Institute of Media Studies

Exchange: Studying Media Studies in Tübingen

Information for International Incoming Students

 English-taught courses

Welcome to the Institute of Media Studies at the University of Tübingen!

If you want to spend a semester in Tübingen studying in the field of Media Studies, Communication Studies or Journalism, you will find important information on this website.


Interested in coming to Tübingen?

If you are a prospective exchange student who trying to assess whether Tübingen would be a good fit for them, let us introduce ourselves:

Our areas of academic strength are in the fields of media production (film, tv, audio, print and online) as well as media analysis.

We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive theoretical seminars that aim to develop our students into critical media professionals.

We teach in the areas of media and communication, journalism, critical/cultural studies, film and animation, advertising and strategic communication, and digital media and society.

If you are a prospective exchange student who has already been accepted to study in Tübingen, please rest assured that we offer a minimum of 30 ECTS in English-language classes every semester. You may choose from media theory and production classes, and every other semester, methods classes as well.


How to apply for an exchange semester in Tübingen

The entire application process is organized on university level. Information on how to apply can be found at the International Office of the University of Tübingen.

Erasmus and exchange to Tübingen  


What courses can I take in Tübingen?

International students who are enrolled at the Institute of Media Studies can:

  • take courses offered by the Institute of Media Studies (depending on your language abilities, you can choose from English or German-language classes)
  • take courses throughout the Faculty of Humanities and even throughout the university (important: you need to be pre-approved to do this)
  • or brush up on your German by enrolling in one of the University’s many language courses (levels A1 to C2)

Media Studies courses

Here you can find a list of all Media Studies courses that are conducted in English language:

List of Media Studies courses in English 

Depending on your language abilities, you can also choose from German-language Media Studies classes. You can find all offers in the course catalogue “Alma”:

Course Catalogue “Alma”

Application for Media Studies courses: 

  • Erasmus-Students who timely hand in their Learning Agreement will be registered to the chosen courses.
  • All other international students: Please fill in the course application form.

Courses from different subjects / departments

You can take courses throughout the Faculty of Humanities and even throughout the university. All courses are listed in the course catalogue “Alma”:

Course Catalogue “Alma”

If you are looking especially for courses taught in English, you can find an overview of every faculty’s English course offer on the website of the International Office:

English-taught courses throughout the university

Application for classes that are offered from departments other than the Institute of Media Studies: Please contact the respective teacher of the course directly via email. If you cannot find the repectice contact deatils, the Deparmental Coordinators will be happy to assist you.

German Language Courses

International Students can apply for German Language Courses that are conducted by the International Office. You can even earn ECTS credits by completing these courses. More info and application:

German Language Courses

During your stay: It is important that you keep track of your own credit timeline. For final exams and papers, you might want to negotiate earlier submission dates with your instructors to ensure timely credit processing. We recommend this as academic calendars across the world can vary quite extensively. Once a grade has been awarded, we will send a certificate to the admissions officer, who will collate all credits and issue your final transcript to take back. 


Who will help me with my questions?

Your most important contact person is Simone Hahne in the International Office. She is the admissions officer and student adviser for all international students and in charge of helping you. She offers administrative support and advice on all matters relating to the exchange process (enrollment, orientation events, language classes, housing, etc.).

Erasmus and exchange to Tübingen

If you have any questions concerning your course selection and the Institute of Media Studies, please contact us – the Departmental Exchange Coordination Team at the Institute of Media Studies. We are here to assist you here on site. We look forward to meeting you in Tübingen!

Departmental Coordination (Media Studies)