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  • Locations: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2020 08/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: German Academic Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, German, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Psychology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering Housing Type: Homestay, On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information


PROGRAM DATES
Spring semester:  late April – late July
Academic Year:  mid October – late July

LOCATION
This university is located in Stuttgart, Germany. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
The Universität Stuttgart has just celebrated its 175th anniversary. It is a comprehensive university with some 18,500 students, more than 25% of these are international students. It offers courses in almost all disciplines. In 1900, it was awarded the right to confer doctorates in engineering and this has remained a major area of strength. In 1967, the institution was given the name it still holds today: Universität Stuttgart.

The Universität Stuttgart hosts 140 institutes in 10 departments including architecture, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, history, languages, philosophy, social sciences as well as all the fields of engineering. It has repeatedly been ranked among the top technical universities in Germany. 

HOUSING
  • on-campus residence halls
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
  • host family

For the regular academic term, student accommodation in Stuttgart can be difficult to find. The Office of Student Housing has set aside some rooms especially for new foreign students. These rooms will be offered on a first come, first served basis. You may also choose to find housing on your own off campus, and stay in a youth hostel in the meantime. For more information about housing, click here.

For the Summer and Winter Universitites, the Universität Stuttgart will organize housing with host families. These families live within easy commuting distance from the university.

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
If staying with a host family, breakfast will be provided. During the week, lunch is available in the student cafeteria at a very reasonable price.
 
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT.
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
Stuttgart's course catalog


LANGUAGE INFORMATION
Most courses are taught in German. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level German or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program. 

INTERNSHIP OPTION
Students who study at Stuttgart in the fall semester qualify for assistance in finding an internship for the spring semester. Internships are not handled through OIE; for more information, contact the Global Internship Program at globalinternships@oie.gatech.edu

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Stuttgart uses the  European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM
Stuttgart Grade = US Grade
1.0- 2.7 = A
2.8-3.9 = B
4.0-4.9 = C
5/6 = F 

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
U.S. citizens are allowed to stay in Germany for 90 days without a visa. For stays of more than 90 days, you must apply for a visa. For visa information, contact the German Consulate in Atlanta.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis