Information for International Students

    The information provided in this section is for all international students who would like to start or continue their studies at HTWG Konstanz – University of Applied Sciences: whether as full-time, part-time or exchange students. Become part of our diverse group of students in Germany’s southernmost university of applied sciences!

    Study at the HTWG Konstanz

    The HTWG Konstanz welcomes many students from around the world each year. International students have several options:

    1. Pursue a German-language bachelor’s, master’s, or double degree
    2. Apply for our new English-language Sustainable Engineering and Future Technologies (SET) bachelor's program
    3. Participate in one of our exchange programs
    4. Take part in our 2-semester preparatory “Studienkolleg” program
    5. Apply as a refugee student

    We look forward to welcoming you on campus. Please contact us for more information, or if you would to set up an advising session.

    Location: Lake Konstanz, Germany

    The city of Konstanz and the University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) Konstanz are located in the very south of Germany. Our campus is located directly on Lake Constance, Central Europe’s largest lake, close to the Alps and our three neighbors, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. This is a very attractive place to live and study.

    Get a glimpse of student life in Konstanz

    Basic Information for International Students

    This section provides you with the most essential information and contact persons to get started at our university.

    Applications and Getting Accepted

    Accommodations, Financial Questions and More

    After completing your application and receiving your acceptance letter, the next questions involve where to stay, how to cover your expenses, getting around and more. All of these questions are covered in detail on our Campus Life page:

    Link to Campus Life

    Tuition for International Students

    Most international students who choose to study at the HTWG Konstanz are exempt from tuition. This includes students from:

    • The European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA)
    • HTWG Konstanz partner colleges and dual degree programs,
    • Students of all nationalities who completed their high school degrees (Abitur) in Germany but do not have German citizenship 
    • Refugee students

    All other international students in Baden-Württemberg are currently required to pay a tuition of 1,500 Euro per semester.

    You can find more information (in German) about tuition for foreign students at the websites of the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg

    Information and Advising on Campus

    The HTWG Konstanz has a number of departments who are here to support international students before, during and after their studies. This section introduces these departments.

    • Intercultural Center (IKZ)

      The Intercultural Center is the main contact for all international students and refugee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the HTWG Konstanz.

      They offer the following services:

      • Welcome (online) session before you start your studies
      • Meet & greet event in 1st semester
      • Buddy program – an upper-class student to support you
      • Intercultural classes and workshops to help you adjust to life in Germany
      • Advising for personal and other issues

      Link to Intercultural Center website

      Link to Refugees@HTWG website

    • International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt)

      Do you want to study abroad in Konstanz? The International Office organizes all exchange programs for both HTWG Konstanz and international students. They offer an orientation program and a wide-range of events for all incoming exchange students, including dealing with bureaucratic issues, registering for courses and finding accommodations.

      Link to International Office website

    • Studienkolleg (Center for International Students)

      Not to be confused with the International Office, the "Studienkolleg" validates and certifies your diplomas and certifications to allow you to apply to universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

      In addition, the Studienkolleg offers a two-semester preparatory course that provides students with both academic and language skills needed to pass the university entrance exam ("Feststellungsprüfung"):

      Link to the "Studienkolleg" website

    • Student Advising Center (ZSB)

      Our Student Advising Center provides confidential and competent advising for both prospective and current students. If you are unsure about what to study or could use some support (study skills, personal issues), they offer a wide-range of support options.

      Link toStudent Advising Center (ZSB) website