Tufts in Tübingen
The Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which enrolls twenty
students, is completely integrated into the German
university system. Program participants study at the
Eberhard Karls University, founded in 1477 and one of
Europe’s best academic and research-oriented
universities. A number of famous names have studied,
conducted research, and taught at the university, among
them seven Nobel laureates. National and international
rankings consistently underline the high quality of the
university’s research and teaching. A large selection of
courses is offered, with more than 280 majors and minors
represented at the undergraduate and doctoral levels.
Tufts-in-Tübingen students have enrolled in courses
across the university, from archaeology to zoology.
The university and the city of Tübingen are closely
intertwined. The city has about 85,000 inhabitants,
including some 28,000 students from Germany and abroad.
Tübingen is centrally located within Europe and is long
recognized for its international feel. Rich in culture
and history, the city combines the flair of a
picturesque medieval town with the atmosphere of a
lively cosmopolitan university town. With a range of
cultural and sports activities within easy access of the
campus, Tübingen is certainly an ideal university
The Tufts-in-Tübingen program is designed as a one-year
program of academic study and students are strongly
urged to pursue the year option. However, it is possible
to apply for just the summer (second) semester.
Internships can be arranged for qualified students.
In the past, placements have been made in schools,
hospitals, businesses, government ministries, and NGOs.
Director: Ute Link, Magister Artium (M.A.)., German,
American Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
Well-prepared undergraduates (normally juniors, but
occasionally some seniors) who meet the requirements
here and who have taken at least two
years of college-level German may apply to the program.
The program is not limited to German majors only. In
recent years, students from departments such as art
history, biology, chemistry, economics, international
relations, music, political science, and psychology have
Program Fee 2014-2015
$30,912 for spring semester,
$61,823 for the academic year includes:
- Full tuition and fees at Eberhard Karls University,
- Participation in the Deutsch Kompakt Language
Program (covered for full-year students only);
- Tutorials in any course;
- Full room and board (a single room in a student
- Monthly transportation pass;
- German medical insurance;
- Two excursions, one in the winter semester to
the eastern part of Germany (Jena, Weimar, Erfurt, and Leipzig)
and one to Berlin in the second semester;
- Cultural events such as concerts, museums, films,
theater, and sports events;
- Excursions sponsored by the Center for International
- Partial costs of excursions
which take place within the framework of a university