Independent Agreement: Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart), Germany
Founded in 1832 as the “Winter School for Building Craftsmen,” today the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart) is a university of Applied Sciences and offers a broad spectrum of accredited Bachelor and Master programs.
Stuttgart is the economic center of southwest Germany and is known worldwide for its automotive expertise. It is a city famous for engineering, architecture and culture.
Areas of studies at HFT Stuttgart are
Architecture and Design
For more details on the specific programs and the specific courses offered during a particular semester, please visit HFT Stuttgart Fields of Study.
Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.
HFT does not provide on-campus accommodation. However, the HFT International student Office supports reservation of accommodation in local dormitories of the student housing association. To download the reservation forms, please visit the student Dormitory Reservation website. In general students should expect about EUR 750 per month for the following expenses:
Rent: approx. EUR 285 to EUR 350 per month
Health insurance: EUR 80 per month
Semester Ticket for public transport: EUR 200 per semester
Food: approx. EUR 180 per month
Miscellaneous costs: approx. EUR 150 per month
Please note that these numbers are taken into consideration in U.S. Dollars on the estimated budget in the Cost section below.
Rental of a dormitory room includes furniture, internet access (wireless or per network cable), also bed linen (duvet, pillow, duvet cover, pillow case, sheet) which is supplied for a one-time fee of EUR 45 by the caretakers of the student residences. Every student residence provides washing machines and tumble dryers which can be used with chip cards.
Academic credit For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses you pass will earn credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA.
Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.
Did you know? Stuttgart is the birthplace of the automobile! In 1886, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz were working on a new invention -- the motor car -- and today, Stuttgart is ahome to a Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums, attracting fans from all over the world.
Applying to a study abroad program is the first step to a life-changing experience. Once you start your application to a study abroad program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. While there are several things to be done before you depart to study abroad, remember that we at the S&T study abroad office are here to guide you along the way!
1. If you don’t know which program you are interested in, please request an advising meeting with an S&T study abroad advisor to discuss the study abroad opportunities. The study abroad advisor would be able to make recommendations based on your academic and personal goals. After you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.
2. If you have already spoken to a study abroad advisor and/or you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.
3. Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
o Material submissions - Printable forms which require signature form campus officials. Most material submissions could be uploaded to the online application, but some may require physical submission of materials. Such material submissions include: a copy of your unofficial transcript, financial planning worksheet, application for credit, etc.
o Signature Documents - Items that may be digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding. Such a signature document is the assumption of risk and release.
o Recommendation Forms - You will have the option to request a recommendation letter from an S&T faculty or staff by entering their e-mail address. Recommendations may be submitted electronically by S&T faculty and staff.
o Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically. Such questionnaires include: emergency contact info, insurance information, application for the S&T Study Abroad scholarship, etc.