Application for the Winter School 2023

Application deadline: October 16, 2022 (Earlybird deadline: August 21, 2022)

A complete and well-prepared application is a prerequisite for your possible admission to the program. We will only consider applications including all required supplemental documents and reach the office by the application deadline. Please note that your own institution may require an earlier submission. All documents have to be submitted in English.

Click here for the IES Winter School Application Form

Please prepare to submit the following documents with your application:

(1) Transcript of records (official, certified transcript showing courses and grades from the University you are currently enrolled at)

(2) If available: Proof of your proficiency in English (except native speakers), e.g. school certification or certificates of English language courses; TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CPE, Cambridge certificate

After you have submitted your application please upload the documents here.

Terms and Conditions

The application deadline for the Winter School is October 16, 2022 (Early Bird: August 21, 2022). Applications after this date will only be considered if there are still places available. In total there are 24 places available, early application is recommended. Admission criteria are mainly based on academic achievements and motivation for participating in the program.

The program fee is €2,000 (Early Bird by August 21, 2022: €1,600) and must be paid without delay after you have been accepted to the program. As soon as we have received the program fee we will send you a letter of confirmation as well as a letter of invitation for your visa application.

The program fee does not include any insurance coverage in case of illness, accident, personal damage or damage to property. Participants must provide their own health, accident and liability insurance.

Please note: Participants in the Winter School will not be enrolled as students of the University of Tübingen.

Cancellation Policy

If you do need to withdraw from the Winter School, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • Participants must send their cancellation in written form to the International & European Studies Program (by email, post or fax).
  • Cancellations received by November 18, 2022 will incur a charge of 30% of the program fee.
  • Cancellations received between November 19 and November 30, 2022 will incur a charge of 50% of the program fee.
  • If you cancel between December 1, 2022 and after the start of the program, no part of the fee will be reimbursed.

In the case of cancellation of the Winter School due to a lack of participants the International & European Studies Program will reimburse the complete amount of money paid by the participant, but will have no further liability to the participant. The International & European Studies Program does not cover any other costs of the participants, such as travel bookings, visa fees etc. If the International & European Studies Program has to cancel a course or an excursion for any reason beyond its control, it will not be held liable.


The International & European Studies Program and the organizers and teachers of the International & European Studies Program shall not be held accountable for any damage to personal property or any injuries suffered during the program. Nor shall the International & European Studies Program be held accountable for any damage caused by participants to other persons or property.
The participant agrees to the storage and use of personal data for internal organization of the application. Personal data storage protection is governed by Federal German Data Protection Act. Participant’s personal data will be forwarded to the host family, to IES participants as well as to Tübingen students who participate in the Buddy Program to provide contact details. Within the organization of study trips participant’s personal data will be forwarded to make travel reservations as well as to institutions which require a registration for a visit (e.g. European Parliament in Strasbourg). The participant can demand the deletion of her/his personal data for the future at any time and without giving reasons.