Getting started in Tübingen

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* [http://dict.leo.org/ende?lang=en LEO] is currently the best free English-German online dictionary
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* [http://dict.leo.org/ende?lang=en LEO] is currently the best free English-German online dictionary or download a free dictionary like [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hughes.android.dictionary&hl=de QuickDic (Android)] or [https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/deutsch-englisch-worterbuch/id346185555?mt=8 bab.la (iPhone)] onto your phone.
* The [http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/ BBC] and [http://www.dw.de/deutsch-lernen/s-2055 Deutsche Welle] have worthwhile language learning resources. Or try [http://www.duolingo.com/ Duolingo], a new online language learning system.
* The [http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/ BBC] and [http://www.dw.de/deutsch-lernen/s-2055 Deutsche Welle] have worthwhile language learning resources. Or try [http://www.duolingo.com/ Duolingo], a new online language learning system.
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* The university also offer [http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/international/international-scholars/german-language-courses.html courses and support].  
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* The university also offer [http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/international/international-scholars/german-language-courses.html courses and support].
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* There's a lively expat online community called [http://www.toytowngermany.com/ Toytown Germany] where you may find advice or open ears for your rants regarding Germany.
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Revision as of 13:07, 31 October 2013

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Welcome to Tübingen

This page is an informal collection of tips to help you get started in Tübingen. Maybe you just arrived here for a research project or a degree in biochemistry or a related life science. Accommodation, accounts, and paper work need to be sorted out. A little German will surely come in handy and you have to set up your life in a new city. Welcome and please add your comments and tips here.

Tübingen


Accommodation

  • Finding accommodation in Tübingen is problematic. The worst time to search is in late summer/early fall before the beginning of the fall term. Avoid if at all possible.
  • If you want to go for student housing, apply as early as possible. You can apply before you have received an offer!
  • If you are looking for a shared flat, try WG-gesucht and Studenten-WG (WG stands for shared flat in German).
  • There's also a university accommodation page.
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Transport

  • Public transport is good in Tübingen and organized by the Naldo company. Check the bus network map (v2012).
  • If you are a student one of the most cost effective fares is the semester pass that you can get with your student registration.
  • The next bigger city is Stuttgart which you can reach best by train with the Bahn.
  • The closest airport is Stuttgart. It lies at the southern edge of Stuttgart, direction Tübingen. You can reach it from Tübingen with the airport bus 828
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Banking

  • Local banks like Sparkasse are often more accessible than international ones like Deutsche Bank.
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Communication

  • LEO is currently the best free English-German online dictionary or download a free dictionary like QuickDic (Android) or bab.la (iPhone) onto your phone.
  • The BBC and Deutsche Welle have worthwhile language learning resources. Or try Duolingo, a new online language learning system.
  • The university also offer courses and support.
  • There's a lively expat online community called Toytown Germany where you may find advice or open ears for your rants regarding Germany.
  • add a tip/link


Student matters

  • You currently need to pay your registration fees from a German bank account on in cash.
  • You will receive your student card, log in details in several letters by traditional mail. Also the text is currently still in German.
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