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.
The 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.
The Enhanced Summer Summer Semester Program - ESSP - consists of three modules, the first one beginning in January with an intensive German language course and an additional subject course of your choice taught in English. The second module is a more advanced German language course during the month of March. From April through July students are taking regular university classes in either in English in some subjects or in German.
For more information take a look at the ESSP website
During the first module the program offers accommodation
- with host families (at least two people households, often with children)
- in single households
In many cases the hosts have been offering their private homes for years to participating students and have shown outstanding hospitality. The host families will provide you with breakfast. Lunch is available in the student cafeteria at a very reasonable price.
After Module 1 you can rent either single rooms or rooms in shared flats with between 2 and 10 rooms. The 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 comprehensive German health insurance for 5 months for students under the age of 30. For an estimate of expenses look at the top of the page at the link to program costs.
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 2017-2018
and find more details on your stay.