Germany, Tübingen and Berlin

Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School

when 15 June 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 2600

You would like to know more about EU politics and Human Rights issues? And experience two German cities at once? Then this summer school is for you!

Study European Politics for two weeks in Berlin and travel to Tübingen for another two weeks of Human Rights.

The Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School is a joint endeavor of “Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University” (FUBiS) and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and its “International & European Studies” program (IES).

The integrated program gives you the opportunity to take short-term yet in-depth courses on European politics and human rights at two of Germany’s highest-ranked universities: Freie Universität Berlin and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen are both among Germany's few elite universities that are ranked in the top "Excellent" class.

The intensive four-week program takes place from June 15th to July 13th, 2019: after completing the first two weeks in Berlin, you will travel to Tübingen on June 29th, 2019 for the second half. Both classes in Tübingen and Berlin are structured by literature-based discussions and in-class presentations, complemented by group work and group presentations. Both parts include study trips and visits of important political sights such as the European Parliament in Strasbourg or the German Bundestag in Berlin.

Course leader

The courses are taught by faculty of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Freie Universität Berlin.

Target group

Students from all countries and of all subjects who wish to gain basic knowledge of Europe - European Integration and the Political System of the EU as well as current Human Rights challenges in Europe.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and must have a very good command of English to be able to follow the academic courses and participate in discussions.

Course aim

The joint program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to better understand the European Union from a political and economic perspective, as well as to focus on Human Rights in Europe. The program provides you with an understanding of different frameworks that have shaped modern Europe.

Credits info

1 ECTS equals a workload of 30 hours. The workload comprises regular presence and active participation in the courses, private and independent study, preparation of projects and examinations (e.g. written test, oral presentation, essay).

Students will receive 4 ECTS for the course "European Integration and the Political System of the EU" at Freie Universität Berlin
and 4 ECTS for the course "Human Rights in Europe: current issues and challenges" at the University of Tübingen.

Fee info

EUR 2600: The program fee includes the course-fee for Part I and Part II in Berlin and Tübingen, class material, the transfer from Berlin to Tübingen, accomodation in Berlin and Tübingen, excursions in Berlin and Tübingen, as well as tickts for public transport in Berlin and Tübingen.