For almost 40 years, we have been running joint German-French academic programs together with the Université de Lorraine in France. 

After the French and German governments had signed a treaty in 1978, we established the Franco-German Institute for Technology and Business (DFHI/ISFATES).

DFHI: Deutsch-Französisches Hochschulinstitut  (German)
ISFATES: Institut Supérieur Franco-Allemand de Techniques, d'Economie et de Sciences (French)

At the DFHI/ISFATES, we offer fully integrated German-French degree programs in the following fields:

  • Franco-German and International Management
  • International Logistics Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • Information Science and Web engineering
  • Electrical Engineering – Renewable Energy and Intelligent Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • European Civil Engineering and Management

Application deadline: 31st of May each year

The binational features of the DFHI/ISFATES academic programmes are characterized through:

  • 3- and 5-year programs with alternating study phases on campus in France (Metz) and Germany (Saarbrücken)
  • fully integrated degree courses, all jointly attended by German and French students
  • joint study and examination regulations
  • language training in German, French and English and intercultural training throughout the entire course of study, Chinese track, ERASMUS+
  • multilingual courses thanks to the regular exchange of teaching staff
  • broad scope of programs through interdisciplinary courses and modules


Office hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00am to 11.30am

Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm  

For more details about DFHI/ISFATES and the academic programmes offered, please visit:


Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
Telefax: (0681) 58 67 - 122

Ministerium der Finanzen und für Wissenschaft des Saarlandes

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