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International Exchange Students


Incoming exchange students are welcome at PFH in winter semester 2020!


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

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Ready, set, go!

Incoming students are assigned a local student buddy to help them familiarise with their new surroundings and socialise with student communities.

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 a close contact to 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 serves as an ideal gateway to Europe’s major cities. Sports, cultural events and an exciting night life 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 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).


In order to attend regular lectures in German, students are required to have German language skills equivalent to a minimum of B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). However, PFH also offers a number of courses held in English as well as various language courses. German language courses are offered 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




The application form is to be sent by electronic mail to incomings(at) together with the following documents:


  • 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 home institution
  • Proof of health insurance valid in Germany for time of stay (if not available at the time of application, documents are to be handed in at least one week prior to arrival)




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Course catalogue (Please note that 50% of the course selection must be lecture based courses)



Academic Calendar*

Lecture and Examination Periods 

SS: April - July

WS: October - January


Pre-semester Intensive German Language Courses (Optional)

WS:  September - October

SS: February - March


* Subject to changes