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The Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT) welcomes students from all over the world.

You have the opportunity to complete your studies as a full-time student or to gain new and intercultural experience for a limited period of time in one or two semesters abroad as an exchange student and to broaden your knowledge as well as your horizon.

Application for full-time studies (degree-seeking student)


We are pleased that you are interested in studying at the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart. The HFT Stuttgart's Bachelor's and Master's system offers individual training paths and the best career opportunities for graduates. 

Find out more about the HFT,  about our fields of study and get to know us here.If you prefer to study in English, take a look at our english-language Master's programmes.

Information on how to apply for a full-time degree course (degree-seeking students) as well as further information on the process can be found here.

Fahnen unterschiedlicher Länder werden in die Höhe gehalten

Foreign school or university degree

What do I have to consider?

*For Master programmes: check if required Master overview list and programme; compulsory for all Bachelor programmes

Additional documents for the application

  • Certificate of the Studienkolleg
  • Certificate of university entrance qualification from the country of origin
  • Translation into the German language
  • Proof of knowledge of German and/or English

International prospective students (EU and non-EU) with a foreign school or university degree require a

  • Recognition of certificates

by the Studienkolleg für die Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften des Landes Baden-Württemberg Konstanz (Brauneggerstraße 55, 78462 Konstanz)

Non-EU citizens with a foreign school-leaving certificate are sometimes required to take a supplementary examination(Feststellungsprüfung) .

Please note: For the English-language Master's programmes and occasionally for others, you do not need a certificate recognition from the Studienkolleg Konstanz. The degree programmes themselves recognise your certificate. In the Master overview list you can see which degree programmes this concerns. These are marked with a 2 .

Preliminary information on foreign degrees can be found under anabin.

International applicants whose native language is not German and who are not so-called "Bildungsinländer" must also prove that they have German language skills in order to be admitted or enrolled.

Exception: no proof of German language skills for the English-language Master's programmes. In the Master's overview list you can see which degree programmes this applies to. These are marked with a 2 . For these you need a proof of English language skills. For more details, please refer to the respective degree programme.

The following German language examinations are recognised:

  • Certificate of the German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Applicants (DSH-2 or DSH-3)
  • Test of German as a foreign language "TestDaF" (average 4.0)
  • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Level II
  • Certificate of the examination to determine the suitability of foreign applicants (Feststellungsprüfung Deutsch)
  • Proof of German language skills that have been recognised by bilateral agreements or other agreements concluded by the KMK and HRK as sufficient language skills for admission to higher education
  • Goethe Certificate C2 (since 01.01.2012)
  • Großes und Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom and the certificate of the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) of the Goethe-Institut- (until 31.12.2011)
  • German language examination II of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscherinstitut Munich
  • Certificate of successful completion of the "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" examination
  • Proof of German language and literature studies completed at a foreign university

Our English-tought courses of study

Further education master programmes

Studying and living in Germany

To help you find your way around right from the start, to ensure that you are well informed and to make your start in a foreign country and an in an unfamiliar city easier, the International Office has compiled useful information about life in Stuttgart in the Welcome to Stuttgart PDF leaflet.

Inform yourself also about

Regular international gatherings ("International Coffee Break") with other international and German students help you to network and settle in well. For more information, please visit the International Student Office.

More about living and studying in Stuttgart by the Welcome Center Stuttgart.

Application for a semester or year abroad (exchange student)

We also welcome exchange students from all over the world every semester. If you are interested in an exchange semester at the University of Applied Sciences, the following pages of the International Student Office will provide you with important information on application, procedures and financing.