Useful information for the start of your study

We welcome the freshmen at HFT Stuttgart!

Admission and registration have been completed - now you can start your studies at the HFT Stuttgart. On this page we have put together all the information you need for a successful start to your studies. We wish you a good time on our University!

Ways are made by walking them. With these words by Franz Kafka, I would like to welcome our students to the winter semester 2021/22. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you here at our university - in presence! - and to walk the path together with you in the coming years.

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Prof. Dr. Katja Rade Rector of the HFT Stuttgart

What can our Bachelor students expect during the preparation week?

The HFT Stuttgart is one of the few universities in Germany to offer you a compact preparation week to help you get started with your studies. During our preparation week you will have the opportunity to:

  • get to know the university and your fellow students as well as the professors,
  • get information from the central institutions, such as the library, examination office, student advisory service or didactics centre,
  • learn tips and tricks about your studies from tutors from higher semesters,
  • learn important skills by means of a project assignment specific to your course of study and
  • reflect on your learning strategies at the university with qualified trainers.

You can find more information about the preparation week and the exact schedule for your study programme here:

Access data, important dates for freshmen and the right contact persons: You can find everything you need to know now at the following link:

Questions about the start of your studies

The student department and the student advisory service at the HFT Stuttgart are your first point of contact for information concerning your studies. Your questions regarding the organisation of your studies (e.g. beginning and course of studies, lectures and examinations, fees, internships and forms) are answered here. Further specific questions can also be answered by the student advisory service. They will help you start your "student life" and accompany you on your way through your studies.

Important note: Study against the background of the Corona pandemic

Please inform yourself regularly about current measures and applicable regulations via our Corona Update. In addition, the Rectorate of HFT Stuttgart will inform you about updates by e-mail.

Zoom-News-Feed "HFT for you"

As an additional service for our first-year students, the news feed "HFT for you "* is launched via Zoom at the beginning of the semester. During the first weeks of the semester, "HFT for you" will provide you with a wealth of information about the start of your studies and interesting facts about student life in the state capital. The channel is primarily aimed at our first-year Bachelor students. However, new Master's students are of course also welcome!

How it works:

Download the latest version of the mobile app:


Google Play

Instructions (mobile app):

  • Log in via SSO using the HFT credentials (company domain:
  • In the app, click Contacts at the bottom.
  • Then click the plus icon at the top and select Join a Public Channel. A list of all the channels you can join will appear.

Alternatively, you can type the channel name directly into the search box.

  • Click on the "HFT for you" channel to join.

*All information is available at any time on the HFT website. The Zoom channel is a voluntary service!

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Publish date: 22. September 2021 By Kathrin Mletzko ()