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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 2020 06/01/20 to 08/11/20

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

Before applying, students interested in this program should discuss their plans with the Study Abroad Liaison in the College of Engineering or the College of Science depending on major area of study.  

SUPER is a summer research program at the University of Stuttgart designed exclusively for undergraduate students. Due to the supervision involved, placements are limited.

The length of SUPER varies depending on the research project offered by the hosting institute.  In the past, research placements have lasted two to three months.

Each year, available research opportunities for the coming summer are published in early December on the program website linked below.  Additional research topics may be available on request; please contact the Study Abroad Office for details.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Stuttgart- SUPER Summer Research Program

This program is open to science and engineering majors who will have completed at least four semesters of university study by the start of the program. 

Interested students must consult with a representative of their home schools or departments about their research plans before confirming participation in this program.

  • School of Mechanical Engineering students should contact Holly Englert, Associate Director of Advising, at
  • College of Science students should contact the appropriate Study Abroad Liaison in the Department 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: CHEM, CS, MA, PHYS (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
  • organized welcome and leisure activities

Typically participants will earn a total of 6 credits. Each student confirms the credit they will receive with the study abroad liaison in their 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 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 Mensas (cafeterias).

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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 online 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

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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