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 students and exchange students. During this program we organize special information meetings that will help you settle in and feel comfortable. 

Degree students

Tips and information for new degree students preparing for their arrival in Stuttgart.

Monday, March 11, 4 p.m.

Please also check:

The Welcome Checklist provides you with helpful information for your first days in Stuttgart, from moving into a dormitory to residence registration, opening a bank account and getting a public transport pass.

Do you still have urgent concerns or unanswered questions? Feel free to reach out to us or address them during our open office hours at the International Office:

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

Welcome Day for all new international students

Thursday, April 4th, 2024, 10 am – 4 pm
at the International Center, Pfaffenwaldring 60, 70569 Stuttgart!

  • Get information and individual guidance
  • Register for leisure time activities
  • Join a mini campus tour
  • Meet other international students

Refreshments will be served. No registration needed – just come by!

Need help with paperwork? In this small group, we'll go over the paperwork at the beginning of your studies.

Wednesday, March 13, 11 a.m.
Monday, March 18, 4 p.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!

Monday, March 25, 4 p.m.

Organizing your studies is a major challenge for your first semester. This online seminar for students in our English taught Masters´ programs gives an insight in the basics of academic life in Stuttgart.

Thursday, March 21, 3 p.m.

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.

For more information please visit the German website.

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

In this seminar we will talk about the following topics:

  • Study Fees and Cost of Living
  • Scholarships
  • Working”

Monday, May 13, 4 p.m.

Help – I missed an event!

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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. 

You can find further information in our  Welcome Checklist for exchange students [en].


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