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University of Tübingen – Summer Course

Program Terms:

Summer Term


The University of Tübingen, public institutions, private initiatives, and individuals are all engaged in the numerous cultural activities. An abundance of events, museums, and collections enrich the cultural life of the university town. 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 city is regarded as a young and cosmopolitan students’ town, and 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:

The University of Tübingen offers an international summer school program for international students. Through the program, students explore Europe at the crossroads in both Tübingen and Berlin. The program is focused around a deeper understanding of the European Union’s history, politics, and economy and debate over current European issues.The Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School is a joint endeavor of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and its “International & European Studies” program (IES) and “Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University” (FUBiS). More information about the international summer school program can be found here.

The integrated program gives you the opportunity to take short-term (4 weeks) yet in-depth courses on European politics and economics at two of Germany’s highest-ranked universities. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Freie Universität Berlin are both among Germany’s few elite universities, ranked in the top “Excellent” class. The first half of the 4-week program will take place in Tübingen, while the second half will take place in Berlin. Both classes in Tübingen and Berlin are structured by literature-based discussions and in-class presentations, complemented by group work and group presentations. (Source: University of Tübingen website)

Housing Details:

The university has student residences that are allocated by two different student service organizations. There are currently 11 residence locations, 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 and 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 live 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

Useful Links for Exchange Students:

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