German Courses

International exchange students enrolling for our degree programmes taught in German language are advised to prepare up to a German language course level of B1 or higher in order to be able to follow course lectures.

Our language courses are part of the  university language course cooperation program VESPA which was founded in early 2012 in Stuttgart by Hochschule der Medien (HdM), Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT), Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (ABK), and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.

The VESPA program allows all four participating universities to optimize their structure, content and processes in the field of language teaching. The gradual establishment of uniform quality standards serves as a guarantee for the quality of language teaching.

By facilitating structures in the field of language learning VESPA supports universities in their international orientation.

The International Office offers both residential and online German courses for exchange students from our partner universities and for international degree students with German language as part of their curriculum.

Erasmus/Partner university students applying for German courses should use the HFT application form "German Courses" as provided by the International Student Office together with their study application.

International resident degree Master students may apply online via the VESPA booking page.

Certification as well as ccreditation for Erasmus/Partner students is based on mandatory attendance and successful completion of a final language test.

Residential intensive language courses

German Language Intensive Courses / Levels  A1-B2

Course duration: 4 weeks (72 hours) including 18 days x 4 hours (4x 45 minutes/ day)
Dates: mid February until mid March and in September (four weeks before semester begin)
Course location: HFT Stuttgart, main building (room number will be indicated in time)
Costs: 100 Euro (books not included)
ECTS: 3 credit points for Exchange/Partner students


Semester courses for Erasmus/Partner university students & international Master degree students

German Language Semester Courses / Levels A1-C1

Course duration: 12 weeks (48 hours) including weekly lessons with 4 teaching hours (4x 45 minutes) per week
Beginning Date: semester beginning in March and October
Course location: HFT Stuttgart, main building (room number will be indicated in time)
Costs: 50 Euro / free for Erasmus/Partner university students (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points for Exchange/Partner students (based upon attendance and successful completion of the course)