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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Autumn Semester A/W, SpringSemester(Sp/S), Summer Quarter
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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  Location Berlin, Germany
  Academic     Term Autumn Semester (A/W)
Spring Semester (Sp/Su)
  Eligibility Junior standing or above
  Language English
  Adviser Mike Engh |
January 15: Autumn Semester
May 15: Spring Semester
  General This exchange program will allow you to focus on conducting research in an engineering lab at a leading technical university in the German capital. 
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Where You Will StudyAcademics,
HousingExpenses, Financial Aid, & ScholarshipsApplication Process


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 ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching. TU-Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Research and studies are housed within seven academic departments: humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, process sciences, electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering and transport systems, planning and building, and economics and management. Over 30,000 students are enrolled at TU-Berlin, nearly 20% of which are international students. 


This exchange is focused on providing opportunities for UW students to conduct research in science and engineering laboratories at TU-Berlin. Research opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, aeronautics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. Research placements are expected to last between 3 and 6 months; the exact dates of the placement can be arranged with the host faculty member. Research in conducted in English, and no German language experience is necessary to participate in lab work.
In addition to research, you can also enroll in semester-long courses. Most courses offered are in German; proficiency to A2 level must be met for students interested in these courses. A select number of science and engineering courses are offered in English each semester. You can also enroll in German language courses at various levels. Intensive language courses are offered before the start of each semester; these courses are limited to 15 participants and include 4 hours of classes for 20 days. The courses cost Euro 270€ (approximately USD $300). German language courses are also available during semesters and can be taken along with research and other courses.
You can begin your search for courses here: Technical University of Berlin Course Catalog

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please our page on Credit Conversion.


You have two options for housing as an exchange student at TU-Berlin: dormitories or private accommodations.
The dormitories available at TU-Berlin are administered by the Studentenwerk Berlin and are very limited for exchange students. Rooms are generally small studios or single rooms with shared kitchen and bathrooms. The prices depend on the size and the furnishing. Other dormitory options for exchange students are the Student Village Schlachtensee or the House of Nations. Private accommodations in shared or individual flats are available, as well. TU-Berlin maintains a list of flat sharing agencies that can help you find lodgings that will work for you.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). 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. The exchange fee and UW Study Abroad fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad.

Exchange students conducting research related in some way to aviation may be eligible to receive a scholarship sponsored by Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung in honor of Reinhardt Abraham. Recipients of the scholarship receive a stipend of up to Euro 2650€ (approximately USD $2900), free accommodation in a dormitory at TU-Berlin administered through Studentenwerk Berlin, free round-trip airfare between Seattle and Berlin, and a free German language course during the exchange period.

You should also budget for additional expenses such as books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit UW Study Abroad Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, 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.

Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application is submitted. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.