Tü-VIPP (Tübingen - Virtual Intercultural Pre-Package)

April 26 - July 2, 2021

International Students are our true VIPs! Come and sign up for TÜ-VIPP and join us online from April to July, 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 those international students who cannot attend Tübingen University in presence (due to pandemic or other reasons). It can also serve perfectly as a preparation for students who intend to study at Tübingen University at a later point in time. The name Tü-VIPP demonstrates that we consider our international students our true VIPs. The Tübingen Virtual Intercultural Pre-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 several courses.

The program at a glance

Course Schedule

  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Class (three different levels of experience)
  • 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 CEFR C1]
  • Living and studying internationally: an intercultural exploration [English CEFR B1/B2]
  • The Tandem Program
  • The Buddy Program

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  • Application deadline: March 8, 2021

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

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Credits & Grades

  • Participants can obtain credits in the courses.

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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.