University of Stuttgart

City: Stuttgart
Language of instruction: German
  • Founded in 1829, at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe
  • Situated in the middle of the highly dynamic economic region of Stuggart, Germany
  • Worldwide reputation for excellence in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering, life sciences
  • 10 faculties
  • A member of TU 9, a group of the leading technical universities in Germany

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EducationEngineeringForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • All courses, except the international Master's degree programs are held in German
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in German by proving they have had at least 900 hours of German corresponding to C1 according to the European reference frame
  • Exchange students who cannot prove this are required to participate in the pre-semester intensive German course and submit a proof of a minimum of 400 hours of coursework in German corresponding to A2 according to the European reference frame by the time of application
  • If your German is below B1, you are required an additional proof of English proficiency of at least B1 (This regulation does not apply to native speakers of English)
  • You must apply for the German course through the registration portal when applying directly to Stuttgart


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • students in most areas of study

Term dates

  • UBC Term 1: Winter Semester - Early October to late March (lecture period from mid-October to mid-February)
  • UBC Term 2: Summer Semester - Early April to August (lecture period from mid-April to mid-July)
  • Refer to the Academic Calendar


Students studying in Term 1 at Stuttgart will not be able to return to UBC for Term 2. Students studying for Full Year or Term 2 will have to arrange to complete Summer semester exams in July and August to return to UBC for the new school year.

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 2 ECTS = 1 UBC credit

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • Grades range from 1 (very good) to 4 (sufficient)
  • If a student receives a grade above 4, then the course has been failed

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

Stuttgart has a filterable list of our study programs here: https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/study/study-programs/program/. In general all study programs are available to exchange students but Stuttgart asks students to consider two important things: Some programs only have courses in German and many have a very limited selection of English courses. Please take this into consideration!

Bachelor students in their 4th year are allowed to take Masters level courses in the Master programs we have in English.

  • Students who wish to take Masters courses will need to get permission at Stuttgart in advance of arrival

Select 'Master' in the drop down menu 'Degree' and select 'English' in the drop down menu 'Language'.

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Students considering this university are encouraged to apply for the generous DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship -  application is due by January 31, before you will have received confirmation of your exchange, therefore you will require a letter from Go Global to apply

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • A course fee of EUR 250 will be charged

Types of accommodation available

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