Informationen on the Corona pandemic

Current situation

(Updated on May, 28th, 2020)

Since January 2020, the corona pandemic has been spreading in numerous countries. Due to the acutely necessary measures to contain the danger of infection by the corona virus, numerous measures have been taken at the HFT Stuttgart. The focus of the measures applicable at the HFT Stuttgart is the protection of the health of all members of the university and of their families. However, it is also the aim of the university to be able to offer courses and hold examinations in the current summer semester.

News on the implementation of the summer semester 2020

For the moment teaching will take place only in digital form

The Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz) has spoken out in favour of starting the summer semester 2020 on a binding basis on April,  20th. The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg (MWK) has also confirmed this with the University Presidents' Conferences. However, due to the continuing restrictions on public life as a result of the corona pandemic, this also means that for the moment teaching can continue only in digital form. 

Gradual relaxation and a possible gradual return to face-to-face teaching must be seen in the context of society as a whole, especially in view of the central challenge of not overtaxing our health care system. 

I ask all members of the university to approach this summer semester with understanding and openness for the unusual situation and to communicate closely with all those responsible in order to enable our students to achieve the desired success in their studies.

Prof. Rainer Franke President of the HFT Stuttgart

Schedule summer semester 2020

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Summer semester 2020


  • 23.03. to 19.04.20: Online phase I: Conversion to digital courses
  • From 20.04.20: Online phase II: Official start of lectures of the summer semester 2020 with online lectures
  • 26.05. to 10.06.: Online enrollment for the exams 
  • 17.07.20: Last lecture day of the summer semester 2020
  • 20. until 29.07.20: Exam season

Special features

  • There will also be regular lectures during the Whitsun week (02.-05.06.).
  • The week of exam preparation won't take place.
  • During the exam season there will also be examinations in the evening and on Saturdays.

Note on the exam season in the summer semester: The university is currently working hard on finding good solutions to enable the examinations in the best possible way during this unusual time. Please be patient and keep checking this page and Moodle for further information.


Restricted use of the library

How can the library currently be used?

Individual appointments for limited library use

Students of the HFT Stuttgart can borrow print media from the library on individual dates arranged in advance. Please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 0711/8926-2927 to arrange an appointment. You will then receive precise instructions from us.

Limited "special opening"

Subject to certain rules, book lending is open from Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 17:00, and Fridays, 09:00 to 14:00.

Please inform yourself here in advance which rules apply to the special opening hours!

Information for our students

For both students and university employees, all events of the Centre for teaching and learning must be cancelled by 20.04.2020. The new dates will be published here.

Excursions which should lead to currently valid risk areas cannot take place. You will be kept up to date on the latest developments by your study programmes. In the case of compulsory excursions, alternatives are currently being sought - possibly day excursions as well.

The Info and support counter will remain closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or via the service and support portal of the information center.

The previously announced dates of 22. and 23.04 will not take place due to the current situation. The inspection of the examinations will be adapted to the particularities of this period:

- Students who want to inspect a failed exam will probably be invited by their study-course in May

- Students who wish to review passed exams will get this opportunity in October

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email:,

We will continue to help you and be available for you by digital communication.

The practical study project (BPS: internship semester) can be affected by company closures, for example. In such a case, please contact the head of the internship office for the BPS and Annette Graf (head of the student department) or André Laude.

For the submission of BPS reports you will find the latest information in Moodle.

The rooms indicated in the lecture plans from 20 April onwards are currently not available. Until further notice, the courses will only be offered online. The indicated time slots usually indicate when your online courses will take place. 

Detailed information can be found in the Moodle courses. Please register there so that you can participate in the online courses.

For Baden-Württemberg, the start of lectures at all colleges and universities has been postponed to April 20, 2020. The HFT Stuttgart will offer online courses from 23 March 2020; these are currently being prepared by the professors. Students are requested to inform themselves about the moodle courses of the respective courses and to pay attention to the e-mails of the university.

Until 19 April 2020, all courses at the university that require personal attendance are cancelled.

Courses with online offers will start on 23 March.

To find out which course this applies to and in what form, please refer to the moodle courses of the respective course. Offers can range from the provision of literature in self-study to online lectures in real-time. Please be prepared for this. Please also pay attention to the form in which the teachers contact you via your HFT email address.

The previous dates remain unchanged. Please send us the report by mail or use our mailbox. If you are ill or in quarantine, please send us a short report by mail.

Due to the current corona pandemic we extend the application deadline for the scholarships until Friday, 8 May 2020 12 noon. The application documents must be sent to the HFT Stuttgart by post or by email. Unfortunately, it is not possible to submit them in person.

Applications sent by email can only be accepted in one continuous PDF file. Multiple emails with many documents cannot be accepted! Please also note that the HFT Stuttgart can only accept file attachments up to 10 MB in size.

