When does the application period start and end?
Applications for programmes starting in the winter semester can
be submitted from early May onwards. Applications for programmes
starting in the summer semester can be submitted from early
Application deadline for programmes starting in the winter
semester: July 15th
Application deadline for programmes starting in the summer
semester: January 15th
Special deadlines apply in the case of the bachelor programme in
Interior Design as well as various master’s programmes. For more
details please refer to the Application Deadlines.
Applicants who wish to start their programme in the winter
semester and gained their university entrance qualification earlier
than mid-January in the same year are not subject to any special
What application criteria do I need to fulfil?
You must hold a university entrance qualification if you wish to
apply to HFT Stuttgart. For more information please refer to Studieninformation Baden-Württemberg (German
You application must be filled out online, printed out, signed
and submitted to HFT Stuttgart along with all supporting documents
by the respective deadline.
I haven’t received certification of my university entrance
qualification yet. Can I still apply?
Yes – if you hand in your certificate by the deadline for
Special exemption: The deadline for the
submission of certificates of entitlement to study at a university
of applied science gained at a vocational or technical college
(“Berufskolleg” or “Fachschule”) in the state of Baden-Württemberg
is July 25th.
Do I have to do a pre-study internship?
Some of our programmes require prospective students to complete
and report on a pre-study internship. For more information please
refer to http://www.hft-stuttgart.de/Studium/Bewerbung/Vorpraktikum/index.html/en.
Can I simultaneously apply for admission to multiple
You are permitted to submit one primary application and up to
two reserve applications.
Your reserve applications will only be considered if you fulfil
the respective criteria for admission, all primary applications to
take the respective programmes have been processed and there are
still places available on them.
Do I have to submit original certificates?
No, you only need to submit a copy of your university entrance
certificate. We nevertheless need an officially certified copy
thereof by the time you enrol at the latest. In Germany you can
have certificates certified by authorities such as the local town
hall (Rathaus) or citizen’s advice bureau (Bürgerbüro).
What should I do if I’ve forgotten to submit one or more
You have until the deadline for applications to submit any
missing documents to the Admissions Office. Please make sure you
quote your applicant number and preferred programme when doing so.
Your certificates of completion of the General Aptitude Test
(“Allgemeiner Orientierungstest”) and pre-study internship,
declaration of academic history, certificates of disenrollment from
other universities and officially certified copies can also be
submitted when you enrol. The enrolment date will be confirmed in
your notice of acceptance.
How long is the “waiting period” and how is it calculated?
The waiting period is calculated according to the number of
half-years that have elapsed since you gained your university
entrance qualification. Any semesters you have spent enrolled at
one or more German universities will be deducted from your waiting
Under what circumstances am I able to claim (early) admission
due to hardship?
The health-related, social or family-related reasons behind your
application for early admission due to hardship must be serious
enough to prevent you from waiting even a single semester before
being admitted onto your preferred programme. You must therefore
find yourself in an exceptional situation.
HFT Stuttgart awards five percent of places to applicants who
make a justified claim for admission due to exceptional hardship.
They are awarded these places ahead of all other applicants
irrespective of the selection criteria that accompany the
respective selection process or immediately after the respective
waiting period. The order in which hardship places are awarded is
defined by the level of exceptional hardship applicants are
assessed to face. Claims for admission due to exceptional hardship
are to be made in accordance with § 12 HVVO and must provide
comprehensive justification of the applicant’s right to a hardship
place. Certification is to be provided where applicable (e.g.
specialist medical certificates).
If your claim for admission due to exceptional hardship is
rejected your application will still be considered within the
framework of the normal selection process.
What do I need to be aware of if I’ve already been enrolled at
If you have already been enrolled in a similar or equivalent
programme you will no longer be able to apply to begin your
programme as a 1st semester student. If you lost your right to sit
examinations at a previous university you will not be able to enrol
in a similar or equivalent programme at HFT Stuttgart. A
certificate of disenrollment from your previous university must be
submitted on your date of enrolment at HFT Stuttgart at the
What is the General Aptitude Test?
You can take the General Aptitude Test online at
www.was-studiere-ich.de (German language only). You will receive a
certificate of completion which needs to be submitted when you
enrol. The test takes around 15 minutes and is free of charge. The
result does not have any impact on admission to your preferred
The Admissions Office is available to provide you with advice
and support on admissions-related matters.
Angelika Jachmann, Doris Pelzer, Elsbeth Schwarz, Bernd
Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2662 or 2659
Fax +49 (0)711 8926 2666
Monday–Friday 9:00–12:00 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
University of Applied Sciences