Study Abroad

More than 100 partner universities spread over five continents: Pforzheim students have the opportunity to study as an exchange student in cities such as Seoul, Buenos Aires or Paris.

You will have the unique experience of immersing yourself in another culture, build international friendships and have the opportunity to deepen your professional knowledge and language skills. Pforzheim University's exchange programs allow you to study abroad without having to pay tuition fees.

The International Office will be happy to assist you throughout the entire process, from application and acceptance of your seat to your return from abroad.

If you are interested in a semester abroad, please visit our website for prospective students, where you will find information on partner universities, the application process, and the requirements for studying abroad.

If your plans are already more concrete and you would like to apply for a semester abroad, you will find all the information you need to apply at the following website, as well as the link to the online application process.  

If you already submitted your application to the International Office, you will find the further procedure after the acceptance by the International Office here.

The procedures for European universities and non-European universities differ. Therefore, students who are studying at a European university should definitely visit the page Semester Abroad in the EU.


For more information, visit the following websites:

- Website Business School

- Website School of Engineering

- Partneruniversities

- partner universities at the school of design

- Application for semester abroad

- Codeliste of the partner universities


Double Degree

For Double Degree students, the semester abroad process is the same, except that the selection is made by the faculty rather than the International Office.

1) After your selection by the coordinators of the double degree program, please register via the online application procedure of the International Office and indicate the program code of your double degree program at priority 1.

2) Upload all required documents.

3) After receiving the data, the International Office will nominate you at the partner university.

 From here on, the procedure is the same as for regular students and can be read here.


We will be happy to assist you

For questions regarding the application process at Pforzheim University as well as at the partner universities, please contact:

Alina Ziss - Outgoing-Coordinator at the International Office

In addition to all the information on our website, we also offer a colloqium. This always takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:30 in room W1.2.13 or on Thursdays by phone from 11:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 15:00 at 07231-286142. You do not need to register in advance for this.

For course-specific questions, please contact the faculty coordinators:

School of Engineering: Prof. Dr. Moritz Peter/ Henriette Schürger

Business School: Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleff/ Susanne Glas

School of Design: Prof. Dr. Sibylle Klose/ Barbara Dofek