Latin America

As part of the exchange programs at the University of Stuttgart, you have the opportunity to study at a partner university in Latin America 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 Latin America!

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

  • Bachelor  program: at the start of studies at the host institution students have to be at least in the 4th semester
  • Master program: at the start of studies at the host institution students have to be at least in the 1st semester
  • Participation in an information session on study abroad programs in Latin America
  • Participation in an one-on-one advising: Please make an appointment with the Program Coordinator for America after participation in the information session
  • Spanish or Portuguese: Level B1 at the time of application

Only for applications to the ITESM in Mexico

  • If you plan to take courses in English only: English: C1 or a score of 89 in the TOEFL test + Spanish: A1 at the time of application
  • If you plan to take courses in Spanish: B1 at the time of application

Language courses are provided by the Language Center of the University of Stuttgart, and by other institutions.

At the host institution, you are enrolled as a “full-time student without a degree” and are exempt from paying any tuition fees.
Most Latin American countries have not reorganized their higher education system in terms of bachelor and master programs. Instead, there is a 4-7-year 1st study cycle (pregrado/grado), which leads to the Licenciatura, and, based on that, a 2nd study cycle (posgrado), which usually takes two years and leads to the Maestría.
Exchange students are usually admitted to the 1st study cycle and may only take courses at this level.

Academic Calendars can differ significantly between the Latin American countries. For the exact semester dates, please refer to the academic calendar of your host institution.

Most Latin American countries have the following semester dates:

1st semester of the academic year: January/March – May/July
2nd semester of the academic year: July/August – December

In Mexico:
1st semester of the academic year: August – December
2nd semester of the academic year: January – June

Application deadlines:

  • 1st of February for a stay starting in July or August of the same year
  • 1st of July for a stay starting between January and March 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 is a long-term cooperation with three universities in Argentina:

Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Buenos Aires

Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) (various campuses nationwide)

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in Engineering
  • Information about studying at UTN

Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), Buenos Aires

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in engineering and business administration
  • All exchange students must have an Argentinian health insurance for the duration of their stay
  • Info sheet

There are partnerships with nine universities in Brazil:

Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Information about studying at UFRGS

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro

Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio), Rio de Janeiro

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis

Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Info sheet

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Information about studying at UFRN

General information about living and studying in Chile

There are long-term partnerships with four universities in Chile:

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Level B2 in Spanish at the time of application required
  • Information about studying at PUC Chile

Universidad de Chile, Santiago

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM), Valparaiso & Santiago

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in engineering and architecture
  • Information about studying at USM

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Valparaíso

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Information about studying at PUC Valparaíso

There are partnerships with three universities in Colombia:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in engineering and architecture
  • Info sheet

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), several campuses

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Information about studying at UNAL

There are long-term partnerships with four universities in Mexico:

Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), several campuses in the state of Monterrey (including Monterrey, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Querétaro)

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in engineering and business administration
  • Courses are offered in Spanish and in English

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Info sheet
  • selected experience report: UNAM_1415_Cybernetics

Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico City

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in the following departments: architecture, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Other departments are available upon request.
  • Information about studying at IPN

There is a partnership with one university in Panama:

Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP), Panama City

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in engineering
  • Information about studying at UTP

There is a partnership with one university in Peru:

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUC Perú), Lima

  • Program description: Exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • Information about studying at PUC Perú

Contact

This picture showsSibylle Langer
 

Sibylle Langer

Program coordinator North and Latin America

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