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Transatlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP)

Program Location Multiple Locations, Multiple Countries
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20232
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2019 01/28/19 to 06/07/19

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

Multiple Countries Map
Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin


The TASSEP exchange program for science students is a vehicle that permits students to study their chosen discipline at an international university. The agreement insures that students receive full credit for courses taken at the host university. Students pay tuition and fees at their home institution and thereby receive student status at the host university. The exchange program is based on 1:1 reciprocity in which one exchange student replaces a student from the home institution. Each institution retains control of student selection as well as the number of students that participate in the program. The program is limited to students enrolled in the participating universities.


Students can apply to go to any university within the TASSEP network, including universities with whom Purdue has no a formal exchange agreement. Please link to the program website for a complete list of participating universities.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


It is expected that a student attending a non-English speaking university will have successfullly completed four university semesters (or the equivalent) of courses in the language of instruction. However, many of the TASSEP programs are in English- speaking countries. For more complete information about the TASSEP program, call or write to Prof. Mark Lipton, Purdue Department of Chemistry at (765) 494-0132;

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

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Science]

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

The TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP) is a loosely connected consortium of member universities. The key feature is strong academic advising by science faculty, who work in close cooperation with the study abroad office. It is an exchange program for science students and permits them to study their chosen discipline at a foreign university.


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 additional costs for participating in this exchange depend on the TASSEP university the student selects. For more information, please make an appointment with a study abroad advisor by calling 494-2383.


Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
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
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

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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