Continuing education for all
Whether you want to learn a foreign language, study while working, or participate in a continuing education course: The University of Stuttgart offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for continuing your education that is also designed for individuals who are neither employed nor enrolled at the university.
Find out all you need to know and choose the course that suits your needs.
„Academic continuing education, like research, teaching, and university studies, is a core task for universities. Completing school or studies in today's world is not an ending but rather a beginning for further individual education.“Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg
General programs – Center for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
The Center for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning offers a place of university learning to all persons interested in continuing education, both privately and professionally.
The Studium generale [de] offers interested persons the opportunity to participate in regular events of the departments and institutes together with students within the framework of extra-mural courses or to further their education at an academic level in specially designed lecture series, seminars and guided tours.
In the University Teaching Area (HD) [de] faculty members at universities located in Baden-Wuerttemberg can avail themselves of continuing education and coaching programs centered on subjects related to teaching and learning, counseling and supervising, as well as testing.
You could do so by enrolling in a full Master’s program or by taking individual modules in a part-time study framework. Upon successfully completing it, the University awards you a certificate or a Master’s degree that qualifies for pursuing a PhD.
The work-study programs charge the full tuition, with a module costing form 1,000 euro up. These costs are recognized by the Tax Department and are often reimbursed by employers. Feel free to contact us if you have questions on financing your studies.
Naturally, you can expect these programs to include intensive professional and personal mentoring to ensure that you complete your studies (for the most part consisting of Blended Learning, with roughly 80 – 85 percent online and 15 – 20 percent on-campus teaching) within the allotted time.
We are in the process of establishing cooperations with business firms. Our programs are also suited for resuming studies after the parenting phase.