Semester fee

To start and continue their studies (from one semester to the next), students pay a contribution and, if applicable, tuition fees per semester.

The semester contribution of 204,20 € for the winter semester 2022/23 consists of:

  • 122,20 € student union fee
  • 70,00 € semester fee "Verwaltungskostenbeitrag
  • 12,00 € semester fee "Verfasste Studierendenschaft" (student body)

Those who fall under the tuition fee obligation for international students or second tuition fees, pay the fees together with the above-mentioned semester fee in the same period .

Payment and thus re-registration for the next semester is done in LSF under: "My functions" -> "Study administration" -> "Payment and re-registration". You will receive the exact re-registration period by e-mail with further information.

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  • If you de-register within the 1st month after the start of the lecture, you will receive the contribution shares "administration fees" and "composed student body" back.
  • Please send the application form "Antrag auf Rückerstattung des Semesterbeitrages" immediately to the university together with your student card (or proof that the card is invalid, i.e. not validated for the new semester)
  • The reimbursement of the share of the "Studierendenwerk" must be made directly to the Studierendenwerk within one month after the beginning of the semester. You can also find the necessary form "Antrag auf Rückerstattung des Studierendenwerksbeitrages" in the download area. After approval of the refund, the payment will be made by the university.

Please note the different deadlines and recipients of the application forms mentioned above.

Re-registration means the payment of the semester fee. Only the payment of the semester fee secures the right to continue studying. Payment must always be made at the beginning of January or July. The semester fee consists of the student union fee, the administrative fee and the fee for the student body. This contribution must be paid for each semester in which you are enrolled at the university, i.e. also during a semester of vacation, a semester abroad or an internship semester.

Students who wish to continue their studies in the coming semester must re-register within the re-registration period by paying the semester fee.

Students who fall under the new tuition fee obligation for international students or second tuition fees must pay this amount in the same period together with the above-mentioned semester fee. All the procedures described in the rest of the text apply to you as well.

Re-registration and payment is done in LSF under "My Functions"→ Study Administration" → "Pay and Re-register". Before you re-register, please be sure to read the FAQs on re-registration (see below).

You will need your email access ID and email password to log in. Since payment will be made via SEPA, only enter a checking account where you are the account holder. Other accounts will not be accepted. 14 days after you have registered online, the money will be debited from your current account. In case of a late payment, the total amount will be increased by a late payment surcharge of 16,00 Euro.

If your account does not have sufficient funds when the semester fees are debited, the bank will refuse the payment. You will have to pay the bank charges resulting from this return debit to your bank, as well as a further administrative fee of 16.00 Euro. Once you have paid the fee, you can use theonline functions in LSF to print out an updated certificate of enrollment or other certificates for the new semester. You can overwrite (validate) the imprint on your student ID card at the validation terminal in Building 1, 1st floor. If you have any questions regarding the login, please contact theInfo and Support Desk at the Information Center. IMPORTANT: Students who do not re-register by paying the semester fee and any tuition fees will be exmatriculated.

How do I re-register?

Re-registration and payment is done in LSF under "My functions"→ Study administration" → "Pay and re-register".

What happens if I forget to re-register? You will receive a reminder letter from the university with a grace period for late re-registration (late fee of 16.00 euros in addition). If you still do not pay the increased semester fee within this grace period, you will be exmatriculated at the end of the semester due to missing re-registration.

When will the semester fee be debited? Approximately 14 days aftersuccessful re-registration via the online functions, the fees will be debited from your account by direct debit.

I made a mistake when entering my bank details. Can I change this data later? No, unfortunately this is not possible. Please wait for the payment request from the university. We will inform you therein how you can still successfully re-register.

My account was not funded? What do I have to do? If the semester fee cannot be debited from your account, you will have to pay additional fees. You will receive a payment request from the university with further instructions. Please wait for this letter.

Do I have to re-register if I study abroad for a semester, complete the internship semester or am on vacation semester? Yes, you have to re-register, since the student union fee, the administrative fee and the fee for the student body must also be paid during the semester abroad, internship semester or vacation semester.

I am a graduate and I am still writing exams. What do I do if I fail an exam? We assume that you will successfully complete your studies this semester. Therefore, please do not withdraw as a precaution. If you do not pass an exam, pleasecontact us immediately, as you are currently blocked from re-registering.

Can I re-register as a graduate if I complete my studies this semester? No, in this case you may not re-register. You will be exmatriculated ex officio at the end of the semester and are blocked from re-registering.

