University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

Founded in 1832, the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart is a renowned institution with tradition. Students will find a central city campus in the heart of Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, home of innovative brands like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bosch.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The university was founded as a winter school for building craftsmen on the lower Königstrasse opposite the King's stables at the time. The historic Egle Building (today's Building 1) was built by Joseph von Egle between 1867 and 1873 at the Stadtgarten. In 1918, as the Königlich Württembergische Baugewerkeschule, it was the largest of the then 67 building schools in Germany with 923 students. 


Fields of study are architecture, civil engineering, building physics, computer science, interior design, mathematics, geomatics and business management. The practice-oriented education is characterized by supervision in small learning and semester units and the professional experience of all professors. A one-semester practical study project is integrated in all bachelor's programmes. Through this practical semester our students gain valuable first work experience during their studies and establish contacts with companies and offices.


The majority of our research projects are characterized by highly interdisciplinary cooperation that facilitates the holistic investigation of complex, future-oriented topics.


In order to prepare our students optimally for the working world and to support their career planning already during their studies, the HFT Stuttgart in cooperation with JobTeaser has launched the new HFT career portal.

The career portal offers:

  • Search engine for internships and vacancies
  • student profiles
  • Company profiles
  • Events: coaching, workshops, trade fairs...
  • E-mail notifications
  • Information and videos about application and career

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Student services

The International Students Office (ISO) is the first point of contact for international students. The ISO assists with  visa related questions and updates an FAQ list on topics like finding a dormitory and assigns German students as buddies to supports international students. The ISO arranges weekly coffee breaks, regular events, and trips to bring international students closer to the German culture.


Plan_G coaches students in innovation practices and entrepreneurship trough hackathons and competitions. It matches start-up founders with mentors and venture capitalists. Plan_G collaborates with SCS throught their urban vertical.


The Didactic Center is in charge of foreign language courses, academic writing seminars, intercultural training and other extracurricular classes.

Housing services

The most common types of student residences:

(1)    student dorms, managed by Studierendenwerk-Stuttgart or VSSW. Buildings at several locations. Register early to avoid the waiting list. Monthly rent (including utilities) can be around 287-340 Euros. A deposit of 400 Euros will be returned after moving out.

(2)    apartments owned by private landlords, either rented by student cohabitations that select their flatmates, or entire apartments. Both advertised online. Furnished rooms or apartments are rare in Germany. Beware of fantastically low prices as they may be scams.

Library services

The University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart has a newly renovated library with state of the art equipment. The digital catalog lists the entire medial stock, paper copies as well as e-books, databases, learning videos and journals. The library has its own IT Support for ordering new books. It also has areas for study and is equipped with internet and charging points for laptops. 

ICT services

The campus has full Wi-Fi coverage. Students licenses for the most common applications are available. Special software is installed and accessible at state-of-the-art computer labs. Students access all study materials and lecture slides and submit coursework via Moodle. The University also provides students with a cloud drive with a space on bwSync&Share cloud service. OWL video conferencing systems facilitate hybrid in-class and online teaching.

Medical services

Medical insurance is compulsory for all students and entitles to receive outpatient treatment at doctors’ practices throughout the city and the rest of Germany. In case of medical emergency, Katharinenhospital and Klinikum Stuttgart are directly adjacent to the University of Applied Sciences. In Germany dedicated medical facilities for students are uncommon.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Applied Sciences lies at the heart of Stuttgart. The campus portrays a mix of modern and classical architecture. All buildings are located there, including a canteen which is open to outside visitors. Another canteen is shared with the adjacent downtown campus of the University of Stuttgart that is at 10- minute walk. Due to its central location, it is Stuttgart Main Station and Königsstrasse, the main boulevard of Stuttgart with boutiques, museums, galleries, the old and new castle can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. The campus is surrounded by supermarkets, restaurants of the entire price range, and other cultural places.

Sports facilities

The University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart provide more than 50 sports courses across different locations in Stuttgart. Further information can be obtained directly from the Hochschulsport der Universität Stuttgart.

Student clubs

AStA (students' union executive committee) is an elected every xx semster and represents  students' interests. It has, vor example an say in the allocation of funds for university actities and certain types of scholarships.

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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