Regular Fulltime Students

Regular fulltime students study for the full duration of a degree programme (up to 5 years) and are full fee paying students. In order to study at the Stuttgart Academy you must be able to present proof of previous study or a high school graduation certificate equivalent to such as A-level (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) or that of the German Abitur. Applicants who are not in possession of a university entrance qualification may be eligible to sit an entrance exam for especially gifted applicants.

The application procedure for regular students consists of two stages: The submission of application material, including a portfolio and the entrance examination, by invitation (on assessment of the portfolio). The entrance examination consists of two parts; a practical examination and an interview. Regular students must apply to the Department for Study and Examination Affairs, please see contact information on this page, above right.

Programme Students (The Office for Foreign Affairs)

The Office for Foreign Affairs is responsible for all programmes and university exchanges which are the result of co-operations between the Stuttgart Academy and its Partner Institutions. Programme students are students on scholarship exchange or who are taking part in a Partner-University exchange programme without a scholarship. The programme student admission process applies to all Erasmus, Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, Oregon Study Center, California State University, and all Partner-University exchanges. Students who would like advice about exchanges with the Stuttgart Academy should direct any enquiries to

Please note: The Office for Foreign Affairs only accepts application material from programme exchange students (i.e. Erasmus/Partner exchanges). All other applicants must apply to the offices as stated in the information supplied on this page.

International Co-operation

The Stuttgart Academy has around 50 international Partnership Agreements in place with academic institutions all over the world. These co-operations enable both students and academic staff members the possibility to take part in international exchanges. For further information please contact the Office for Foreign Affairs at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design