Non-degree students individual (freemover)

This non-degree status allows international students to spend one or two semesters at the University of Stuttgart outside an official exchange agreement.

International students can study at the University of Stuttgart as a non-degree student (freemover) under certain prerequisites, even if they are not enrolled at a partner university. They will have the status non-degree individual.

Are you a non-degree student individual (freemover)?

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

  • You are enrolled at a university in your home country or a country other than Germany, which is not a partner institution of the University of Stuttgart
  • You want to study at the University of Stuttgart for one or two semesters on an individual basis outside an official exchange program
  • You do not seek a degree at the University of Stuttgart
  • You can speak German at a C1/C2 level (or a level corresponding to 800 hours/or 4 years of coursework in German)

Are you a doctoral student?

A different application procedure applies to doctoral students.

Tuition fees

Please note that a semester tuition fee of EUR 1500 is charged from non-EU students. More information regarding tuition fees. 


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