Originally founded in 1850, Furtwangen University is one of Germany’s leading academic institutions recognised for its excellence in high-quality applied learning, research and collaboration with industry.
The university has three campuses but is primarily based in Furtwangen, surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of the Black Forest. With over 6,000 students, it offers a vibrant and international academic community with high quality and modern facilities.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with Furtwangen University allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Furtwangen University.
Learn more about campus activities and events
Furtwangen University offers a wide range of activities on campus including over 30 different sports, from skiing and climbing to tennis and mountain biking. During the semester, the International Centre organises a series of excursions and events. International students present their native countries with culinary specialities, dance and music. The International Festival takes place on the Furtwangen Campus in the winter semester in the auditorium and in the summer semester outside in the Robert-Gerwig Square in Furtwangen in cooperation with the town of Furtwangen. In summer, the HFU Business School also organizes an International Festival on the Schwenningen Campus.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Germany tend to be similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Germany.