Tü-VIPP (TÜ - Virtual Intercultural Preparation Package)

October 11 - December 17, 2021

International Students and all students inspired by intercultural exchange are our true VIPs! Come and sign up for TÜ-VIPP and join us online from October to December, 2021!

Participating in the Tü-VIPP program was an amazing experience. I learned a lot, met great teachers from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and made many friends that I hope will continue to keep in touch (including the teachers). Many times, even though it was online, I felt like I really was in Tübingen! Thank you very much University of Tübingen for everything, I really loved the program.

Daniel, Brazil

The University of Tübingen offers a unique virtual course program to international students abroad and to all Tübingen students inspired by intercultural exchange. It can serve perfectly as a preparation for students who intend to study at Tübingen University or intend to study at a University abroad in the near future. The name Tü-VIPP demonstrates that we consider all these students our true VIPs. The Tübingen Virtual Intercultural Preparation Package (Tü-VIPP) includes various courses on topics such as German language, culture, politics and society, as well as intercultural communication and exchange. A virtual Buddy program is also included. Students can choose one or two courses and in addition the buddy program.

Please note that we have a new course in the program: a Kiswahili course with intercultural information on Rwanda (taught by a Prof from the University of Rwanda).

The program at a glance

Course Schedule

  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Beginners' Class (level: A1 or A2)
  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Class (Intermediate Level: B1)
  • A digital Kiswahili Beginners' Class (level: A1)
  • Germany - NOW!
  • Access tour Germany
  • Intercultural Communication "Insight Germany - (Ex)Change your Perspectives"
  • Freedom of Expression in Europe Today
  • Waging Peace through Intercultural Understanding
  • Exploring Cultures, Expanding Perspectives
  • Think Globally: International Tandems on Global Issues (English level: C1)
  • Living and studying internationally: an intercultural exploration (English level: B1/B2)
  • The Tandem Program
  • The Buddy Program

Further information


  • Application deadline: September 11, 2021

Further information


  • Undergraduate and graduate students from North and South America, Africa and Europe from all fields of study
  • Students of the University of Tübingen
  • Participants must be enrolled as students
  • Very good command of English

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Credits & Grades

  • Participants can obtain credits in the courses.
  • For all courses, Tübingen students can obtain credits for the Global Awareness certificate (see https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/204780).

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Technical Requirements

  • The courses will be based on online material that you can access at any time using Tübingen university’s ILIAS and MOODLE system, as well as on live online discussions via ZOOM.

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Fees & Costs

  • Participation in the courses will be free of charge.