Refugees and Higher Education

Refugees and Higher Education at the HFT Stuttgart

Here at the HFT Stuttgart we are able to provide you with a brief orientation regarding the degrees at our university and the required entrance qualifications one needs to study here.  We further consult everyone interested in a guest-degree but we only recommend this if one has German language skills.

We kindly advise you to arrange an appointment, before visiting us. Thank you.

Good to know: If you have documents regarding a degree or you have a Higher Degree entrance qualification from your country of origin, please bring them with you.


Christiane Herb M.A., general degree consultant
Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2777
Opening hours  Monday –Friday  9:00–12:00 am  and Monday–Thursday 01:00–04:00 pm
Room 1/122

Annette Graf, head of admissions office
Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2655
Opening hours  Monday –Friday  9:00–12:00 am  and Monday–Thursday 01:00–04:00 pm
Room 1/123

What degrees do we offer?

The HFT Stuttgart is a university of applied sciences and offers 14 Bachelor and 14 Master degrees. The language used within most lectures is German. Solely three Master degrees Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, Software Technology and International Project Management are taught in English.

What’s next?

If you are interested in studying at a University of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg and want to apply for a degree, then you have to get your foreign qualifications approved by the Studienkolleg in Konstanz:

They check your documents on whether you meet the requirements for studying at a University of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg. Furthermore they convert your final school grade into the German grading system. Also your proficiency in German is checked there.

What can you do already?

Proficiency in German is of great help. The city Stuttgart offers information on how to learn German here:
A course overview for migrants can be found here:

Further information from the Ministry of Science and Art Baden-Württemberg can be found here: