Faculty of Science

International @ the Faculty of Science

The internationality of the Faculty of Science is reflected by numerous international research projects as well as by the high number of guest researchers and by intensive student exchange. All departments collaborate on international level. Individual cooperations are built up with universities and other research institutions worldwide.
The progressive internationalisation of the Faculty of Science is a development with benefits for everyone involved.

Internationalization of Research

One of the Faculty of Science’s priorities lies in providing the ideal conditions for scientists to conduct cutting-edge research. To stay successful and competitive in international research, the Faculty of Science constantly develops new international partnerships (faculty-led & partner-led programs as well as departmental programs). In particular, the high number of high-tech research facilities (interfaculty institutes and centers, “Core Facilities”) demonstrate the Faculty of Science’s international potential and visibility.

Furthermore, numerous collaborative projects as well as scientific exchanges with locally based internationally renowned research facilities and companies form the prerequisite for innovative and forward-thinking research conducted on the highest level. The Faculty of Science, thus, provides the ideal framework to respond responsibly to today’s complex scientific and societal challenges of the ever-changing world or research.

Internationalization of Higher Education

The Faculty of Science distinguishes itself by its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to teaching. By offering innovative international and multilingual Master’s and Doctoral degree programs, domestic and international graduate and PhD students benefit from the Faculty of Science’s internationally oriented curriculum for higher education. The newly established international graduate programs (Master of Science degree programs) are highly research-focused, and offer their students a hands-on research experience. At the same time, visiting scholars from abroad enrich the Faculty of Science’s curriculum for higher education.

The various international and subject-specific exchange programs provide the Faculty of Science’s students with the opportunity of gaining international experience, which inevitably improves intercultural competence and strengthens the awareness of personal social responsibility. This in addition to solid academic training lays the foundation for the advancement of successful young scientists, but it also promotes forward-thinking and cutting-edge research on an international scale.

Studying Abroad

The Faculty of Science offers diverse, subject-specific exchange programs for exchange students in European countries. These programs are combined with scholarships providing adequate financial support. The Erasmus-Program of the European Commission provides opportunities to study an equivalent subject area at a partner university abroad.

How to Go Abroad

Further funding opportunities to study abroad are offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Detailed information on funding programs is provided by the DAAD-funding program data base.

Application Periods

Credit Transfer (ECTS)

Credits from abroad are acknowledged on the basis of the ECTS-system, when the exams are considered equal. A minimum of 30 ECTS-credits per semester or 60 ECTS-credits per year must be completed during a stay abroad.

It is necessary to turn in all study-related records and documents post-study abroad (e.g. Transcript of Records, grades, certificates of attendance and participation, syllabuses). Acknowledgement of courses which are not part of the ETCS-system requires a special acknowledgement procedure. The respective subject-specific Erasmus-coordinator is responsible for the acknowledgement of credits from abroad, in compliance with the registar's office in charge.

Studying in Tübingen

The section Advising and Admission of International Students supports incoming and outgoing students. You will receive information regarding general prerequisites for studying in Tübingen. Additionally, this section is responsible for the admittance of foreign nationals to study at the University of Tübingen.

Here you can find important information for your first steps at the University of Tübingen as for example the program of the Orientation Week at the beginning of the academic year and other helpful offerings.

Academic Advisory Service

If you are interested to study at the Faculty of Science, the following advice services are provided: Zentrale Studienberatung des Akademischen Beratungszentrums of the University of Tübingen

Selection of the courses

This link leads you to the online course catalogue. Please contact the academic advisor of your subject before choosing the courses for your learning agreement.

Further offerings for all Students

Student Initiatives

The Studierenden-Initiative Internationales Tübingen (StudIT) offers a lot of activities during the semester as well as during the orientation weeks. There aim is to help international students to settle down in Tübingen and to have a good time during their semester or year abroad.
The General Student Council (AStA) is responsible for student matters, concerning musical, cultural and sport affairs. It promotes events and supports student groups and projects financially. Furthermore, AStAs advisors try and help students in different fields and coordinate students work across faculties at the University of Tübingen and collaboration with other universities. They provide information and services for international students.

International PhDs

We want to give you a short overview of the most important institutions and offerings of the University of Tübingen and particularly the Faculty of Science that could be interesting for PhD-students.

The Science Section of the Graduate Academy offers Qualification and further training courses and supports workshops as well as Summer-/Winter-Schools.
The university of Tübingen offers some intramural funding opportunities and an overview of general funding opportunities in Germany.
Job opportunities at the Faculty of Science.
Stay in contact with the university of Tübingen via the Tübinger Research Alumni Network (TRACe).

Further offerings for all Students and Staff

External Links

Guest Researchers

We want to give you a short overview of the most important institutions and offerings of the University of Tübingen that could be important and helpful for our guests.

Research at the Faculty of Science

Further offers for all Staff and Students