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Interdisciplinary American Studies

36 months
3000 EUR/year
170 EUR/year
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The Interdisciplinary American Studies program from University of Tübingen offers students a strong core curriculum of courses in literary and cultural studies and a flexible elective curriculum incorporating related disciplines such as history, political science, media studies and sociology. 


The Interdisciplinary American Studies program from University of Tübingen stands out by offering a Mobility Option: Students can decide to extend their program for a year to study at one of our American partner universities and/or do an internship in Germany or abroad. The strong English-language component of the program – intensive writing skills as well as advanced translation and oral communication courses – prepares IAS students to express themselves in excellent English at a near-native level.

The IAS program provides all the analytical and communication skills of a liberal arts education, fosters strong intercultural competence, and qualifies students for a large number of M.A. programs as well as a wide array of professional careers.

The University of Tübingen has a long history of excellence in American Studies and provides students with outstanding study resources and conditions. Our various university libraries hold a large collection of books, journals, and media dealing with America, complemented by the collection of the local German-American Institute. Tübingen itself is one of Germany’s oldest, most attractive university towns, with a large and vibrant student population.

Career prospects

Interdisciplinary American Studies students develop the skills – critical thinking and analysis, research design and synthesis, academic writing and presentation – that will prepare them for a variety of careers in academic research and teaching, publishing, journalism, new media, cultural management, public administration, international organizations, consulting, or marketing and sales. IAS graduates are also attractive to a wide range of employers because of their excellent English language abilities, their interdisciplinary understanding of the United States, and their experience with inter-cultural communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Academic English
  • Oral Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An excellent command of English is expected  
  • Your school leaving certificate or "Hochschulzugangsberechtigung" (HZB), i.e. your secondary school certificate. Also helpful might be (if available) a transcript of records or a degree certificate of any former studies and the results of a university entrance exam of your home country.
  • Professional experience (e.g. internship, other study course) of at least 1 year (accumulation possible), and closely related to the course of study: up to 0.2. of the German grading system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    170 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 85 EUR per semester during 36 months.

National students have to pay only the Student Services Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim AöR tax which is 84,80 euros per semester.

Living costs for Tübingen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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