TÜ-VIPP (TÜ - Virtual Intercultural Preparation Package)

October 10 - December 16, 2022

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, 2022!

Participating in TÜ-VIPP 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. 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

We offer a unique virtual course program to our international students abroad and to all Tübingen students inspired by intercultural exchange. The name TÜ-VIPP demonstrates that we consider all our students our true VIP's who aim to develop essential skills needed to tackle a challenging future. TÜ-VIPP courses prepare you perfectly for a later stay abroad, possibly at Tübingen University. So come and join a course on German language & culture, Kiswahili, intercultural topics or a virtual buddy program. You can choose up to two courses plus the buddy program.

New in the program: A Wolof language course with intercultural information on Senegal (taught by a Professor from Dakar) and a course designed especially for all our CIVIS and European students on "European Identities in a Globalizing World" as well as a seminar on "Spiritual Humanism as a World Ethos”.

Important news for future exchange students: Please note that you will be able to transfer all ECTS/credits gained in any TÜ-VIPP course to your exchange semester at Tübingen University in 2023 if you complete a final task once here. Write us a mail or inform your Instructor/Professor if you wish to make use of this great opportunity!

For our Tübingen students: TÜ-VIPP is an excellent opportunity to meet international students from abroad (possibly from a partner university where you want to spend your year abroad) and to increase your intercultural competence by engaging in meaningful intercultural team work and cooperation! Students of the University of Tübingen can acquire CPs by attending these courses. Bachelor students of the University of Tübingen can have these CPs credited as part of the module Key Qualifications. Furthermore, there is the option for students of the University of Tübingen (bachelor and master level) to get these CPs credited as part of the certificate Global Awareness. (see https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/204780).

The program at a glance

Course Schedule

  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Beginners' Class for students without any prior knowledge of German
  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Beginners' Class (Level: A1/A2)
  • Welcome to Tübingen - A digital German Class (Intermediate Level: B1)
  • A Digital Kiswahili Beginners' Class (Level: A1)
  • A Digital Wolof Beginners' Class (Level: A1)
  • Living and Studying Internationally: An Intercultural Exploration (English Level: B1/B2)
  • Think Globally: International Tridems on Global Issues (English Level: C1)
  • Germany - NOW!
  • Spiritual Humanism as a World Ethos
  • Waging Peace Through Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Freedom of Expression in Europe Today
  • European Identities in a Globalizing World
  • The Buddy Program
  • The Tandem Program

Further information


  • Application deadline: September 15, 2022

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

Further information

Credits & Grades

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

Further information

Technical Requirements

  • The courses will be based on online material that you can access at any time using Tübingen university’s 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.