Asia

As part of the exchange program at the University of Stuttgart, you have the opportunity to study at a partner university in Asia for one or two semesters.

Planning and Preparation
Have a look at our website Planning and preparing your stay abroad. We provide you with all the important general information. 

We are happy that you are interested in our exchange program to Asia!

In order to participate in one of the exchange programs, we ask you to keep in mind the following information and plan accordingly:

  • Bachelor's degree program: At the start of studies at the host  institution students have to be at least in the 4th semester
  • Master's degree program: At the start of studies at the host  institution students have to be at least in the 1st semester
  • For a thesis or a term paper in Asia: an informal confirmation of supervision (email) from a professor at the host  institution and a professor from the University of Stuttgart
  • Participation in an information session on study abroad programs in Asia
  • Participation in a one-on-one advising: Please make an appointment with the Program Coordinator for Asia after participation in the information session.
The following English language certificates are accepted for the exchange program in Asia:
 
  • Abitur: English classes from 5th or 6th grade and at least 10 points in the Abitur examination
  • University studies: at least 1 semester at a university in an English-speaking country, or being enrolled in an English-language study program at the University of Stuttgart
  • Participation in an English Course at the Language Centre of the University of Stuttgart
  • DAAD language certificate: at least B2 in all 4 sections
  • TOEFL ibT: a minimum score of at least 79
  • Academic IELTS: no section below 6.0
  • Cambridge Assessment English (CAE): a minimum score of at least 169
Official language tests (DAAD, TOEFL, IELTS, CAE) may not be older than 2 years.

At the host institution, you are enrolled as a “full-time student without a degree” and are exempt from paying any tuition fees. This status will give you access to most courses offered in English. However, you cannot acquire a degree. The prospect of being admitted to graduate courses will increase if you have completed a Bachelor’s degree before starting your stay abroad or if you are studying for a Master’s degree.
At some universities, extending the stay with the aim of obtaining the local Master’s degree is possible on one’s own initiative and through self-financing; please check with the host institution.

With the exchange program of the University of Stuttgart, you have the opportunity to study in Asia for one or two semesters without having to pay tuition fees. Every year, the partner institutions of the University of Stuttgart provide a limited number of places.

Options for one academic year:
  • China / Taiwan / Korea: September to June
  • Hong Kong: September to May
  • Singapore / Thailand: August to May
  • Japan: April to March
Options for one semester:        
  • Singapore / Thailand: August to December; January to May
  • China / Taiwan: September to January; February to June
  • Hong Kong: September to December; January to May
  • Korea: September to December; March to June
  • Japan: October to March; April to September

The following application deadlines apply to all departments:

  • July 1 for a stay in the Spring Term (start between January and April) of the following year
  • December 1 for a stay in the Fall Term (start between August and October) of the following year

In order to give you an overview of courses at host universities that have been recognized at the University of Stuttgart, we have compiled a list for you: Overview of previously recognized courses from abroad

Please note the following:

  1. You can find information about the recognition procedure at the University of Stuttgart at the Examination Office.
  2. The list is an indication of possible recognition of courses taken abroad. The final decision lies with the respective chairmen of the examination board.
  3. The information on the modules is based on the feedback of former exchange students. Only the information that we receive from the students is listed, which is why the module name or course title is sometimes missing.
  4. This list is not final, but will be updated and extended every semester.
  5. If partner universities do not appear in this list, it does not mean that courses cannot be recognized. Either the university has only recently become a partner university of the University of Stuttgart or we have not received any feedback from students yet. Another possibility is that students do not receive credit for their studies at the University of Stuttgart from abroad.
  6. You can filter the list by clicking on the corresponding arrow symbol.

Partner universities

Each of our partner universities offers exchange programs. The specifics of the partner universities are highlighted below (sorted by country):

There are partnerships with eight universities in China:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in Engineering; no courses available in Architecture
  • Exchange program

Tongji University, Shanghai

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) / Beihang University, Beijing

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in Engineering; no courses available in Architecture
  • Exchange program

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in Engineering and Business Administration; no courses available in Architecture
  • Exchange program

Renmin University (RUC), Beijing

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences; no courses available in Architecture
  • No admission to the MBA program
  • More information: info sheet RUC list of graduate courses 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor degree students (Bachelor degree courses are also open to Master degree students) in Engineering and Business Administration; no courses available in Architecture
  • Exchange program

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

There are partnerships with seven universities in Japan:

University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tokyo

Keio University (Graduate School of Science and Technology), Yokohama (only for Master degree students of Faculty 7)

Tohoku University, Sendai

Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi

Toyohashi University (TUT), Toyohashi

Kyoto University, Kyoto

There are partnerships with five universities in Korea:

Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments, including Architecture
  • No admission to the MBA program
  • More information: info sheet SNUcourse list

Hanyang University (HYU), Seoul

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor degree students in all available departments, including Architecture
  • No admission to the Specialized and Professional Graduate School
  • More information: info sheet HYUcourse list

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments; no courses available in Architecture
  • No admission to the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering
  • More information: info sheet KAISTcourse list

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments; no courses available in Architecture
  • More information: info sheet POSTECH + course list

University of Seoul (UOS), Seoul

  • Program description: Exchange for bachelor and master degree students in all departments and in the field of architecture; English-language courses offered only in the bachelor programs; Korean C1 required for admission to master's program
  • More information: info sheet UOS / course list

There are partnerships with two universities in Singapore:

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments, including Architecture
  • No admission to the MBA program, to courses in Business Administration (undergraduate and graduate), and to courses in Aerospace Engineering; term papers and theses are not exempt from tuition fees
  • More information: course list

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Nanyang

 

There are partnerships with four universities in Taiwan:

National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in Engineering, Business Administration, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences; no courses available in Architecture
  • More information: info sheet NTUcourse list 

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), Taipei

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments, including Architecture
  • More information: info sheet Taiwan Techcourse list

 National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Hsinchu

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments; no courses available in Architecture
  • More information: info sheet NTHUcourse list 

There is a partnership with one university in Thailand:

Chulalongkorn University (Chula), Bangkok

  • Program description: Exchange program for Bachelor and Master degree students in all available departments, including Architecture
  • More information: info sheet Chulacourse list 

Kontakt

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Katja Striegel

 

Head of Department, Program coordinator South Africa, Asia, Australia and Russia

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