Your application process
There is no fixed course program for freemovers at the University of Stuttgart. You can freely choose your courses, but should do so according to the requirements of your home university. Please discuss with your student advisor at home what is expected of you.
You can choose your courses in consultation with your academic supervisor in Stuttgart, regardless of the course or level (Bachelor or Master). Once you have chosen your courses, please contact the responsible lecturer directly and ask for admission to the course. Your academic supervisor can also assist you with this.
For restricted-entry courses – i.e. where the number of places is limited or only advanced students are accepted – you will find the details in the online course catalog on C@MPUS.
Please discuss all academic issues concerning your courses and examinations with your academic supervisor. The International Office is not in the position to offer academic study counseling.
All courses offered at the University of Stuttgart are listed on the online platform C@MPUS. C@MPUS provides you with course descriptions including ECTS points, language of instruction course schedule and information if you have to sign up for the course. To find the courses you can choose the faculty page on the left side and click on “course offer” or “courses”.
The final course catalog with schedule and locations will be published in February/March for the following summer semester and in August/September for the following winter semester. You can always have a look at the course catalog from the previous year, because similar courses are offered every year.
We strongly recommend entering Germany with a minimum language level of A2 according to the European Reference Frame. Having basic skills of the language is necessary in everyday life. However, if your academic supervisor at the University of Stuttgart agrees to supervise you without or with little German skills your application will be considered. Prerequisite: a written confirmation of your academic supervisor.
If you are interested in English-speaking courses, please consider our Master’s Programs taught in English (select 'Master' in the drop down menu 'Degree' and select 'English' in the drop down menu 'Language'). The courses offered by these programs are listed in the online course catalog C@MPUS. We strongly recommend that freemovers introduce themselves in person to the professors at the beginning of a class and ask if there is space available in the course.
Please note that a semester tuition fee of EUR 1500 is charged from non-EU students. More information regarding tuition fees.
After your arrival in Stuttgart
The International Office will support you upon arrival in Stuttgart. You may come to the IZ anytime during our office hours. During the arrival week we offer guidance on formalities in group sessions. Please register for a group session at the International Office upon arrival.
While studying in Stuttgart
There is no hospital on the campus in Vaihingen. The Marienhospital (Böheimstraße 37, 70199 Stuttgart) is close to the campus in the city center and offers an emergency medical service during the night.
In case of an emergency please call the emergency number for ambulance, police and fire department 112.
Many general practitioners can be found in Vaihingen or the city center. The International Office is happy to help you with addresses. Find further information on our health care page.
Stuttgart has a very good public transportation system, the VVS (Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart). You can travel by Regionalzüge (regional trains), S-Bahnen (commuter trains), U-Bahnen (subway), or bus.
Your student ID card (Studienausweis) has a VVS symbol on the back which validates it for public transportation in the Stuttgart region from Monday to Friday after 6 pm and all day on weekends and holidays.
If you would like to travel 24/7 within the metropolitan area of Stuttgart we recommend that you purchase a VVS semester ticket (approx. EUR 200 for six month).
You are eligible for a semester ticket once you have been enrolled at the University of Stuttgart.
At the end of your stay
Please check our formalities website for the detailed to-do list. We strongly recommend that you take care of all formalities while still in Stuttgart. After you have left the country, it will be much more difficult to do so.