University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart Exchange Program

Aerial view of StuttgartThe department maintains an exchange relationship with the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Eligible students are undergraduate majors in their fourth year and professional degree students who will have a full year of study remaining after the exchange year. Selections are made each winter term for the following academic year.

Stuttgart is one of the largest fruit and wine producing centers in Germany. The city itself is a large, modern industrial hub, rebuilt almost entirely after World War II. The arts flourish in Stuttgart, with excellent opera, symphonies, theater, ballet and galleries. The University of Stuttgart is essentially a technical institute with strong offerings in science, engineering, business and architecture. They also offer limited courses in the liberal arts. Stuttgart applicants must have at least conversational facility with German. The academic program includes a four-week orientation in Tubingen, an entrance exam in German language proficiency and two semesters of architectural study.

Applications are available at the Department office. The Office of International Education and Exchange in Oregon Hall provides orientation, access to visa and travel information, and support services for students in the exchange programs. One to two seminars and a media course are offered to summer students.