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University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

The University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart - Hochschule für Technik (HFT) - is one of ten institutes for higher education in Stuttgart. It was founded in 1832 as a school for construction craftsmen (Winterschule für Bauhandwerker) and was inaugurated as a University of Applied Sciences in 1971. Today, architecture and civil engineering still play a major role at the university.



In 1995 the Polytechnic was renamed the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart. The HFT Stuttgart acquired the building Kienestrasse 45 which became Building 4 and houses the Departments of Civil Engineering, Foundation studies and Building Physics. Block 4, a pavilion in the courtyard was created as the result of a university-wide student project and was planned and built by the students.


Interdisciplinary teaching concepts, a dedicated didactic centre, a strongly funded Institute of Applied Research, more than 70 partner universities as a global network and outstanding career opportunities these are all more reasons for studying at HFT Stuttgart.


Progressing Campus Sustainability: Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences joins the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

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Student services

Stuttgart Student Services are responsible for the social care and funding of students in cooperation with HFT Stuttgart. Its duties are as follows:

  • Catering
  • BAföG funding
  • Student accommodation
  • Child care
  • Loans and insurance
  • Psychological Counselling
  • Legal advice
  • Social Counselling

Housing services

HFT does not provide on-campus accommodation due to the restricted space of our city center location. Housing is provided by the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart based on availability at dormitories distributed across the city. International students must complete their online housing application processs via the website of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. They may then submit their completed accommodation feedback form to the International Student Office to confirm their successful accommodation application.

Library services

  • Managing your library account online
Using the catalogue you can renew or place a hold on materials. Open the menu item "My account" and log in with your library data.
  • Accessing digital full texts
Members of the HFT can use numerous digital collections from the library at home. You need a VPN client and a valid login issued by the computer center.
  • Copying and scanning

ICT services

Internet and e-mail accounts will be set up by HFT once your personal information has been acquired.You will be asked to sign specific user regulations. Please read them carefully! The computer centerreserves the right to close your account immediately without any exceptions in case of violation of thelegal agreements.

Medical services

The first step in case of any health problem should be the consultation of a general practitioner(Allgemeinarzt). If the general practitioner is unable to help, you may be transferred to a specialist or –depending on your health problem – straight to a hospital.

Student Life

Campus life

Stuttgart with nearly 600,000 inhabitants, has a lot to offer. While it is the economic centre of South-West Germany, especially for the automotive industry, it is also known as the city of wine and as the city of architecture and culture.Alongside the Staatsgalerie are many other museums worth visiting in Stuttgart, such as the Art Museum, the Württemberg State Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Other cultural highlights are the many theatres in the city, such as the Classical State Theatre and the Modern Theaterhaus. Other leisure activities can be pursued in the various gardens or in the woods surrounding the city, or perhaps the Wilhelma zoological-botanical gardens.

Sports facilities

Students and university staff can get involved in the university sports activities. Sports enthusiasts are in particularly high demand for the football and volleyball teams. Regular championships are held in these disciplines, including the Baden-Württemberg University Championships.

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