Sustainable Textiles (M.Eng.)

One of the most Important Themes in textile Industry

Sustainability in the textile chemistry industry - what is that all about? It is about social responsibility. It is about environmental protection, about renewable materials and about the optimization of the whole production process. This is exactly where this innovative, English-taught Master‘s program comes in. During your studies, you acquire those skills needed to create (more) sustainable processes in textile chemistry. You develop solutions for ethical chemical alternatives (e.g. ecological colouring) and more effective production methods and conduct research on new finishing processes.

The preconditions on our Campus Münchberg are ideal: In addition to our Institute for Material Sciences (ifm), we recently opened our brand-new technical centre for textile research. Complemented by our local Fraunhofer application center for textile fiber ceramics, Hof University is excellently equipped for applied research.

With a Master‘s degree in Sustainable Textiles, you have excellent career opportunities, both in Germany and world-wide. Go for studying at Hof University and a Master‘s program that is unique in Germany!


Key Facts

Academic degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Duration: 3 semesters, full-time studies in English language

Start: 16.03.2020

Language of instruction: English

General entry requirements

▪ First degree from a recognized university with at least
210 credits according to the European Credit Transfer
System (ECTS) or an equivalent degree in a engineering
or natural sciences providing sufficient knowledge in
textile technology and textile chemistry (please provide a
diploma supplement or similar documents that explain
the grading system of your university/country).

▪ Sufficient knowlegde in textile technology and textile
chemistry means: for passing the first degree, at least 60
credits (or their equivalent) were passed in the field of
textile technology and at least 20 credits (or their
equivalent) were passed in (textile) chemistry

Applicants with less than 210 credits (ECTS) have to gain
the missing credits:

▪ Students with less than 210 ECTS from their bachelor studies will get the opportunity to attend additional lectures in order to gain the missing 30 credits. Students with less than 20 ECTS in textile chemistry or less than 60 ECTS in textile technology will get the opportunity to attend additional lectures in order to gain the missing credits.

▪ The student can do an internship (at least 20
weeks) as long as no internship was done during
the Bachelor’s degree.

▪ For applicants who already did an internship, we
offer appropriate modules at Hof University which
the student can attend.
For both alternatives, please calculate a fourth (extra)

Special entry requirements

▪ Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL with a
minimum score of 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above or other
equivalent language certificate from a recognized
institution, not older than three years)
▪ Proof of basic German language skills for applicants
from abroad (minimum level A1 according to the
Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR))

Costs: no tuition, just an administrative fee of € 100


Your Way to Hof University:

1. step: Prepare your documents 

2. step: Online application

3. step: Completion of application documents

4. step: Enrollment

5. step: Welcome at Hof University!

Research at Campus Münchberg


Hof and Münchberg are not only university locations but also important centers for textile and material research. The textile and material research is concentrated in the Institute for Materials Science (ifm) and the Fraunhofer-Application Center for Textile Fiber Ceramics.

More information about the research facilities can be found under the following links:



International Textile Summer 2019

From 10th to 31th July 2019 is the “International Textile Summer” at Hof University. Many students from India, China and other countries are expected. The program includes lectures and practical work in the field of “Technical Textiles”, “Innovative Textile Finishing”, “Sustainable Textile Business” as well as interesting excursions to different companies in Bavaria. Furthermore, several “Get-Together” events will take place.

 More information about the “International Textile Summer 2019”







New Building at Campus Münchberg

 Since autumn 2016, a modern technical textile center for the production, finishing and analysis of different textile materials as carbon fibers and nonwoven is built at campus Münchberg and should be finished in spring 2019. In the new building modern laboratories and machines for research and teaching will be available. An even closer cooperation with the regional industry will be possible.

 As you can see on the picture, the construction of the building is proceeding well. The interior is currently being installed and the first machines and technical equipment will be delivered soon.




SPO (Studien- Prüfungsordnung)



Contact person

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch

Program Head and Academic Advisor

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 512
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8450
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8450
E-Mail: michael.rauchhof-university.LÖ

 Janine Vogel | University of Applied Science Hof

Janine Vogel

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant/ Student Enrollment

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 111
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3212
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3212
E-Mail: janine.vogel.2hof-university.LÖ


Prof. Dr. Anett Matthäi

Head of Board of Examiners

Engineering Department
Master Sustainable Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: M0534
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8592
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8592
E-Mail: anett.matthaeihof-university.LÖ

Sustainable Textiles (M.Eng.)




Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg