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PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences


Study at PFH!

The university’s philosophy is that personal mastery, academic excellence, and practical knowledge and experience are essential to becoming a responsibly-acting professional. This may only be achieved through individual attention combined with theoretically founded and practice-oriented teaching. With career and coaching services as well as individual mentoring embedded into the university’s structure, all study programs are characterized by their practical and economic relevance, their internationality and a pronounced orientation towards careers.

Campuses and Areas of Study

PFH Campus - Göttingen

Business | Administration | Management

In Göttingen, we offer thre of our master programmes: General Management M.Sc, Master of Business Administration and User Experience Management & Design M.Sc.

The Master's degree in General Management enables you to add academic depth to specialist focus areas from the basic study programme or to add further focus areas. In addition, it focuses on Corporate Management and Accounting.

Our cutting-edge MBA programme is designed to boost your business and leadership skills, paving the way for a national or international career in just 3 semesters. Not only will you expand your knowledge of economic contexts, but you'll also gain important tools for a business-focused career.

One of the goals of the Master's degree in User Experience Management & Design os to ensure that your program or app makes it into the group of satisfied customers. You will also learn how to develop a business model that is sustainable in the digital world, as well as other topics that will help you create a successful business model.

PFH Hansecampus - Stade

Engineering | Business | Technology

In Stade, we offer four of our Master programmes.

  • M.Sc. Lightweight Engineering and Composites
  • M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • M.Sc. Digitalization and Automation
  • M.Sc. New Mobility - Micromobility

PFH Hansecampus Stade is located in CFK-Valley, a world-leading cluster of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) technology, and comprises 3,000sqm of lecture halls, conference and seminar rooms, and state-of-the-art laboratories. Home to key operations of Airbus and over 100 other European companies in the field of composites, all CFRP process chain stages including R&D, production and recycling take place here. With a 1,000-year-old history and high density of high-tech industries, Stade is a city that hovers between tradition and innovation.

As part of the metropolitan region of Hamburg, Stade provides an ideal location for industry and science while offering its inhabitants of about 50,000 the advantages of both a small town and a big city. Short distances combined with an excellent infrastructure provide ideal conditions for living, working and studying. Moreover, the old town center, its street cafés, and bars lend Stade a unique and charming character.


PFH offers a total of 6 english-taught master programmes. More than 2,200 students study either on campus in Göttingen, Hansecampus Stade.

Thanks to its efficiently organized, practice and market-oriented study programs, graduates of PFH are in great demand with companies. 99% of young PFH professionals start their jobs immediately after graduation.

The university is in close cooperation with academic organizations, research institutes and private businesses at both national and international level, thus providing an ideal platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of know-how and practice-oriented teaching.


    PFH University ranks first in 3/6 categories and second overall for strengthening the startup culture in Germany

    Business start-ups are an important mechanism for the transfer of knowledge and innovations from universities. That is why, for the fifth time, Stifterverband examines and compares what efforts universities are making to strengthen the start-up culture in Germany. The data is compiled into a PDF called Gründungsradar (or the start-up radar) with the ranking of the universities divided into several different categories.

    According to the survey, we came in first place in the following 3/6 categories:

    • Top small universities according to institutional anchorage (page 27)
    • Top small universities according to institutional qualification (page 37)
    • Top small universities according to monitoring and evaluation (page 53)

    PFH University is one of the 142 universities funded by the Federal Ministry in Germany that is actively making efforts to strengthen the start-up culture. In the small universities category (page 19), our university ranks second overall with only 1,1 points behind the first one.

    We would like to thank Stifterverband for the survey. PFH University is and will continue to actively make efforts to strengthen the German start-up culture.

    Visa Requirements

    In order to obtain a Visa, international applicants would have to provide these documents, among others, depending on the country of residence.

    It might take months for a visa to be issued, so we strongly recommend our international applicants to apply early, even if you have not yet been accepted to a higher education institution. You can apply for a prospective student visa and convert it to a residence permit for studying once you are in Germany.

    Please note: A tourist visa cannot be converted to a student visa later on.

    Every country has different regulations, please check the requirements at your Consulate or Embassy.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Application Deadline
    Check PFH|Private University of Applied Sciences Scholarships hereMarch 1, 2024


    • Stade

      Airbus-Strasse 6 21684 Stade

      • Göttingen

        Weender Landstrasse 3-7 37073 Göttingen