Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Tübingen
Germany

Language of instruction

English
German

The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities, dating back to 1477. The latest chapter of the University’s history is marked by its success in the German government’s Excellence Initiative, and in its position within the top 100 universities worldwide.

The city of Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. The city combines the authenticity of a medieval town centre with the bustle and atmosphere of a young university town – about 1 in 3 Tübingen residents is a student.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Summer Semester April–July
Semester 2 Winter Semester October–February

View the University of Tübingen academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Tübingen has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Campuses

The University of Tübingen is part of a University Town, meaning it has campuses scattered throughout the city.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits (or 20 SWS) per semester at University of Tübingen is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Tübingen.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Tübingen undergraduate and postrgraduate course catalogues if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Economics
Finance
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing
Exercise science
Anthropology
Archaeology
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Writing
Computer science
Chinese
German
Korean
Linguistics
Biological sciences
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing
Exercise science
Anthropology
Archaeology
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Writing
Computer science
Chinese
German
Linguistics
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Microbiology

Course restrictions

Beginner German language courses are not available to exchange students at Tübingen.

Additional academic information

Tübingen will accept advanced 3rd and 4th year UQ students into the postgraduate level courses.

The University of Tübingen has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

As the private housing market is expensive and highly competitive in Tübingen, the University of Tübingen recommends that exchange students live in the student dormitories.

As the University does not own the dormitories, they cannot guarantee rooms for exchange students. However, if your application is received in time, it is highly likely that you will obtain a room.

Cost of living

The cost of living in university towns is usually a bit more expensive than in non-university towns. The university provides an estimate of minimum student expenses in Tübingen.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

You can be exempted from buying German health insurance if you can prove that you are insured adequately abroad.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

The University of Tübingen provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.