- You may not select project modules, colloquia, seminars for doctoral students and academic staff, progress reports or laboratory courses in immunology. Courses in the Faculty of Medicine do not usually have free places for exchange students. The courses in most of the other faculties are, on the other hand, open to you, on condition that places are available.
- As the automatic allocation of places for our courses will most probably take place before your arrival in Tübingen, please contact the responsible lecturers via email and ask them to register you for the courses manually. In many cases, however, places for the courses are still free even after the semester has started. Regular time slots for registering electronically to courses: Summer: mid February to mid March, winter mid July to mid August. Exact dates for the registering period are to be found in the online course catalogue.
- For we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee the access to the courses you selected in advance, you should inform your home institution about the fact that after your arrival, changes in the "Learning Agreement" or in your (already approved) list of courses are very likely.
- Usually our students would take 30 ECTS credits per semester. 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 25-30 h of total workload (10 h contact). Most biology courses yield 6 ECTS credits, some of them 9 or 12. For details see course catalogue.
- It is important that you contact our Academic Advisory Service immediately after your arrival in Tübingen, as they will help you to get started in our department. You should always arrive in Tübingen well before the Semester starts. The respective dates are to be found here.
- The results of all your assessed coursework in biology will be automatically recorded in the data bank of the Biology Examinations Office. Certificates of achievement from university language courses or from courses taken in other departments (e.g. biochemistry, medicine, etc) have to be submitted by you/ by the professor to the Examinations Office in order to be recorded. On the completion of your exchange studies, you will be entitled to an official transcript of record (in English and/or German). Please remember to apply for your transcript well in advance (before your return home!), as the Examinations Office needs a certain amount of time to process it.
Please note that all the regulations mentioned above apply to the Department of Biology only. In other departments (Biochemistry, Medicine etc.), different regulations often apply and for this reason we can provide no information or assistance with regard to courses held by other departments.
We wish you a successful and informative course of studies at our department!
Prof. Dr. Oliver Betz, Dean of Studies Bachelor
Prof. Dr. Joachim Ostwald, Dean of Studies Master
Dr. Matthias Stoll, Student Advisory Service/Departmental Coordinator