Stuttgart Summer Program
Stuttgart has been described as "Das neue Herz Europas" (The new heart of Europe) epitomizing both its old-world charm as well as its growth as a hub of development and innovation at the centre of Europe.
The University of Stuttgart (founded in 1829) is one of the top 9 technical universities in Germany (TU9) with highly-regarded engineering programs. The "birthplace of the automobile", Stuttgart has a strong reputation in high-tech innovation and research and is home to many of the world's largest automotive companies. It also maintains its standing as one of the top 2 safest cities in the country, and is conveniently located an hour from the Black Forest (Schwarzwald).
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.
Summer 20 applications
Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020
Stuttgart's summer program offers a selection of 4-5 courses. The exchange is open to all undergraduate students at UCalgary. Students get credit for 2 courses at UCalgary.
Schulich students can select 1 options course from the 4-5 offered courses in addition to a German course to count towards their two COST options. However, students still need to discuss the courses with their academic advisor, to ensure that they will count towards their degree.
Though the offerings change from year to year, the most updated listing to select the course from can be found here.
The summer program typically runs from mid-May to the end of June. For more details on program duration, please visit their program page.
Stuttgart also offers a semester or year-long exchange option for Engineering. See the University of Stuttgart page for more info.
Exchange students pay their tuition for two courses and academic fees to the University of Calgary.
Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, etc. in your budget planning.
The summer program costs are estimated to be roughly as follows:
Administrative program fee
See their Cost page for more information.
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?
Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
UCI administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.
For participants of the summer program, Stuttgart offers 2 homestay accommodation options (click here for more information):
- living with a host family (at least 2 people in the household, most with children)
- living with a single household (with one person)
The program reviews all households and students have had good experiences over the course of many years the program has run. During the week the families will provide breakfast, with additional meals on weekends (very affordable lunches are available during the week at the student cafeteria). Most families live within 40 minutes commute from the university.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students at any faculty at UCalgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-) or permission of the exchange advisor.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
Study Abroad 101
Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.