Orientation program

The International Office will help you to settle in and get started!

Please check on our Corona website for potential changes and updates regarding the necessary first steps.

Most of our events during the orientation program are online; therefore, you can also take part if you are not in Stuttgart yet.

The International Office offers an orientation program for degree seeking students and exchange students. During this program we organize special information meetings that will help you settle in and feel comfortable. 

Degree-seeking students

International degree students who would like to get some information and tips for preparing  their stay at the University of Stuttgart can take part in the Pre-departure information web seminar (event in English).

What is to consider when planning your stay in Stuttgart? Please check:

The welcome package contains our Welcome Guide and Welcome Checklist as printed brochures, a city map, information leaflets and forms you need to fill in during the first days. You can pick up your Welcome Package during our open office hours, just come to the IZ!

Mon + Wed 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue + Thu 10 a.m. to noon

If you need help with the paperwork feel free to join this small group meeting where we discuss the formalities in the beginning of your stay in Stuttgart. Grab your Welcome Checklist and come along!

Every Friday in March and April at 10 a.m.

Health care system, housing rules, getting around safely, sorting your garbage. Living in Stuttgart will be different to what you are used to. Join this online seminar and help yourself to a smooth start in everyday life!

Organizing your studies is a major challenge for your first semester. Students in our English taught Master´s programs will receive the handout Studying in Stuttgart for newbies, that gives an insights in the basics of academic life in Stuttgart, through their study program.

Important: Don´t miss the introduction of your study program!

Introductory session in German for degree students in German taught study programs. This event is offered only in the winter semester. Please join one of our English introductory sessions.

Throughout the year we offer get-togethers and leisure time activities.

You will learn more about visa application, health insurance, accommodation, enrollment and other things to consider when you prepare for your arrival in Stuttgart.

Tuesday, April 25, 3pm CEST


Meet and connect with other future students from your study program before the semester starts.

Wednesday, April 26, 4.30pm CEST 


You will receive information about financing your studies with information about cost of living and studying, working during your studies and scholarships.

Tuesday, May 9, 3pm CEST 


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Exchange students

For exchange and program students who participate in the intensive German course in September or March the orientation program takes place during the language course.
Exchange students who do not participate in the intensive German course and arrive in October or April receive all information via e-mail. 


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