Univ. of Tubingen - Baden-Wuerttemberg Exchange
The University of Tübingen is one of Germany's most famous and oldest universities. Tübingen is one of Germany's five classical "university towns" and therefore has no central campus. Instead, university buildings are spread out around the old city center. Because the city is so centered around the university, 1 out of 3 people in Tübingen is a student.
The University of Tübingen is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany and Europe and has received numerous rankings and awards for its quality of research and academics. Several Nobel laureates are associated with the University of Tübingen, especially in scientific fields.
The Surrounding Area
Thanks to its central location and extensive transportation system, the city of Tübingen is a perfect starting point to explore Germany and the rest of Europe. Stuttgart International Airport is only 34km away and there are also several interesting sites around the city. Click here for tourist information as well as some weekend excursion ideas. Other popular destinations for weekend trips are the Swiss Alps, Austria, and the Alsace wine region in France.
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As an exchange student, you are eligible to choose a wide variety of courses taught in English. Courses in English are offered in the subject areas of Business, Political Science, Humanities and Science. For PDF links to English courses, click here
Students may choose from a full curriculum of courses taught in German. You must have sufficient German proficiency (GER 204) if you wish to take classes in taught in German. A full list of courses taught in both English and German can be found here
Prior to and during the semester, students can take part in German language classes
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Students can stay in university housing (Studentenwerk) or in private housing accommodation. The rental prices include all basic services. The Studentenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim also offers free telecommunications services in most rooms and flats/apartments (including Internet access). Moreover, student housing offers comprehensive meal plans. Click here for more information.
Academic Year Dates
September to July
Spring Semester Dates
March to July
This program is available as an Exchange:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid.html.