From the world to Tübingen

Welcome at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen!

Great that you have chosen our Institute for a study visit, we are looking forward welcoming you here!

Getting started and orientation for international students

What we offer at our Department:

  • a vibrant student life at one of Germany's 10 Universities of Excellence located in a pittoresque town
  • a Department with a dedicated academic community conducting research on a wide range of topics including gender & sexuality, race & colonialism, ritual & performance, politics & violence, health & medicine, refugees & activism
  • a great selection German and English-medium courses including courses on research methods and on the history of anthropology, Media Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and Political Anthropology
  • regional expertise on South Asia, Africa and Central Asia
  • an engaging environment at 'the Castle' where our Department is located

Check out the ERASMUS+ Academic Calendar for an overview of important dates:

  • application deadline for admission and housing
  • begin and end of courses
  • semester breaks
  • dates of the preparatory language courses for Erasmus+ and exchange students
  • dates of the orientation programs and introductory courses

Arriving here:

  • You can find out more about the application and admission process for the University of Tübingen as well as options of accommodation here.
  • Information about language courses can be found on this page.
  • In the " öffentliche Vorlesungsverzeichnis“ (lecture directory) of the Campus-Portal you can find information on all offered courses.
  • Tip: Under "keyword search" you can search for English language courses, using the "language of instruction" or you can see a compilation here.
  • News about our Department and events can be found on the Department's website or via the student council.