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University A-Z

This list contains all study-related terms, counseling and information services in alphabetic order.

This list contains all study-related terms, counseling and information services in alphabetic order. You can either search alphabetically or by entering keywords in the search field.

University A-Z

Academic Advisors
The academic advisors will help you with all questions on study organization, examinations and deadlines.
Accreditation is a means of quality assurance of bachelor's and master's degree programs. The University of Stuttgart was reaccredited in 2019.
Addiction Counseling
Addictions to substances or activities could quickly jeopardize your studies.
Alumni network
The Alumni Network of the University of Stuttgart "alumnius" is an interdisciplinary network for students, graduates, university members, and partners of the University of Stuttgart.
Application, Admission, Enrollment
Study formalities such as: Application and admission, enrolment, change of degree programs and fees and charges.
The University of Stuttgart offers several apprenticeships. After finishing secondary schools or high school, prospective trainees can pick from a variety of apprenticeships at the University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart provides mentors to pupils and students who are the first in their families to pursue a university degree, helping them with all study-related issues.
BAföG – Study Funding
Students and prospective students can apply for study funding at the BAföG Office of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.
C@MPUS - The campus management portal of the University of Stuttgart
The entire student administration is running via C@MPUS.
Career Guidance for Students of Social Sciences and the Humanities: STUDIES – INTERNSHIPS – CAREER (STUDIUM – PRAKTIKUM – BERUF)
It is never too soon for students of social sciences and the humanities to start thinking about their future careers. Studies - Internships - Career will help you reach a decision.
Certificate for Higher Education Didactics for Doctoral Students
Doctoral students at the University of Stuttgart can enhance and expand their teaching skills with workshops and practical counseling sessions at the Center for Higher Education Didactics HDZ.
Certificates of Academic Achievement according to §48 BAföG
Certificates of academic achievement according to §48 BAföG are issued by the Faculty Representatives at the University of Stuttgart.
Children of students are admitted to the day care centers and toddlers’ groups of the Studierendenwerk and STUPS e.V. from the age of six months. The Service University & Family provides comprehensive information about childcare.
Commissioners for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
The Commissioners for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses provides information, counseling and support for students and prospective students to realise their studies.
Contact Persons for the Degree Programs
All degree programs provide contact persons for the students, fulfilling different tasks within the degree program and the faculty.
Counseling on AIDS
Two organizations in Stuttgart offer counseling on AIDS.
Course catalog
All courses are published in the C@MPUS campus management system.
Course types
There are several types of courses: Lectures, seminars, tutorials, and exercises.
Coursework and graded assessments
LBP, PL, USL, BSL? An explanation of the abbreviations of coursework and graded assessments
Credits (ECTS credits)
Credits are awarded for successfully completed modules.
The curriculum specifies when you should attend which course, and which examinations you should take when.
Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
Deans of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies ensure that the courses offered meet all requirements of the study regulations and that the course can be completed within the standard period of study.
Each faculty of the University of Stuttgart has a Dean who represents the interests of the faculty.
Degree Program Managers
The Degree Program Managers are in charge of the quality assurance of the single degree programs. They ensure the implementation of examination regulations and module handbooks by coordinating the curricula of the different degree programs and maintain a regular flow of information within the department.
The Deutschlandstipendium is a merit-based scholarship that supports the beneficiaries for one year.
Diploma Supplement
The Diploma Supplement is added to the Bachelor‘s and Master’s degree certificates to enhance the qualification profile.
In cases of discrimination, especially for reasons of racism or because of ethnic origin or religious and ideological identity, you can contact the contact person for anti-discrimination.
ECUS student ID card
The ECUS student ID card (Electronic Card University of Stuttgart) is your digital wallet, library card, key card and much more besides.
Emergency Medical Services
Hospitals, dental emergency services, and the poison emergency number provide help in case of an emergency in the evening, on weekends, or on public holidays.
Employment Agency Stuttgart - Academic Careers Team
The Academic Careers Team provides advice on questions concerning the choice of degree programs and possible alternative options, career entry, labor market, and training opportunities.
With the enrollment your are officially signed up as a student at the University of Stuttgart
Evermood is an online knowledge database that lists points of contact for receiving advice at the University of Stuttgart.
Exam regulations
Exam regulations provide all legal regulations concerning examinations and give an overview of the modules to be taken.
Examination committee
The Heads of the Examination Committee are the contact persons for legally binding information regarding examinations and academic achievements.
Extra curricular studies (Studium Generale)
