Frequently Asked Questions

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Organization of your studies

What courses do I have to take?

The answer to this question, of course, depends on you major, your minor, and which semester you are in. You can find model study plans on the website of the SfS:

We also have a non-comprehensive list of courses here.

In addition to the courses mentioned there, you are also required to take so-called key qualification courses. See the Studienordnung of your program for details. Inspirations for possible key qualification courses can be found in the Course reviews.

How do I enroll in...?

The ISCL B.A. program

You can find the formal requirements on the SfS website. However, in reality, no one checks for the English language requirements. The ISCL B.A. program is zugangsfrei, which means that you do not have to apply for it. You simply enroll at the University of Tübingen and specify Computerlinguistik as your major.

Technical support

How can I connect to the SfS server from my home computer?

This article has moved to SSH.

How can I access my SfS e-mail account remotely?

With an e-mail client

You can set up your e-mail client at home, or wherever you are, exactly like you set up Thunderbird at the SfS. That is:

Incoming erver: urobe.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
Incoming server type: IMAP
Username: <your SfS username>
Password: <your SfS password>
Secure connection: SSL encryption
Outgoing server: smtpserv.uni-tuebingen.de

The catch: You need to be connected to the university network each time you use the account.

By forwarding e-mail to another account

You can also have all e-mail to your SfS address forwarded to another e-mail account of yours. Ask Jochen Saile to set this up for you.

Urobe, Penthesilea? Who are they, what do they do?

This section moved to its own page: SfS servers.

How can I connect to the wireless Internet inside the University with my own Notebook?

There are two wireless networks at the University:

  • Guest, which is accessible to everyone, but doesn't get you very far in terms of an internet connection.
  • eduroam, which is accessible to both foreign and local students. It is accessible using a ZDV account or an account at any University that participates in the EduRoam program.