Questions and answers to the online application
Application deadlines vary with the study program. In general, you can only apply for the winter semester; applications for the summer semester are only possible for certain Master’s programs and for higher regular semesters. You can find the exact dates on the Application Deadlines web page.
Yes. Even when your intended study program has no minimum admission requirements and no entrance exam, you must complete the online application in C@MPUS.
The DoSV is a Federal Republic-wide admissions process coordinated by the Foundation for University Admissions via its hochschulstart.de [de] website. It prevents study program places from remaining unused. You can find out which study programs it affects and what you need be aware of on the Dialogue Oriented Service Process [de].
Applicants from non-EU countries and without German university entrance qualification don't have to apply via DoSV but via C@MPUS only!
In total, you can apply for a maximum of six Bachelor's subjects of study. If you have submitted more applications than is permitted and have reached the maximum number, you may need to withdraw an application before proceeding.
You can also simultaneously apply for the same subject for the first and higher semesters if you are unsure whether you will be placed in the first or a higher semester.
Note to applicants
If you are not sure you can get into your preferred restricted-entry course and you have an open admissions alternative, we recommend that you also apply for the latter. In this way, you will at least have a place even if you are not admitted to your preferred study program.
Concerning Master's, a total of four simultaneous applications are allowed. If you have submitted more applications than is permitted and have reached the maximum number, you may need to withdraw an application before proceeding.
You can combine different subjects only in the Bachelor of Arts study programs (combination Bachelor’s) and in the teaching qualification study programs. You can see the permitted subject combinations on the web pages for two-subject Bachelor of Arts with combination options and for subject combinations in teaching qualification study programs.
As a rule, the certificate of eligibility for entry into higher education must be submitted with the application.
If – and if so, with what conditions – one of the rare exceptions is to be made for an applicant with a temporary certificate, it will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Office.
If the exception is granted, the certificates must be presented latest at the time of enrollment. However, this only applies if the required completion – i.e., of the eligibility for entry into higher education – is attained in time before the application deadline.
All applicants, including those changing study programs or universities, must enclose evidence of having attended an orientation even if only applying for one subject for the 1st regular semester.
Which proceedings are acceptable to the University of Stuttgart is detailed for you on the Orientation process.
You must use the online application via C@MPUS for all study programs. Paper format applications are no longer accepted.
If you are or will be performing Voluntary Service, we recommend that you apply when starting your service. Under the current rules, you will be granted preferential admission during the next two application periods for the same study program over all other applicants (so-called advance selection). If, however, in the intervening time an entrance examination is introduced or modified, you must also take it.
For more details, see the web page for Application during (volunteer) service.
Evidence of having completed the pre-university internship must be furnished either at enrollment or to the Placement Office at the start of classes. On an exceptional basis, the internship can also be completed at a later time. For the detailed internship rules, please consult your study program’s information web pages.
Should you run into difficulty finishing your internship before starting your studies or have problems finding an internship, please be sure to contact the Internship Office.
As soon as you are in possession of certification of eligibility for entry to university studies, i.e., you have graduated, you are judged capable of “taking up, pursuing, and completing studies” even if you are a minor. That means that even if still under the age of 18, you have the right to sign your application, enroll at the University, and enjoy the same rights as all other students. The same applies if you want sit for a Delta examination or take an assessment test for the vocationally qualified.
During the application process
You first need to click the checkbox at the bottom of the splash page (the checkbox is located next to the text that starts with “I confirm that the statements made by me are truthful…”) The “submit” button will now work.
Once you have submitted your application, it is only possible to make minor changes in C@MPUS. You can change your address yourself in the "My current / home address" application and upload or replace missing documents before the application deadline.
If you want to alter your personal data (such as nationality, date of birth or name), please write a message via our contact form and attach a copy of your ID as a PDF file. We will then change your information for you. If you wish to complete your name (for example, because one of your first names is missing), you can note this change on the enrollment application when you enroll.
You can upload missing documents or replace documents that have already been uploaded until the application deadline. You can read about exactly how to do this in the guidelines Detailed Information on Status of Documents.
