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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term, Summer B-Term, Summer Quarter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B-Term 2018 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
Summer Quarter 2018 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
Summer A-Term 2018 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
Program Information:
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     QUICK FACTS
  Location Berlin, Germany
  Academic      Terms Summer A Term, Summer B Term, Summer Quarter
  Eligibility Sophomore standing or above
  Language English
  Adviser Mike Engh, enghmw@uw.edu
  Application
  Deadline
January 15
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General This summer program invites students to experience Berlin and to broaden their academic knowledge in specific engineering and science subjects and take part in a wide array of cultural activities in Berlin.
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  About
Program DescriptionWhere You Will Study, AcademicsHousingExpenses, Financial Aid, & ScholarshipsApplication Process


 


Program Description

Study a variety of engineering and science topics during the summer at the Technical University of Berlin. The TU Berlin Summer University is an opportunity for students to broaden their academic knowledge in specific subjects, including energy efficiency, water purification, 3D printing, satellite design, computer programming, smart cities, entrepreneurship, and much more.
 
A wide array of cultural activities in Berlin is featured alongside the academic courses. The “Berlin program”, included in the participation fee, will introduce participants to the history and culture of Berlin, and will encourage socializing between students from all of the courses. Inter-cultural training, leadership training, and team-building activities are also included.
 
Courses are offered in three blocks between mid June and mid August: Block 1 (4 weeks), Block 2 (2 weeks), and Block 3 (4 weeks). UW students must attend at least two of the blocks to reach the minimum credit requirement. Therefore, you have two enrollment options for this program:

  • You choose courses in Block 1 and Block 2 or courses in Block 2 and Block 3 for a total of 6 weeks of participation. You should expect to earn 6-7 UW credits in this track.
  • You choose courses in all three blocks for a total of 10 weeks of participation. You should expect to earn 12-14 UW credits.
For more information about the program and available engineering courses, visit the TU-Berlin Summer University website



Where You Will Study

Berlin is a cultural hub with immense historical significance. Young artists from around the world use the multicultural, open-minded climate as a source of inspiration. Berlin has so much to offer, from opera performances to art exhibitions, theatre productions to concerts and festivals: 180 museums and collections, 440 galleries, three opera houses, eight major symphony orchestras, 98 cinemas, 150 theatres and stages, and many other cultural institutions. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island, is the largest museum campus in the world and one of a kind.
 
The internationally renowned Technical University of Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Its academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for the university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration. TU-Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.

Academics

The credits received will vary based on the enrollment track you select. Track A students will receive 6-8 UW credits, and Track B students will receive 12-16 UW credits. You should check with your major adviser to determine how these courses might count toward your degree requirements.

You can begin your search for courses right here: Technical University of Berlin Summer University Course Catalog

Housing

Students live in area hostels arranged by TU-Berlin. The charge for accommodation in a hostel is approximately 30 Euros/night.



 

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

The cost of attendance will depend on your enrollment track. Track A students will pay a program fee directly to TU-Berlin. This fee varies by course and covers the cost of course tuition, learning materials, cultural programs, public transportation, and internet and library access at TU-Berlin. A non-refundable application fee of EUR 60€ (approximately USD $70) must be paid to reserve a place in the program; the remaining amount of the program fee is due by the start of the program.

Students applying for the full 10 week program may be considered to receive a scholarship of EUR 2,350€ (approximately USD $2,500) to cover living costs as well as a free round-trip air transportation between Seattle and Berlin. The selection for these benefits are based on the student's program application materials. Students who are selected to receive these benefits will pay an exchange fee equivalent to 1 quarter of UW tuition. This fee covers the cost of course tuition, learning materials, cultural programs, public transportation, and internet and library access at TU-Berlin. Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition.
 
Additional expenses include airfare, accommodation, meals, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
 
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
 
For more information, visit our page UW Study Abroad Finances.
 


 

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
 
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to TU-Berlin. The secondary application requires the submission of a UW transcript. Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application is submitted. 
 
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
 
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.
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