UMD: A Globally Connected University
University of Tubingen Summer (direct enroll)
- Improve your German with students from all over the world
- Enjoy a cost-effective immersive experience (Approximately 1020 euros for tuition & housing)
- Explore Tübingen and nearby cities like Stuttgart and Munich
- Visits to points of cultural interest (e.g. a pretzel workshop, brewery)
If you've ever wanted to gain an international experience and improve your German but thought you couldn't 't fit it into your four-year plan, well now you can! This program offers you the chance to do just that all while earning credits towards your German major or minor. You and your classmates, hundreds of international students from all over the world, will explore German language and culture through engaging coursework tailored to your and your classmates' interests. Outside of class you will engage in a number of exciting activities arranged by program staff that will give you the chance to learn first-hand about German history, culture, and contemporary issues. These extracurricular activities include but are by no means limited to film evenings, cooking courses and excursions.
The picturesque city of Tübingen is located in southern Germany not far from Suttgart. The city is near the Black Forest and the Neckar River flows through town. Mountains rise to the south. The Schönbuch Nature Park is located to the north. The 500 year-old University Tübingen is a major feature of the city. Tübingen is filled with students not tourists: it's said that nearly 1 in every 3 residents of the city is a student. With all the natural beauty, student nightlife and program-related activities, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy your surroundings and immerse yourself in the language and culture.
Program participants have the option of living in university residence halls in the city with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. You will either stay in a single dorm room or have a single room in a suite. More information about housing and accommodations can be found on the program's website.
Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:
- Pre-Departure Course Selection & Approval
- Finalizing Course Enrollment Abroad
- Transcripts and Credits on your UMD Record
You will take coursework in German language at the level appropriate for your learning. You will earn up to six (6) credits towards your German major or minor (to earn all 6 credits you must attend three optional class meetings). You will be placed in levels appropriate to your German language skills based on a placement exam taken the first day of class. Your Germanic Studies advisor will work with you to help determine how your coursework in Tübingen will apply to your degree here. You must have completed at least GERM203 to participate in this program,
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:
There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD). If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.
Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.
The following breakdown is intended to provide an estimate of the cost of attendance for this program. For up to date fees from the host institution, please visit the Tübingen summer course website.
Paid to UMD:
|Education Abroad Fee (summer 2023)||$500|
|International Health Insurance (summer 2023)||$50|
|Paid to Host Institution:
Registration fee (est. - based on summer 2023) - includes tuition, on-site student services and support, excursions and local outings
|Housing fee (est)||$585|
|Out of pocket expenses:|
|Round trip Airfare (estimate)||$1,200|
|Course materials (estimate)||$250|
|Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate)||$425|
|Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance (estimate)||$350|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$4,889|
To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:
- Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
- Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.
After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.