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Admission procedures

Information on the admission procedure for the Master's study program

Conditional admission, provisional admission, credits for courses taken while an undergraduate: when you apply for a Master's study program you must meet certain prerequisites and particulars. Here we provide an overview:

Basic requirements for Master’s program admissions

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree of at least six semester’s length (or equivalent qualification)
  • Degree in the particular study program or a study program with very similar content
  • Other requirements may apply depending on the study program. Please refer to the Admission Regulations [de] for specific admissions criteria

Admission subject to requirements

While you are admitted to study, this form of admission is subject to making up specific undergraduate degree exams by the time you submit your Master’s thesis.. This might be because you earned you Bachelor’s at another university or university of applied science where you did not take seminars or modules that are required at the University of Stuttgart however. The Admissions Committee [de] makes the final decision on whether to recognize your academic fitness as acceptable.

Studies completed at a university for applied sciences

According to the State Higher Education Act, if you completed your studies at a university of applied sciences (formerly post-graduate technical college) or at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Dual University you will generally qualify for Master’s degree studies at a university.

Specific study programs

Aside from an admission subject to requirements, there are other types of admission depending on the subject:

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Conditional admission is possible in any Master’s study program whose admissions regulation was promulgated from 2011 on and for which a Numerus Clausus (NC), i.e. a limited number of places available, has not been set.

Bachelor’s students can apply for conditional admission if they have a certain number of credit points (ECTS). The exact number is set down in each Master’s study program’s admissions regulation; normally, the number is 110 credit points. Students are required to provide evidence of the claimed ECTS in the form of their exams extract at the time they apply. You can find it on the LSF online portal and must upload it to the Campus-Management-System C@MPUS during the application process.

With your Bachelor’s studies then completed in full, you enroll in the Master’s program before the enrollment deadline. For detailed information on this process, please refer to the Enrollment web page.

Advantages of a conditional admission

The conditional admission remains in effect for three semesters and assures that you can study at the University of Stuttgart.

If you are admitted conditionally, you may register for the Master’s as soon as you have completed you Bachelor’s studies – independent of the final grade and also of how many other applicants there are then.

Provisional admission is only available for Master’s study programs for which an NC has been set. Applicants who are academically qualified and are judged capable of earning their Bachelor’s during the first semester of their Master’s study program by the Admissions Committee are admitted provisionally and may enroll. To do so, they must upload their exam extract (which will be found in the LSF) to the C@MPUS system during the application process.

What to keep in mind with a provisional admission

Normally, for an admission to the winter semester, evidence of the missing exam credit points or the Bachelor’s thesis must have been furnished by November 30/March 30 and, for admission to the summer semester, by May 31/September 30. Failing that, the applicant will be de-registered. Please look up the exact deadlines in your admissions regulation.

Some study programs allow taking modules from the Master’s program by the end of the Bachelor’s degree program. You will receive credit for them after you enroll in the Master’s program.

The precondition is that you must already have earned a certain number of credit points as a Bachelor’s student. You will find the precise rules for this exception in the Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s study program.