Hochschule für Technik
Stuttgart
Schellingstraße 24
D-70174 Stuttgart
T +49 (0)711 8926 0
F +49 (0)711 8926 2666
www.hft-stuttgart.de
info@hft-stuttgart.de

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need a TOEFL proof? >>
  2. Which is the total amount of study and registration fee for the whole course? >>
  3. Is it possible to be exempted from the fees? >>
  4. Is there any age limit? >>
  5. Are two years of professional experience required? >>
  6. How about working in Germany during my studies? >>
  7. How about working in Germany after my graduation? >>
  8. Can I continue with a PhD study after graduating? >>
  9. Is an online application possible? >> Can I send my filled in application forms by e-mail? >>
  10. How is the quality of the programme? >>
  11. How can I prepare oneself for the course? >>
  12. Can I bring my family with me? >>
  13. How much are the living costs in Stuttgart per month? >>
  14. How can I get a health insurance and how are the costs? >>
  15. How far is my room from the university? >>



  1. Do I need a TOEFL proof? <<

    A verification of proficiency of your English language is absolutely required!
    You can provide a TOEFL test (550 points), a computer based TOEFL test (213 points), an internet based TOEFL test (79 points), an IELTS test (6.0) or an equivalent proof.

  2. Which is the total amount of study and registration fee for the whole course? <<

    There's no study fee to pay. A fee for the Student Services amounting to 100,60 Euro, an administration charge of 70 Euro, a fee for the constituded student body of 8 Euro and 10 Euro for the student ID Card has to be paid. So altogether you'll have to pay 188,60 Euro each semester.
    Attention: The state government of Baden-Württemberg has introduced study fees of Euro 1500,- per semester for international students coming from non EU-Countries starting from winter semester 2017/18.
    According to an additional statutory regulation (Verordnung des Wissenschaftsministeriums über die Befreiung von Studiengebühren für Internationale Studierende) international students who are studying in a course funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in its program of Development-related master's degree courses (EPOS), like the course Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, are exempted from the study fees if they
    • (a) receive a scholarship from the DAAD or
    • (b) have the nationality of a signatory country of the Partnership Agreement 2000/483 / EC between the members of the group of States in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean on the one hand and the European Community on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (known as ACP countries) or
    • (c) have the nationality of a State which, according to the list of the United Nations, is one of the least developed countries.


  3. Is it possible to be exempted from the fees? <<

    No, but if you are coming as an exchange student based on a special agreement between the Universities, you have to pay only the fee for the Student Services.

  4. Is there any age limit? <<

    There is no age limit for the study programme.

  5. Are two years of professional experience required? <<

    The two years of professional experience is optional. You will get additional scores in the ranking list of applicants. So you should apply also, if you have less than two years of professional experience. For application for a DAAD scholarship, professional experience is mandatory.

  6. How about working in Germany during my studies? <<

    The employment regulations for international students are rather strict.
    You will find more information about this topic on the DAAD-Homepage

  7. How about working in Germany after my graduation? <<

    There are several options, additional information you’ll find on the Homepage of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

  8. Can I continue with a PhD study after graduating? <<

    The degree opens the possibility of further PhD study programmes in Germany as well as other countries.

  9. Is an online application possible? << Can I send my filled in application forms by e-mail? <<

    No, you have to provide a printed version of your application including certified copies of your certificates sent by regular mail.

  10. How is the quality of the programme? <<

    The high quality of the education is guaranteed by the successful ASIIN Accreditation.
    Furthermore "this Master’s programme achieved excellent results, evaluated as “Premium Seal” programme in a report written on behalf of the DAAD in 2009. Moreover, it has successfully established itself as a leader in teaching, receiving students from all over the world. (Excerpt from DAAD publication "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries 2012/2013").
    This programme is a full member of the DAAD EPOS programme and will be supported by a large number of the DAAD-scholarships.

  11. How can I prepare oneself for the course? <<

    New 2012: Online Preparation Course for prospective students.
    This new online course offers a self-assessment test to give the student some idea about the own general background knowledge. Here the main fields of study are covered like GIS and Remote Sensing, but also some basics in Mathematics and Statistics are touched.
    To refresh the student knowledge some basic tutorials are offered for self-study. Additional material and information to prepare for the study course is provided as well.
    The implementation of the Online Preparation Course was funded by DAAD.

  12. Can I bring my family with me? <<

    In general, Stuttgart is a save and pro-foreigner city. But as it is also one of the economic hype cities in Germany, so it is very difficult to find furnished apartments in Stuttgart. And they will be very expensive, much more than student’s accommodations. Therefore we advice you, not to bring your family with you.

  13. How much are the living costs in Stuttgart per month? <<

    The living costs are estimated to about 650 Euro a month.
    This includes about 320 Euro rent for a room in a student residence.
    The rest covers the mandatory health insurance, a student ticket for public transport and other daily expenses like food and so on.

  14. How can I get a health insurance and how are the costs? <<

    Health insurance is mandatory in Germany. It is not possible to enroll for the study without a proof.
    Up to the age of 30 years you can get it at the public health insurance.
    The International Student Office (ISO) will help you to find a private health insurance if you are older than 30 years.

  15. How far is my room from the university? <<

    There are no student’s accommodations on the campus of the university, but at different locations in the city of Stuttgart.
    If you use public transport, it takes usually maximum 15 minutes to reach the university.
    The city of Stuttgart is offering a student’s ticket valid for 6 months for all buses and subways. It is valid in the whole region of Stuttgart and the ticket costs 199,00 Euro.
    In addition, with your student’s card you will get from the university, public transportation is free of charge each day from 6 pm till 6 am and for the whole weekend.