Technical University of Munich – Practical Research Experience Program

Extended - Apply to Go Global for Nomination by November 23, 2017

About the program

Program dates: The program runs for 10 weeks from early June until mid-August.

As one of Europe’s top universities, Technical University of Munich (TUM) is dedicated to interdisciplinary education and research excellence. With strong ties to companies and scientific institutions across the Germany and the world, UBC students will have the opportunity to refine research skills while building their international network. During the Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) students will work on a research project under the supervision of a TUM faculty member gaining a deeper understanding of the German higher education and research landscape.

To learn more about the program and check out this year’s projects visit this page

Research areas

  • Architecture

  • Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Informatics / Computer Science

  • Life Sciences

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Medicine

  • Sports and Health Sciences

  • Economics, Business and Management Studies

Eligibility and prerequisites

  • Meet the Go Global eligibility requirements

  • Be a student in good standing in any of the above faculties. You should be an undergraduate student in your 3rd or 4th year or a master student at the time of your arrival to TUM.

  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website.

Awards and funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 

TUM may offer additional scholarships to successful applicants. Please check out their website for more information. 


TUM will assist successful participants in securing housing while participating in PREP. Students are responsible for paying for dorm-fees. 

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program, including program fees. For more information on the program and living costs while at TUM, please check out this page under Cost Estimates.

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.

How to apply

  1. Review the project list or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in
  2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online
  3. Go Global reviews all applications on a rolling basis and contacts students with partner application instructions within 2 weeks of submission.
  4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents. For TUM, prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

    Official transcript (provided by Go Global)

    Curriculum Vitae

    One letter of recommendation from a UBC faculty member

  5. Once you’ve collected all documents, submit your partner application online by the application deadline. Accepting applications: November 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

You will receive a $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at International house (Vancouver). 

If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.


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