University of
Applied Sciences

Industry Oriented | State Recognised University Since 1995

About PFH Private University of Applied Science

Recognised by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture in 1995, PFH University of Applied Sciences is Lower Saxony’s oldest private, state-recognised university. It was founded to align students to the real needs of the economy.

Reaccredited by the Science Council, the university focuses on entrepreneurial thinking.

There are two campus locations, Göttingen and Stade, as well as numerous distance learning centres across Germany and Austria.

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Why PFH University?

Start 2024 with a Scholarship!

PFH has launched a scholarship scheme in Master’s programme for Indian students. 

Apply now for a limited scholarship covering a minimum 20% of your fees!

Master's Programmes at PFH

Study Programmes in the Areas of General Management, Technology (Digitalization & Automation, Industrial Engineering, Lightweight Engineering & Composites, New Mobility – Micromobility) and UX Management & Design


MBA, Master of Business Administration

Master in UI UX Design

MS, User Experience Management & Design

Lightweight Engineering

MS, Lightweight Engineering & Composites

MS, Digitization & Automation

MS, Digitization & Automation

MS in Industrial Engineering

MS, Industrial Engineering

General Management

MS, General Management

New Mobility

MS, New Mobility – Micromobility

Discover Beautiful Campuses

It was in Göttingen, the city that creates knowledge, that PFH was founded. PFH’s modern university building is in the immediate vicinity of Göttingen city centre, the train station and the Lower Saxony State and University Library.

PFH Hansecampus Stade is located in the Ottenbeck quarter in the immediate vicinity of Stade Technology Centre, in which companies like Airbus, EADS and the Fraunhofer Institute work on developing fibre composite structures for use in aircraft construction, shipping and vehicle construction.

Our Industry Partners

PFH University Board of Trustees (13 world famous companies) and its more than 500 partner companies, the University has excellent links to business throughout Germany and, particularly in the regions of Göttingen and Stade, is embedded in a largely SME-oriented company environment.

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From recruitment, through your student life and after your studies at PFH.

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India Counselling Team

Start 2024 with a Scholarship!

PFH has launched a scholarship scheme in Master’s programme for Indian students. 

Apply now for a limited scholarship covering a minimum 20% of your fees!

Featured On

PFH University of Applied Science announced a scholarship scheme in Master’s programme for Indian students. The scholarship amount allotted by the PFH German University is upto INR 2.5 crore. Garnering the attention of top media outlets all over India.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Application form via our website
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Higher education entrance qualification
  4. Copy of passport
  5. Digital photo
  6. Letter of motivation
  7. Employment references
  8. Letter of recommendation

Yes, you will need proof of advanced English language skills, e.g. Bachelor’s taught in English, TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL CAE or BEC Higher.

If you are a citizen of a country in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you do not require a visa or other documentation to enter Germany and study here. However, once you arrive and find accommodation, you must register with the local residents’ registration office.

If you are coming from a country other than the ones named above, you will require a visa. For more information specific to your home country, please visit the Federal Foreign Office website.

At PFH University, we offer international students three types of scholarships:

  • STIBET-Programmes
  • DAAD Prize
  • Deutschland Stipendium/Germany Scholarship

For more information on each of the scholarships, click here.

During your studies, you are generally allowed to do 120 full days or 240 half-days of paid work and take small student jobs. In exceptional circumstances, your local foreigners office may impose further restrictions.

International students coming to Germany have two options when it comes to accommodation: student halls of residence and private accommodation. For more information, you can visit the Accommodation Finder from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or contact our international office.

When you compare Germany to other European countries, you’ll find that it’s not very expensive. The living costs are just slightly higher than the EU average, with rent being the largest expense. On average, students in Germany spend around 850 EUR per month (750 EUR in Göttingen for the management degree).

Questions - always welcome

Do you still have questions about your studies? We are by your side! Our consulting team can be reached under the following contact options.

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