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Application deadlines

The applications process for the winter semester normally starts in mid-May; for the summer semester it starts in early December. The relevant deadlines are listed on this page. Please note the differences between undergraduate study programs (bachelor's degree programs) and master's degree programs.

General rules:

  • Bachelor's programs offered by the University of Stuttgart may only be started with the winter semester.
  • While applications for most master’s programs are only accepted for a fall semester start, applications for certain programs may, however, be accepted for the summer semester as well.
  • Please be aware that a few course programs have special deadlines, such as international study programs and those taught in English.
  • All degree programs must be applied for online. 
  • The application period expires at midnight on the day specified. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.
  • The university does not provide special deadlines for so-called “early” high school graduates.

The application process for summer semester 2018 (master's programs or change of major) started!

Application deadlines by type of degree program

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Winter semester: The application deadline is July 15 of every year.

Summer semester: There is no admission to Bachelor's programs of the University of Stuttgart during the summer semester.

Winter semester: The application deadline is September 15 of every year.

Summer semester: No admissions to Bachelor's programs of the University of Stuttgart for the summer semester.

Please note: When applying for a combined degree program: as soon as admission to one of the majors is restricted, the application window closes on July 15 of every year.

For degree programs with limited enrollment and/or entrance exam:

  • Winter semester: The application deadline is July 15 of every year.
  • Summer semester: The application deadline is January 15 of every year.

For degree programs without limited enrollment and/or entrance exam:

  • Winter semester: The application deadline is October 15 of every year.
  • Summer semester: The application deadline is April 15 of every year.

Check the change of study program or university web page for more details.

Winter semester:

Most Master’s programs start with the fall semester. The application deadline is usually July 15.

Summer semester:    

  • For certain master’s programs that do start with the spring semester, the application deadline is January 15.   
  • Master’s work-study programs, as well as international master’s programs and those taught in English have special application deadlines. Please check with the individual degree program.

For more details on the individual application deadlines, please refer to the Master's Programs Catalog.

For Sports Science (Physical Education Teaching Qualification B.A. as well as "Erweiterungsmaster") and German-French Social Sciences degree programs, these additional special deadlines apply:

The extact enrollment dates will be announced with the admission note. General deadlines can be found on the Enrollment web page.