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University of Tübingen, Germany (Baden-Württemberg Program – Summer)

The Program

If you are seeking a quintessential European university experience, immersed with German students in a traditional liberal arts environment, then University of Tübingen may be the right for you.  The Baden-Württemberg Exchange offers you an opportunity to earn UConn credits studying during the month of August at the university.  Poised at the edge of the picturesque Swabian Alb, and enjoying the serenity offered by the gently flowing Neckar, the University of Tübingen is part of a genuine university town. Of the city’s approximately 85,000 inhabitants, over a third are either enrolled at or work for the university. Founded in 1477, the University of Tübingen now offers a wide range of academic disciplines: from humanities and social sciences to computer science. In addition, the University of Tübingen offers an excellent selection of courses in Deutsch als Fremdsprache at every level.

The Academics

You will take four hours of intermediate or advanced German in the mornings and an additional two hours of instruction in the afternoon for five days a week.  The courses focus on language, literature, and culture. The program runs from August 1 – August 27. For more information contact the BW-Exchange Coordinator. Your courses will have to be accredited by the German section of the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department. Please visit their FAQ Study Abroad website for information on this process as well as many other aspects of the program.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
GERM 1133 Elementary German I Sprachkurs B1 (Intermediate German I) 4 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 1134 Elementary German II Sprachkurs B1 (Intermediate German II) 4 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3233 Building Language Skills Through Culture I Sprachkurs B2 (Advanced Language Skills I) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3234 Building Language Skills Through Culture II Sprachkurs B2 (Advanced Language Skills II) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Aspekte deutscher Alltagskultur (non-lit) 2 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Pratische Sprachberatung (non-lit) 2 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Deutsche-Kompakt-Sprachkurs (non-lit) 6 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Massenmedien in Deutschland (non-lit) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Spiegelschrift (non-lit) 2 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Proseminar Deutschland nach dem Krieg (literary topic) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3993 Foreign Study The Political System of the European Union 3 12/31/2020
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study Guns and Gun Control in America 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

Tübingen´s contemporary appearance is characterized by 20,000 students living in a comparatively small city of 85,000. While the majority of the liberal arts departments and institutions are located in the old part of Tübingen, the modern Science Center was built thirty years ago on the hills overlooking the town. The University´s academic reputation is determined by the research achievements of more than 450 professors and about 2000 academic assistants. At their disposal is not only the latest technical equipment, but also extensive library facilities. The latest results of scientific research flow directly into the University´s curriculum, thus guaranteeing an up-to-date education.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the University of Tübingen. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: German Prior language study required: 2 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.7