Furtwangen University – Germany

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: 

  • Computing, Engineering and Media – Business Information Systems, Applied Computing, Computer Science and Media Production

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.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to Furtwangen University is Stuttgart airport. From here, you can get a train to Furtwangen (approximately three hours via train).
  • Accommodation – You will receive information about and will be able to apply for your accommodation after you are formally accepted by Furtwangen University. You can view information about accommodation here.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet German immigration requirements. 
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


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.