University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen, also known as Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1477.

It offers a wide range of courses across multiple faculties, from history, theology and economics to nanoscience, and it is also regularly listed as one of Germany's elite institutions.


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Founded in 1477, University of Tübingen played a leading role in the Reformation and the Enlightenment. It pioneered science teaching in the 1860s, in part thanks to it being the place where DNA was discovered. Nowadays, the school caters to almost 30,000 students, around 10% of whom are international students. 335 courses are spread across 7 faculties, with a huge breadth of options to choose from.

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Over the years, 11 Nobel Prize winners have taught or researched at University of Tübingen, and the institution continues to figure prominently among the top 10 German research schools for physics, chemistry and biology. Specialist areas include neurological research and cellular biology with a strong emphasis on healthcare, and the university has excellent links with regional bioscience companies.

It has a long-standing reputation for catering for international students, helping to find work placements, offering numerous English language modules, and taking doctoral candidates from all parts of the world. The city of Tübingen is full of history. The grounds include beautiful botanical gardens, and the Zeicheninstitut offers arts courses for all students. So, Tübingen offers a wide-ranging experience for international visitors.

University of Tübingen

Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore University of Tübingen study programs:

The University of Tübingen offers more than 200 different study programs in following faculties: 

  • Protestant Theology
  • Catholic Theology
  • Law
  • Einrichtungen
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Center for Islamic Theology
  • Interfaculty Institutes

To know more about University of Tübingen study programs follow the link.

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