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Technische Universität München Practical Research Experience Program





City: Munich Country: Germany


The TUM Practical Research Experience Program (PREP), is a short-term (10-week) research internship program that runs over the course of the summer. Working on a research project under the supervision of a TUM academic, PREP participants will build up and further refine their research skills, learn more about the specifics of the German higher education and research landscape, and become members of the diverse scientific community at Germany's top-ranked technical university.

TUM PREP applicants demonstrate outstanding academic achievements, can easily adapt to new environments and are driven by a general curiosity for science and research. During their stay and beyond, program participants serve as ambassadors for their home institutions and for TUM, respectively, and will contribute to the strengthening of international research networks.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer 

Duration: 10 weeks (minimum)

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students OR masters students

Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Available projects might list specific course requirements or other skills as prerequisites for potential applications

Internship Information

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Technical University of Munich

Summer 2020 PREP projects - Available postings.  

Students can select 1 or 2 projects and include those choices in the application.

Program Dates: Orientation: May 27 - June 1, 2020 ; Internship:June 2 - August 13, 2020

Application Deadline: November 29, 2019 

Fees & Costs

Funding - TUM provides a 1000€ scholarship to help students support themselves during the research placement. Applicants are also encouraged to apply to the Education Abroad Individual Award to receive funding. Additionally, applicants willing to extend their program to 12 weeks should consider the Mitacs Globalink Research Award.

General fees and costs.

Program Contact

Ciara Murrin, International Internship Coordinator (Outbound)