The learning agreement is your study plan for your stay in Stuttgart. It is a form you will receive from your home university on which you enter the races you want to take at the University of Stuttgart. Next, it will be signed by your home university and the Erasmus academic advisor of the University of Stuttgart. It is possible to change a learning agreement after arrival, if required. The changes have to be approved by both universities. The Learning Agreement form will be provided by your home institution. Please make sure, that the agreement is signed by filling in your learning agreement you set up an individual race plan. There is no fixed set of courses at the University of Stuttgart that Erasmus students must take. We kindly ask you to discuss with your home university what is expected of you. Some of our partner institutions require a minimum of ECTS points to be taken. Changes to Original Learning Agreement – If changes to your original learning agreement are necessary once you have arrived at the host institution, you find the changes to learning agreement-template in your participants account.
This is possible only after the arrival certificate has been checked as correct. In order to be able to determine consistently the level of learning in the working language of mobility, all mobility Teilnehmer_innen lasting more than two months (all ERASMUS students) must pass a language of work classification test. THE OLS tests are now available in 24 languages: Bulgarian, Danish, German, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian. This OLS test is not designed to select participants for mobility. On the contrary, the classification test for Teilnehmer_innen already nominated is carried out in order to document their language level at the beginning of the preparatory phase of mobility. Affected students are invited to test by email with the sender firstname.lastname@example.org, the test is offered in the OLS (Online Language Support) system. Native speakers are exempt from the requirement to take part in the OLS language test. So make sure that the information about your mother tongue and the language of instruction of the host institution in your participation account is correct.
After the first language test in the working language, students who have reached a language level from A1 to B1 from the common European reference framework are automatically invited to take a language course.