• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


This three-semester (18 months)  Master of Science in Composites at PFH Private University of Applied Sciences has been developed with international engineering graduates in mind who are seeking to gain expertise in the exciting field of composites and who have an affinity towards Germany and its industry. Its full-time nature and its inclusion of management courses and German language training are designed to make it easier for candidates to obtain a student visa and to improve their chances of gaining work experience in Germany.

The heart of the MSc programme consists of four 16-day blocks of lectures and workshop/lab sessions, between which students take intensive German language and Management courses. The final semester is dedicated to the master's thesis.


  • Study programme unique in the whole of Europe
  • Best possible career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, wind turbine construction and many other industries
  • Professional development study programme in block and weekend courses
  • Up-to-date content provided by professors with practical experience
  • Collaborative partners like Airbus, DLR and Fraunhofer Institute in the immediate neighbourhood of the campus
  • Selected management content in the study programme
  • Individual supervision in small learning groups

Career Prospects

The Master of Science in Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites will open up excellent career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, ship und yacht building, railway vehicle and wind turbine construction.


Accreditation ASIIN e. V.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Administration
  • Design of Multi-Functional Composite Structures
  • Sustained Process Optimisation
  • Structural Design
  • (Partially) Automated Manufacturing Processes


              The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: Possible to apply at any time, we recommend to apply early due to visa issues.
              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                • Full-time duration 18 months
                • Duration description
                  3 semesters, extra-occupational
              • Credits
                60 ECTS
                60 ECTS (part-time programme)/90 ECTS (full-time programme)
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

              Academic Requirements

              Completed higher education course of study in engineering sciences or an above-average higher education qualification in natural sciences and at least one year's professional experience.

              Application documents 

              • PFH application form
              • Letter of application
              • CV
              • Copies of all official graduation certificates from all higher education institutions and training centres
              • A letter of recommendation from the higher education, research or corporate sphere
              • Copy of passport
              • Digital photo

              Work Experience

              At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                14400 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                14400 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              • €520 admin fee (waived for EU citizens)
              • €420 enrolment fee
              • €1,000 examination fee
              • €5,940/semester (part-time programme)
              • €7,200/semester (full-time programme)

              Living costs for Stade

              • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              In order to recruit the best students to the University, the PFH has launched several scholarship programmes for campus students, which not only provide financial relief, but also offer particular prospects.

              You can apply for the following scholarships:

              • Niedersachsenstipendium (Lower Saxony Scholarship) - for top university entrance qualification holders from throughout Germany
              • Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) - for above-average university (of applied sciences) entrance qualification holders with commitment
              • Praxisstipendium (Practice-Based Scholarship) - for graduates of vocational training in commerce

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