
General Management M.B.A.Sonja Andörfer
Global Management M.A.Kathrin Schötz
Human Resource Management and Labour Law M.A./LL.M.Elisa Dähne
International Project Management M.A./M.Eng.Elisa Dähne
Marketing Management M.Sc.Kathrin Schötz
Mechanical Engineering M.Eng.Michael Luft
Operational Excellence M.B.A. and Eng.Sonja Andörfer
Software Engineering for Industrial Applications M.Eng.Sonja Andörfer
Supply Chain Management M.Sc.Holger Edelmann
Sustainability Law LL.M.N.N.
Sustainability Management M.B.A. and Eng.)Aneta Okon
Sustainable Textiles M.Eng.Elisa Dähne
Sustainable Water Management and Engineering M.Eng.Aneta Okon
 Björn Richter
Björn Richter +49 9281 409 - 3224
+49 162 2930504

Head of Student Affairs Office

 Holger Edelmann
Holger Edelmann +49 9281 409 - 3223

Deputy Head of Student Affairs Office / Program Manager

 Kathrin Schötz
Kathrin Schötz +49 9281 409 - 3222

Admission / Program Manager