The extra curricular studies (Studium Generale) coordinate interdisciplinary studies aimed at broadening students' horizons and nurturing their artistic interests.
Faculties and institutes
Your study program is assigned to a faculty. The teaching staff / lecturers may come from various institutes and departments.
Gender Equality Office
The Gender Equality Office is committed to the actual enforcement of equal rights for women and men, and provides advice and information for students and university staff with family responsibilities as well as funding opportunities for female students and junior academics.
German language courses - qualified intercultural training
Preparatory language courses, TestDaF exam, summer language courses, intensive programs
Graduate Academy of the University of Stuttgart (GRADUS)
The Graduate Academy of the University of Stuttgart (GRADUS) is the central institution at the University of Stuttgart for the promotion of early career researchers and offers a wide range of qualification, information, counseling, mentoring, scientific, and administrative services.
Students can apply for accommodation in a student residence (located close to the campuses).
ILIAS provides students with a centralized access to most of the learning materials required for their studies.
In case of emergency
These are the most important telephone numbers and instructions in case of emergency, such as an attack, bomb threat, fire alarm or an accident.
Intercultural Mentoring Program
In the Intercultural Mentoring Program, student mentors accompany international students during the first semester of their bachelor's or master's degree program.
International Student Identity Card
With the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) you can get discounts abroad at numerous institutions, leisure providers and more.
International Students – Incoming Students
The International Office (IO) helps international students, doctoral students and guest lecturers with completing formalities, provides information on financial and social issues of living in Germany, and answers general questions about studying.
Key-competencies (SQ)
Key-competencies courses provide you with additional knowledge and skills beyond the regular courses of your discipline.
Language Center
Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, as well as English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German as a foreign language – the Language Center offers a wide range of language courses.
Learning Counseling in the Student Counseling Center
Better academic results, less effort and less stress in your studies: Our workshops and counseling sessions will help you optimize your learning study patterns.
Leave of absence
If, for compelling reasons, you do not attend the courses of a semester for a longer period of time, you can take leave of absence.
Legal Advice
Students in need of advice and support in legal matters can get a free initial consultation at the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.
Lost and found
Have you lost something? Or are you looking for the right place to drop a lost item? Concerning lost property, the Facility Management Services are responsible.
Mechanical Engineering Center (MEC), Joint Commission Mechanical Engineering (GKM) at the University of Stuttgart
You are interested in the Mechanical Engineering programs at the faculties 4 and 7? Our contact persons at the Mechanical Engineering Center will answer questions about the degree program, changing degree programs, placement in a higher semester, examinations, or mentoring.
Mid-degree exam
The mid-degree exam is intended to ensure that you have learnt the basic knowledge required to complete your degree during the first three semesters.
MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg – The Bridge to Academic Studies
You want to close your knowledge gaps in the STEM fields (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology)? The MINT-Kolleg supports freshmen and prospective students during the introductory phase.
Modules and module handbook
A module is a coherent teaching unit consisting of one or more individual courses that are harmonized in regard to subject matter and timetable.
Ombudsperson teaching and doctoral degree studies
The ombudsperson is a neutral and confidential contact person for all members of the university who wish to be supported in conflicts that occur in the field of teaching.
Parallel studies
Parallel studies mean that a student is studying for two university degrees in parallel.
Pregnant Students: Pregnancy Counseling
Do you need advice on the reconciliation of pregnancy and studies, pregnancy in general, parenthood, pregnancy conflicts, relationships, and sexuality?
Preparatory course
Before the start of a study program, there are various preparatory courses to make it easier for you to begin your university studies.
Preparatory course for humanities subjects (Geisteswissenschaftliches Propädeutikum, GWP)
Have you chosen to study a humanities subject (languages, literature, history, art history or philosophy)? The GWP offers subject-specific and interdisciplinary support at the beginning of your studies. 
Professional School of Education Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg (PSE)
Coordination of the teaching degree programs in the Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg region
Programs for female students
StartScience and Femtec: career advancement for female students
Psychological Counseling
If you're struggling with the loss of close family members, relationship issues, social or financial issues, loneliness, fears of failure, a lack of self-esteem, feelings of guilt, or a depressive disorder, you should think about seeking professional advice.
Psychological Emergency Services
Psychological emergencies can push people to their limits. The city of Stuttgart has set up a crisis service for acute emotional and interpersonal emergencies.
Psychotherapeutic Counseling at the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart
