Frequently Asked Questions




  1. Do I need a proof of English language skills? >>
  2. Which is the total amount of study and registration fee for the whole course? >>
  3. Do I have to pay the study fees of Euro 1500,- per semester for international students coming from non EU-Countries, that the state government of Baden-Württemberg has introduced starting from winter semester 2017/18? >>
  4. Which days are lecture days? >>
  5. Is there any age limit? >>
  6. Is professional experience required? >>
  7. How about working in Germany during my studies? >>
  8. How about working in Germany after my graduation? >>
  9. Can I continue with a PhD study after graduating? >>
  10. Is an online application possible? >> Can I send my filled in application forms by e-mail? >>
  11. How is the quality of the programme? >>
  12. How much are the living costs in Stuttgart per month? >>
  13. How can I get a health insurance and how are the costs? >>
  14. How far is my room from the university? >>



1. Do I need a proof of English language skills? <<

A verification of proficiency of English is required for those whose native language is not English. You can provide a TOEFL test (550 points), a computer based TOEFL test (213 points), an internet based TOEFL test (80 points), an IELTS test (6.5) or an equivalent proof. Applicants whose language of instruction was proven to be English at school, university, college or academy do not have to present this test.

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

The tuition fee for the entire program is €8,500 for full-time students and €9,500 for part-time students. Tuition fees will be paid in different instalments.
Next to this, the so-called “other fees” need to be paid. These fees contain: A fee for the Student Services amounting to 100,60 Euro, an administration charge of 70 Euro, a fee for the constituted student body of 8 Euro and 10 Euro for the student ID Card has to be paid. So you'll have to pay 178,60 Euro each semester next to the tuition fees.
You will get a payment request twice a semester for full time students / once a semester for part time students, with the exact amount (tuition fees + other fees) that you will need to pay, from our finance department.
Attention: Please note that the "other fees" may vary slightly from semester to semester.  

3. Do I have to pay the study fees of Euro 1500,- per semester for international students coming from non EU-Countries, that the state government of Baden-Württemberg has introduced starting from winter semester 2017/18? <<

No, since the Master's programme International Project Management is a non-consecutive programme requiring 1 year of work experience and may require tuition fees, we are exempt from this regulation. You only have to pay the fees mentioned under point 2.

4. Which days are lecture days? <<

Full time students will have lectures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Part time students will have lectures on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in their 1st and 2nd semester and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in their 3rd and 4th semester. This structure allows our students to work alongside their studies.

5. Is there any age limit? <<

No, there is no age limit for the study programme. As our programme is a non-consecutive one and requires work experience, we have a broad age range.
Please note, that it will be difficult to get a place at the student’s dormitory when you are over 30 years old. Please get in contact with the ISO for further information (iso.aaa@hft-stuttgart.de).

6. Is professional experience required? <<

Yes, we require at least one year of professional experience. As our programme is non-consecutive, you need to show proof of at least one-year professional experience gained after you finished your previous degree.

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

The employment regulations for international students are rather strict.
Please make sure with the authorities about how much you are allowed to work (depending on your visa).

You will find more information about this topic on the DAAD-Homepage

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

There are several possibilities. The members of our advisory board are always anxious to offer internships and job offers after you have completed your studies. You might also have a look on the Homepage of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

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

The programme opens up the possibility of further doctoral programmes in Germany and abroad.

10. 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.

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

The high quality of the education is guaranteed by the successful ASIIN Accreditation.
We have been reaccredited in September 2017. Furthermore you can have a look at our success stories.

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

The German embassy estimates the living costs to about 720 Euro a month. This includes about 350 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. For further information please contact the ISO.

13. How can I get a health insurance? <<

Health insurance is mandatory in Germany. It is not possible to enroll for the study without a proof of German health insurance.
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.

14. 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. Please get in contact with the Studierendenwerk 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 about 210 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.