Technical University of Munich – Practical Research Experience Program

Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Commerce, Science


About the program      

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

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is dedicated to interdisciplinary education and research excellence. With strong ties to companies and scientific institutions across Germany and the world, students have the opportunity to refine research skills while building their international network. During the Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) students work on research projects under the supervision of a TUM faculty member. IREP participants integrate into the TUM community by participating in special events and their buddy program.

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
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Economics, Business and Management Studies

See program details

Eligibility requirements

General Research Abroad eligibility

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application. We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g., not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain a 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Program-specific requirements

  • Be a student in good standing in any of the above faculties.

  • You should be an undergraduate student in your 3rd year or higher at the time of your arrival to TUM.

  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

Application deadline

November 19, 2020

How to apply

As soon as you submit your application to Go Global, you will be contacted by the advisor with instructions for next steps. You can apply to Go Global well in advance of the deadline to get a headstart on the rest of your application.

1. Apply to Go Global once you’ve identified programs you're interested in

  • Submit your Go Global application online. You can apply for up to 3 programs on one application.
  • Go Global will contact you within 2 weeks of submission with instructions on how to apply to the partner and an electronic copy of your UBC transcript.

2. Apply directly to the partner university

  • Each research program will have detailed instructions on how to apply and strict submission deadlines.
  • All research programs will need supporting documents that typically include:
    • Academic references (1 – 3)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • UBC transcript


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.

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

Awards and funding for Research Abroad

Go Global Research Abroad Award: $1,000 per research experience

Eligibility requirements

All students accepted into a research abroad program, through Go Global, will be considered for this award. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award near the start of the summer term.

To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session of the previous year (with no failed or incomplete courses).

If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term. 

You will be automatically considered for the award, so you will not need to apply separately.

Students may be eligible to receive a scholarship valued at 1200 € ($1800 CAD).

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

The Go Global fee of $415 is applied to the students’ Student Service Centre (SSC) account once acceptance into a research abroad program has been confirmed by the student and partner university.

Students are eligible for a partial refund of their Go Global fee ($415 minus the administrative fee of $93.25) if withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the deposit being posted. After 15 days, the fee is completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global.

Transfer credit

UBC does not recognize credit for Research Abroad programs and does not grant transfer credit for these experiences. If a partner university offers credit for your Research Abroad program, save the transcript or certificate of completion for your future records.

Pre-Departure policy

Safety abroad

UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences. In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:

Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodations, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:


Go Global's Vancouver campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

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