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University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

Program Location Stuttgart, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20182
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 06/01/19 to 08/11/19

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University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS ALREADY SELECTED BY OPP (College of Engineering) and the College of Science.  

SUPER is a summer research program designed exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students from Purdue as a partner university of the University of Stuttgart. Due to the supervision involved, the number of places is extremely restricted.  Participating students gain intercultural competence during their research internships and experience student life at a German university.

The length of SUPER varies depending on the research project offered by the hosting institute.  In the past they have been from two to three months.

Possible study fields are:

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Energy Technology, Process Engineering and Biological Engineering
  • Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy
  • Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering
  • The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  This is a selective and competitive program.  Before attempting to apply online, interested students must first contact The Office of Professional Practice (; 765.494.7323) for information about the research projects and a discussion of the student's research interests and credentials as well as the required supporting documents to complete the program application.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

Applicants need to be at least juniors majoring in engineering or science at the time of application.  Interested students must consult with a representative of their home schools or departments about their research plans before confirming participation in this program.

  • for the College of Engineering: Joe Tort (, Assistant Director of Global Professional Practice. 
  • for the College of Science:  the lead advisors in the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Science]
Specifically from: All for ENG; Chemistry, Computer Science, Math and Physics for SCI

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

No knowledge of German is required; the working language of the program is English.

The program consists of the following:

  • Full-time research internships in engineering and science laboratories (see list of placements)
  • welcome and organized leisure activities

Typically participants will earn a total of 6 credits. Each student confirm this with the study abroad liaison in her/his school or department.

NOTE:  Final selection will be made by the University of Stuttgart faculty who is the Primary Investigator (PI) of the project.  If you are applying to this program, make sure you put together an impressive application as you will be competing for the highly coveted spots with Engineering students from Stuttgart's other exchange partners.

Participants live in student residence halls where they can prepare meals in shared kitchens. Midday meals can be taken at the university cafeterias (Mensa).

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The visa fee listed below is only necessary for Purdue international students who are citizens of countries required to get entry visas for Germany.  Your study abroad advisor can provide more information about this.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$125.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$100.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program Feb 1

Returnees Information
University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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