Technische Universität Darmstadt - International Research Experience Summer Program

Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology, Business Administration, Economics, Natural Sciences

About the program

Program dates: 10 - 12 weeks from May - August

The International Research Experience Program (IREP) offers hands-on experience in cutting-edge research projects in many departments at Technische Universität Darmstadt, one of the leading universities of technology in Germany. As one of the leading engineering universities in Germany, TU Darmstadt is ranked No. 1 in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and has an excellent reputation in Social Sciences, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering and the Humanities.

The aim of the program is to allow students to actively participate in ongoing research at TU Darmstadt while acquiring an insight in research techniques and methods in their field. Students may apply to an ongoing project or propose a project. Participating students are well-supported and supervised by faculty and academic staff in the hosting departments at Technische Universität Darmstadt. 

For more information about the program and to access the list of projects available please visit this website.

Research areas

  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Natural Sciences

For a full list please check out the following link

Eligibility and prerequisites

  • Meet the Go Global eligibility requirements

  • UBC undergraduate or graduate students from any faculty are eligible to apply

  • Undergraduate students must have completed 3 years of study

  • Have an academic average between 73% - 80%

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

  • UBC students in good standing in their 3rd or 4th year in any faculty.

Awards and funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 

Students accepted into the IREP Summer Program will receive the IREP Summer Scholarship totaling 1200 € (about $1700 CAD). 


Housing is arranged through TU Darmstadt and is typically off-campus. Students are expected to pay for housing during the program.

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program. For more information on program and living costs while at Darmstadt, please check out this page  TU Darmstadt website

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

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project list or available labs on the partner website to ensure there are three projects you are interested in. Students must email TU Darmstadt in advance to confirm project availability.

2. Submit your application for nomination by Go Global online. Students can apply to up to 3 programs on one application and are asked to submit a brief statement of interest.

3. Go Global will update your online application within 2 weeks of submission with detailed instructions on how to submit your partner application and your UBC transcript.

4. The partner application may require additional supporting documents. For TU Darmstadt prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

  • Official transcript (provided by Go Global)
  • Statement of motivation (one per project)
  • One recommendation letter from a UBC faculty member
  • IREP Application Form 

5. Once you've collected all documents, submit them to Go Global  for signing by the deadline outlined in the instructions you receive from our office. You will then upload your documents online for TU Darmstadt to review.

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

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 the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 


Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver


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