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

New postings for Summer 2023 now available, please click here 

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

Program Dates: July 3, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023

Application Deadline: November 15,  2022

Application Instructions: Please submit your complete application on our Horizons application portal by the above deadline.  Once your Horizons application is approved, you can then register and submit your application materials to the TUM online portal by Nov 20th 2022.


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. 

General fees and costs.

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards