USA and Canada

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

The partner universities of the University of Stuttgart (direct-exchange programs) and of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (state-to-state programs) provide tuition free university spots for a limited number of students each year.

Please note that you are not exempt from administrative fees. These are, depending on the university, between USD 100 and USD 1000 per semester. In addition, at some universities you will have to take out the university's own health insurance.

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

English language proficiency: The basic requirement for participation in the exchange program is a minimum score of 79 in the TOEFL iBT test. Please note that the language requirement is higher at some partner universities.

French language proficiency: Level B1 (only for applications to the Ecole Polytechnique Montréal)

Please note: The following details are without guarantee, as certain data can change. For the most current information, please visit the partner institution's website.

The required minimum scores in the individual sections of the TOEFL test are also different at some universities:

  • Massachusetts state-to-state program (Amherst): TOEFL score of at least 80, some departments require a higher score; for example in economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy a score of at least 100 is required
  • North Carolina state-to-state program: The score required at the participating universities varies between 79 and 100
  • Ontario state-to-state program: The score required at the participating universities varies between 79 and 100
  • Oregon state-to-state program: The score required at the participating universities varies between 79 and 90
  • Georgia Tech: TOEFL score of at least 95 and no section below 19
  • Montana State University: Master’s degree students: TOEFL score of at least 80
  • Purdue University: TOEFL score of at least 80 and no section below 20
  • Saint Louis University: TOEFL score of at least 80
  • University of British Columbia: TOEFL score of at least 90, with Reading & Listening at least 22 and Writing & Speaking at least 21
  • University of Toronto: Bachelor’s degree students: at least 89, and at least 19 (22 for students in engineering) in Writing, in architecture at least 100; master’s degree students: at least 93 + 22 in Writing & Speaking
  • University of Virginia: TOEFL score of at least 22 each in Writing & Speaking, as well as 23 each in Listening & Reading

As an exchange student you will be enrolled at the host institution as a special student (non-degree). This status will give you access to most courses (usually undergraduate and sometimes graduate courses, also interdisciplinary), but you cannot acquire a degree.

  • Bachelor  students will be enrolled in the undergraduate studies
  • Master students will be enrolled either in the graduate or in the undergraduate studies, depending on the partner university. Even as an undergraduate student you will usually have the option to take one or two graduate courses per semester. The partner institution makes the decision about your status as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Canada:
  • fall term: September - December
  • winter term: January - April
US:
  • fall term: August - December
  • spring term: January - May

 

Application deadlines:

  • October 15: for a stay starting at the earliest in the fall term of the following year
  • February 1: extended deadline (at this point only remaining places will be allocated)

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 and state-to-state program):

There are direct partnerships with three universities in Canada:

Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal           

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor and master students in engineering
  • Regular courses offered in French only
  • master students may choose a maximum of one graduate course per semester
  • Starting 2020, courses for master students will be offered in English each fall term as part of thematic clusters; students can select only one cluster, from which they must take all courses. See here for detailed information.
  • Information about studying at Polytechnique Montréal
  • Selected experience reports:

University of Toronto, Toronto

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor and master students in all available departments, except business administration
  • More information on academic options and restrictions
  • Students may be allocated to one of the three locations: St George Campus, Mississauga Campus, and Scarborough Campus
  • Information about studying at the University of Toronto

University of British Columbia, Vancouver & Okanagan campuses

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • More information on academic options and restrictions

Information about studying at the University of British Columbia

Due to program regulations, students who apply for 2 semesters (fall & winter term) will be preferred.

When selecting university preferences within the state-to-state program, only one university in Toronto may be selected.

Since the number of applicants to the large universities often exceeds the number of places on offer, students should also consider the smaller universities when making their selection.

Selected experience reports:

15 universities are participating in the OBW state-to-state program:

Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie

  • Program description: exchange program in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; for bachelor’s degree students only

Carleton University, Ottawa

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering
  • courses are not available in architecture
  • More information about course restrictions

University of Guelph, Guelph

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

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

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

Laurentian University, Sudbury

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s degree students only, in all available departments
  • courses are not available in architecture, kinesiology / sports science, pedagogy
  • courses are offered in English and in French

McMaster University, Hamilton

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

Nipissing University, North Bay

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s degree students only, in all available departments
  • courses are not available in education

Queen's University, Kingston

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses offered by the School of Business and by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are not available

Ryerson University, Toronto

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s degree students only, in all available departments
  • courses offered by the English department are not available

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

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

University of Western Ontario, London

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in business administration, economics, education, kinesiology, biology, and political science

University of Windsor, Windsor

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s degree students only, in all available departments
  • courses are not available in education

York University, Toronto

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in business administration or in the biology and political science master’s degree programs

There are direct partnerships with 12 universities in the US:

Montana State University, Bozeman

University of Arizona, Tucson

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in business administration and computer science
  • Information about studying at the University of Arizona

University of Kansas, Lawrence

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in education
  • among the nominees, scholarships of approx. USD 5,500 per year or approx. USD 2,700 per semester are awarded each year to outstanding master’s degree students
  • Information about studying at the University of Kansas

University of Oklahoma, Norman

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in business administration
  • Information about studying at the University of Oklahoma

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Saint Louis University, St. Louis

University of Missouri, Columbia

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • only courses from the undergraduate course catalog are available
  • courses offered by the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering are not available
  • Information about studying at the University of Missouri, Columbia

Purdue University, West Lafayette

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

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in science and engineering
  • in environmental engineering and in engineering management, only courses from the graduate program may be selected
  • the academic year is divided into quarters: fall quarter = Aug - Dec; winter quarter = Dec - Feb; spring quarter = March - May
  • Information about studying at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Program description: exchange program for master’s degree and teaching degree students of German Studies
  • a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (approx. USD 10,000) is awarded each year to outstanding teaching degree students with the subject combination German Studies / English Studies or German Studies / French Studies for a two-semester stay

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in industrial engineering and computer science
  • master’s degree students must take the GRE test
  • Information about studying at Georgia Tech

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

The academic year is divided into 3 terms: fall term = Sept - Dec; winter term = Jan - March; spring term = Apr - June. The minimum stay is 2 terms.

selected experience reports:

Seven universities are participating in the Oregon state-to-state program:

Oregon State University, Corvallis

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

University of Oregon, Eugene

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

Portland State University, Portland

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

Southern Oregon University, Ashland

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

Western Oregon University, Monmouth

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • only courses from the undergraduate course catalog are available

Willamette University, Salem

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s degree students of American Studies / English Studies only

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments

Due to program regulations, students who apply for 2 semesters will be preferred.

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all departments available on the respective campus
  • only courses from the undergraduate course catalog may be taken
  • only one of the following restricted campuses may be specified in the application: Channel Islands, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Marcos
  • students who apply for a place on the San Diego campus must still be enrolled in their bachelor’s degree program during their stay
  • the San Bernardino and San Luis Obispo campuses have a 3 term system: fall term (Sept - Dec), winter term (Jan - March), and spring term (April - June)

selected experience reports:

22 campuses of the California State University  are participating in the California state-to-state program:

Bakersfield
Channel Islands
Chico                                  
Dominiguez Hills             
East Bay
Fresno   
Fullerton
Humboldt
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Monterey Bay
Northridge
Pomona
Sacramento                     
San Bernardino
San Diego                          
San Francisco                   
San Jose                            
San Luis Obispo              
San Marcos                      
Sonoma
Stanislaus

North Carolina state-to-state program

selected experience reports:

12 universities are participating in the North Carolina state-to-state program:

Appalachian State University, Boone

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in linguistics

East Carolina University, Greenville

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • business administration courses from the master’s degree program are not available

NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro

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

NC Central University, Durham

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

UNC Wilmington, Wilmington

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

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in architecture

NC State University, Raleigh

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in architecture

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte

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

UNC Greensboro, Greensboro

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

UNC Asheville, Asheville

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

UNC Pembroke, Pembroke

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

UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill

  • Program description: exchange program for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all available departments 
  • courses are not available in business administration
  • only courses from the undergraduate course catalog are available

A requirement for participation is either a bachelor's degree or, if you are studying for a state examination, a minimum of 6 successfully completed semesters at the time of the stay abroad

In Massachusetts, admissions are possible only for graduate studies

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, offers the most exchange places in the Massachusetts state-to-state program. This means that most of the students will be placed in Amherst.

selected experience reports:

Three universities are participating in the Massachusetts state-to-state program:

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Program description: exchange program for master’s degree students in all available departments
  • courses are not available in business administration

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

  • Program description: exchange program for master’s degree students in all available departments

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

  • Program description: exchange program for master’s degree students in all available departments

 

Contact

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Sibylle Langer

Program coordinator North and Latin America

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