Post address: Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Student Support Bettina Laser, Schellingstr. 24, 70174 Stuttgart

Please contact the International Office for advice on starting a planned semester abroad. At the moment, it is not advisable to begin a semester abroad planned for the summer semester. If you are already abroad and have questions, please contact the International Office by email:, or The International Office can also be reached by phone at 0711 8926 2694 or -2868.

Further information can also be found under the following links:

COVID-19 retrieval programme of the Federal Foreign Office

Coronavirus and Erasmus+: Answers to frequently asked questions from the DAAD

The student advisory service cannot currently offer any personal appointments. However, prospective and current students can still reach the contact persons by telephone and e-mail within the regular office hours.

Student advisory service for prospective students

Advice for students

Good self-organization is always important, and this is currently more true than ever. The colleagues at the Student Advisory Service have put together some tips and tricks for learning at home:

Tips for learning at home


By order of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the dining halls and cafeterias of the Studierendenwerk will remain closed until 19 April 2020. However, takeaway food will be offered. Further information is available at

Theses or semester projects can be worked on as long as they comply with the recommended hygiene rules and do not require attendance at lectures. If delays occur (e.g. practice partner does not work), please inform your supervisor* at the HFT Stuttgart immediately.

Please note the following information from the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart:

As the university buildings are currently closed, students currently have no possibility to validate their student card. This means that they cannot prove that they are enrolled at a ticket control. We have consulted with the VVS and asked them to make an alternative arrangement temporarily so that students can still use public transport if necessary. The following option is available until further notice or until the colleges and university are open again:

For journeys from Monday to Friday between 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day and all day on weekends and public holidays, students can use their student ID card in combination with their certificate of enrolment for the summer semester 2020 to identify themselves. This can also be used to purchase a VVS-StudiTicket if required.

Processes and deadlines must currently be constantly adapted to the current situation. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly in moodle and on the website of the HFT Stuttgart about the current status.

Information for prospective students

Due to the corona pandemic, there will be changes in the application procedure for the winter semester 2020/21. Applications for a Bachelor's programme are expected to be possible from July 1, 2020.

Important changes for the admission procedure for the winter semester 2020/2021:

  • No pre-study internship is required
  • For the Bachelor of Interior Design, a short application period and a change of the aptitude test is possible.

Applications for Master's programmes are possible directly via the HFT application portal from 11 May 2020. Applications for the English-language & Continuing Education Master's programmes can be submitted directly via the  HFT- Bewerbungsportal.

Important changes for the admission procedure for the winter semester 2020/2021:

  • In the Master's programmes Architecture and IMIAD, the proof of practical experience will be suspended at the beginning of winter semester 2020/2021, i.e. it will no longer be required.
  • For the Master's programmes General Management and Business Psychology the required English language certificates can be submitted until November 30, 2020.

For the Master's programme in Environmental Protection, the application and administration for the cooperative study programme is handled by the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen.

General information and advices

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Basic rules of conduct

Risk of infection exists in Germany and worldwide

Since 10.4.2020, the Robert Koch Institute has no longer identified any risk areas. In order to protect yourselves and others from infection, people coming from abroad are still strongly advised to avoid unnecessary contact and stay home for 14 days. Similarly, people who have had contact with infected persons are asked to stay absent from the university - even if you are free of symptoms.  

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Closure of the Campus

Access restrictions for students and guests

Since 19.03.2020, the buildings of the university are only accessible to employees, professors and lecturers by key. Students and guests may, in exceptional cases, arrange individual appointments with the contact persons in the administration and in the study programmes.

Information for students

We will gladly send you the necessary certificates by mail. For everything you wanted to send us, please use the postal way, our mailbox at Schellingstraße or send us an email. If it is absolutely necessary, you can arrange a personal appointment.

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Events and Dates

Events are cancelled

Due to the corona pandemic all events for the public at the HFT Stuttgart are currently cancelled until the end of May 2020. We will inform about alternative dates as soon as new events can be planned again.

Dates and times

Please refer to our calendar of events for the current summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21.

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General links

Up-to-date information on risk areas and infection prevention measures

Information from the Government of Baden-Württemberg

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Further Information

Information for employees, professors and students

In Moodle we have compiled further information for students, professors and employees. Please inform yourself regularly.

Moodle course

We are here for you

The corona pandemic creates many challenges and problems in terms of organisation, structure and personal development. Since March, 19th the university buildings may only be entered by employees, professors and lecturers. In order to reduce social contacts, many collegues work in home office. Nevertheless, the staff in the faculties, the student affairs department and the student counselling service as well as all central facilities of the university are available to students, by email, telephone or to make appointments. An overview of the contacts can be found here:

Publish date: 10. March 2020 By Petra Dabelstein ()