Academic Program

You study Europe in diverse academic classes, designed for interested students who already have some basic understanding of the aforementioned fields. Each course is held by a different Tübingen University lecturer. As this program overlaps with the academic year at the University of Tübingen, you will be able to experience student life in Tübingen as well. Furthermore, the Fall Term Program serves as an opportunity for international students interested in further studies at Tübingen University at the M.A. or even PhD level.

Fall Term Program "International & European Studies" (max. 22 ECTS credits)

Academic In-depth Courses

Each module of the "International & European Studies" Fall Term Program comprises different academic courses taught by University of Tübingen faculty. The courses focus on political, historical, legal, economic, and cultural aspects of Europe and the European Union.

The Fall Term Program comprises three independent modules which can be combined or attended separately:

Module 1: "Politics" (24 September - 17 October 2018)

Module 2: "Law / Human Rights" (22 October - 17 November 2018)

Module 3: "Economics / Culture" (19 November - 14 December 2018)

Each module contains German language courses in addition to the academic courses

Each of the three modules comprise three parallel German language courses on proficiency levels A1-B2. Participation in the German language course is compulsory. The level of the language courses will depend on student's needs. Each course will be taught by qualified instructors of the Department of German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Programs. Through an intercultural and communicative approach students will be actively involved in class to encourage language learning. The focus will be on speaking and listening to improve students' language competence in everyday situations.

The German language courses in the three different modules comprise a varying amount of contact hours:


Within the application form you will be asked to evaluate your German language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The European framework of reference distinguishes between six different reference levels of knowledge from the elementary use of language (A1) to the autonomous language ability (C2). On all reference levels “can-do” descriptors indicate what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing at each level. For further details on the six levels see the following document: CEFR