Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Studying abroad while pursuing a Master’s degree in Tübingen

The School of Business and Economics actively encourages its students to take part in academic exchange and strives to provide opportunities to do so. This includes the School’s Double Degree programs with integrated study abroad periods, as well as individually arranged study visits abroad. However, this may lead to a longer duration of study, especially in three-semester master’s programs.

Available partner universities

There is a large number of partner universities both within Europe (as part of the ERASMUS+ program) and in all other parts of the world. A detailed list of all available partner universities is provided below. Due to the large number of partner universities, almost all students that apply for studying abroad are offered a spot. As many students have similar preferences regarding their intended partner university, a spot at the first preference cannot be guaranteed.

Recommended Partner Universities

Recommended ERASMUS partner universities

Please note that the following list is not an exhaustive list of all possible partner universities, but rather a compilation of universities that are especially recommended based on experience of previous students.

University

Comment

Spots

Université d’Aix-Marseille - AMU, Aix-en-Provence, France

Positive experience in the past

6

VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

New, first students visiting in winter 2019

4

Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain

Positive experience in the past

5

Ekonomická Univerzita v Bratislave, Bratislava, Slovakia

Positive experience in the past

4

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Positive experience in the past

4

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Course standards lower than in Tuebingen

2

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

New, first students visiting in winter 2019

2

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

High course standards, very positive experience

5

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

2

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France

New, first students visiting in winter 2019

6

University of Oulu, Finland

2

Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

4

Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland

New, first students visiting in winter 2019

2

Recommended overseas partner universities in North America

In total, there are approximately 120-140 spots available.

USA

University

Comment

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

Possible, but focus on natural sciences

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Economics only, business administration not possible

Northern Arizona University,

Flagstaff, Arizona

University of Arizona,

Tucson, Arizona

Economics only, business administration not possible

University of California at San Diego, California

University of Denver, Colorado

Different universities in

Connecticut (such as Yale)

Business administration not possible at Yale

University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Oahu, Hawai’i

Economics only, business administration not possible

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

On-campus housing mandatory!

Roosevelt University,

Chicago, Illinois

Bellarmine University,

Louisville, Kentucky

GRE or GMAT necessary for business administration

Louisiana State University,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

University of Massachusetts,

Amherst, Massachusetts

Expensive ($4900 p.a.)

Western Michigan University,

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Only after direct contact with faculty at WMU

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

Montana State University,

Bozeman, Montana

University of North Carolina (different locations)

All locations except Chapel Hill!

Different universities in Oregon

(such as Portland)

GMAT necessary for business administration

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economics only, business administration not possible

Texas A&M University,

College Station, Texas

Only one spot available for business administration

University of North Texas,

Denton, Texas

 

CANADA

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Difficult for accounting

Different universites in Ontario

One-year program only, business administration not possible at some locations

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Economics only, business administration not possible

McGill University, Montreal, Québec

Very popular, Economics only, business administration not possible

Université Laval, Québec City, Québec

Courses are in French

Recommended overseas partner universities in Latin America

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

B2-level Spanish necessary

Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Option to study at Riberão Preto campus (300km from São Paulo)

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil

Near Rio de Janeiro

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Cruz, Brazil

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil

UNIVATES, Lajeado/Taquarital, Brazil

Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

One of the best universities in Latin America

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia

Specialized in business and economics

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Very large university

El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Very small, but research-intensive university

Tecnológico de Monterrey, different locations in Mexico

Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico

Master courses taught weekends and in the evening

Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

Universidad de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Focus on business and economics

Recommended overseas partner universities in Australia and New Zealand

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

GPA 2.4 or better required, MBA courses not possible

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

MBA courses not possible

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

GPA 2.4 or better required

Griffith University, different locations in Queensland

MBA courses not possible

Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

University of Otago, Dunedin,

New Zealand

GPA 2.3 or better required

Victoria University of Wellington,

New Zealand

GPA 2.5 or better required, MBA courses not possible

Recommended overseas partner universities in Asia

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

MBA courses not possible

Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Good options via Deutsch-Chinesisches Hochschulkolleg (courses in Englisch and German)

Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Renmin University, Peking, China

Chinese intensive language course only

Jilin University, Changchun, China

Chinese intensive language course only

National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan

National Chengchi University, Taipeh, Taiwan

GPA 2.5 or better required, good options for economics

National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Economics and statistics courses in Chinese only, business also in English

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Recommended overseas partner universities in Africa

University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa

University of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Focus on business administration

University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa

Business administration possible, But not accounting

University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tuition fees are not waived!

University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botsuana

Tuition fees are not waived!

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Recommended overseas partner universities in other world regions

Lomonosov University Moscow, Russia

Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia

University of Haifa, Israel

Application deadline: 01.02.2020

How to apply

Exchange within Europe is administered directly by the School of Business and Economics. Application for the winter term 2020/21 and summer term 2021 is open until January 31st, 2020 (tentative). Details can be found here.
For overseas exchange, the application documents must be submitted in person to the international office. The application deadlines vary from region to region:

  • North America: for winter 2020 and summer 2021/21: August 1st, 2019; for newly admitted students: September 16, 2019
  • Latin America: for summer 2020 and winter 2020/21: July 1st, 2019; for newly admitted students: September 16, 2019
  • Oceania: for summer 2020 and winter 2020/21: June 17, 2019
  • Asia: for winter 2020/21 and summer 2021: January 16, 2020
  • Africa: for summer 2020 and winter 2020/21: July 11, 2019
  • Russia: for winter 2020/21 and summer 2021: July 3rd, 2019

To keep in mind

Studying abroad can be a valuable experience, both personally and academically. However, the course standards often vary greatly between universities and countries. Therefore, you should consider in advance whether the courses at your preferred university can be transferred towards your degree in Tübingen. The decision about which courses are considered equivalent to the ones in Tübingen is made by the respective chairs of the School.

Funding

There are several options to finance a study abroad period, including work, loans, and scholarships. The School of Business and Economics itself does not offer any scholarships, but gladly lists a number of possible sources of financing for students.

  • Students participating in the ERASMUS+ program can apply for a mobility scholarship of €330 to €450 per month, depending on the country of choice. This scholarship is managed by the University’s Erasmus office.
  • Students planning to study one semester at a partner university overseas may apply for the Baden-Württemberg scholarship (€500 per month).
  • Funding by the German state (“Auslands-BAföG”) is available to German citizens and non-Germans alike under certain conditions. The University’s BAföG office provides details and counselling.
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also offers a number of funding opportunities, such as its well-endowed scholarships for year-long programs, which are competitive, but usually worth the effort.