Starting out can be difficult. In the first few weeks, you will experience many new things. We aim to help you find your way around the University.
First semester brochure
Our brochure “Starting your Studies - Welcome to the University of Tübingen" offers a first overview of the university and the city of Tübingen.
vimeo.com: The videos are currently being revised with the latest information on the start of the winter semester.
We strongly recommend that all international degree seeking students take part in the introductory session (unless it conflicts with a class or introductory event by your faculty/department). Even if you don’t have questions yourself, you will benefit from the questions of your fellow students.
Complete course catalog / ALMA portal
Most lectures and courses are listed in the online course catalog which is open to the public. To apply for a seminar you have to be enrolled to access the complete course catalog. Personal access data will be sent to you by the Student Administration (“Studentensekretariat”) after completing enrollment. The IT Center (ZDV) offers introductory training in how to use it.
You can access the public and the complete course catalog via the ALMA portal of the University of Tübingen.
Faculty course advisors
The advisors in the individual subjects (“Studienfachberatung”) answer all questions concerning your academic field. Possible topics can be:
Recommended course plan
For every new semester you have to prepare a schedule or course plan. Most faculties give recommendations, as attending certain courses or modules often is obligatory, especially during the first semesters. Recommended course plans help you design your personal schedule.
Alternatively you can approach Student Counseling Service or the individual faculties for help.
Do not forget: You have to enroll to the courses and seminars you have chosen.
Specific information is also given in the exam regulations and module catalogues on the homepages of the faculties. Beware: some of these are quite difficult to understand.
Application to courses and seminars
As a rule you have to enroll to the courses and seminars you have chosen via the ALMA portal of the University of Tübingen. A small number of faculties offer other ways to enroll: Check with the faculties during orientation week or at Student Counseling Service.
Organizing your studies / administrative matters
The page “Administrative matters” offers many helpful information.
The staff members of the central examinations office of the University of Tübingen are your contact persons for examination matters like deadlines and formal requirements for registering for exams.