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.

Exchange students applying for German courses should use the downloadable HFT application form "German Courses" as provided in the context box.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.

Accreditation is based on mandatory attendance and successful completion of a final language test.

Residential intensive language courses for Erasmus/Partner students

Beginners Basic German/ Basis-Deutsch A1-1

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

Beginners Basic German/ Basis-Deutsch A2-1

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

Intermediate German/ Deutsch B1-1

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

Intermediate German/ Deutsch B2-1

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

Semester courses for Erasmus/Partner students

Beginners Basic German/ Basis-Deutsch A1-2

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: free after successful completion of course A1-1 (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points (based upon attendance and successful completion of the course)

Beginners Basic German/ Basis-Deutsch A2-2

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: free after successful completion of course A2-1 (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points (based upon attendance and successful completion of the course)

Intermediate German/ Deutsch B1-2

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: free after successful completion of course B1-1 (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points

Intermediate German/ Deutsch B2-2

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: free after successful completion of course B2-1 (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points

Advanced German/ Deutsch 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
Costs: free after successful completion of course B2 (books not included)
ECTS: 2 credit points