University of Stuttgart- Summer University

Program Details

Program Location Stuttgart, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20182
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/27/24 to 07/05/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Stuttgart- Summer University

Uni Stuttgart Student Center

IMPORTANT: This program has a FEBRUARY 1 application deadline. The sooner your application is approved by Purdue Study Abroad, the sooner you can begin your formal application to the host university.  Moreover, Stuttgart limits each class to 18 students.  If you need to take a specific class, applying early is crucial.  


The Summer University at the University of Stuttgart is an excellent opportunity for students with little or no exposure to German to experience a total immersion in the German language and culture right in the heart of Europe.

Students take a mandatory German language course and choose one of four content courses (taught in English) for a total of 6 credits.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: You will most likely need a visa to study in Germany.  Thus, you should complete your Purdue study abroad application as early as possible.  The sooner you complete your application, the sooner it will be reviewed.  If you are accepted to the Purdue SA program, you can then start on your Stuttgart Summer University application.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Stuttgart- Summer University

Ludwigsburg Castle and gardens

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

German Language: classes are held 8:30 to 12:15, Monday through Friday. Students are placed in an appropriate class based on a placement test administered upon arrival.

Subject Courses:

In addition to the German Language course, students enroll in an additional course in one of the following areas:

These courses take place Monday-Thursday, 1:30-5:30.

The attendance policy is strict


A number of optional excursions are offered.  Excursions take place either on Saturdays or for the weekend.


Students live with host families in Stuttgart. Most host families live within a 30-minute commute to the university by bus or street car.

Breakfast and weekend meals are provided by the host families.  Lunch can be taken at the university cafeteria (Mensa) which offers both hot and cold meals at very reasonable prices.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, housing, public transportation pass and excursions. In addition, participants will need to pay a €20 student fee to the University of Stuttgart.

The visa fee listed below is only necessary for Purdue international students who are citizens of countries required to get entry visas for Germany.  Your study abroad advisor can provide more information about this.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee $2,040.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Visa $300.00
Books and Supplies $25.00
Meals $800.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information

University of Stuttgart- Summer University

Schlossplatz in the center of Stuttgart

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email