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
- 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.
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.
Technische Universität Dresden
The thirteenth TU9-ING week took place with great success at the Technische Universität Dresden. From August the 28th to September the 1st, TU Dresden welcomed 20 students from German schools abroad from 17 different countries who would like to study technical or scientific subjects in Germany.
With the lead them "From the Sistine Madonna to Silicon Saxony: Studying at the TU Dresden", the participants gained comprehensive insights into various fields of engineering and natural sciences.
The award-winning final reports by TU9-ING-Woche 2023 give insight into the program and how it was received by the participating students (in German) as you can see in the videos by Airam and Anthony.
STEM Study Exploration Week 2022
Technische Universität Darmstadt und Leibniz Universität Hannover
The STEM Study Exploration Week 2022 took place on site in Germany.
That year's TU9-ING-Woche with the lead theme "MINT for a sustainable future" was held in parallel at Darmstadt University of Technology and Leibniz Universität Hannover from August 15 to 19, 2022.
A total of 38 students from all over the world had the opportunity to gain a unique on-site impression of STEM studies in Germany.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & University of Stuttgart
The TU9 Universities Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & University of Stuttgart hosted the STEM Study Exploration Week in 2021, which was held virtually on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. From September 13th to 17th, a total of 35 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 2021 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 a video by Rut from Spain to find out about the TU9-ING-Woche 2021 (in German).
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).
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.)
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).