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Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Wilhelmstraße 5, 72074 Tübingen, Germany, Tubingen
4.22 / 5 based on 168 reviews.

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If you are going for an exchange of 6 months to 1 year - good choice. If you are staying for the entire duration of your studies - go only if you have no better alternatives. Read Review
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by alexandria, University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, United Kingdom
Language, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: student accomodation out of the town centre
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The student accomodation where i stayed was fantastic although i felt it would have been more practical to live in the town centre (Altstadt)
Personal comments:
I met a group of people here and i was paying the most rent out of all of them, but i have absoltuelty no complaints with my accomodation. It was so clean and there was enough room, not huge but enough, there were 16 people on my floor and four people to each bathroom, which were kept immaculate. I also had internet connection in my room which was included in my rent.
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by Jeff, Tufts University, Medford, United States
International Relations, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Tuebingen may be an old University town, but the local discos are dominated either by highschoolers or by adults in their 30s and 40s. A train to nearby Reutlingen (16 minutes) is one's best bet for all night dancing. Walk through the town and uphill to get to Farberei, a large disco with several rooms featuring different musical styles (popular, drum & bass, the ubiquitous techno, or lounge). Make sure to dress appropriately - sneakers and jeans wont get you in. Stuttgart also offers great nightlife and is about 45 minutes away by train. If you don't have the time or money for an all night excursion, the local scene is dominated by small bars. There is also a pleasant biergarten on the banks of the Necker River (the Neckermueler). Fraternity parties (Verbindungs Party) are also popular. Monday night Karaoke at Tangente Night is usually packed, please don't ask me why!
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by Jeff, Tufts University, Medford, United States
International Relations, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Though Tufts University nominally grants credit for any course offered through the Karls Eberhard University (provided the student meets certain expecations - i.e. attends class, participates, and either writes a term paper or undergoes oral examination), one can run into problems if taking a class with a German Professor unfamiliar with the Tufts program. Try and take classes recommended by the Director of Tufts in Tuebingen.

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:

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by Caroline, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, United States
Language, University Agreement
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Before the semester started, I had two months of intense German courses. My grammar was already very good, but I improved it and my vocabulary was greatly approved. I also had a television for the last three months, which helped a lot with vocabulary and slang.
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by Felix, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Linguistics, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other sources of funding:
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Cost of living in Israel is among the highest in the world. Germany is more affordable.
Nightlife, Travel: was the same price as at home.
Overall, Housing, Telephone, Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
I had some issues with my medical insurance. One tip - ask for counseling in English from the International Students office before making any decisions.
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by Lina, London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
Political Science, Independent
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I knew the precodures how to obtain the bank account and internet - that would have made life much easier in the beginning.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It is great university for those who care more about academic achievements rather than social engagement. This is tipical university town, so there is not so much to do unless you are prepared to travel to Stuttgart (around 40km). But the atmosphere for studying is great.


The most important thing is to speak at least a little bit German. Although university staff is very friendly and speaks English, outside of the university only German is spoken. Although there is not much sightseeing in Tuebingen it is quite conveniently situated not far from other cities. Also it is not very far from Switzerland and many students go there for a weekend. If there is a chance it is better to rent a room/flat individually since dorms are quite noisy. In case there are no rooms in Tuebingen itself, other towns like nuertingen are worth to have a look. The train fares are quite expensive but comfortable and fast.
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