Broad perspective, short distances

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You’ll notice the building from afar: a modern, design-oriented concrete structure with large glass fronts, which let the interior amalgamate with the green exterior. Broad perspective, short distances: that is the Thurgau University of Teacher Education in Kreuzlingen, PHTG (Pädagogische Hochschule Thurgau).
A building firing fantasies: In 2010 the TV crime series „Tatort“ was filmed here, with the PHTG acting as a beauty clinic for the well-off.

Highly coveted

Places at the university are coveted as never before. Nearly 700 students have been part of this impressive complex since October 2012 – a record high in the ten-year history of the university.

Along the two buildings of the PHTG, the ‚Pädagogische Maturitätsschule‘ and the canton school Kreuzlingen form the ‘Campus Education’ of Kreuzlingen. The atmosphere here is very cosy, and you will be in close contact to the teachers and lecturers. The sports facilities, library and canteen can easily be reached by foot.

Interdisciplinary and cross-border

The PHTG is an institution of teacher education for pre-school education (Kindergarden), primary education (classes 1 to 6), as well as secondary education I and II. In coordination with the University Konstanz the PHTG offers the cross-border master course of studies „Early childhood“, focusing on children aged 0 to 5 years.

The interdisciplinary programme aims at intensifying research in that age group and providing the results to daycare and other educational institutions. The close contact to the Marie Meierhofer Institute in Zurich and the university hospital for child and adolescent psychiatry in Ulm prove advantageous for the aim of developing the quality of care.

For international students, too

International students can apply at the University of Teacher Education too. However, the admission quota is limited and differs between the courses of studies. Not only the overall average grade, but also the location where you took your Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) is important, as preferential treatment applies to applicants from the administrative district Konstanz.

Studying? Off to the bar!

As our space is stretched to its limits due to the PHTG’s enormous popularity with students, in 2012 we simply rented a hall in a shut down bar, located just a few steps off the PHTG campus.

Video transmission of a lecture into a second room in exceptional cases has been tried and tested. Otherwise, lectures are often being held in the school hall of the „Maturitätsschule“. And the graduation party takes place at the Dreispitz, the close-by sports and cultural centre. In the PHTG canteen you can relax with coffee and ‚gipfeli‘ (croissants) and enjoy the wonderful view.


The all-in-one card for students. The Campus Card is the identity card for students of the PHTG. You need it to use the libraries on the „Campus Education Kreuzlingen“, enter the building out of opening hours, use the photocopier and make cashless payments for snacks and drinks in the canteen and at vending machines. The IBH logo on the Campus Card also makes the use of the canteens and libraries of all IBH partners possible under the same conditions as the students on site have.