Pre-departure information for visiting program students

This page is designed to help you with the preparations for your stay in Stuttgart. Please read all the information carefully. 

Checklist

  • Please read the pre-departure checklist carefully. It contains important information on things, which you need to do, prior to your departure, such as visa, housing and insurances.

Admission procedure

  • Overseas students can expect to receive their letter of admission by mid-June provided that they have handed in their complete online application documents no later than May 1 (applications for the winter semester) or by  mid-January (applications for the summer semester) provided that they have handed in their complete online application documents no later than December 1.
  • Erasmus students can expect to receive their letter of admission in July (for the winter semester) or in January (for the summer semester).
  • Students who need a visa will receive a letter of invitation as soon as they have submitted their complete application documents including the letter of nomination from their home university and proof of German proficiency.
  • Please remember that the final enrolment takes place via the C@MPUS system after your arrival. Further instructions you will receive together with your Welcome Guide at the IZ upon arrival.

First steps after your arrival

Practical information

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In order to facilitate your first steps after your arrival in Stuttgart we offer our buddy program. For further information about our pick-up service and guidance on formalities please visit the following our website.

Office hours of the arrival week

Mon, October 2: IZ is CLOSED!
Tue, October 3: Holiday (German Unification Day); IZ is CLOSED!
Wed, October 4: 10 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Thu, October 5: 10 am to 12 pm
Fri, October 6: 10 am to 12 pm

Important dates for the winter semester 2017/2018:
  • Arrival date for students participating in the German course:
     Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Semester starts: Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Classes start: Monday, October 16, 2017
  • More information on the academic year can be found in the academic calendar.