PFH Private University of Applied Sciences


PFH Private University of Applied Sciences, established in 1995, is a state-recognized university that focuses on training and educating future managers and specialists in key technologies. Employability is at the centre of all its endeavours. 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 programmes are characterized by their practical and economic relevance, their internationality and a pronounced orientation towards careers.

PFH offers a total of 17 on-campus or distance-learning study programmes in business, engineering, psychology, and healthcare technology at both bachelor’s and master’s level. More than 2,200 students study either on campus in Göttingen, Hansecampus Stade or Berlin or at one of the 12 distance-learning centres located in Germany and Austria. Thanks to its efficiently organized, practice and market-oriented study programmes, 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.

Campuses and Areas of Study

Campus Göttingen

Business | Healthcare Technology | Orthobionics

Psychology and Business Psychology

PFH Campus Göttingen offers all the benefits of a small, dynamic university within the inspiring environment of one of the most renowned university towns in Germany. Blessed with a young population of 125,000 people, 30,000 of whom are students, today, Göttingen is a hotspot in research. The city has numerous R&D institutes, including five Max Planck Institutes and the German Aerospace Centre. Over the centuries, it has bred 44 Nobel laureates, the latest of whom won the prize in 2014. Several leading high-tech companies, especially in measurement technologies, automotive supplies and bionic mobility, have their base in Göttingen. The campus is in the immediate vicinity of downtown Göttingen where sports, cultural events and an exciting nightlife ensure a leisure time well spent. With Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt at its doors, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Prague and London are only a stone-throw away

PFH Hansecampus Stade

Engineering | Business

PFH Hansecampus Stade is located in CFK-Valley, a world-leading cluster of carbon fibre-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 centre, its street cafés and bars lend Stade a unique and charming character.

Campus Berlin


The capital city of Germany has more to offer than just the hubbub of federal politics: from a consolidated business network to unimaginable cultural extravagances, from an untempered nightlife to midday concerts, Berlin has everything a true world city could aspire to. Campus Berlin offers state-of-the-art infrastructure in an excellent location. In line with our policy of providing students with individual mentoring, the campus and the study programmes are designed for small cohorts. While benefitting from individual attention on campus, thanks to the university’s various collaborations students also enjoy the services of Berlin’s student union and have access to other facilities, such as the university library of TU Berlin.

PFH Studyworld

Business | Psychology and Business Psychology

PFH studyworld is a unique concept. Students get to know a university which has transferred years of experience and expertise in on-campus study programmes to distance-learning programmes, thereby guaranteeing the highest teaching standards. Our programmes incorporate all the elements that are essential to a successful career. While full-time professors and experienced lecturers in industry ensure the programmes’ academic excellence and practical relevance, a mature blended learning concept provides students with the required flexibility. PFH’s blended learning concept incorporates a proven mix of various teaching methods, 12 distance-learning centres spread around the country, the virtual Campus and a range of student services designed to support students in the organization of their extra-occupational studies.

PFH International

The university’s internationalization is marked by an increasing number of partnerships with top universities worldwide. Cooperation includes student and faculty exchange, research, and dual award programmes. In striving to offer its students further great possibilities to gain indispensable experience abroad through its international partners in industry and academia, PFH is committed to expanding its network.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master in General Management with Dual Degree Option

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen

The study program in General Management, leading to a Master of Science qualification, is intended for students who have completed a Bachelor's degree or Diplom in Business Sciences. It will qualify you to perform functions with leadership responsibility in companies and organizations as well as to undertake an academic career. It will also enable you to undertake a doctorate. [+]

PFH Campus Göttingen 18 Months, Two Degrees, One Goal

The Master of Science program enables you to gain the skills and academic depth required to be a successful and responsible manager in an increasingly globalized world. The program offers the possibility to specialize in specific areas of management and also contributes to your personal development through individual coaching sessions, soft skills training, and an intercultural learning environment. In addition, the mentoring scheme of our professors and the University's own Career Service will support you in starting your career. The syllabus of the Master's degree offers maximum scope for individual specialization in accordance with your career goals. The course may also be taken in the form of a dual award program, in which case a second degree will be awarded by the chosen partner.... [-]

Master of Science in Composites

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Stade + 1 more

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. The particular focus of the study program is on both carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP). [+]

PFH Hansecampus Stade/Hamburg Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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. The particular focus of the study program is on both carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP). The course is structured as a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course.

You can complete the study program either in German or in English. A Master's qualification will open up the best possible career prospects, with the CFRP branch of the economy alone being forecast to grow by 10 percent a year. The high demand for specialists in composites is therefore bound to continue to increase in future.... [-]


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Location address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43–44
10717 Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, DE
Location address
Airbus-Strasse 6
21684 Stade

Stade, Lower Saxony, DE
Location address
Weender Landstrasse 3-7
37073 Göttingen

Göttingen, Lower Saxony, DE