International Exchange Students



PFH’s Exchange Programme continues. Incoming exchange students are welcome to join us on campus!

Depending on the current situation, classes will be conducted regularly (face-to-face, taking the precautionary measures of Lower Saxony into consideration) or online.

For further information, please contact

Ready, set, go!

Come and spend a semester at PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen and learn how to do business in Europe at one of the leading private business schools in Germany.

Our goal is to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Join us to study, discuss and participate in the ever-growing world of globalization. Discovering a new culture and making new friends is a great experience you should not miss.

The main PFH Campus Göttingen is located in the immediate vicinity of downtown Göttingen, the train station and the Göttingen State and University Library. Students are provided with the most modern equipment: computer terminals, access to the university's WiFi and ideal conditions for a pleasant work and study atmosphere. Small groups, practice-oriented studying and close contact with the professors.

The dynamic university town has a young population of 125,000 people and 30,000 students. The city is lovely and thanks to its central location and excellent connections it serves as an ideal gateway to Europe’s major cities. Sports, cultural events and an exciting nightlife ensure a leisure time well spent.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

Language requirements

To spend a semester at PFH, students are required to have a good command of either German (minimum B1, eg Goethe-Zertifikat B1) or English (minimum B2, eg TOEFL iBT 75, TOEIC 750 or IELTS 5.5).

Exchange students may select courses from our course catalogue (see below in section “Downloads”). Besides Business Courses, you will find Soft Skill Training and Language Courses. If you are interested in intensive German language courses, we recommend you to check the offers at our partner institution “IIK” (Institute for Intercultural Communication).


Application form for Student Exchange Programme

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester: August 15thth
Spring Semester: February 15thth

Checklist: Required documents for your online application

  • Copy of passport/ID card
  • Electronic passport-sized photo in jpeg or bitmap format (for student card)
  • Language certificates (if non-native speaker)
  • Transcript from home institution (in English)
  • CV or resume in English or German
  • Certificate of enrolment at the home institution
  • Proof of health insurance valid in Germany for the time of stay (if not available at the time of application, documents are to be handed in at least one week prior to arrival)

Academic calendar*

Lecture and Examination Periods 
Summer Semester: April - July
Winter Semester: October - January

Pre-semester Intensive German Language Courses (Optional)
WS:  September - October
SS: February - March

* Subject to changes



Our team looks forward to welcoming you!

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Do you have questions about your studies and would like personal advice? Finding the right degree can be challenging. We would be happy to advise you and answer your questions. You can reach us at any time!

Telephone: +49 551 54700453
WhatsApp: +49 172 2644144

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