Student Services

Extensive Study Guidance

The department secretary’s office is opened daily and acts as a counseling of many day-to-day issues. The Programme Director Prof. Dr. Schröder is available to guide students with any study questions in his weekly contact hours or on appointment. All lecturers have weekly contact hours and are available for counseling related to their topics.

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.

Accommodation

Student housing in a dormitory is available. The cost of housing is competitive compared to the local market, usually costing less or around than 300 Euros per month. These student dormitories also offer the advantage of living amongst fellow students. If desired, the programme coordinator will guide you through the process of reserving a room.

Buddy Service

If desired, newly arriving students will be picked up at the airport and be accompanied to their room on campus. These buddies are senior students and can help you during the first few weeks. The ISO Office will set you up with your buddy. Both will help you through all the necessary German paperwork needed for your stay (forms for a bank account, student housing, health insurance, residence registration, university registration, and residence permit).

Orientation Programme

An orientation programme is offered for new students to become acquainted with the campus and its facilities.

One-On-One Academic Support

Peers, tutors, and professors are all available to provide academic assistance when needed. A small student to faculty ratio means that professors are easy to contact, and are available to provide support directly to students.

Excursion Week

During the summer semester, students have the opportunity to go on an excursion to companies and/or governmental organizations. Students decide both where to go, and how long they will stay.

IT Support

There are several computer rooms for student use, as well as internet access through 100 WLAN access points. A University VPN is also provided.There is a special IT support team for students of this master programme (located in room 2/181). For general problems at the university, the IT support of the university (located in room 2/016) can help.

Academic Library and Digital Library

The Academic Library of this university provides ample study materials for the coursework, as well as a quiet study space. It also supports a Digital Library, through which research platforms such as Science Direct are available.

Cultural Events and Excursions

The ISO Office hosts excursions on weekends as well as various student parties. The university-wide party "Stallfest" is organized by the student committee ASTA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss), and smaller parties are organized by the student councils (Fachschaft) of the faculties.

Fitness and Sports

The University helps connect students to various sports that are available. Sports at HFT Stuttgart >>

Student Cafeterias

The cafeteria in Building 1 of the HFT offers small snacks, drinks, and fruits from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The “Mensa,” or large cafeteria, is located just a 5 minute walk away, and offers a selection of at least five different meals every day, including vegetarian options. In addition to the main course, side dishes such as soups, salads and desserts are also available. All of this is priced for students, and so offers a good value. Studentenwerk Stuttgart >>

Student ID Card

The Student ID is multi-purpose, and can be used as a money card for the cafeteria, as a library card, and as a ticket for public transportation in Stuttgart on evenings and weekends.

Languages and Tandem Programme

Wednesday afternoon is reserved for language courses. The Institute for Foreign Languages (IFF, located in room 1/330), offers many free language courses. These courses are optional and not part of the study programme.
Interested students for the Tandem Programme should contact the ISO office to participate.

Printing Shop

InduPrint, located in Building 1, offers printing and binding services for special student prices.