International Students

We want to make your stay as International as pleasant and smooth as possible. If you are enrolled as an exchange student or for the entire duration of your studies at one of the universities we supervise, we can offer you numerous services:

  • You can apply for a placein a dormitory. Please note that you must apply early (at least six months in advance) to get accommodation in time for the start of your studies, as our waiting lists are quite long. The minimum rental period is one semester.
  • If you are only here for a short time or need accommodation urgently, we have some short-term accommodation possibilities.  
  • Our social counselling service will help you with questions regarding the financing of your studies and your stay in Germany.
  • So that you can have an easier start in Germany, there is the buddy programme. German students will welcome you, help you in your residence hall and with all the formalities, and organise joint activities.  
  • Do you have children? We look after the children of our students in our daycare centres. Please note that there are waiting lists for daycare centres in the Stuttgart region. We advise you to apply as early as possible, ideally once you know for definite that you are coming to Stuttgart. 


International students can find more information on the website DSW Internationale Studierende: Home (  There you will find useful hints and tips about studying abroad in Germany.

How do I finance my studies in Germany?

This explanatory video by Deutsches Studierendenwerk (German Student Union) explains the requirements and options for financing studies as well as legal restrictions in the area of jobbing for international students.
Practical tips for planning your studies in Germany are also given.