Germany, Tübingen

International & European Studies Winter Program

when 2 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 2000

Study Europe and the EU in Germany:

Come and join the Winter Program “International & European Studies” at the University of Tübingen!

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: You take introductory courses on European politics, history, business, law and culture. In addition, you meet with European politicians, debate on current European affairs, and attend guest lectures by experts from different fields. Classes are small and individual mentoring is guaranteed at all times.

STUDY TRIPS: You will visit Strasbourg, Berlin and Stuttgart, take a tour of the European Parliament, interview EU-politicians, and visit influential companies (like Mercedes) in the economically strong region of Baden-Württemberg.

GERMAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE: You will attend a German language course and gain one of the key qualifications in an increasingly globalized world: intercultural competence.

BUDDY PROGRAM: Within the Buddy Program students of the University of Tübingen accompany the IES participants during their entire stay in Tübingen. This will allow IES participants to get to know German students, and experience student life first-hand.

LOCATION: Tübingen is the ideal location for this small and highly effective academic program: it is a picturesque, safe University town and with its romantic old town it offers multiple opportunities to experience German culture.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Tübingen!

Course leader

The courses are taught by University of Tübingen faculty

Target group

Students and graduate students from all countries and of all subjects who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Europe and the European Union from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and who are interested in German language and culture. Participants must be at least 18 years old and and must have a very good command of English to be able to follow the academic courses and participate in discussions.

Course aim

The Winter Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to better understand Europe and the European Union from various disciplinary perspectives. The program provides you with an understanding of historical, political, legal and cultural frameworks that have shaped modern Europe.

Credits info

At the University of Tübingen 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). Participants of the Winter Program who would like to receive transfer credits at their home university are strongly recommended to contact their Academic Advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.

Fee info

EUR 2000: The program fee includes all academic courses, an intercultural workshop, a German language course, course materials, a 3-day stay at seminar house (full board), 1-day study trips to Strasbourg and Stuttgart, 3-day study trip to Berlin (flight, accommodation, guided tours, entrance fees), accommodation, social activities, a public transportation ticket for use within Tübingen, welcome and farewell party.
The program fee does not include the following expenses:
- Visa fee
- Flight & travel to/from Tübingen
- Health insurance
- Meals & beverages
- Some of the optional social activities
- Leisure activities


Within the Winter Program financial support is available based on academic achievement and financial need.

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