Semester fee

The semester fee of 201,00 euros as of winter semester 2021/22 consists of

  • 121,00 euros student union contribution
  • 70,00 euros administrative fee
  • 10,00 euros contribution for the Constituted Student Body

Students who fall under the obligation to pay tuition fees for international students or second degree courses must pay this amount in the same period together with the above-mentioned semester fee.

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

Re-registration closed.

Costs per semester

Contact person

Michaela Matheis pruefungsamt1@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2302

  • 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.

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 pruefungsamt1@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2302