PFH Private University of Applied Sciences, Campus Stade

Stade, Germany
The PFH Private University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-accredited university. The incentive for its foundation in 1995 was the idea of setting new standards in the fields of science and teaching with an exclusively privately financed university that offers a study program aligned to the real needs of the economy.



Since PFH commenced teaching activities in 1995, companies with an excellent market position and a high reputation, ranging from SMEs to global players, have been represented in PFH's Board of Trustees. This broad line-up of Dax companies, on the one hand, and SME partners from a wide variety of industries, on the other, guarantees the innovative impetus for rendering the study programme.


PFH Private University of Applied Sciences: Study Programmes in the Areas of Business Administration, Engineering, Healthcare Technology and Psychology


Through its research institutes and activities, PFH is building up expert knowledge, thereby raising its profile not only in teaching, but also in science. Numerous projects, publications, conferences, and talks by professors and their research assistants take place throughout the year. The continuing expansion of these research activities is at the very top of the agenda of University development.


As a University for entrepreneurs and business starters, PFH’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (ZE) is geared to the formation and encouragement of entrepreneurial thinking and action. The ZE sets essential impulses to empower the founding process, entrepreneurial initiative and autonomy

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

PFH's International Office is the reference point for all matters pertaining to partnerships with universities abroad, study abroad and teaching and research exchanges. We will be pleased to advise you.

Student Life

Campus life

With rooms providing modern equipment at its now three campus locations, the PFH creates a perfect framework for studying: The Göttingen campus has been in existence since 1995, with the University opening PFH Hansecampus Stade in 2006; the PFH Berlin campus followed in 2011.

Student clubs

Membership as an adapted member (only for students) is free of charge in the first year and 10 euro a year thereafter. Adapted membership automatically switches to regular membership once a student has successfully completed his/her studies. Adapted members have no voting rights.