Under which conditions will the student union fee and/or the administrative fee be refunded? If you are exmatriculated within the 1st month after the start of lectures, you will receive a refund of the "administrative fee" and "student union fee". To do so, send the application form "Antrag auf Rückerstattung des Semesterbeitrags" (Application for refund of semester fees) immediately, together with your student ID (or proof that the ID is invalid, i.e. not validated for the new semester) to the university. The refund of the "Studierendenwerk" portion must be submitted directly to the Studierendenwerk within one month of the start of the semester. The form required for this purpose, "Application for Refund of Student Union Fee", can also be found in the download area. After approval of the refund, the payment will be made by the university.Please be sure to note the different deadlines and recipients of the application forms mentioned in advance.

I receive a message that I have been blocked for re-registration Please contact the person named in the message text

Note on the blocking of re-registration due to lack of safety instruction

At the beginning of your studies, it is mandatory that you attend a general safety briefing. At the end of the first year of study (and further at intervals of one year each thereafter), you will be required to refresh your knowledge and understanding regarding safety-related topics. You will receive an e-mail with a request to answer questions on the contents of the safety instruction as part of an online test. Only if you pass the safety test can you re-register for the next semester, i.e. continue your studies as scheduled.

If you have any questions in this regard, please contact only the security officer of your faculty or the person indicated in the notification letter. The Student Secretariat as well as the Examination Office cannot give you any further information in this regard.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Michaela Matheis
+49 711 8926 2302

Tuition fees for international students (outside the EU)

Starting in the winter semester 2017/2018, tuition fees will be charged to international students in Baden-Württemberg for Bachelor and consecutive Master programs. This fee is 1,500 € per semester; the re-registration or semester fee is added to this.

At the University of Applied Sciences, this applies to all courses of study except the courses of study "International Project Management" and "Smart City Solutions". Separate tuition fees are charged for these continuing education courses. The tuition fee for foreigners is to be paid by students who start a new course of study from now on. For enrolment or re-registration in the next semester, the total amount must be paid. In the practical semester and the semester on leave of absence you can be exempted from paying the tuition fee for foreign students. Students who were enrolled at a preparatory college in Baden-Württemberg before the beginning of the winter semester 17/18 to prepare for the assessment test do not pay tuition fees for international students in the course of study in which they are enrolled immediately after the successful completion of the assessment test. Basic information from the Ministry can be found here

You are not required to pay tuition fees if one of the three statements applies to you:

Domestic university entrance qualification

  • General qualification for university entrance,
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification,
  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification,
  • school qualification and delta examination, if the Fachhochschulreife or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification was acquired in Germany,
  • a recognised vocational upgrading examination, provided that it was taken in Germany,
  • vocational qualification and aptitude test, provided that the vocational training and experience was completed in Germany,
  • any other national qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Education.

As a rule of thumb: If you receive BAföG, you are also exempt from the foreigner study fee. You are exempt or possibly exempted from tuition fees if you have a residence permit in Germany not only for the purpose of studying, but for family reasons (e.g. spouse, life partner or child of a German, an EU/EEA citizen or a foreigner with a settlement permit), because you have fled your home country or have an unlimited residence permit for other reasons. You may also be exempt from fees if you have already been living and working in Germany for 5 years or longer. You can find the detailed reasons here

The following are exempt from the obligation to pay tuition fees

  • International students who come to Baden-Württemberg for a temporary stay under mutual state or university agreements,
  • Erasmus students,
  • International students from a partner university who come to the HFT as part of a double degree programme

The staff of the International Student Office will also be happy to assist you as a contact person Upon request, you can be exempted from the obligation to pay tuition fees

  • during a semester of leave of absence, provided that the application was made before the start of the lecture period,
  • during a practical semester of study,
  • as asylum seeker with residence permit,
  • on the basis of a significant disability that makes studying difficult within the meaning of § 2 of Book Nine of the Social Security Code.

It is important: The application must be made before the beginning of the lecture period!

How does the procedure work?

  • If you are admitted you will receive a hearing form by e-mail.
  • If you believe that you are covered by the exemption or exemption regulation, please return the form to us with the relevant evidence (copy of residence permit, passport, passport replacement, official certificate).
  • If you are exempt or exempted, you will then receive a confirmation of the exemption or a notice of exemption from tuition fees.
  • To enroll, please bring your original identification document, residence permit or other proof of residence with you.
  • If you have to pay the tuition fee, you will receive a notification of fees. You must present proof of payment before enrolment.

