Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Summer Program

Science and Engineering Research Project


This engineering internship and language study program invites students to spend three months in the "green metropolis" of Hannover, Germany. Students conduct research in English while learning German and discovering the beauty of the region.

Hannover, Germany

Language of Instruction: English


ISEP-Exchange Summer for all US and I-to-I exchange member students


The Science & Engineering Research Projects program gives opportunity to achieve practical scientific knowledge as part of a professional research team at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (member of TU9). Natural science and engineering students, especially from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, will be fully integrated within their designated institute for at least 8 weeks (more common 12 weeks).

After introduction and acquisition of basic principles at the specific field of interest, participants will work under the supervision of an experienced scientist. As needed, participants will learn how to use laboratory equipment as well as software tools for simulation or data application issues.

At the end of program terms a presentation will be held, and, upon request, a project thesis will be written for further scientific use. In addition, company visits and social activities will be provided during the program. On demand, a German language class can be booked separately.


Students will receive 12 ECTS credit points. However, acknowledgement of ECTS credit points depends on regulations at the home university.


The science & engineering research projects program is complemented fieldtrips to world famous companies such as Volkswagen, Airbus, MTU Aero Engines & Sennheiser.

Participants can also take advantage of leisure activities such as bicycle tours, hiking trips, film festivals, soccer games and visits to pubs and museums.


No Prior German is necessary. I-to-I applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit an ISEP Language Proficiency Report (or alternate proof of proficiency in either German or English). Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.


See the Membership Directory for details.


May 18 - August 7, 2015


March 15, 2015


Based on tuition, housing, and meals at home university. Please note that this program is counted as a full semester (0.5).


Students will stay in student dorms with single private bedrooms and shared kitchen and bathroom areas. All rooms are completely furnished and have internet access. Students receive a meal stipend.


The science & engineering internship program is complemented by numerous excursions to exciting German cities such as Berlin and Hamburg as well as by fieldtrips to world famous companies such as Volkswagen, Airbus, MTU Aero Engines, Sennheiser.

Participants can also take advantage of leisure activities such as bicycle tours, hiking trips, film festivals, soccer games and visits to pubs and museums.


This program involves an individual study or research project that is suitable for science & engineering students in general. Each student is matched with a supervisor in a research lab or institute and is integrated into the research team. The academic aspect of this program is enhanced by an introduction, meetings, a written project thesis, and follow-up sessions with supervisors and fellow participants.


This diversity of academic and scientific disciplines combined with high-quality research and excellent study conditions make Hannover University an attractive study abroad destination. Facilities include libraries (the TIB technical library is among the largest and best in German), research centers, the center for water-waves experiments, the production engineering center, a computer center, a sports center, and a language center.


Hannover is not only the the heart of a region of about 1.2 million people but also the headquarter of companies such as Volkswagen, Continental, Sennheiser, and MTU. It is surrounded by beautiful lakes and green forests. The city itself houses many parks and idyllic gardens, adding to the city's reputation for being a "green metropolis." Hannover also combines an attractive mixture of historic and modern architecture, especially in the old city center and its modern shopping areas.

Hannover is located in the northern part of Germany close to Berlin and Hamburg. Hannover has an excellent public transportation system which can ISEP students use for free.


Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :

Participant Profile: REQUIRED
Host Request List:
º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
º Site: SELECT "ISEP Exchange"
º Country: SELECT "Germany"
º Institution: SELECT "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover"
º Program Type: SELECT "Regular University Courses"
Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Science and Engineering Research Project" and click the disc icon.
Language Proficiency: Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "No."
Personal Statement: REQUIRED
Academic References: ONE REQUIRED
Transcript: REQUIRED

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