MSc in Sustainable Textiles at Hof University of Applied Sciences

Hof University of Applied Sciences 3 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Master's Onsite

Sustainability in the textile chemistry industry – what is that all about? It is about social responsibility. It is about environmental protection, renewable materials and the optimization of the whole production process. This is exactly where this innovative, English-taught Master’s program comes in. During your studies, you will acquire those skills needed to create (more) sustainable processes in textile chemistry. You develop solutions for ethical chemical alternatives (e.g., ecological coloring) and more effective production methods and conduct research on new finishing processes.

The conditions on our Münchberg campus are ideal. In addition to our Institute for Material Sciences (ifm), we recently opened our brand-new technical center for textile research. Complemented by our local Fraunhofer-Application Center for Textile Fiber Ceramics, Hof University is excellently equipped for applied research.

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Course Details:


All modules of the Master’s program in Sustainable Textiles are fully taught in the English language. During the three semesters of standard course length, you study the following modules:

Textile Chemistry

  1. Advanced Textile Chemistry
  2. Effect and Process Auxiliaries

Management / International Law

  1. International Human Resources Management
  2. Legal Framework for Global Management
  3. The digitalization of the Textile Value Chain


  1. Circular Economy / Certificates and Eco Labels
  2. Sustainable and Resource Efficient Functionalisation and Surface Modification of Textiles
  3. The digitalization of the Textile Value Chain

Renewable Products

  1. Advanced Textile Production
  2. Renewable Products for the Textile Industry (Fibres, Auxiliaries, Dyestuffs)


Master’s Thesis


Enrollment Requirements:


  1. First degree from a recognised university with at least 210 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) or an equivalent degree in a engineering or natural sciences providing sufficient knowledge in textile technology and textile chemistry (Please provide a diploma supplement or similar documents that explain the grading system of your university/country.)
  2. Sufficient knowledge in textile technology and textile chemistry, which means that for passing the first degree, at least 60 credits (or their equivalent) were passed in the field of textile technology and at least 20 credits (or their equivalent) were passed in (textile) chemistry
  3. Applicants with less than 210 credits (ECTS) have to gain the missing credits as follows:
    • The student can do an internship (at least 20 weeks) as long as no internship was done during the Bachelor’s degree.
    • For applicants who already did an internship, we offer appropriate modules at Hof University that the student can attend.
  4. For both alternatives, please calculate a fourth (extra) semester.


Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Degree Level:

Master of Engineering

Language Requirements:


  1. Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above or another equivalent language certificate from a recognized institution, not older than three years)
  2. Proof of basic German language skills for applicants from abroad (minimum level A1 according to the Common European Framework for Languages [CEFR])


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:

31 May (for the following winter semester)
30 November (for the following summer semester)

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