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Leibniz University Hannover- Summer Science and Engineering Projects

Program Location Hannover, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20178
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2016 05/15/16 to 08/15/16

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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Leibniz University Hannover- Summer Science and Engineering Projects
Leibniz University Hannover
This program allows Purdue engineering and science majors to carry out a research internship under the direction of a faculty member at either Leibniz University.

Leibniz University Hannover is a member of the TU 9, an association of the leading technical universities in Germany.  Hannover is the capital of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), the political and cultural center of the region.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Leibniz University Hannover- Summer Science and Engineering Projects
Main Building, LUH

Applicants need to be at least juniors majoring in science or engineering at the time of application.

This is a selective and competitive program. Initial screening of the candidates will be conducted by the Office of Professional Practice. Students should submit a resume, cover letter, and electronic transcript to the Assistant Director for Global Professional Practice, Joe Tort ( Students approved by the Office of Professional Practice will be prompted to complete the Study Abroad Application. 

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]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Summer Course Load: 9

Engineering- Six credits count toward technical electives while the other 3 credits may count toward general education requirements.  

Science- College of Science students should correspond with the Office of Professional Practice ( and their academic advisor to discuss course credit.

Students work full-time (36-40 hours per week) in a university research facility under the supervision of a Leibniz University Hannover faculty member.  Students produce biweekly reports regarding their research topic and cultural experiences. They complete a technical report near the end of their experience.

Visits to the Hannover Messe and to major corporations in the Hannover vicinity are included: Volkswagen, MTU Maintenance, Sennheiser.


Participants live in university residence halls.  Meals can be prepared in the residence kitchens, taken at the student cafeteria (Mensa) or in nearby restaurants.

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.

In addition to paying for 6 credits of Purdue tuition students are responsible for the associated program fee to Leibniz University-Hannover.

The €2500 program fee covers fees, housing, insurance, local transportation, excursions and organized social events.  A  € 750 deposit will be due at the program office in Germany within two weeks of acceptance.  The deposit will be credited towards the program fee and is non-refundable.

Note that the program fee listed below is based on the exchange rate at the time of update and should act only as an estimate. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2016

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$3,040.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship [More Info]- $2000

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $500.00 -$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 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
Feb 1

Returnees Information
Leibniz University Hannover- Summer Science and Engineering Projects
Bridging the gap with student friendship

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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