STEM Study Exploration Week for Students at German Schools Abroad

The TU9-ING-Woche offers participants an exclusive insight into study programs in engineering and natural sciences based on a socially relevant, future-focused topic.
The Study Exploration Week takes place at the end of August each year at two TU9 Universities in parallel. A total of 40 students from all over the world have the opportunity to gain an insight into STEM studies at a TU9 University in Germany.

  • Visits to institutes and laboratories
  • Lectures on study programs and career opportunities 
    a STEM degree program offers
  • Study counseling
  • Workshops
  • Visit to a local company
  • Meeting resident STEM students, TU9-ING-Woche Alumni &
    other TU9-ING-Woche participants
  • Cultural program: tour of the city, 
    a visit to a museum or joint excursions

The TU9-ING-Woche is part of DAAD’s BIDS Initiative and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. All participants receive a scholarship for their participation in the STEM Study Exploration Week.

Further information (in German): TU9-ING-Woche Handout, Information on Scholarship and Application Procedure.

Upcoming Event: STEM Study Exploration Week 2021

In 2021, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and University of Stuttgart jointly invite you to the STEM Study Exploration Week with its guiding theme "Shaping the future with MINT - YOUR studies for a more sustainable world".

Applications: The deadline for the 2021 TU9-ING-Woche has been extended to April 30, 2021 (23:59:59 CEST).

Past STEM Study Exploration Weeks

Initiated in 2011, the STEM Study Exploration Week (TU9-ING-Woche) has since been held annually at one TU9 University. Since 2019 it has been organized in parallel by two TU9 Universities. Every year, around 40 students from all over the world can experience the study opportunities available in the field of STEM at a Technical University in Germany and get a first glimpse in how the everyday life of students looks like.

TU9-ING-Woche 2020

RWTH Aachen University & Technical University of Darmstadt

The TU9 Universities RWTH Aachen University and Technical University of Darmstadt hosted the STEM Study Exploration Week in 2020, which was held virtually on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. From August 24th to 28th, a total of 33 students from German schools abroad had the opportunity to participate in the virtual program with online seminars, workshops, chats and study advice.

The award-winning final reports by TU9-ING-Woche 2020 participants give insight into the program and how it was received by the participating students (in German). 

You can not only read about the participants' experiences but also watch two videos by Nadine from Egypt and Sofia from Portugal to find out about the TU9-ING-Woche 2020 (in German).


TU9-ING-Woche 2019

Braunschweig Institute of Technology & Leibniz University Hannover

In 2019, the TU9-ING-Woche was held in parallel at Braunschweig Institute of Technology and Leibniz University Hannover from August 25th to 31st. It gave a total of 40 students the opportunity to gain an insight into STEM studies in Germany. At Braunschweig Institute of Technology, the theme was “We move. Mobilität der Zukunft” (mobility of the future), while the TU9-ING-Woche at Leibniz University Hannover focused on energy technology.

In the selected and awarded final reports, the participants describe their experiences and impressions during the STEM Study Exploration Week. TU9-ING-Woche participant Eren Ceylan submitted his final report as a video, interviewing himself about the week. (Reports and Video are in German.)


TU9-ING-Woche 2018

Technical University of Munich

In 2018, the TU9-ING-Woche took place Technical University of Munich – for the last time at just one TU9 University per year. From August 26 to September 1, 20 students from 17 countries learned about STEM studies in Germany at the example of TU Munich. 

The two award-winning final reports by Zeynep Su Selçuk (Turkey) and Mohamed Galal Said Moustafa (Egypt), which can be found on the PASCH alumni page, as well as the video by Eleni Papari (Greece), provide an impression of the STEM Study Exploration Week (all reports are in German).