Germany, Tübingen

International & European Studies

when 1 June 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 9 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 and law. In addition, they 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 and Berlin, 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 Summer 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 basic understanding of historical, political and legal frameworks that have shaped modern Europe.

Credits info

Participants of the Summer 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 trip to Strasbourg, 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 Summer Program financial support is available based on academic achievement and financial need.