Hochschule Kempten, University of Applied Sciences Germany

About Hochschule Kempten, University of Applied Sciences

Kempten University was founded back in 1978 with one program of study and 82 students, and, today, about 5,500 students are enrolled. Currently, we offer a total of 22 application-oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs with the best career prospects in the fields of study “Business Administration and Tourism Management”, “Computer Science and Multimedia”, “Engineering” and “Social and Health Studies”.

Kempten University is an international university. Internationalization is considered a cross-sectional task which affects all areas of teaching, further education, applied research and the administration. University-wide, interdisciplinary support measures for international projects are systematically fostered, and the same goes for encounters with and tolerance for different cultures.

Kempten, Germany

The city of Kempten (Allgäu) has 65,000 inhabitants and is situated near the foothills of the Alps in the heart of the Allgäu region. The neighboring countries Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are only a good hour away by car as is Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Kempten is in the midst of the mountain-and-lake region located in the southwest of Bavaria which has a mix of urbanity, rural life, business, entertainment, culture, history, sports, shopping, education and sustainability. The Alps, green pastures, and lakes offer unforgettable leisure and sports facilities throughout the year. Skiing in winter, hiking and mountain biking in summer, there are great ways to spend your time away from your studies. The spectacular landscape is crowned by the fairy-tale castles of King Ludwig II., Neuschwanstein and Hohen-schwangau.

Undergraduate Program

Application Material

Academic Year Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1 


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Application form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center ( Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained 

Other Information


For exchange students we have reserved a number of rooms in our halls of residence. 30 rooms are available in   Zugspitzstrasse    and further 8 rooms in   Reichlinstrasse .If you would like us to book a room for you, please indicate this in your "Application form for exchange students".

Further information about this Accommodation Service can be found in the leaflet under the section DOWNLOADS / Exchange Students (incoming).

If you do not like us to book a room for you, please refer to the webpage STUDY AT KEMPTEN UNIVERSITY / ACCOMMOCATION where you will find general information on accommodation options in Kempten.

Academic Calendar

The fall (or "winter") semester runs from October to February. The spring (or "summer") semester runs from March to July. View Hochschule Kempten's academic calendar hereOrientation weeks for all exchange students in the two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The exact start date will be communicated by our incoming coordinator as soon as you register for your exchange semester at Kempten.

German Language Courses

Kempten offers an intensive German language course during the orientation weeks for all exchange students. The German language course will take place daily during the orientation weeks and will be continued with four hours per week throughout the semester. Participation in the German language courses is free of charge. 

Additional to the intensive German course offered during the orientation weeks, Kempten University offers courses in German from the beginner to advanced level. The courses are offered each semester with 4 contact hours per week.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center ( Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information




Theresa Lempenauer

Exchange Student Advisor

Hochschule Kempten International Office

+49 (0)831 2523-367