GERMANY: LANGUAGE & CULTURE AT UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
Completion of 1-3 semesters/2-5 quarters of college-level German language.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional German academic cycle begins in early August to July.
Academic Year: August to July.
The Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen program is associated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. The Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen program is coordinated by a CSU on-site staff member and the Office of International Relations at the University of Tübingen. Students from every major are encouraged to participate, as a wide variety of educational opportunities are offered.
The program begins with a six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. After completion of the PLP, students return to Tübingen, and during the fall semester (October- February) take courses in German language and culture specifically designed for the CSU program. During the spring semester, students have the option of continuing at the University of Tübingen, or attending one of the other universities/institutions in the Baden- Württemberg state. The universities offer a wide variety of academic programs, similar to the number of campuses and programs within the CSU system.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Tübingen is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 19 miles south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers. Immediately north of the city lies the Schönbuch, a densely wooded nature park. Tübingen is a student town, with approximately one in three residents being a university student. Baden-Württemberg is the third largest state in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of the most economically powerful, with a focus on research and development.
During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families, as arranged by the CSU IP staff in Germany. In Tübingen, students have a variety of dormitory housing options available to them and the CSU IP on-site staff assist students with their arrangements.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university, and it must include Spring grades.
According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Germany
, "The program in Germany is based on an agreement between the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the CSU IP Office on behalf of the California State University System. The program is coordinated on the German side by the University of Tuebingen, where the CSU IP maintains its office. This arrangement allows students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines to pursue courses in their major area of study at one of the man and varied institutions of higher education included in the agreement... On arrival, all International Programs students are placed in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP), before the fall semester begins. The PLP is designed to provide rapid acquisition of language skills. After the PLP they move to their university placement. Most beginning and intermediate German language students will continue language studies at the University of Tuebingen. All students are expected to enroll in regular university courses in the second semester of their year abroad."