Getting started with your studies

Enrollment formalities, orientation events and dates: you will be faced with many new impressions and things to do. Here we present an overview of what to expect.

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Stuttgart and a warm welcome!

Now that you are entering a new phase in your life, you surely have questions that need answers. With the topics presented below we hope to clear up any remaining uncertainties.

Please remember that you still need to enroll after you have received your study place and accepted it. You enroll via our online campus management system C@MPUS. Start with reading the information on the website Enrolling at the University of Stuttgart, but if it does not answer all your questions feel free to contact the department Application, Admission, Enrollment.

Enrolling at the University of Stuttgart

After enrolling, you will receive a link for activating your new student account. Using your account, you can download your studies certification.

How to activate the student account

For some study programs, you will have to complete pre-study internships. Some must be completed by the time you start your studies. You will find the relevant information on the study program's websites.

If you enroll in humanities and social science study programs (regardless of whether it is at Bachelor’s, Master’s or teaching degree level), you can obtain optional guidance on a required or voluntary internship from the STUDIES - INTERNSHIP - CAREER office.

Internships: proof and further information

Language courses

Should you be unable to accept your study place because you are performing voluntary service – including voluntary social or ecological year or caring for relatives – under the current rules, you can be admitted during the next two application periods ahead of all other applicants (so-called pre-selection).

Applying while performing volunteer service

You will incur certain costs linked to your studies. Find out what fees and contributions you will have to pay.

Fees and contributions

We have pointers for you how to find a place to live, how to finance your studies and other topics dealing with the subject of living in Stuttgart.

Living in Stuttgart

Information on how to create your class schedule

For setting up your class schedule you should use the following documents and programs:

  • the module manuals (also called module guide or module handbook, they contain a detailed description of the module contents and of the individual courses). You can find them on the campus management system C@MPUS (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).
  • the syllabi (also called overviews of module examinations or macrostructure); you can find them on the study program's website.
  • the annotated course catalogs (especially in languages and cultural studies, see below).

New students can find pointers on how to set up a class schedule, also class recommendations and partly completed class schedules on the study programs' websites. And don't forget to attend your introductory events! There you will receive all the information you need about your study program.

Study programs' websites

Annotated course catalogs describing course contents and registration are used in humanities, linguistics and social sciences. In these subjects, it is normally possible to choose from different courses. C@MPUS is increasingly replacing annotated course catalogs; to find out more on this topic, visit the respective study program websites.

Even if you are still enrolled on another study program at the University of Stuttgart, you can still register for courses on your new degree program (via the "Course catalogue" application on C@MPUS). If this is not possible, please contact the study program manager of your new study program. If your enrollment in your new study program has been successfully completed, your course registration remains intact.


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Application, Admission, Enrollment

  • Further information
  • Your points of contact for application, admission and enrollment on Bachelor's and Master's study programs.
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