TU Darmstadt is one of the most renowned universities of technology in Germany with top rankings in research and teaching.
Through UMass you can study at TU Darmstadt for a semester or year or participate in a Research Program -IREP - for students in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Material- and Geosciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Sport Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Political Science
Stay for a semester or year, summer options are also available
Some scholarships are available
German proficiency is not required
Darmstadt – the city of Science – offers a high quality of life with approximately 160,000 inhabitants and more than 40,000 students (over 27,000 of them at TU Darmstadt). Due to the location in the dynamic Rhine-Main Area, the traffic links are excellent and destinations all over Germany and Europe as well as numerous cultural offers and touristic destinations in the close proximity can be reached easily.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt is situated in the dynamic metropolitan area of Frankfurt, Germany. It offers a wide range of research opportunities in Engineering and Sciences, Mathematics, Arts and Science, Humanities, Economics, Information Technologies and Architecture.
TU Darmstadt is member of the bench-marking TU9 group, a consortium of nine leading Universities of Technology in Germany and was just recently ranked the most attractive research university in Germany for visiting international scholars.
As one of the leading engineering universities in Germany, TU Darmstadt is ranked No. 1 in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, No. 3. in Electrical Engineering, and has an excellent reputation in Social Sciences, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering and the Humanities.
The International Research Experience Program (
IREP) offers hands-on experience in cutting-edge research projects in all departments at Technische Universität Darmstadt, one of the leading universities of technology in Germany. The aim of the program is to allow undergraduate and graduate students to actively participate in ongoing research at TU Darmstadt while acquiring an insight in research techniques and methods in their field.
Students must be in good academic standing academically and demonstrate a keen interest in research techniques and practice.
The program's main focus is a 10-12 week Research Project.
Students apply to participate in one of the 100 research projects listed on the IREP Project Database or they can suggest a project of their own. Participating students are well-supported and supervised by faculty and academic staff in the hosting departments at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Academic credit and a grade can be earned and the students receive grades on the basis of their work performance and a final research paper.
The IREP program is a one-semester program, tailored to fit into the North American and Australian/New Zealand semester schedules. It is offered three times a year: Fall term (IREP I), spring term (IREP 2) and summer term (IREP 3).
Additional Course Modules
The program centers around a Research Project in a department at Technische Universität Darmstadt but can also be combined with further modules for credit, such as a German Language course prior to the fall or spring semesters and/or academic courses (held in English) during the spring semester. For courses taught in English please click here.
German language skills are not a pre-condition for acceptance to the program – oral and written communication throughout the research project is in English.
To round up this exciting international program, Technische Universität Darmstadt annually awards students from partner institutions an attractive IREP TU Darmstadt Scholarship.
TU Darmstadt assists students in finding housing in the dormitories through the "Studentenwerk".