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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Foreign Language - German, Liberal Arts - International Studies
Academic College: Any
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language courses available:
Yes
Language requirement:
Yes
Language of instruction:
German
Program Advisor:
Kerri Vance
Housing: Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
University Wide Exchange
Program Description:

Universität Tübingen

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance
kvance@tamu.edu


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Universität Tübingen 
Spring or Academic Year
Tübingen, Germany

About 
 
 Founded in 1477, the University of Tübingen is one of the oldest and highest-ranked universities in Germany. Tubingen 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. 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.

Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • MUST take four semesters of German, up to the 202 level
  • Attend TAMU for at least one semester prior to application
  • Junior or Senior classification preferred, can be Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide 1 letter of recommendation 
  • Provide official TAMU transcript
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations 
Courses
 
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.
 
Housing
 
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 T?bingen’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.
 
Cost

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 - billed to University Account
Texas A&M Tuition & Fees $5,200
Exchange Program Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Universitat Tubingen
Accommodations $2,000
Estimated Additional Expenses - paid pre-departure or in-country
International Airfare $1,400
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $1,745+
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $750
Personal Spending $1,200+
Total Estimated Cost $18,495+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 
 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
 
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
 
"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