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University of Stuttgart

3.9 out of 5 (35 ratings / 19 reviews) Stuttgart, Germany
Today the University of Stuttgart is divided up into ten faculties and is an educational institution in high demand worldwide with 56 undergraduate programmes and 20 postgraduate programmes. The University meets the requirements of the working world with the internationalisation of its broad range of courses on offer, numerous on-line offers in teaching and further education and its intensive support for start-up companies.



The Universität Stuttgart is situated in the middle of a highly dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellency in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering as well as in life sciences. The Universität Stuttgart was founded in 1829, at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe, and will celebrate its 175 th anniversary in 2004.


The cooperation between technical, physical and human sciences has always been an advantage of the Universität Stuttgart. Today the university is a modern, achievement-orientated institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines. The maxim is not only "job-qualification", but "technology, knowledge and education for mankind", as the motto of the Universität Stuttgart says.


At the University of Stuttgart a distinction is to be made between two groups of research associations: on the one hand those that are predominantly supported by institutes from the University of Stuttgart (which does not exclude cooperations with external partners) and on the other hand associations in which external partners play an equal role. Above all this includes cooperation’s with industrial companies. Within each group a distinction is made according to scope and maturity level. You will find a summary here.

Research Associations with external partners
  • Stuttgart Partnership Initiative
  • Stuttgart Research Partnership
  • Stuttgart Technology Partnership
  • Research Campus Stuttgart


The University of Stuttgart with its 20,000 students and 7,000 employees is one of the leading European Research Universities with a main focus on engineering and natural sciences. The University of Stuttgart is committed to excellent basic and applied research and interdisciplinary academic education.The excellence initiative of the German state and federal governments has recently approved the funding of theCluster of Excellence EXC 310 Simulation Technology (SimTech) at the University of Stuttgart. In this context, the Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech) is asking for applications for the following positions:

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Student services

The services for students are a roundup of offerings the TIK provides. In conjunction with their matriculation, every student receives a user name, email address and password for the student services, the so-called TIK-account.

  • E-Learning-Platform of University Stuttgart ILIAS
  • Online course directory LSF
  • Printing service

Housing services

Housing Services Office

  • Family Housing
Family housing is located at four installations in the Stuttgart area: Patch Barracks, Kelley Barracks, Robinson Barracks [RB], and Panzer Kaserne, with 60 percent of the housing units located on Patch Barracks and RB.
  • On-Post Housing: Military Only
Service members from all service branches on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders will be mandatorily assigned to government housing to maintain optimum occupancy.
  • Pets in On-Post Housing
No more than two dogs or cats, or combination thereof, are authorized per dwelling unit. Other domestic pets (including birds, goldfish, and hamsters) may be kept in AFH. Exotic pets (for example, snakes) are prohibited.

Library services

  • Catalogues
  • Electronic Resources
  • Scientific Information
  • Document Delivery / Inter-Library Loans
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Book Suggestion Form.

ICT services

In general, you should use the wireless network “eduroam”. Eduroam is a world wide cooperation with many other universities. Students from universities that participate in the collaboration can also use the wireless network. Instructions setting up the “eduroam” network can be found on the website of the helpdesk.

Medical services

  • Urgent care clinic staffed by local physicians at Marienhospital Stuttgart/Medical specialties
  • Psychiatric emergency service at Marienhospital Stuttgart
  • Paediatric emergency services
  • Ophthalmological emergency services for Stuttgart and Ostfildern-Kemnat
  • Dental emergency services
  • Urgent dental technical services
  • Poison Center for Baden-Württemberg located in Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Stroke Units

Student Life

Campus life

As campus university with two well connected locations, close to attractive recreation possibilities in the environment and closely integrated in the cultural live of the city, the university provides the best conditions for studying and working as well as a diversity of job chances for graduates. Together with modern information technologies, comfortable hostels and housing for guest lecturers, the neighbouring institutions of the Max Planck-, the Fraunhofer Institute and the German Aerospace Center constitute a fertile ground for innovations and scientific communication.

Sports facilities

  • Individual Sports
  • Dancing
  • Outdoor
  • Team Sports
  • Fighting sports.

Student clubs

  • AEGEE Stuttgart e.V. - Forum Europäischer Studenten
  • Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC)
  • Bangladesh Students Association (BSA)
  • Cameroonian Association of Stuttgart and Environs (CamAS e.V.)
  • International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
  • Verein der mongolischen Akademiker in Baden-Württemberg (VMA-BW)
  • Muslimische Studentenunion (MSU)
  • Verein der Chinesischen Wissenschaftler und Studenten in Stuttgart e.V. (VCWSS)
  • Verein der Tunesischen Akademiker in Stuttgart e.V. (VtAS e.V.)
  • Vereinigung Indonesischer Studenten in Stuttgart(PPI)

Student Reviews

Stuttgart University Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Teaching in general is pretty good! Lecturers are really friendly, high level of education! exam timetable could be improved! (exams reach over most of the lecture-free time)

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The quality of education might be really good. But ai dont like the framework conditions: the mensa is way to expensive for the quaöity you get. The buildings are grey. Equipment is old. Way to less places to study in quite space. Not at all a creativity and nnovation promoting surrounding. Doesn't have the feeling of being in a big school or "home", but rather a...

Completing a Master's Degree
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed my studies in the University of Stuttgart. The Master's program I completed was in English so it provided the perfect international environment I was looking for. There were a lot of students from different of countries and it was quite fun to experience this variety of cultures firsthand. The majority of the courses were challenging to complete, but also...

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