PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

Gttingen, Germany
PFH Private University of Applied Sciences was recognised by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture in 1995, which means that it is Lower Saxony's oldest private, state-recognised university.



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.


Practical orientation in teaching and research, particularly in the fields of management, innovation and technology, is the overriding principle governing our actions. Through our application-oriented and practically relevant teaching in study programmes, we impart well-founded theoretical as well as practical knowledge and skills to both students in their initial training and working professionals in terms of lifelong learning, using a range of different teaching methods in on-campus and distance-learning courses while taking increasing digitisation into account. 


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 run on entrepreneurial lines, the training of entrepreneurial new blood is an essential cornerstone of the PFH's orientation. The activities pertaining to this topic area are concentrated in the ZE Zentrum für Entrepreneurship (Centre for Entrepreneurship). Imparting entrepreneurship content or an ability to act entrepreneurially as a key qualification cuts across all the PFH's departments.

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.


In 2007, PFH received institutional accreditation from the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA). At the beginning of 2014, PFH received institutional re-accreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities.