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Hof University of Applied Sciences

Practice-orientation, internationalization (focusing on India) and the intelligent use of resources (focusing on indoor climate systems / water) are at the heart of teaching and research at Hof University, which currently offers 28 bachelor and master degree programs in Business, Computing and Engineering.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)



Our campus in Münchberg offers a unique education in Germany because of the relationship between the economy and the Textile and Design programs. Companies of upper Franconia also benefit from the centers of excellence and institutes at the University. The three research institutes concentrate on information systems, materials science and water and energy management. The Institute for Continuing Education offers both full-time and part-time degree programs. The Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation, which is affiliated to the University, boosts cooperation between Bavaria and India.


Research is the planned quest for new insights, in contrast to accidental discoveries, and systematic scientific documentation and publication.

Applied Research means generating knowledge from already existing knowledge and available facts and generally refers to a particular practical, often technical, problem which should be investigated in an interdisciplinary manner.


The Career Service of Hof University has been available to students since the winter of 2011. As a service facility, we offer a wide range of professional preparation and orientation services. Our goal is to support students with information, counseling and qualification, to enable them to independently create a goal-oriented career path.

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Student services

The International Office is responsible for developing, fostering and intensifying our international relations. We are the most important contact point for all international students and lecturers seeking information about the university and the city. We also provide information about partner universities, study and exchange possibilities, research opportunities and scholarships.

Housing services

Accommodation in Hof is available in our student dormitories or on the private market. You will have to allow around EUR 200 - 350 for rent (plus additional costs for water, heating and electricity) for a room and EUR 300-400 for rent (plus additional costs) for a one-room apartment, which is quite reasonable in comparison to other German towns and cities.

Library services

The library offers literature and information for all university members and interested guest users. Main topics of the stock are business, law, computer science, technology and design as well as other subjects. Even general scientific or general reference titles are available in stock.

ICT services

  • File and Folder Services
  • External Products
  • VPN
  • Printing/Scanning/Copying
  • Room-/Hard-/Softwaresearch
  • WLAN
  • E-Mail
  • Serviceterminal
  • Accessdata Username/Password

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Applied Sciences Hof consists of the Hof and Münchberg campuses.

Sports facilities

Hof University provides a wide range of leisure sports, offering diversification, fun and the opportunity to create balance in the demanding lives of students. Furthermore, athletics is a great way to meet new people.

Sports facilities like a double-size gym, tennis court, all-weather pitch, bowling alleys, a beach volleyball court, a fitness training room and fitness equipment can be used by all students. In addition, many sports classes are offered, which are gratefully received by students and university staff.

Student Reviews

Time to give a boost to your career
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent curriculum and teaching

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Applied Sciences in Hof is a professional university that attaches significant importance to an excellent education. The staff as well as the professors are helpful in every situation. In addition, the most professors try to explain everything in a manner that is understandable for everyone.

Business with a Focus on Globalization
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The program is a great choice for students that plan on working in a different country. I really enjoyed the semesters abroad and found the mix between professors and dozents with a very practical background extremely beneficial.