Tübingen is located in the Neckar River Valley, about 25 miles south of Stuttgart. The nearby nature park Schönbuch has abundant hiking and biking trails throughout the forest. Tübingen's 24,000 students dominate the comparatively small city of 85,000; Tübingen is ranked as the city in Germany with the youngest average population. It also boasts being ranked as the city in Germany that offers the best quality of life for its residents. This is attributed to its many cultural opportunities, the city's liberal politics and its academic flair. The Eberhard-Karls-Universität dates from 1477 - one of the oldest universities in Germany. While the majority of the university's liberal arts departments are in the old part of Tübingen, the modern Science Center is on the overlooking the town.
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The Eberhard-Karls-Universität dates from 1477-- one of the oldest universities in Germany. While the majority of the university's liberal arts departments are in the old part of Tübingen, the modern Science Center is on the overlooking the town. In Tübingen’s historical center there is hardly a building or a square that is not linked to a renowned scholar. Tübingen notables include Hegel, Hölderlin and Schelling, Mörike and Uhland, Johannes Kepler and Wilhelm Schickard.
The latest chapter of the University’s history is marked by tremendous growth – the boom in Medicine and the Life Sciences as well as in other scientific areas has led to an extraordinary expansion. The broad spectrum of subjects offered by the University of Tübingen promotes interdisciplinary communication benefiting research and has lead to areas of specialist research that have attracted attention from around the world. A large number of partnerships with other universities and research institutions add to the University’s international reputation.
While the partner universities in Baden-Württemberg offer courses in virtually all majors, most courses are taught in German. More and more courses are available in English, however and to see an overview of which Baden-Württemberg university will have a sufficient number of course options taught in English in your major, please check the BW Study Options for Undergraduates by Majors
and the Baden-Württemberg Study Options.
Take a look at the Links to Course Listings in BW
and search for courses in your subject areas and also for courses taught in English.
Tübingen Academic Calendar
Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Fall
Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Spring
Exchange participants live in the Französische Viertel or Waldhäuser Ost
, both areas close to the city. All rooms have kitchen facilities and are single occupancy. Prices for dormitory rooms range from Euro 200-350 per month.
The program fee includes the pre-semester language and culture course and comprehensive German health insurance for 5 or 10 months for students under the age of 30. Living expenses, including room, meals, and incidentals, are not included in the program fee.
Scholarships of up to Euro 400 per month are available through the program. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to Euro 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.
Read the Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2019-2020 , the Tübingen Info and Tübingen Information for Exchange Students and find more details on your stay.