Do you suffer from work difficulties, examination anxiety, performance pressures, a lack of self-esteem, motivational problems, writer's block, relationship issues, problems with social contact, or a depressive disorder?
Re-registration and re-registration suspension
In order to continue your studies in the next semester, you must re-register during the re-registration period.
Research Group for Education and Social Inequality
The research group advocates a university-wide awareness of social inequality and its challenges and develops formats that support students in their education.
School for Talents
An offer for talented students who want to expand their horizons as part of an interdisciplinary university network.
Semester fee and tuition fee
In order to study at the University of Stuttgart, you have to pay various fees.
Sexual harassment
The university management has appointed official contact persons to handle cases of sexual discrimination, harassment or assault. Any information you might wish to share with them will be treated confidentially. They are there to discuss possible courses of action and to inform you about where you can find support.
Social Counseling at the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart
Help with social and economic concerns, in emergencies, for any issues concerning your child, for disabled and chronically ill students, for international students
Standard period of study
The standard period of study indicates the number of semesters in which the degree of your study program can be completed. It is laid down in the exam regulations of your study program.
STEM Orientation Semester
One-semester program in the summer semester for undecided prospective students who are interested in mathematics, computer science, science or engineering.
Student Congregations in Stuttgart
The Student Congregations in Stuttgart offer pastoral care and individual counseling, special support for foreign students, exchange programs, recreational activities, and religious services.
Student Council of the University of Stuttgart – stuvus
Stuvus represents the interests of the students of the University of Stuttgart and advocates these interests in committees and assemblies.
Student Counseling Center (ZSB)
Prospective students ... Start of university studies ... In the middle of your studies ... Planning your career. The ZSB is the single point of contact in virtually all matters concerning students and prospective students. The ZSB will advise and support you on all questions related to your studies.
Student Representatives of the degree programs - students advise students
The student representations of the single degree programs are administered by the students themselves. They advise students and prospective students and provide information on the degree program, taking up studies, and useful tips on all aspects of study.
Student Service and Examination Office
Please contact the Student Service and Examination Office for examination registrations, examination regulations, transcripts of records, notifications of illness or other formalities during your studies.
The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart offers services and support to make students' lives and studies easier.
Study Abroad Advising – Outgoing Students
Our Study Abroad Advising team will support you in planning, preparing and completing your stay abroad.
Study Funding
Apart from being financially supported by their parents or receiving BaföG payments, students can also apply for study loans, credits, or scholarships.
Studying part-time
The University of Stuttgart's Bachelor's and Master's study programs are organized as full-time study programs. However, in terms of timing your study program, the exam regulations for individual study programs do offer a certain flexibility.
Studying with family: Service Uni & Familie
The Service Uni & Familie is the first contact point for all university members, students, and employees on the reconciliation of studies or career and family.
SWS – semester hour
SWS is the German abbreviation for "semester hour" and indicates the number of 45-minute periods that a course comprises per week during the lecture period of a semester.
Technology Transfer Initiative GmbH (TTI) at the University of Stuttgart
The TTI GmbH provides information on company establishment, e.g. the design of a business plan, access to federal or state funds, use of university resources as well as the establishment of a transfer and founding company under the aegis of the TTI.
Tutor Qualification
Do you want to start acquiring teaching experience as a student? Then become a tutor and take advantage of the qualification at the Center for Education and Qualifications (ZLW).
With the removal of your name from the register of students (unenrollment), membership at the University of Stuttgart is terminated.
All important information about studies and university in one app.
University groups
Theater, debating, motor sports, music: get involved in the uni‘s huge range of committees and groups
University library (UB)
Central library with 117 institute and faculty libraries
University Sports
University Sports (AHS) is a service provided for students and staff at the University of Stuttgart, as well as at the other universities and institutions taking part. In addition to a huge array of low-cost sport and fitness offerings, from aikido to zumba, the AHS also holds a variety of events such as the annual Campus Run.
User Helpdesk (Technical Services for Information and Communication)
The first point of contact for questions and problems relating to TIK services
Several organizations provide information and support for victims of violence, their families, and people wanting to help.
Welcome Campus
Counseling for refugees who are interested in studying as well as for university facilities.
Working and studying
If you want to work while studying, you need to consider some tax and legal aspects.
Writing Center
Targeted help in writing academic German or English texts


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