Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School

Europe at the crossroads: Tübingen‐Berlin International Summer School, 10 June - 13 July

”From the thrilling metropolis to the medieval college town”

An academic journey from the picturesque and traditional yet economically dynamic German South to the vibrant and diverse historical capital – experience Germany in two contrasting locations which perfectly complement each other.

Gain knowledge about Europe and the European Union (EU) – its history, its politics and its economy and debate current European issues.

The Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School is a joint endeavor of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and its “International & European Studies” program (IES) and “Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University” (FUBiS).

The integrated program gives you the opportunity to take short-term yet in-depth courses on European politics and economics at two of Germany’s highest-ranked universities: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Freie Universität Berlin are both among Germany's few elite universities that are ranked in the top "Excellent" class.


  • The intensive four-week program takes place from 18 June to 14 July 2018: after completing the first two weeks in Tübingen, you will travel to Berlin on June 30th, 2018 for the second half.
  • Registration deadline: 30.04.2018


You can register for the program here (one central registration system)

Academic Program

Both classes in Tübingen and Berlin are structured by literature-based discussions and in-class presentations, complemented by group work and group presentations.

Part I: European Integration and the Political System of the EU

The sessions in Tübingen will focus on the history of European integration and the political system of the EU. During a one-day study trip to Strasbourg (France) you will have the possibility to visit the most important democratic institution of the EU: the European Parliament (EP). Furthermore, guest lectures from both practitioners and academics will cover controversial topics such as democracy in Europe, EP elections, or public opinion towards the EU.

Part II: Economic integration in Europe

The sessions in Berlin will introduce students to the economic integration process of the European Union. The course will also take up current debates in the causes of the euro crisis and Brexit and their consequences for the present and future of the European integration project. In addition to the class sessions, the course program foresees two field trips to relevant political and economic institutions in Berlin.

Program Overview

Course Title European Integration and the Political System of the EU   Economic Integration in Europe
Instructor Jan Henning Ullrich   Mathias Großklaus
Dates 18 June - 29 June 2018   30 June - 14 July 2018
Location Tübingen   Berlin
Language English   English
Contact Hours 48   48
ECTS Credits 4   4
Accomodation Single room in student dorm or host family   Single room in student village
Total fee

2590 € including:

  • Program fee
  • Course-Fee for Part I + II in Tübingen and Berlin
  • Class material
  • Transfer from Tübingen to Berlin
  • Accommodation in Tübingen and Berlin
  • Excursions in Tübingen (with day trip to Strasbourg) and Berlin
  • Tickets for public transport in Tübingen and Berlin
Number of places 18  
Optional service Insurance package 45 €  
Registration Deadline

15 April 2018

follow this link to register