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?

Tuition fees

Please not that since the winter semester 2017/18 a semester tuition fee of 1500 EUR has been charged from non-EU students. More information regarding tuition fees is available on the homepage of the University of Stuttgart.