Summer School 2 (on-site)

"European Union Politics, Human Rights and Economics"

July 11 - August 19, 2022


International & European Studies 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. In short-term programs throughout the year students learn about and discuss diverse topics on Europe and the European Union, share their knowledge and experiences, and have the opportunity to get to know the University of Tübingen as an excellent place for study and research.

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In seminars taught in English students will learn a lot of fascinating things about Europe and the EU. You will visit relevant European cities such as Strasbourg, Berlin and Frankfurt, meet with European politicians and debate current European affairs with experts.

Tübingen is the ideal location for this highly effective academic program: Located in Baden-Württemberg, Tübingen is only a few hours from Strasbourg, France, the seat of the European Parliament, and equally close to Frankfurt, the seat of the European Central Bank. Tübingen is a very lively university town with 85,500 inhabitants, 28,300 of them students. Its historic charm and attractive position on the Neckar River offer a high quality of life whether you are studying, working, or taking a break.

The program at a glance



Every class is mandatory. This includes the welcome and farewell session, intercultural workshops, language and program classes.

The following schedule shows an overview of the six-week program and provides information about the dates and times of the courses, excursions and activities.



Academic Program

The IES Summer School 2 (on-site) consists of two combined modules:

Module "Europe & the European Union"

Academic introductory courses (taught in English):
  • The Political System of the EU and its Politics (Jan Battke)
  • Human Rights in Europe: Current Issues and Challenges (Dr. Germana Favognano-Bihr)
  • Regional Economic Integration (Daniel Pauser)
Study Trips:

Each of the three mandatory study trips is linked to one of the academic courses above:

  • 4-day study trip to Berlin (historic center and government district)
  • 1-day study trip to Strasbourg (visit to the European Parliament)
  • 1-day study trip to Frankfurt (financial district)

Module "Language & Culture"

Further information

Credits & Grades

Social Program

The social program includes trips, cultural activities as well as social gatherings.

You will get the chance to experience German and other cultures, explore Tübingen and its surroundings - a perfect chance get to know your classmates and buddies better and have fun together.

Participation in the activities is optional and you can register during the first week of the program via Moodle.

The social program includes activities such as Bowling, trips to nearby castles and monasteries or film evenings.

Buddy Program

To support you during your stay in Tübingen and to promote an intercultural exchange we have set up a Buddy Program in which a student of the University of Tübingen teams up with an IES participant. Click on the link for more information! Buddy Program


Program Fee

Please note that there may be a slight increase in the program fee for 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic (hotels and bus companies, for example, are hesitant to quote too far ahead).