We can refund the tuition fee

  • if you exmatriculate with immediate effect within one month of the start of the lecture period,
  • if the conditions for the exception were met, but they were unable to prove it until enrolment or re-registration due to an obstacle,
  • prerequisites for a legal exception have been met within one month of the start of the lecture period.

You can find the refund form here

Contact person

Ramona Bromm ramona.bromm@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2411

Second Study Fees

Starting in the winter semester 2017/18, the universities in Baden-Württemberg charges second degree fees of 650 € per semester, plus the above mentioned semester fees.

Second tuition fees are payable at the HFT-Stuttgart if

  • you have a degree in an undergraduate course of study and are taking up a second or further course of study in an undergraduate course of study, i.e. you have already obtained a Bachelor's degree in Germany and are now aiming for another one.
  • You have a degree in a consecutive Master's programme and are taking up a second or further course of study in a consecutive Master's programme, i.e. you have already obtained a Master's degree in Germany and are now aiming to obtain another.
  • you are studying several courses of study at several universities in Baden-Württemberg at the same time, i.e. as soon as you have completed the first course of study, you will have to pay second tuition fees for the second course

You do not have to pay second student fees at the HFT-Stuttgart if

  • you have already taken up a second or further course of study in an undergraduate or master's programme before the winter semester 2017/18
  • you are taking up a Master's degree course after completing a Bachelor's degree and this is your first Master's degree course in Germany.
  • you change the subject and/or the course of study without a degree
  • Please note: However, if you as an international applicant have already obtained a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Germany and are now seeking a further Bachelor's or Master's degree at the HFT, this regulation no longer applies.

Exemption from the two-study fees is possible if

  • you take a semester off or do an internship. The application must be submitted by the beginning of the lecture period of the respective semester
  • is a disability that is severe enough to interfere with your studies. The application must be submitted at the beginning of the lecture period of the respective semester.

We can reimburse the tuition fee if

  • you exmatriculate with immediate effect within one month of the start of the lecture period. You can find the application form here

 

You can find further information here.

Contact person

Ramona Bromm ramona.bromm@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2411

Tuition fees for Master's programmes for further education

Tuition fees for International Project Management

The Master's degree programme International Project Management is a continuing education programme which is subject to tuition fees. The amount of the tuition fees to be paid in each semester can be found in the Fee Regulations.

During a semester of leave of absence no tuition fees are charged. Possible reductions of the tuition fees (e.g. due to raising a child) are listed in the fee regulations of the course of studies.

In addition to the tuition fees, the current semester fee must be paid in each semester. No tuition fees are charged during a semester of leave of absence. Only the semester fees are then payable. There are no further fees such as international tuition fees or second tuition fees.

It must be proven that a child under 14 years of age is being cared for and brought up. The child should live in the household of the applicant student. Or it should be proven that a great deal of time is invested in the care/raising of a child. The fee reduction for the care and upbringing of a child is granted regardless of whether the child is a legitimate, non-marital, legitimate or adopted child. Custody is not decisive for the fee reduction.

The application for fee reduction (English application) must be submitted directly to the university before the start of lectures.

Proof: Birth certificate and certificate of registration of the child and, if applicable, a declaration on the care and upbringing of a child

 

 

The determination of a significant impediment is made according to § 2 para. 1 SGB IX. For a fee reduction, a degree of disability of at least 50 percent must be present or, in the case of chronically ill students, the student must prove that he or she needs more time to pass the course, either because of doctor's appointments or because the student requires a longer period of study due to his or her disability.

The application for fee reduction must be made directly to the university before the start of lectures.

Evidence: Severely disabled person's identity card or medical certificate of study difficulty

Tuition fees for Smart City Solutions

The Master's degree program Smart City Solutions is a further education program that is subject to fees. The amount of the tuition fees to be paid in each semester can be found in the Fee Schedule.

During a semester of leave of absence no tuition fees are charged. Possible reductions of the tuition fees (e.g. due to raising a child) are listed in the fee regulations of the course of studies.

In addition to the tuition fees, the current semester fee must be paid in each semester. No tuition fees are charged during a semester of leave of absence. Only the semester fees are then payable. There are no further fees such as international tuition fees or second tuition fees.

Contact person

Michaela Matheis michaela.matheis@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2302