If you have forgotten the password to access your basis account, you can do the following:
- Please complete the registration form again using exactly the same information (name, date of birth, email address) you provided when you created the account. You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.
- If the information entered doesn‘t match the information saved in the account you will receive a registration code. Please contact the support with this code (email).
- Alternatively, you can contact the support directly and provide them with the email address that you used to create the account – the best would be to contact them using the registered email-address (email).
You can find further instructions in the document: C@MPUS basis account: Using the account.
C@MPUS from time to time may ask you to upload several documents combined into one. In that case, use one of the many available freeware program for creating pdf files, such as pdf24 Creator or FreePDF.
File uploads may not exceed 2 MB regardless of document format. If you file exceeds the limit, we will ask you to scan it again at a lower resolution. It is possible to reduce your pdf file’s size online, with apps like Smallpdf. Please do not send us large files via email!
Please go to “Language Certificate (EN/DE oder DE/EN)“ to upload it as a pdf file.
Please contact the department Application, Admission, Enrollment handling your application for help with this.
You only need to enclose a CV (resume) if explicitly required to do so. You can look this up in the Selection Criteria and Admissions Statutes of your chosen study program:
To apply for a master's program, you need to have a respective academic background. Please note that at least one final exam (Bachelor’s degree) of the academic background needs to be “passed on the whole” or “not finished” in order to continue with your application. The box "intermediate exam" may be left empty, if it doesn't apply to your study program.
When applying for the Bachelor of Arts (teaching degree) or Master of Education (teaching degree), you apply for two majors with supplementary educational science courses, which you must select - as your third choice - when choosing your subjects in C@MPUS. The educational sciences [de] create the foundations in the field of education and educational tasks that are important for the teaching profession and are integrated into the degree program.
If you are enrolled on a combined Bachelor's program and wish to change your study program, at the beginning of your application you will be asked:
- "I would like to change one or more courses on my current study program". This means, you wish to keep one of your subjects and change the second subject. E.g. Your major is English and your minor is Business Administration and you would like to change your minor to German Linguistics.
- "I would like to apply for another study program". This means, you would like to apply for a completely different study program, or for a new combined study program.
After I submitted my application
You must enroll by the date stipulated in your acceptance letter. You can download the letter once you have accepted your study place in C@MPUS.
The conditions of your acceptance are listed in your letter of acceptance which you can download in C@MPUS.
You will find the necessary information on what to do on the De-registration web page.
If you already have been accepted with conditions for a Master’s study program and want to enroll in it, please follow the steps shown on the Enrollment web page.
It is up to you when to download your certificate of enrollment in C@MPUS using the link you will receive for your new student account after enrollment is complete and you have activated it in a timely manner. You are then ready to download your certificate of enrollment from this account. A few days later, you will receive your student ID card ECUS by regular mail; it also serves as your library card.
Your ECUS is valid for one semester, in conjunction with ECUS stamps - please print these from your C@MPUS account after you have enrolled (or received enrolment confirmation for following semesters).
Unfortunately, you cannot call up more precise information in C@MPUS in this regard. In the following few weeks, you will receive a rejection notice that will state the reason for turning down your application. If warranted, on this basis you can then appeal the admission committee‘s decision.
You are welcome to make an appointment with Student Counseling Center to discuss the rejection notice and review your options.
At the present time, it unfortunately takes about two weeks before the funds are received from the State Bank by the bursar’s office of the University of Stuttgart and transmitted via the SAP-FI interface to C@MPUS.
After enrolling, you can order the semester ticket online from VVS. For more information, see the StudiTicket web page.
You must write a letter (authorization) that you have signed yourself, in which you name a person whom you authorize to complete the enrollment on your behalf. This authorization must be signed by you and by the authorized party. In order to compare signatures, we also require copies of your ID card and the ID card of the authorized person. Please submit both the authorization and the copies of both ID cards together with the application for enrollment.
HowTo C@MPUS: Instructions and screenshots for applicants
Do you have technical questions about C@MPUS? The following pdf documents might help you: