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  • Locations: Furtwangen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: KSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: German
Housing Options: Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.75
Payable Account Code: 8C35
Program Description:

 Furtwangen University

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Program Description

Furtwangen University (known by its German acronym “HFU”) focuses on applied learning and research in mechanical engineering, information and media sciences, business and health sciences — and has been ranked among Germany’s top universities in a number of these fields by major national publications and surveys conducted amongst students and employers. With about 6,600 students, the academic community is large enough to enjoy modern laboratories, a highly modern IT infrastructure, and one of Germany’s best science libraries, yet small enough to maintain a personal touch. Small class sizes, regular personal contact with the teaching staff, and an excellent learning environment help guarantee good results and a positive experience. Students and staff also benefit from the large international population on campus, as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding regions, including Germany’s renowned Black Forest. The enormous range of activities on campus includes over 30 different sports, from skiing and climbing to tennis and mountain biking.

Please click on the following link to see more details about HFU and relevant information for exchange students:

Fact Sheet_HFU_June_2017.pdf

HFU campus 1

Program Dates

Academic Year: September - July
Spring Semester: March - July
Fall Semester: September - February

Application Fee

A $150 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged at the time of application, to be paid online.
Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee.

Eligibility Criteria

KSU student
2.75 GPA

It is recommended, though not required, that students have taken two or more semesters of college-level German language prior to their exchange semester.


Program Fees

Students will pay a minimum 12 credits of KSU tuition and fees. (Students will be responsible for their own airfare, passport fees, meals, housing, transportation, and any additional charges incurred while on the program.)

The program fee is due by the Payment Deadline of the appropriate semester.


For information regarding scholarship opportunities and applying financial aid towards your education abroad program, please see the Education Abroad website here.

Gilman Scholarship
Gilman Scholarship Deadline: October 3, 2017
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Students will take the equivalent of up to 15, but no less than 12, KSU credits per semester.

For information about the courses available through the Furtwangen International Semester Program, please see their website here:

HFU campus 2


The International Center arranges accommodation in dormitories for all exchange students.
Important: Rooms can only be rented for a 6-month period (March to August or September to February)!
The monthly expenses for room and board in Germany, including health insurance, are estimated to be 670€.

Housing will be paid on-site in Germany. Please note: These costs are subject to change.

Safety & Security

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Germany, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:

Application Deadline

Fall Semester and Academic Year Placements: April 1
Spring Semester Placements: Oct 1


Program Contact

Faculty Contact:
Sabine Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages

Nicole Meanor
Senior Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Phone: 470-578-7629



All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.  

This program is currently not accepting applications.