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 Computer Science, 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.
There are research opportunities in areas such as:
For a full list please check out the following link
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.
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.
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 Shanghai Jiao Tong, please check out this page under program expenses. Students should review the estimate costs on the TU Darmstadt website.
Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.
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:
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.
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.
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.