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 19,00 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 19.00 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 19.00 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.
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
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
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
It is important: The application must be made before the beginning of the lecture period!
How does the procedure work?
We can refund the tuition fee
You can find the refund form here
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 do not have to pay second student fees at the HFT-Stuttgart if
Exemption from the two-study fees is possible if
We can reimburse the tuition fee if
You can find further information here.
Both the International Project Management and Smart City Solutions master's degree programs are continuing education programs that require tuition fees.
The amount of tuition fees to be paid in each semester can be found in the Fee Schedule below. In addition to the tuition fees, the current semester fee must be paid each semester
No tuition fees are charged during a semester of leave. Only the semester fees are then to be paid. Other fees such as international tuition fees or second tuition fees do not apply.
Possible reductions of tuition fees (e.g. due to raising a child) are listed in the fee regulations of the study program.
From the start of the summer semester 2023
Start of studies before summer semester 2023
Fee schedule IPM from 11.12.2019
Evidence must be provided that a child under the age of 14 is being cared for and raised. The child should live in the applicant student's household. Or it should be proven that a lot of time is invested in the care/raising of a child. The fee reduction for caring for and raising a child is granted regardless of whether the child is legitimate, non-marital, declared legitimate or adopted. Custody is not a determining factor for the fee reduction.
Application for fee reduction(English application) must be made directly to the college prior to the start of classes.
Proofs: Birth certificate and registration certificate of the child and, if applicable, declaration of care and upbringing of a child.
The determination of a significant disability 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, it must be proven on the part of the student that he/she requires more time to complete the course of studies, whether due to medical appointments or also due to the fact that the student requires a longer period of study due to his/her disability.
The application for fee reduction must be submitted directly to the university before the start of lectures.
Proof: Severely disabled student ID or medical certificate stating the difficulty in studying.