Englisches Seminar

Exchange Programmes


You can either apply for one semester (WS or SoSe) or a full year.
Please note that some of the universities are organised in terms (Sep – Dec), (Jan – Mar), (Apr – Jun).
It is only possible to go for the first term or the second and third term.

Please note: individual universities may impose restrictions upon the courses offered to Erasmus students. This may mean that you take courses outside the English department. Students are expected to show some flexibility in their module choices.

Advantages of the ERASMUS+ Programme:

  • You don’t have to pay tuition fees
  • You will be supported financially (ERASMUS grant)
  • The courses you take abroad can be recognized by your home university

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions in this document: How to apply

 Deadline for applications: December 23rd, 2021

Brexit - ERASMUS and the UK

Students who want to apply for an exchange to a university in the UK, please be aware that Brexit has caused some changes.

If you plan a one year stay, you will need a visa (including a language test) and have to pay the "Immigration Health Surcharge".

You can find additional information on th pages of the DAAD.

Other Exchange Programmes

The exchange with Australian, Canadian and US universities is organised by Dezernat III Abteilung 1.
Information can be found on the webpage "Außereuropäischer Austausch".
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The application process is different from applying through ERASMUS+ and it is organised by a different office.

Course Recognition

Courses successfully completed abroad under Erasmus+ can be recognised by your home university if they are equivalent in amount of work required and level of study (first year, second year etc). To this end, you must fill out a binding Learning Agreement and get it signed by Dr Chaghafi / Dr McColl and by the host university. You must go to the web pages of the host university and sort out what courses you wish to take in the light of what you might still require here at Tübingen. There are some restrictions, as for example, you must take one Hauptseminar (in Literature and Linguistics) here in Tübingen.

Because the Erasmus+ programme promises course recognition before you actually leave Tübingen, the Learning Agreement is an important document and the signatures on it are meaningful. Careless or unrealistic learning agreements will not be signed.

There is a chance to change the agreement once you arrive at the host university and face a situation on the ground different to that expected from the web. This happens frequently because the web-information is often still one semester out of date at the time you have to hand in your learning agreement. The changed learning agreement has to be signed and countersigned per email at the latest one month after your arrival at your host university; it also requires careful thought.

Note that course recognition requires that you pass the course at your host university. Your grade here will reflect the grade there. If you want a course recognised as a PSII, for example, then the requirements and the level of the course at the host university must be at least equivalent to the requirements for a PSII here at Tübingen.