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  • Hof University of Applied Sciences
  • Hof University of Applied Sciences

Hof University of Applied Sciences

Founded in 1994, Hof University of Applied Sciences offers a very attractive study environment with its modern architecture and state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Here you will receive a first-class, hands-on education. As a practice-oriented University of Applied Sciences with integrated internships in all programmes, the employability of our graduates is our main focus.

We offer more than 40 modern Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Business, Computer Science, Engineering and Interdisciplinary and Innovative Sciences in English and German language. For students with at least one year of professional experience, Hof University Graduate Schooloffers exciting postgraduate opportunities entirely in English. 

Strong practice orientation

All professors have a strong academic background as well as extensive practical experience in industry. Teaching is based on innovative methods to convey application-oriented knowledge. As we foster an ongoing dialogue with industry, our graduates are well prepared to enter the national and international job markets. 

Intensive personal support

We are well known for our friendly study atmosphere: Hof University was voted “Germany's most popular university” in 2023 and 2024 by the university rating portal Students were particularly satisfied with the personal support provided by lecturers and the digitalization of teaching.

An excellent student-lecturer ratio allows for frequent contact between students and professors. Students benefit from intensive supervision and numerous personal support services such as orientation weeks, social integration events, and housing support. In addition, we prioritize career-promoting activities for students (e.g. career talks, job fairs, company visits).

Our university has a strong international outlook, with more than 130 partner universities worldwide. More than twenty percent of students come from abroad, which creates a truly open and multinational atmosphere on campus.

Applied research

The University's six research institutes concentrate on Information Systems, Biopolymers, Material Sciences, Water and Energy Management, Sustainability, as well as Economic and Organizational Research. Our research is guided by principles of practice-orientation, internationalization, and resource efficiency, with a particular focus on indoor climate systems and water.

Students who are interested in a startup or in the formation of a company get advice and support at Einstein1, the digital business incubator on campus of Hof University.

Studying at Hof University – your benefits at a glance

  • first-class, hands-on education focusing on employability
  • friendly and open-minded study environment, especially for international students
  • extensive personal support for international students from the Welcome Service and International Office
  • assistance in finding accommodation in Hof
  • orientation sessions prior to the start of the studies
  • career-promoting activities, such as intercultural trainings, field trips and trainings


We are looking forward to welcoming you!


  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Interdisciplinary and Innovative Sciences
  • Continuing Education (Graduate School)

Degree Courses

Hof University of Applied Sciences offers a number of international degree courses that are taught in English

View full list of degree courses at Hof UAS

Contact Address and Useful Links

Hof University of Applied Sciences
International Office
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
D - 95028 Hof
Tel. +49 (0) 9281 409-3319

International Office at Hof University
Career Service at Hof University
Digital Business incubator at Hof University (in German)
Accommodation in Hof

University Term Dates

University location

Hof is a medium-sized city located at the top of Bavaria and in the heart of Europe, halfway between Berlin, Munich, and Prague. Hof has a population of about 50,000 and is an appealing and safe university town with plenty of leisure activities. To relax and unwind, there are numerous bars, cinemas, an orchestra, a theatre, a landscaped park called Theresienstein, and a beautiful lake – the Untreusee. Hof is also known for the International Hof Film Festival, which is one of the most important German film festivals.

The region around Hof has the second-highest industrial density in all of Europe, mainly specialising in manufacturing machinery and plastic (automobile) parts. The companies are mostly small and medium-sized businesses, the so-called hidden champions, and they provide ample opportunities for internships and entry jobs.

The city of Hof is surrounded by beautiful nature. It is located between the low mountain regions of the Fichtelgebirge and the Franconian Forest on the banks of the Saale River. You will find excellent possibilities for all outdoor sporting activities such as cycling, hiking, climbing, and skiing.

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