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Application for exchange students

All Business and Engineering exchange students (these are students from partner universities studying for a limited time in Pforzheim) will have to send the relevant application material (see below) to the International Programs Office at Pforzheim University. Before we will consider the application the exchange student has to be nominated via the academic coordinator of the partner university. All applications must meet the relevant deadlines and should be complete.

Design exchange students have to apply at the Design Faculty and will find more information on here. Please do note the different deadlines! 



Deadline for the spring semester: November 1st
Deadline for the fall semester: June 1st

Other relevant deadlines (e.g. registration for language courses) will be communicated on receipt of application.

Visa application: Please note that visa issuance may take up to 8 weeks - therefore apply early!

Application documents

A complete application comprises:

- application form
- 1 digital (passport) picture (preferably jpg/150dpi) 
- transcript of records
- language certificate (English and/or German, min. B2)
- Learning Agreement
- short CV

Language Courses

During the semester German courses on all levels are offered. Before the start of the semester there will be a placement test to determine your level. Exception: students who take part in the A1 pre-semester course can only go up to the next level; there will not be a placement test.

Approximately three weeks before the semester starts intensive German courses are offered. In order to take part in the pre-semester courses you have to check YES in the application form - we cannot guarantee a place for those who apply after expiry of the deadline.

Please find the exact dates of the pre-semester German courses in our academic calendar.

You will be informed about the application procedures after we have received your nomination by the international office of your home university.


Application documents

You find the applications forms here.

Please send them in due consideration of the deadlines to:

Hochschule Pforzheim

Gelsomina Di Laurenzio
International Programs, W.1.2.12
Tiefenbronner Str. 65
75175 Pforzheim