Quick Info

  • Germany
  • Fall, Spring, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Architectural Studies, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, European Studies, Film Studies, Nursing, Sociology
  • : Fall, Spring or Full year -
  • : Pitt's Tuition and Fees; additional costs listed below
  • : Fall/full year 3 Feb
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Business and Engineering Students Only

Academics

ach UAS7 location provides specific options for courses in English through this exchange.  Please review below each location’s webpage for information on the specific options. 

Berlin 
Programs offered: Business, Economics; Public Administration; Legal Studies; Police and Security Management; 
Review programs offered in English

Bremen 
Programs offered: International Business; Science and Technology; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Social Sciences; Graduate programs in Architecture, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Review programs offered in English

Hamburg 
Programs offered: Engineering & Computer Science; Design, Media and Information; Business and Social Sciences
Review programs offered in English

Cologne 
Programs offered: Applied Natural Sciences; Applied Social Sciences; Civil and Environmental Technology; Computer Science and Engineering Science; Culture Science; Economics and Business Administration; Information; Media & Electrical Engineering; Information sciences & Communication Studies; Process Engineering; Energy and Mechanical Systems; 
Review courses offered in English

Munich 
Programs offered: Applied Sciences and Mechatronics; Mechanical, Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering; Building Services Engineering; Paper and Packing Technology; Print and Media Technology; Business Administration; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Mathematics; Design; Electrical Engineering and Information Technology; Engineering and Management; 
Review courses offered in English

Münster 
Programs offered: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Design; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Energy, Buildings and Environment; Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Physics; Social Studies; Business Administration; Review courses offered in English

Osnabrück 
Programs offered: Agricultural Sciences and Landscape; Business Management & Social Sciences; Management Culture & Technology; Institute of Music
Review courses offered in English

 

Internships

If accepted in the internship program, you could conduct hands-on research and work alongside teams in on-campus research laboratories and institutes. Academic credit, based upon academic advisor’s advanced approval, can be issued for successfully completing an internship rotation. Most internships are not paid. Review program schedule on UAS7’s website.  Typically UAS7 campus laboratory internships last 2-6 months; off campus internships are 5-6 months. 

If you are seeking to intern in a German Company, UAS7 will match you based upon the skills you list in your internship plan, statement of motivation and your resume.

Applications for the UAS7 Internship Program select from a research laboratory projects offered by professors at UAS7 members.  You can search for projects in your discipline here.

Past programs in these fields:

Aeronautical Engineering; Architecture; Biomedical and Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Energy Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Ergonomics; Food and Nutritional Science; Landscape Architecture; Life Sciences; Logistics and Management; Materials Science; Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics; Nanoscience; Physical Metrology, Technology and Applied Physics

Housing

Many Universities of Applied Sciences locations can arrange or offer help finding accommodation either in the university residences or in apartments off-campus. Prices differ from city to city, but you should expect an average of about € 200 (Euros) for a room at a residence and about € 250 to € 300 (Euros) for a room in a shared apartment. Please contact the International Office of the school you are planning to complete your program at and ask them about your choices of accommodation. You can find links to the university pages via UAS7's homepage.

 

Pricing And Dates

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

UAS7 Travel Scholarship:Successful applicants are eligible for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship of 1000 Euros and possibly additional support.  Applicants will be notified about program and scholarship acceptance simultaneously. No additional application is necessary. Awardees will be notified by UAS7 staff.

Check out our scholarship page and note that SSoE has a scholarship specifically for engineering students.There are many other national scholarships you can review. Begin to search for scholarships on the IIE Website: http://www.studyabroadfunding.org

 

 

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)
  • Room and board
  • Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)
  • Heath Insurance (depends on partner institution)

The University of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive health insurance as a part of studying abroad. More information about the type of insurance and coverage will be provided to you by the Engineering International Programs office.  However, you might need to purchase additional insurance if the school you will attend requires you to purchase a specific health insurance per their regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure you know the cost of that insurance prior to committing to the program

Personal expenses varies with individual students. Wonder about the cost of living? Check out UAS7's website. 

Special Information

Students that have experienced this program want you to know....

"The incredible people I met and experiences we shared while I studied and
worked in Germany for a year changed my world view in a profound way. I
would highly recommend the Study and Internship Program to anyone seeking
a real challenge and desire to experience how other people in other places
work and live. "
- Matthew Weschler 

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran

Buna! That’s hello in Romanian. 
After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students.  Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars.  In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad. 
For fun I enjoy volunteering with my therapy dog Nora, yoga and fitness, international films, crocheting, and travel (of course).

Come talk with me about studying abroad! 

dmhardy@pitt.edu |  412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall

@SSoEIntPrograms     |    www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg

 

Walk-In Advising Hours:
Dr. Kristine Lalley

Bonjour! I became the Swanson School’s first Director of International Initiatives in August 2007. In this role I have collaborated with Swanson School faculty members to create international education opportunities for engineering students- including studying abroad, international internships and service learning projects along with other research opportunities abroad. I have also conducted research on learning processes in the context of international education. I studied in Paris, France during my junior year and continue to love visiting countries around the world whenever possible, learning as much as I can about other cultures. I enjoy supporting engineering students and seeing them change from their experiences abroad. 

Come talk with me about studying abroad!

Krl33@pitt.edu |  412-624-3489 | 152 Benedum Hall

@SSoEIntPrograms   |    www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg

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