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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 setting.

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 listed 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 attended.

Comprehensive Program Fee 2014-2015
$30,912 for spring semester,
$61,823 for the academic year includes:

  • Full tuition and fees at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen;
  • 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 apartment);
  • 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 Language Programs;
  • Partial costs of excursions which take place within the framework of a university course.
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