- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Junior standing or above at the start of the program
- This program is only open to students at Penn State Abington
The exchange program at Hof University of Applied Students is only open to students at Penn State Abington. The program is a direct-enrollment exchange program in the fall and the spring semesters; on-site support is provided by the International Office at Hof University of Applied Sciences. Students take all of their coursework directly at the Hof University of Applied Sciences with other German and International students.
Students will participate in a two-week Orientation Period prior to the start of the semester. During this period, students will meet other international students, get to know the university, and complete administrative tasks such as city registration, applying for the residence permit, enrolling in classes, and much more. An intensive German language course will also be offered.
Fall: late August - mid December
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
Hof is a town with a population of 46,000 people located in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria near the Czech border. The city of Hof is an appealing university town with plenty of leisure activities. To relax and unwind, there are numerous cinemas, an orchestra, a theater, a landscaped park and a beautiful lake. Hof is also known for the annual International Hof Film Festival - along with the Berlinale one of the most important film festivals in Germany. The city of Hof is surrounded by beautiful nature, offering excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, climbing and skiing.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.