Please contact the section Advising and Admission of International Students.
Dr. Brunner, Head of Department, offers counseling concerning doctoral or PhD studies, grants to complete the final stages of studies, Stibet-DAAD grants, and the evaluation of foreign educational certificates.
Susanne Held offers counseling concerning choice of study course, organization and planning of studies, change of study course, rights of residence, financing of studies, and other difficult personal situations.
All our online application portals are listed here.
Application is only possible via these application portals. All other forms of applications cannot be accepted. Submission of missing documents by e-mail is admissible in exceptional circumstances and only within application deadlines.
EU-citizens: You apply via the application portal Hochschulstart. After having completed your online application you will be asked to send your documents by post to Hochschulstart.
No. All relevant documents must be handed in before the application deadline.
When applying to some study courses with restricted admission (Bachelor, Staatsexamen) non-EU citizens can enhance the grades of their school-leaving certificates by having completed aTestAS with better-than-average results. (See also question 18).
Here is an overview of the admission limits of the last semester at the University of Tübingen. Please note that these are only valid for EU-citizens.
An extra quota with seperate selection criteria is held for Non-EU citizens. (See also question 18).
Non-EU citizens applying for study courses with restricted admission (Bachelor, Staatsexamen) can enhance the results of their school leaving certificates by one or more of the following achievements:
1. Above-average command of German: 0.5 or 1.0 of the German grading scale.
2. Above-average TestAs results: from 0.1 up to 1.0 of the German grading scale.
3. Job training or professional activity of at least 1 year (accumulation possible), and closely related to the course of study: up to 0.2 of the German grading system.
4. Other professional experience (e.g. internship, other study course) of at least 1 year (accumulation possible), and closely related to the course of study: up to 0.2. of the German grading system.
For more details please see the Satzung zur Zulassung ausländischer Studienbewerber*innen.
No, please just upload your documents during the application process, using the originals or certified copies plus their translations into English or German.
All students have to pay an administrative fee of ca.160 Euros per semester: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/study/organizing-your-studies/fees/administration-fee/
A tuition fee of 1,500.00 Euros will have to be paid by all Non-EU-students. https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/study/organizing-your-studies/fees/tuition-fees/
Find information about tuition fee exemptions under: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/study/organizing-your-studies/fees/tuition-fees/tuition-fees-for-international-students/
The cost of living for students in Germany is estimated here.
The Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim gives information on a list of halls of residence on its homepage. You can also look for a room in shared accommodation (Wohngemeinschaft) on the portal WG-Gesucht. Rooms or flats to let are advertised in the local newspaper Schwäbisches Tagblatt on Saturdays or Wednesdays (Mittwochsmarkt).
Yes. Once you have moved into a room or a flat in Tübingen, you have to register within a fortnight with town authorities, i.e. the Einwohnermeldeamt.This also applies to every further move. Whenever you change your flat or room, you have to notify the town authorities of the city or town you have moved to.
Non-Eu citizens mostly need a permit of residence. They have to apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the Ausländeramt before their tourist visa expires. - Students from a number of countries are allowed to enter Germany without a visa, but after a stay of 90 days they will also need a residence permit. You can find further information here.