Deadlines for exchange students nominated by their home university

1.4.

for the upcoming winter semester.

1.10.

for the upcoming summer semester.

Deadlines for applications after nomination or as a "freemover"

1.5.

for the upcoming winter semester.

1.11.

for the upcoming summer semester.

International Study Programme

The International Study Programme (ISP) includes all courses from the areas of study at HFT Stuttgart as well as courses on interdisciplinary (elective) subjects for international students.

Subject Curricula of the Bachelor's and Master's Study Programmes

Bachelor Study Programmes

Geomatics Study Area:

Study Programme Modules for exchange students
Digitization and Information Management  
Surveying and Geoinformatics  

Computer Science Study Area:

Study Programme Modules for exchange students
Computer Science  
Digitization and Information Management (Study Area Surveying)  
Surveying and Geoinformatics (Study Area Surveying)  
Information Systems  

Mathematics Study Area:

Study Programme Modules for exchange students
Applied Mathematics and AI  
Variant Math² - Work & Study  

 

Master Study Programmes

Interdisciplinary Electives

German language courses

Intensive courses // 3 ECTS

  • Level: A1 to B2
  • Duration: 18 teaching days, Mon - Fri / 72 teaching units (4 x 45 minutes/each day)
  • Start: four weeks before the beginning of the semester
  • Cost: 100 Euro + textbook

 

Current intensive courses >>

Semester courses // 2 ECTS

  • Level: A1 to C1
  • Duration: 12 teaching days, Wednesdays / 48 teaching units (4 x 45 minutes/each day)
  • Start: at the beginning of the semester
  • Cost: 50 Euro + textbook

 

Current semester courses >>

ISP - Modules

"German Society and Culture"

"Unboxing Biases"

ISP - Modules

"Intercultural Awareness"

Will be offered again soon.

Application Process

Exchange students from HFT partner universities can usually enroll and study at the HFT Stuttgart for up to two semesters. Students from other universities (not partner universities of HFT Stuttgart) are able to apply with the status "Freemover".

Nomination by the partner university to incoming@hft-stuttgart.de

  • by April 15 for the following winter semester
  • by October 15 for the following summer semester

 

Nominated students will receive all the application documents and information about the language course and accommodation by e-mail.

Step
1

Application by the student

  • by 01 May for the following winter semester
  • by 01 November for the following summer semester

 

Please send the required documents by e-mail to incoming@hft-stuttgart.de.

Step
2

Specials for Incomings

Buddy Programme

Buddies are regular students at HFT Stuttgart who volunteer to provide individual support to incoming students. Buddies guide incoming students around the campus and answer all their questions about studying at HFT Stuttgart and life in Stuttgart.

Special
1

Welcome Events

For an optimal start at HFT Stuttgart, the International Office invites all international students to Welcome Events.

Special
2

International Coffee Break

At the International Coffee Break, all students are welcome who would like to network with students from around the world, get to know eacht other in a comfortable surrounding and speak more English.

Special
3

Study Counseling for Incomings

The International Office supports international full-time students at HFT Stuttgart with questions about their studies, but also with personal concerns. Consultations can take place by telephone, email, in person or via Zoom and and can be confidential if desired.

Special
4

Leisure Activities

The International Office visits interesting places in Stuttgart and throughout southern Germany together with incoming students. This allows them to really get to know their host country and enjoy a nice break with other students.

Special
5

Accommodation and "HFT Welcome to Stuttgart"

Accommodation

Information

  • Due to its city centre location, there is no accommodation on the campus of the HFT Stuttgart.
  • Studierendenwerk allocates the rooms, so the students cannot choose their rooms.
  • The minimum rental period is 6 months.
  • More details: Accommodation Application Information >>

 

Cost estimate per month

  • Rent: 300 to 400 euros
  • Health insurance: approx. 90 Euro
  • JugendTicket BW for public transport in Baden-Württemberg: 30 euros
  • Food: about 200 Euro
  • Other costs: about 150 Euro

Application for a Dormitory Room

Please note: Due to the very high demand, the average waiting time from registration to room allocation by Studierendenwerk Stuttgart can take six months or more!

Step
1

 

After successful registration (step 1), the student receives a 'Tenant Number', which must be entered in MOBILITY-ONLINE.

Step
2

 

Students will receive all further information directly from Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.

Step
3

"HFT Welcome to Stuttgart"

What?

Everything international students need to know about studying at HFT Stuttgart and living in Stuttgart is available ...

 

 

Where.

... in the brochure "HFT Welcome to Stuttgart".

Financial Support

There are various funding opportunities for students at HFT Stuttgart. Further funding opportunities can be found in the DAAD scholarship database. The following scholarships are awarded by the International Office:

The Baden-Württemberg scholarship supports the international exchange of highly qualified foreign students between universities in Baden-Württemberg and universities outside the ERASMUS area. In addition to a study or research stay, the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM offers scholarship holders the opportunity to mature in their personal development and competence through intercultural experiences and to develop sensitivity and appreciation towards other cultures as part of the "regional development policy component (REK)".

