Social and Cultural Anthropology


From the world to Tübingen

Welcome at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen!

Great that you have chosen our Institute for a study visit, we are looking forward welcoming you here!

Getting started and orientation for international students

What we offer at our Department:

  • a vibrant student life at one of Germany's 10 Universities of Excellence located in a pittoresque town
  • a Department with a dedicated academic community conducting research on a wide range of topics including gender & sexuality, race & colonialism, ritual & performance, politics & violence, health & medicine, refugees & activism
  • a great selection German and English-medium courses including courses on research methods and on the history of anthropology, Media Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and Political Anthropology
  • regional expertise on South Asia, Africa and Central Asia
  • an engaging environment at 'the Castle' where our Department is located

Check out the ERASMUS+ Academic Calendar for an overview of important dates:

  • application deadline for admission and housing
  • begin and end of courses
  • semester breaks
  • dates of the preparatory language courses for Erasmus+ and exchange students
  • dates of the orientation programs and introductory courses

Arriving here:

  • You can find out more about the application and admission process for the University of Tübingen as well as options of accommodation here.
  • Information about language courses can be found on this page.
  • In the " öffentliche Vorlesungsverzeichnis“ (lecture directory) of the Campus-Portal you can find information on all offered courses.
  • Tip: Under "keyword search" you can search for English language courses, using the "language of instruction" or you can see a compilation here.
  • News about our Department and events can be found on the Department's website or via the student council.