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Germany: International Research Experience Program
Darmstadt, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/02/2017||06/23/2018|
|Fall||2017||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/02/2017||12/23/2017|
|Spring||2018||10/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/01/2018||06/23/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Open to:||UB and other SUNY students||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||3.1||Eligibility:||Seniors and Graduate Students|
|Area of Study:||Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
|Housing Options:||On Campus||Program Advisor:||Krista Paszkowsky|
|Credits:||12-18 per semester|
International Research Experience Program (IREP)
The Technical University of Darmstadt (Technische Universität Darmstadt) dates back to 1877. It is one of the leading universities in Germany and well known outside Germany for its contributions in engineering and computer science. It offers a wide variety of courses in the natural and engineering sciences. TU Darmstadt also has a strong focus on research with 200 research institutes, many of which are national or international institutes. In its teaching, TU Darmstadt places a strong emphasis on the connection between science and economy so students are encouraged to work on practical applications alongside their studies.
The IREP program gives students the opportunity to undertake serious research for a full semester (either fall or spring). Students begin the program with 4 weeks of intensive German language course before beginning the research component.Therefore, no prior knowledge of German is required.
Participants can choose from a list of available projects or develop a proposal for their own project. Exchange students are placed in existing research groups and supervised by TU Darmstadt faculty and doctoral students. Students receive full semester credit for participating in the IREP program. Students will earn 3 UB credits for the intensive German language course and will earn 9 UB credits through IREP research. Spring semester participants have the option to combine the Research Project with two academic courses taught in English.
1. Pre-Select Projects and/or Research Areas
Check the IREP Database for suitable IREP Projects:
Check the IREP Database for suitable IREP Projects:
- Identify up to three research projects and prioritize your choices.
- In case you cannot identify suitable projects in the IREP Database, you could: Search the TU Darmstadt department and faculty websites for a suitable research project. (Many departments have webpages in English. Scroll up to the right corner of the page and click on the English flag icon). Identify up to three research projects.
- IMPORTANT: The research projects or areas must be closely related to your field of studies at your home university. You should be able to contribute to the research project in a constructive manner (i.e. you have a minimum of two semesters of classes in the field of your research project). Please also make sure you meet the general application requirements and the prerequisites mentioned in the project description.
2. Clarify availability of research projects
As soon as you have chosen three projects (either from the IREP Database or the TU Darmstadt department websites), please send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing the following information:
- the title of the research projects and their supervisors
- the name of your home university
- the time period your wish to apply for (e.g. IREP Spring 2016)
- your GPA and years of university study up to this date
- the degree level (e.g. undergraduate/graduate) of your current degree
TU Darmstadt will check the availability of the projects and get back to you as soon as possible.
Once you have received project availability confirmation from TU Darmstadt please click on Apply Now found at the top right of this webpage to complete the online application for this program.
On-campus housing is available in the form of shared co-ed student apartments with 2 to 5 students. Students apply for housing as part of the application process to TU Darmstadt. Additional information about housing options can be found on their housing information website.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page..
Fall Semester: Early September-Late December
Spring Semester: Early March-Late June*
*Students who choose to take 2 academic courses in addition to the research project will be required to stay until August for exams.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the IREP website.