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University of Tübingen

Program Terms:

Spring Semester & Academic Year


The birthplace of German idealism and Germany’s first faculty of science, Tübingen has a rich history of both culture and academic excellence. The university was founded in 1477 and mixes respect for tradition with a mission toward continual renewal to provide a well-grounded and innovative research environment for international and German students alike. The faculty emphasize interdisciplinary and collaborative work, making Tübingen a leader in research and real world application.

An abundance of events, museums, and collections enrich the cultural life of the university town of Tübingen. Internationally respected art exhibitions, as well as renowned festivals, concerts, stage plays, and readings with poets of international reputation, are part of the cultural program. The versatile choices make up an important part of the distinctive profile of Tübingen. The University of Tübingen, public institutions, private initiatives, and individuals are all engaged in the numerous cultural activities. The city is regarded as a young and cosmopolitan students’ town, while at the same time boasts a restored medieval town center. With that in mind, the campus is spread throughout the city and has more than 26,000 students, who shape the city image. Tübingen boasts the lowest average age of any city in Germany. (Source: University of Tübingen website)

Academic Details:

UoT was founded in 1477 and prides itself on being a university centered around research and learning. UoT has 7 faculties, which include Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences, and Science, along with 330 degree programs ranging from topics such as Medical Technologies, Molecular Medicine, Environmental Science, Sports Management, and International Economics and Business Administration. With around 28,000 students, the university is bustling with life. Classes are generally taught using innovative teaching formats and methods such as peer learning and blended learning in a combination of digital aids and conventional classes. UoT is also expanding to other formats, such as virtual rhetoric and digital recording of lectures. (Source: University of Tübingen website)

Housing Details:

Housing is guaranteed for exchange students, so long as applications are received complete and on time. The university has student residences that are allocated by two different student service organizations. There are currently 11 locations of residences that are run by the student service organizations, all of which have unique features. An example of one of these residences is the Waldhäuser east (WHO) students’ village, which is the largest housing complex in Tübingen with 1,720 rooms in a total of 24 buildings. The WHO is situated north-east of the town center. The WHO is very popular because of its wide range of leisure facilities with the “Kuckuck” students’ bar, the “Dodo” common room for films and games, a barbecue area, a volleyball court, table tennis tables, a large hall with a stage, and several music rooms.

If students wish to pursue living outside of UoT’s residences, apartment advertisements are frequently posted in the local newspapers. A cool opportunity for students is a project called Living with Help, in which students can stay with the elderly at a low cost if they help the elderly with the household in return. More information can be found with the “Accommodation” link under “Useful Links for Exchange Students.” (Source: University of Tübingen website)


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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