Heinrich Heine University (HHU)

Program Details

Program Location Dusseldorf, Germany
Sponsor IPIA
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 21223
Duration Summer or
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/13/24 to 07/31/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Program Leader:

Purdue University
Rm 104 Agriculture Administration Building (AGAD)
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613
Email: AgAbroad@purdue.edu

HEINRICH HEINE UNIVERSITY Germany | May 15-July 28, 2024 Credits: BCHM 40000 System & Synthetic Biology 2 credits & BCHM 49800 Scientific Research 6 credits Cost: see below Deadline to apply: November 15th Heidi Fornes hfornes@purdue.edu Mark Hall mchall@purdue.edu ?This biochemistry research program provides students with a number of options for a mentored summer research experience at the Heinrich-Heine Universitat Dusseldorf. The research projects emphasize molecular approaches and utilize a wide variety of biological systems, including plants, mammalian tissue cultures, mice, bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc. Each Purdue student is paired with a German graduate student mentor or postdoctoral fellow, who provides one-on-one instruction and supervision. Students are expected to learn enough about the procedures and the biological system to be able to continue to design experiments, analyze data, and prepare a presentation at the end of the experience. Previous research experience is required. The cost of the program is Summer Tuition?, $96 for insurance, airfare (estimated at $1500), housing at $1665, and food (estimated at $1000), $291 for social contribution fee, and $145 for a passport. Flyer https://ag.purdue.edu/department/ipia/study-abroad/_docs/hhu-exchange-flyer-summer-22.pdf PowerPoint https://ag.purdue.edu/department/ipia/study-abroad/_docs/hhud-summer-research-exchange.pdf For more program information, please visit the program website.


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

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture]

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

In addition to the basic application, applicants will need to write an essay explaining their motivation for participating in the research exchange and provide a letter of recommendation from their research mentor.
Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Summer Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

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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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.