Application period/deadline:

January 15 for the following summer semester

August 15 for the following winter semester

What requirements must be met?

  1. You are an exchange student from a partner university of HFT Stuttgart or you are an international direct student of HFT from an LDC
  2. You do not receive any other scholarship or other financial support from your home university (e.g. ERASMUS), your home country or from Germany (e.g. DAAD, Deutschlandstipendium, BaföG)

How do I apply?

Please send the following documents to iso.aaa@hft-stuttgart.de:

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. for exchange students: current transcript of records from your home university (and from the HFT Stuttgart if applicable)
  3. for international HFT students, from LDCs: current transcript of records from the HFT Stuttgart  (students in their 1st Master's semester can submit their Bachelor's grades from their home country)
  4. Curriculum vitae

What happens after the application?

  1. The International Office and the programme coordinators carry out the pre-selection of applicants (=nomination).
  2. Nominated applicants receive then log-in data for the online application from the International Office. This applicant information is then sent to the central scholarship committee. Please note! Please do not apply directly to the BW Foundation without nomination, otherwise you will automatically not receive a scholarship.
  3. The Baden-Württemberg Foundation makes the final decision on the awarding of scholarships. Further information on the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM can be found at www.bw-stipendium.de.
  4. By accepting the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, you also confirm that you will not receive any other scholarship for your studies during the scholarship period.

In agreement with the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart and the Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart e.V., the Robert Breuning Foundation awards rent subsidies to international students of the HFT Stuttgart who are accommodated in the halls of residence of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.

The rent subsidy amounts to € 150 per month for the funding period of one semester.

The maximum funding period is

  • 6 semesters for Bachelor students and is awarded up to the 8th semester of higher education,
  • 3 semesters for Master's students and is awarded up to a maximum of the 5th university semester.

Application period/deadline:

December 1 - January 15 for the following summer semester

June 1 - July 15 for the following winter semester

What requirements must be met?

  1. You are a regular international student or exchange student from a partner university of HFT Stuttgart.
  2. You live in student accommodation in Stuttgart.
  3. You can proof an extracurricular and/or special commitment at the HFT Stuttgart, e.g. activity in the Buddy Program, participation in international activities/events (e.g. cultural evening, coffee break), special activities in the degree program, e.g. semester speaker, tutor activity, etc.

 

How do I apply?

Please send the following documents to iso.aaa@hft-stuttgart.de:

  1. Application Form (please download in Moodle)
  2. Certificates of commitment
  3. Overview of grades
  4. Copy of the tenancy agreement with the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

 

What happens after the application?

  1. On the basis of the files and after consultation with the programme coordinators, the International Office will select the sponsored students.
  2. The students will be informed in writing about the result of the selection.

Every year, the International Office raises scholarship funds from the German Academic Exchange Service, which can be awarded to international students at HFT Stuttgart.

The aim is firstly to enable qualified international students to concentrate on their final thesis through a degree scholarship. Scholarships for particularly committed students are intended to improve the supervision of international students by scholarship holders taking on supervisory tasks in consultation with the International Office.

 

Application period/deadline:

January 1 - February 15 for the following summer semester

July 1 - August 15 for the following winter semester

 

What requirements must be met?

  1. You are a regular international student at HFT Stuttgart.
  2. You have at least a good academic record.
  3. Scholarship for particularly committed international students: You have shown outstanding commitment to supporting international students at HFT Stuttgart.Graduation scholarship: You are expected to complete your studies within one year.

 

How do I apply?

Please send the following documents to iso.aaa@hft-stuttgart.de:

  1. Application Form (please download in Moodle)
  2. Current overview of grades
  3. Scholarship for committed international students: if applicable, proof of previous commitment at HFT Stuttgart
  4. Graduation scholarship: Registration of the final thesis incl. rough schedule until graduation
  5. Letter of recommendation from an HFT lecturer

 

What happens after the application?

  1. On the basis of the files and after consultation with the degree program coordinators, the International Office selects the scholarship holders.
  2. The students will be informed in writing about the result of the selection.

Every year, HFT Stuttgart awards the DAAD Prize to an international student who has distinguished themselves through special academic achievements and social or intercultural commitment. This award "is intended to help put faces to the large numbers of international students at German universities and connect them with stories." (German Academic Exchange Service)

Who can receive the award?

International students,

  • who are pursuing a degree at the HFT (no exchange students).
  • who are at least in the 4th semester of a Bachelor's degree course or the 2nd semester of a Master's degree course.
  • who have outstanding academic achievements.
  • who are socially or (inter)culturally engaged.

 

Candidates are nominated by the degree programmes and the final winner is selected at the prizewinners' meeting (September/October). It is not possible to apply directly for the prize.

Office Hours and Contact

Office Hours

Feel free to come by and see us in person!

Always Monday to Thursday from 09 a.m. - 12 p.m. and

additionally on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Individual appointments by arrangement.

You will find us in Building 1, Room 330.

We can help you
Contact for Application and Accommodation: Susanne Widmann-Klein
+49 711 8926 2925
Contact for ISP, Specials and Scholarships: Tina Panzer
+49 711 8926 2379