Services we offer
On this website we provide general information, service and advice on how to study in Germany, on specific features of faculty 5 and on information, news and events which are of interest for all international students of the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments. By helping you with administrative matters we hope to give you a good start here in Stuttgart and contribute to a welcoming atmosphere enabling you to quickly make new friends and concentrate on your studies.
All academic information on courses, exams etc. can be found on the websites of the programs you are enrolled to.
If you have questions that are not answered by the information provided on this page, please refer to the website of the program you are interested in. If this step also is not sufficient, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Are you not sure which of our Master's programs is the right one for you? Try our orientation document.
Answers to the most important questions
All application to all our programs offered is via the C@mpus portal of the University. If you have technical questions concerning C@mpus please always contact directly firstname.lastname@example.org. A manual for application via the new Campus Management System is available here.
All questions relating to your admission status have to be addressed to the admissions office of the University of Stuttgart. However, c@mpus will inform you on your status!
Please note that email-applications are not accepted. You have to upload all your documents in C@mpus.
Please note that late applications will not be accepted!
Based on our experience, it is strongly advisable to start the Visa process as early as possible, as this may take up several months.
The deadlines for application:
INFOTECH: The C@mpus-Portal is open from November 15th to February 15th for application for the following winter semester (e.g. November 15th 2017 to February 15th 2018 for winter semester 2018/2019). Notification on your status in C@mpus around the 1st of May. For EU-Bachelors' holders there is a late application deadline: July 15th.
Admission to the MSc Computer Science is possible for the winter semester and for the summer semester. Application deadline for the winter semester (starting in October): January 15th; Application deadline for the summer semester (starting in April in the following year): July 15th
Computational Linguistics: Admission for the winter semester: application possible from May to July 15th; and for the summer semester: application possible from November to January 15th. Especially for students with Bachelor degrees different from Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing, starting in the winter semester is strongly recommended.
For detailed information on requirements please refer to every programs' own website.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree or similar, e.g. BTech, BE, BCS, BCA but not B.A. with 3 to 4 years regular study time; in a field like computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering (communications), electronics engineering or automation. Master degrees do not qualify.
- The degrees of the awarding institution have to be recognized without restrictions. The institution must have a 'Status' of 'H+' in the anabin database of the standing conference of the German Ministers of Education.
- The Cumulative Grade Point Average/Overall Average (CGPA) must be better than (value/best on scale) 70% of best-on-scale
- All students will be required to show proof of a working knowledge of the English language. Accepted proofs are:
- TOEFL PBT 550 points
- TOEFL CBT 213 points
- TOEFL IBT 80 points
- IELTS band 6.0 or better (academic)
- Cambridge ESOL CAE/CPE University of Cambride ESOL exams
- MoI (If the undergraduate studies have been held in English language, it is sufficient to provide a certification from the university).
- a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a program duration of at least 6 semesters in Computer Science, Software Engineering or in a subject closely related to that.
- examination results from the Bachelor program which support the qualification of the applicant for the Master Computer Science
- adequate knowledge of the English language for the special study:
- advanced knowledge of English at level C1; TOEFL PBT score 550; TOEFL CBT score 213; TOEFL iBT score 95; IELTS at least Band 7; Cambridge ESOL CAE/CPE
- For German students, the proof of 5 years of English classes at secondary school are sufficient, with a grade of at least 3.5 in the last two years
- Applicants whose bachelor program was held in English only need a University certificate.
- a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (Natural Language Processing), Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, General Linguistics or in a subject closely related to the mentioned ones;
- sufficient knowledge of the English language for special studies:
- advanced knowledge of English at level C1; TOEFL PBT score 550; TOEFL CBT score 213; TOEFL iBT score 95; IELTS Band 7; Cambridge ESOL CAE/CPE
- For German students, proof of 5 years of English classes at secondary school are sufficient, with a grade of at least 3.5 in the last two years
- Bachelor graduates of any degree held in English only need a University certificate
From winter semester 2017/2018 onward, institutions of higher education in Baden-Württemberg will be charging tuition fees for international students (students not from an EU/EEA country). These students will be charged 1.500 EUR per semester, in addition to the regular fees every student has to pay (currently 175,60 EUR). However, there is a long list of exeptions!
You can find an estimate of the costs of living here.
The Universitaet Stuttgart is not in a position to award scholarships to students of Master programs. However, there are other opportunities for international students.
- Scholarships offered by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) . This must be done approx. one year prior to the start of the studies in Germany through the German embassy in the home country.
- The "Deutschlandstipendium" is also open to international students. You can only apply after you have been enrolled at the University.
- For a list of other national and international funding agencies please also check:
- Student Assistant Job, Teaching Assistant for a maximum of 20 hours a week at one of the institutes of the Universitaet Stuttgart.
- Job outside of the university for a maximum of 120 days per calendar year.
For cases 3 and 4 holds: There is absolutely no guarantee to get such a job. Chances increase with working knowledge of the German language. These jobs usually come up at short notice and they can only be spotted being in Stuttgart. It is strongly recommended not to count on this source as the only financing means for year two. In order to get a visa, you anyhow have to show you have sufficient financial means in almost all embassies (except you have an EU citizenship). It is strongly recommended to check the embassies' homepages. Scholarship holders with public funded scholarships are exempted.
The approximately 27,000 Students of the University of Stuttgart stay at some 7,200 student dormitories owned and operated by the 'Studentenwerk Stuttgart (SWS)', private residential rooms, at home in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region.
The admission to one of our Masters' programs does NOT include a place in a student dormitory.
With the admission statement, admitted students will receive information on how to apply for a student dormitory. For INFOTECH-students only we can offer the organization of a dormitory room. Prices range between 220 EUR and 350 EUR per room.
Here is a collection of information on housing alternatives.
The German as a Foreign Language department of the International Center offers special language courses. The Masters' programs get a special contingent in these courses, however, places are still limited. We do recommend you try to learn German, as you will need it in your daily life outside of university.
There are several programs organized by the International Center helping you to get started in Stuttart:
Welcome Guides for International Students and Doctoral Students.
You can join ready.study.stuttgart: The program offers you help on arrival and organized many events from workshops to hikes and other excursions.
You can also register for the cross cultural mentoring program, which provides you with a mentor for a whole semester. This mentor will help you with any questions concerning student life in Stuttgart.
For your individual program there will be information lectures right at the beginning. Check out the news section of this website and the programs website for the date. Furthermore, faculty 5 hosts a Welcome Reception for its international students at the end of October each year. You will find the invitation on this website in the news section.
The Welcome Center of the city of Stuttgart provides you with a lot of information on living in Stuttgart - from registering at the City Hall to questions of living, health care or child care. As a newcomer, the Tourist Information can also provide interesting information on things to see and do.