Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, is located in the Neckar River Valley. The city holds 590,000 inhabitants, and the larger Stuttgart Region has approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. Stuttgart is one of the most beautiful of Germany's larger cities; it is spread across many hills, valleys, vineyards and parks. Stuttgart is known for its industrial reputation, (the headquarters for Daimler, Porsche and Bosch are located in Stuttgart), yet the city also provides an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, like the Staatstheater and the Staatsgalerie.
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AcademicsThe university has 160 years of experience in the technical and natural sciences. Today it boasts 130 institutes, 14 departments, and 18,000 students. The more recent addition of curricula in the humanities, arts, and social sciences has introduced a new element into the environment of engineering and natural sciences in this economic and cultural center of Baden-Württemberg.
While the partner universities in Baden-Württemberg offer courses in virtually all majors, most courses are taught in German. More and more courses are available in English, however and to see an overview of which Baden-Württemberg university will have a sufficient number of course options taught in English in your major, please check the BW Study Options for Undergraduates by Majors and the Baden-Württemberg Study Options.
Take a look at the Links to Course Listings in BW and search for courses in your subject areas and also for courses taught in English.
Semester Dates and Academic Calendar
Please note that you will be participating in a pre-semester language course starting in September/March which is part of the program:
You can rent either single rooms or rooms in shared flats with between 2 and 10 rooms. Our well-designed rooms and modern architecture meet the needs of students and allow you to live both socially and individually. Prices for dormitory rooms range from Euro 200-350 per month.
The Studentenwerk's dormitories are located either in green areas, on the campus or near to the city center. The facilities offer not just student life but also many cultural and international events on your doorstep. New people will quickly meet students from many different countries. What's more, all accommodation is provided with good public transport connections. It is usually just a few minutes' journey into the city center.
The program fee includes the pre-semester language and culture course and comprehensive German health insurance for 5 or 10 months for students under the age of 30. Living expenses, including room, meals, and incidentals, are not included in the program fee.
Scholarships of up to Euro 400 per month are available through the program. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to Euro 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.
Read the Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2018-2019 and find more details on your stay.
Take a look at the Links to BW Journals and Blogs and read what students in Germany have to say about their experiences.
|Term||Year||UMass/IPO Application Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Calendar Year||2019||12/01/2018 **||Varies||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2019-2020||05/01/2019 **||Varies||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admissions.
If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.