Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Innovative Textiles at Hof University of Applied Sciences

Hof University of Applied Sciences More Than 9 Semesters
Gernamy Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering Onsite

The Bachelor’s program Innovative Textiles targets students who have completed two years of basic studies at a foreign university. The program has an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles. The program’s core subjects, which include extensive laboratory exercises, are complemented with appropriate electives to provide a broad base of fundamental engineering courses leading up to two specialization options.

Participation in laboratory work is an integral part of the study program. Students develop a unique background that allows them to pursue undergraduate research, internship experiences, and design projects. All classes are small, and personal attention from faculty is guaranteed. Lectures and laboratory exercises take place in Hof and on the Münchberg campus, a traditional center for textiles for over 150 years.

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Course Details:

Semesters one to four (two years): basic studies
The first two semesters can take place at Hof University (if the student is eligible to study in Germany without further preparatory courses and is proficient in the German language, as the first year is taught in German) or at a partner university / the student’s home university.
Mathematics for Engineers, Statistics, Mechanical Design, Organic Chemistry, Textile Raw Materials, Testing of Textiles, Analysis, Business Administration for Engineers, Statics and Strength of Materials, Principles of Information Technology, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Textile Production

Semesters five to six (one year): core studies at Hof University
Analytic Chemistry, Technical Studies for Knit Structures, Product Design, Teamwork and Time Management, Nonwovens, Weaving, Basic Material Science for Engineers, Presentation and Communication, Quality Management, Knitting, Principles of Textile Finishing, Spinning, German language courses

Semesters seven to eight (one year): specialization at Hof University
Areas of specialization: Textile Finishing, Coating, and Industrial Fibres, Coating Technology for Thin Layers, Textile Dyeing, Textile Composites, Mechanical Properties, and Testing Methods, Conditioning of Polymer Surfaces, Textile Chemistry, Technical Textiles – Knitted Fabrics, Textile Printing, Textile Dyeing, Extrusion Technology, Project Work, German language courses

Semester nine: internship and thesis in Hof or abroad
Project work (18 weeks)
Bachelor’s thesis (12 weeks)

Enrollment Requirements:

Applicants require a school leaving certificate qualifying them for higher education.
Other admission requirements vary, depending on whether you are an EU national, an applicant from a partner university or a so-called free mover. For detailed instructions, please refer to

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

1,500 EURO

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15 July (for the following winter semester)

Language Requirements:

Applicants for the first two semesters are required to provide a German language proficiency test (TestDaf) as well as an English language proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL).
As the language of instruction is English from the third semester onwards, applicants for the third semester are not required to provide proof of their German language skills. They have to submit an English language certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL).
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About the University/Institution:

Founded in 1994, our university offers a very attractive study environment with its modern architecture and its state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and dormitories. You will receive a first-class, hands-on education here.

We offer modern Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in the Departments of Business, Computer Science, and Engineering. Our programs meet the demands of industry. Additionally, the Institute for Continuing Education offers both full-time and part-time further education opportunities.

Application Deadline:

15 July (for the following winter semester)

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