FAQ for students

Frequently Asked Questions

Here students can find answers to questions that regularly arise.

Traditionally, the welcome event for our first semester students takes place in the first session of the course “Methods of Machine Language Processing”. You can find out the exact date of this event via C@MPUS.

A total of 30 credit points must be earned for both compulsory elective areas. How the credits are distributed is up to your personal study interests: If you would like to attend as many computer science courses as possible, you can earn up to 18 CP in this compulsory elective area and accordingly only 12 CP in the compulsory elective area “Humanities”. The distribution can also be 12/18 CP or 15/15 CP.

It is important that the minimum number of 12 CP is adhered to and that no more than 30 CP are acquired in total.

You can have the course linked to the module “Humanities 3” or “Humanities 6” by the degree program manager. If the course is offered for 3 CP in the original module, it can be linked to “Humanities 3”; with 6 CP it can be linked to “Humanities 6”.
Please note that “Humanities 3” is an ungraded course (USL). This means that you cannot be credited with a grade, even if this is provided for in the original module.
Please also note that you may only take each module once. As only the module name appears in your transcript of records, it is best to have a (paper) transcript filled out. You may be able to use this for later applications. Register for the exam as usual.

The modules in the compulsory elective area of Computer Science are carefully selected and at BA level in the computer science subjects. If you are nevertheless interested in another course, this can be linked to the modules “Computer Science 3” or “Computer Science 6” by the program manager. The procedure is the same as for the last FAQ.

There is a separate FAQ for planning and implementing the Master's thesis, that you can download here.

Do you still have doubts as to whether your studies are right for you? Or are you already considering whether you should drop out of your studies?

You can click through a questionnaire with the “Study doubters” tool. At the end, you will receive an overview of where you currently stand and what options you have.

You can also use the counseling services of the University of Stuttgart. Here you will find a good overview for all questions and situations.

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Study program manager

Our program manager Pascal Hein will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your studies.

Studiengangsmanager Pascal Hein

Head of department

The Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Stuttgart is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Mareike Schumacher. If you are interested in the DH department, please get in touch.

Abteilungsleiterin Prof. Dr. Mareike Schumacher


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Pascal Hein


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