International Study Program

German language courses

As part of the VErbund für SPrachenAngelegenheiten (VESPA), HFT Stuttgart offers several english taught courses that are open to international students across all fields of study.

  • Intensive course: 3 ECTS
    • Level A1 to B2
    • Course duration: 18 course days, Mon - Fri / 72 teaching units (4 x 45 minutes/course day)
    • Course start: four weeks prior to the semester start
    • Costs: 100 Euro + course book
  • Semester Course: 2 ECTS
    • Level A1 to C1
    • Course duration: 12 course days, each Wednesday / 48 teaching units (4 x 45 minutes/course day)
    • Course start: at the beginning of the semester
    • Costs: 50 Euro + course book

Interdisciplinary courses

Application of degree seeking students

You would like to apply for a whole degree course at the HFT? Then you will find all relevant information about the application process here.

Application of exchange students

Exchange students from HFT partner universities usually can be enrolled for a limited period of up to two semesters. If you are studying at a university that is not a partner university of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, you have the possibility to apply with the status "Freemover".

If you are interested, please contact the following address:

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences International Student Office Schellingstr. 24, Room 1/332 70174 Stuttgart Germany Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2925 E-Mail

Contact informations
+49 711 8926 2925

Steps to a successful application for exchange students

Nomination by the partner university to

  • by 15 April for the following winter semester
  • by 15 October for the following summer semester
  • Nominated students will receive all application documents and further information on the language course and accommodation by e-mail.

Application by the student

  • by 01 May for the following winter semester
  • by 01 November for the following summer semester
  • Please send all relevant documents by email to

Semester dates

Grading system

Local GradeScaleDefinition
11,0 - 1,3very good
21,7 - 2,3good
32,7 - 3,3satisfactory
43,7 - 4,0sufficient
5> 4,1deficient
ECTS GradeGerman Grade% of successful students
normally achiving grade
A1,0 - 1,510excellent
B1,6 - 2,025very good
C2,1 - 3,030good
D3,1 - 3,525satisfactory
E3,6 - 4,010sufficient
FX4,1 - 5,0-fail