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Hannover Science and Engineering Projects

Program Location Hannover, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20178
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2015 05/18/15 to 08/07/15

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Financial Aid Deadline
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Hannover Science and Engineering Projects
Leibniz University Hannover


All undergraduates on the West Lafayette campus approved for this program are eligible for up to $2000 in funding. 

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 Hannover or Clausthal University of Technology. Research topics for 2015 are available in mechanical engineering and science.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a selective and competitive program.  Before attempting to apply online, interested students must first contact OPP (; 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.


Hannover Science and Engineering Projects
Main Building, LUH

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

Interested engineering majors should discuss their plans with Professor Eckhard Groll (, Director of the Office of Professional Practice.  

The working language of the program is English.

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

 The program consists of the following: 

  • Full-time research internships in engineering laboratories
  • Industry visits
  • Organized leisure activities

Typically participants will earn a total of 9 credit hours. Students should confirm this with the study abroad liaison in their school or department.

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


Participants will 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.

The € 2500 program fee covers fees, housing, insurance, local transportation, excursions and organized social events.  € 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 from 30 December 2014. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2015

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

All undergraduates on the West Lafayette campus approved for this program are eligible for up to $2000 in funding.

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
Most Summer Semester Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
Hannover 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

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