Erasmus+ students (non-degree)

Our Erasmus+ exchange program is an opportunity for students from the European Union and Turkey to spend up to two semesters in Germany. Find out whether this may be an option for you.

Would you like to spend up to one year in the heart of Europe and in one of the most cutting-edge regions of Germany?
The University of Stuttgart welcomes exchange students from our partner universities in Europe and Turkey! Please consider that the Erasmus+ program requires a minimum level of German proficiency (B1).

Are you an Erasmus+ student?

If the following criteria apply to you, then you are:

  • You are enrolled at a partner university of the University of Stuttgart in the European Union, in Norway, Switzerland (Swiss Mobility) or in Turkey.
  • You want to study for one or two semesters at the University of Stuttgart.
  • You can prove a German proficiency of B1 or above.

You also need to be officially nominated by your home university. We are looking forward to your application!

Application process

The application procedure for Erasmus+ students consists of five steps:


April 1 (for the following winter semester), October 1 (for the following summer semester)

Please contact the International Office of your home university to complete this step before proceeding to Step 2.


May 1 (for the following winter semester), November 1 (for the following summer semester)

As soon as you have been nominated under Step 1, you will be provided with the link to the Mobility-Online portal. Please upload the following documents to the registration platform:

  • A passport sized photo
  • Transcript of records from your home university (either in English or in German)
  • Your learning agreement (signed by you and your home university)
  • Proof of language skills depending on the language of instruction of the courses. Please note that your language skills have to be clearly indicated (A1 to C2).
  • You can register for the intensive German course (IGC) via Mobility-Online as well.

For courses taught in German:

Your German proficiency by the registration deadline

Participation in the next higher level intensive German course
(= € 250)


not offered

B1 GER or B2 GER

optional (if offered)



For courses taught in English*:

Your English + German proficiency by the registration deadline

Participation in the intensive German course
(= € 250)

B2 ENG and A1 GER

optional but highly recommended

B2 ENG and no GER


*English taught Bachelor courses are rare. English taught international MSc courses by request only and you need to be in your 3rd or 4th year of study. Please contact your academic Erasmus+ advisor for further information.

After you have uploaded your complete documents, they will be sent automatically to your academic Erasmus advisor who will sign the learning agreement. Please upload the final learning agreement (signed by you, your home university and the academic Erasmus advisor at the University of Stuttgart) to your Mobility-Online account and send it to the International Office.

Incoming students, who would like to write a Bachelor or Master thesis in the field of Engineering at our university, are recommended to apply for a 1-year exchange (2 semesters):

  • 1st semester: You will take courses and look independently for a thesis topic and a supervisor during the exchange semester.
  • 2nd semester: You may write the thesis, if you have found a thesis topic and a supervisor. If not you will be able to take courses at our university instead or write the thesis at e.g. your home institution.

You will have to find a supervisor for your thesis yourself. The International Office and the academic Erasmus+ advisor are not able to assist in finding a suitable thesis topic and supervisor. You can only be enrolled as a student at the University of Stuttgart after we have received a confirmation from your thesis supervisor in Stuttgart.


June 1 (for the following winter semester), December 1 (for the following summer semester)

After completing your registration on the Mobility-Online platform, you can apply for admission as a non-degree program student via our web-based application system C@MPUS.

The C@MPUS portal will be open as of beginning of May/November.

To ensure a successful application process, we strongly recommend that you follow our C@MPUS guideline, which can be found in your download area in Mobility Online.

Follow the instructions given and upload:

  • Transcript of records
  • Higher education entrance qualification (e. g. baccalauréat, high school diploma etc.)

If your online application is completed correctly by the given deadline, you will be able to download your letter of admission (Zulassungsbescheid) on the C@MPUS platform no later than four weeks after the deadline.

Pre-departure information
Once you have downloaded your letter of admission, please read our Pre-departure information. It covers all the important information you need to get ready, including how to get health insurance, set up a bank account and enroll once you are here.

Please continue with the enrollment procedure after your arrival in Stuttgart via your C@MPUS applicant account. Further information regarding the enrollment process will be provided to you after your arrival. Please remember that you will be asked to pay a semester contribution at the time of enrollment. The bank details required for payment of fees will be found in your C@MPUS account.

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Silvia Cornacchiari


Advisor for International Program Students

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