The Université de Lausanne (UNIL), established in 1537 is proudly known as one of the first-rate universities in Europe. UNIL is a modern institution of higher education and advanced research which constitutes an ideal center for an exchange of ideas between faculty and their students, including close to 3,000 international students.
Founded in 1477, the University of Tübingen is one of the oldest and highest-ranked universities in Germany, and has played an important role in the creation of modern-day Germany. The university is closely associated with some of Germany’s biggest movements, such as German Idealism movement which was an important element of the societal changes that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries. Additionally, important scientific advancements have been made at Tubingen, including important steps to the discovery of DNA. Tubingen is now home to six different international research centers. With over 24,000 students, including more than 1,000 international students Tübingen provides students with a diverse cultural experience. This university is an excellent location for students wanting to take German language and culture courses.
Set on the Neckar River in southern Germany, the city of Stuttgart is Germany’s fourth largest metropolitan area.It is a city spread across hills covered in vineyards, valleys and parks. Stuttgart is normally associated with its industrial background and being nicknamed “the cradle of the automobile” as the motorcycle and automobile are believed to be invented in the region. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche both have their headquarters in Stuttgart. The University of Tübingen provides a beautiful location for any student to study abroad in Germany. Your experience is by no means limited to the university campus. Tübingen is located in the heart of the medieval town, long recognized for its international flair. Rich in culture and history, alive with a broad range of entertainment and sports activities all in easy access of the campus, Tübingen is certainly the perfect university setting.
This program is open to all majors.
Students must have taken four semesters of college German, up to the 202 level, and achieved proficiency in both written and spoken German.
Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
Provide 1 letter of recommendation from Texas A&M faculty member (forms within application)
Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
Fall Semester (September to February)
Spring Semester (April to July)
Academic year (September to July
As part of the exchange program, students are allowed to register for courses and to earn credits under the same conditions as regular students. (Courses in medicine and laboratory courses in the sciences, however, are normally restricted to regular students and international exchange students who are majoring in those subjects.) You do not have to register in advance. The university will walk your through course registration at your orientation.
Tubingen does not own any of the student housing but does provide information on how to arrange exchange student housing through Studentenwerk. Studentenwerk is the private company that owns Tubingen’s student dorms. There are dorms located all throughout the city. Studetenwerk includes all information about a particular apartment including address, rent per month, and whether it is furnished or not. Students have their own room and usually do not have a roommate but will share a common kitchen, bathroom, and shower room.
One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees
REEP Administrative Fee
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Tubingen
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies
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Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Fundingwebpage.
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
Contacts For more information about the exchange program to Universitat Tubingen, contact Bianca Cusimano in the Study Abroad Programs Office.