Technische Universität Darmstadt - Virtual International Research Experience Summer Program

Applied Science, Arts, Commerce, Science

About the virtual program

This program is virtual and will take place online for 10 - 12 weeks from May to August.

The International Research Experience Program (IREP) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers experience in cutting-edge research projects in many departments. 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.

Students can apply to an ongoing project or propose a project. Faculty and academic staff in the hosting departments supervise students and offer ongoing support virtually. 

Research areas

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

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 eligibility

  • 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

Virtual Research Programs Pre-Departure Policy


UBC is committed to preparing students for successful international experiences. In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the Go Global program-specific pre-departure requirements.

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

How to apply

Application deadline: February 11, 2021

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

Program costs and fees

In addition to paying the Go Global fee following the Go Global deadline, students are responsible for any costs associated with participating in this program, including and local program fees if applicable. For more information on the costs associated with the virtual Darmstadt program, please check out this page TU Darmstadt website

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global exchange, research or summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer and research programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

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.


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:

If you have questions

Go Global Vancouver

Go Global's 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