The Universitat Tubingen International & European Studies (T-IES) Winter School short-term program offers students from all over the world a chance to study Europe and the European Union at the University of Tübingen, one of Germany’s universities in the “Excellent” class. Study in English, make friends & learn German at one of Germany's best universities while enjoying winter in the snow here in beautiful Tübingen!

Do not just learn about European societies - experience Europe up close on two different study tracks. Class sessions are highly interactive, intercultural and combine both traditional and innovative teaching styles, including field trips and field research conducted by you, the participants, yourselves.

Field of Study

  • European Culture
  • International relations
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies

For more detailed information about these courses go to the host university website.

Students are required to complete all courses from either Track A or Track B, a German language course and an intercultural workshop during this experience. 

Credit Equivalent 

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval). Students will not receive credit for the German Language course. 

Visa Information

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

Please review the host university webpage for important visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by Tubingen University.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately $3,050 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website

Program fees include:

  • All courses and workshops
  • Course materials
  • Welcome Package
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Excursions
  • Accommodation in Tübingen
  • A public transportation ticket for use within Tübingen
  • Welcome reception and farewell evening


Accommodation in a guest house, with a host family, in a student shared flat or student dorm is provided as part of the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: Rolling Application Deadline

Program Dates

Start: 8 January 2024
End: 2 February 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Tubingen, Germany
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​