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Fact Sheet:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Art, Art History, Astronomy, Business/Management/Finance, Chinese, Communications, Computer Science, Culture, Dance, Development and Planning, Drama/Theater/Performing Arts, Dutch, Economics, Education, Electronics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film Studies, Geography, Geology, Government, History, International Relations, Literature, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Theology
Type of Program:
Language of Instruction:
English, German
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Erica Nikolaisen
Internship Available:
Non-Penn State Students:
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
  Global Penn State Education Abroad Header with three photos

Abington: Hof, Universtiy of Applied Sciences, Hof

International Office


Minimum Credits 

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 16 credits as per host institution and Penn State full time registration requirements.

Maximum Credits 

A full time course load at Hof Applied Sciences is 19 credits, which is equivalent to 13 credits at Penn State.  Most courses at Hof Applied Sciences are worth 4.5-5 credits which is equivalent to 3 credits at Penn State.


Grade Conversion Scale for Penn State and Hof Applied Sciences
Penn State Grade Hof Applied Sciences Grade
C 3.59-3.3%
D 4.0-3.6%
F 5.0-4.01%

*Program Note: Credit conversions and grade scales are subject to change at the discretion of the host institution and Penn State.

Course Equivalency Process

All students are required to complete the course equivalency process independently.  Students need to complete this process once they have arrived abroad and finalized their course schedules. 

Academic Calendar

Review the Academic Calendar for your program. Be cautious while choosing dates to book flights. Always check with your host institution or your program provider before booking. Semester start dates may not account for mandatory orientations before commencement of a program, and you may not know your semester end date until you receive you finals schedule while abroad. Final examinations cannot be administered at Penn State.


Refer to the Budget Sheet on the program page for information about costs.

Contact Information

Refer to the Education Abroad staff webpage to locate your Education Abroad Adviser’s Contact Information.

In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency, get help first. Then, contact the Emergency Personnel at Hof Applied Sciences .  Students will receive more information on site regarding emergency procedures at their location. 

Students can also contact University Police at 814-863-1111 to be put in contact with Education Abroad staff after hours and are encouraged to review the Emergencies Abroad page on the Global Penn State website

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 09/15/2017 02/15/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/14/2018 TBA TBA

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