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Welcome to the pre-entry and pathway program of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Stuttgart!


Are you planning to study humanities?

Are you a beginner or have you already spent time at the university (1 - 4 semesters)?

Are you a refugee and have you already studied at a tertiary level?

Would you like to continue your studies in Germany or to take up a course at a German university?

Then join our interdisciplinary pre-entry and pathway program!

  • Our interdiscliplinary pre-entry and pathway program will provide a decisive stepping stone for a successful career as a student.

  • Our propaedeutic courses are designed to introduce you to your subject. They will familiarize you with campus life and help you to design your curriculum.

  • Our course-related program addresses students in their first semesters (semesters 1 - 4) who feel the need to refresh their basic knowledge and skills.

  • Committed to interdisciplinariness, our program will equip you with all the necessary essentials for an excellent start!



Our Program Fall / Winter 2017 / 2018


Precourse for Beginners

Oct 4 – Oct 12

 Find more information here (German sites)


Start-Up! Humanities (open, extracurricular courses)

This is your first year as a student of English and American Literatures, of History, of Art History, or of Philosophy? Our open and extracurricular courses will provide support for students in their initial phase of their student’s life cycle.

Basic Elements and Research Skills for Students of Art History, History, and Philosophy

For Students of English and American Literatures: Reading (What) Is Fun

Find more information here. (German and English sites)



Extracurricular course
“Historical Periods – A Survey: From Basic Knowledge to Expert Knowledge”

for students of history but open for all disciplines

  Find more information here. (German sites)



English Language Emergency Unit

English is NOT your native language? You are struggling with tense, aspect, or the right preposition? Feel free to consult our English Language Emergency Unit and tackle individual problems right at the beginning of your student’s life cycle: Profit from a broad range of courses and activities offered by the Language Centre’s English Department

Contact: Dr. Ines Böhner  

Language Centre’s English Department