First-Year Students

Information on the Beginning of Studies

Welcome to your Physics Studies!

The physicists at the University of Stuttgart apply themselves to both fundamental research as well as application-oriented research in the fields of solid matter state physics, atomic and quantum optics, photonics, quantum technologies, soft matter physics, strongly correlated many-body systems, physical modeling and numerical simulation. The application-oriented branches of research are active in numerous research alliances, both within the university as well as with the neighboring Fraunhofer Institute and industry. There is also a close cooperation with the two Max-Planck Institutes for physics in Stuttgart.

The scientists are involved in numerous regional, national and international cooperation projects, research alliances and special research areas throughout the department’s institutes.

The Physics Student Council offer you practical help and the possibility to network and meet future classmates during the first days of your studies.


The Physics Student Council offers a Facebook and a What'sApp group for First-Year Students. You are welcome to join!

First Days of the Semester

Lectures are published in C@MPUS - University of Stuttgart 

Monday, September 24th 2018
  Mathematics Pre-Course (Application necessary! [de])
Repetition and a further look into topics covered at the end of your High School Studies, furthermore a great way to meet your future classmates!
Thursday, October 4th 2018
7 pm Pub Crawl Meeting Point: S-Bahn Station “Stadtmitte” at the Subway restaurant
Friday, October 12th 2018
7 pm That’s Uni!
Welcome and Boardgame-Night by the Student Council  Representatives
Student Council's office
Foyer Pfaffenwaldring 57
Monday, October 15th 2018
8 am Fresher’s Breakfast Foyer Pfaffenwaldring 57
by the Lecture Halls
9 am stuvus Student Representatives Introduction Meeting Lecture Hall
V53.01 Pfaffenwaldring 53
11:30 am Start your Studies – Introduction for First Year Students of the Physics Study Programs Bachelor of Science and Teaching, Introduction of the Department of Physics Lecutre Hall
V57.01 Pfaffenwaldring 57
Immediately After Campus Tour Meeting Point: Foyer Pfaffenwaldring 57, by the Lecture Halls
6 pm Avete Academici, Evening for First-Year Students Apply Online [de] Hegelsaal (Liederhalle), Berliner Platz 1-3, 70174 Stuttgart
Tuesday, October 17th 2018
3 pm Begin of Lectures  
Wednesday, Oceotber 18th 2018
2 - 4 pm Central Welcome Lecture for all new students of the teaching programs at the University of Stuttgart Lecture Hall M 2.02, Breitscheidstr. 2a, Campus Stadtmitte (City Center)
Friday, Ocotber 19th – Sunday, October 21st 2018
  Fresher’s-Weekend-Trip to Wieshof in the Allgäu.
Application [de]


Further Contacts and Information


Advisors at the Student Counseling Center and the ‘Study-Pilot’ are happy to answer any question you might have about your studies!

First Aid for Students

Student Council

The Physics Student Council is the representative group of all students at the Department of Physics in the committees of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. The Student Body Room is open to all students and is located on the ground floor of the Lecture Halls at Pfaffenwaldring 57.

Student Council [de]

Stay Up to Date – Subscribe to the Mailing Lists

Subscribe to the Mailing List of your study program to stay up to date on all current events and developments!

Subscribe to the Mailing Lists: “Bachelor Physik” and “Lehramt Physik

Mailing List

Physics Mentoring Program

We, a Team of Professors, PhD Candidates and Upper-Level Students, invite all First-Year Students of the B.Sc.- and Teaching Program to join our Mentoring Program! Let us guide you through the obstacles of the beginning of your studies!

Mentoring Program

General Information

If you have questions about the Semester Ticket, Housing or Health Insurance, please visit the University’s Main Page.

Living in Stuttgart

Central Information Service for First-Year Students [de]