START Language Course

A preparatory course for Erasmus and exchange students studying in Tübingen (A2 - B2)

Spring 2022


Registration: from November, 15

Course dates:

March 14 - April 1, 2022

Students’ presence is required from the first day of classes until the last day of the course.


€ 300 for German classes + tutorials

Language level:

A2 - B2

After your registration please send as a language certificate by email.

No classes at A1 and C1 level
Classes are not provided for students with no or little knowledge of German. (Minimum level: A2 level = about 200 hours of German).


Exchange and Erasmus students, who are new in Tübingen and will start studying in the summer term 2022.

Course size:

It depends on the current COVID-19 regulations.

Course program (approx. 80 contact hours):

Four classes of intensive German lessons with German teachers in the morning: grammar and vocabulary, university and every day culture, regional and cultural studies, conversation, colloquialisms.


In addition: tutorials for regional studies & orientation at the university and the city of Tübingen, student advising

ECTS credit points and certificate: A maximum of 4 ECTS credit points are accredited for this course. To receive a certificate with 4 ECTS you need to attend the classes regularly, write a final test. You can miss no more than one day of the course, if you want full credits.

The course does not cover your accommodation!
If you intend to study in Tübingen for the summer term, you can rent a room in a student hall of residence as early as March Included with your Erasmus or exchange application documents you will be provided with a form from the student union (Studentenwerk Tübingen).
Please complete the application forms for accommodation. As it is difficult to find accommodation in Tübingen, please make sure you apply as early as possible!
You can find the necessary information under:

Application end:

The registration closes when the number of participants is reached. As the places are taken quickly, please submit your application as soon as possible (from November 15)!

Health insurance:

Please ensure that your health insurance is up to date so that you are insured during your stay in Germany. The € 300 fee does not include insurance.

Do you wish to participate in this course? 







Starting on November 15, you could register here.


Data protection
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Information and Contact:

University of Tübingen

German as a Foreign Language

'START Course'


Wilhelmstr. 22 - 72074 Tübingen

Start Course 1

++49 - (0)7071 - 2974412
Fax: ++49 - (0)7071 - 295380

Contact person: Nicole Westerhaus
Office hours:       Mon - Thu, 9-13 h


Should you wish to cancel your registration with two weeks prior to the start of classes, the application office will retain € 50 administration fee.