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ISEP Exchange - Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
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Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Best Fit Majors: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Environmental & Natural Resources Economics, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Horticulture, Immunology & Medical Microbiology, Industrial Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Resource Management, Sociology Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Options: Exchange Credits Earned: 12+
Program Description:
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Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig


Program Snapshot

TU Braunschweig is one of the prestigious TU-9 Universities of Excellence in Germany, offering state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding faculty, and options for internships and coursework in German and English. Additionally, students may study not only in the sciences, but also the arts, sports and humanities. Located close to other major cities such as Hannover and Berlin, Braunschweig is an exciting location to discover the unique culture of Northern Europe.

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange on Semester or Academic Year
Option 2: ISEP-Exchange Summer Language and Culture Course in English (see summer information below)
Option 3: ISEP-Exchange Summer SENSE Engineering and Science Internship in English (see summer information below)

Scholarships are available during the 2012-13 Academic Year!

More information about the ISEP Annette Kade Scholarship for Study in Germany (for students applying to full-year & semester programs).

More information about The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

In this technology, research and industry center, many beautiful and well-preserved churches, castles, public buildings, and theaters also keep the city's medieval and Renaissance grace alive. The old city center is an island surrounded by a canal; the TU campus, next to the museum of natural history, overlooks the canal. A public transportation network is available to students at no cost. Braunschweig is in lower Saxony, about 30 miles east of Hannover, and easily accessible to Berlin, Warsaw and Leipzig. For nature lovers the Harz Mountains offer ideal opportunities for hiking and skiing.
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Academic year, semester, or summer exchanges

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Summer program available.

Program Dates
Academic year: early October to July;
Semester 1: mid-October to mid-February;
Semester 2: mid-April to mid-July; summer program.

Summer Program
Distinguish yourself and your resume with global experience by participating in one of TU Braunschweigs excellent summer programs.

Option #1: Summer German language and culture courses (mid-July-late August) are available on an exchange basis and require a separate application before May.

Option #2 7-week SENSE (Science Engineering Summer Experience) Internship including a 3 week intensive German component. Students have the opportunity to do research in Mechatronics, Sensors and Metrology, Rocket Propulsion and Fluid Machinery, Automotive Engineering, Corporate Communications or Lab Work in Advanced Biology. Available on an ISEP-Exchange basis, applications generally accepted through February. See SENSE Program for more details.

For more information about both summer programs at TU, please see All summer program information

Fast Facts
Braunschweig, Germany (pop. 250,000)
Student Enrollment: 15,000
Language of instruction: German, some English
University Home Page
International Office
Course Information

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange in regular University courses

Architecture; Biology, Biotechnology and Psychology; Chemistry, Food chemistry and Pharmacy; Education and Pedagogics (grammar school, music, performing art, primary, secondary, sports); Engineering (aerospace, biological process, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, mobility and transport); Mathematics, Finance & Business, Computer Science (systems engineering, medical informatics, business informatics); Media Studies; Philosophy and Social Sciences (art history, English language & literature, German language & literature, history, philosophy, political science); Physics and Geosciences (geology, geophysics, physics).

Courses taught in English
Fieldwork, thesis or laboratory work under personal supervision may require little to no German.

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level
Courses at the Masters Level are available in most fields.

Academic Notes
TU Braunschweig emphasizes science and the humanities as well as technology. It is also developing new interdisciplinary programs in industrial engineering, biotechnology, industrial computer science, and biological process engineering. There are opportunities for lab work and research in areas such as materials science, welding, mechanics, hydraulics, and aeronautics.

Language Notes
  • German proficiency is required for coursework in German. Some courses and lectures are available in English, please contact the ISEP-Coordinator for a detailed list.
  • German-language courses are offered for credit during the academic year in conjunction with a reduced number of regular courses.
  • A six week intensive language and cilivalization course in available on an exchange basis, included in ISEP benefits, for all levels. For more information, please see the ISEP Summer Programs.
  • A four week intensive language fee-paid course is available in September for intermediate to advanced levels.
  • 6-9 hours a week of intensive German language are included in ISEP benefits for the intermediate to advanced levels

I-to-I applicants who are not native English speakers must submit a minimum official TOEFL score of 457(PBT) or 137 (CBT) ir order to participate in courses in English. An IELTS score between 3.5-4.5 will also be accepted.

For more information on courses and language options, see the:
German Options-at-a-Glance
German Language Advising Chart

Note: The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

Special Academic Conditions
Food chemistry is closed to ISEP students; open subject to space limitations are architecture, biology, pharmacy, psychology, and possibly other fields.

Special ISEP Application Instructions
ISEP students must have at least junior-year standing. Note: Students applying for SM1 ONLY should note the end date for Braunschweig is not until February and should make arrangements for SM2 accordingly.

Hints for Researching Courses
Researching courses in English on a German university homepage can be difficult and confusing. Here find a quick guide to navigating a university website, finding courses in both English and German, and some translations of common words and major fields of study.
Download the ISEP Guide to Course Selection
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in university residence halls, which have shared showers, laundry and cooking facilities. Private accommodations are also possible. Students receive a stipend to buy groceries or cafeteria meals. Married students can be accommodated with sufficient advance notice.


You are responsible for all of your personal expenses including: optional fees (e.g. computer, language, science lab fees), books, local transportation, entertainment, etc. The amount below is provided as a guide; the actual amount needed will vary depending on courses and personal habits. Your personal expenses per month, including books, are estimated at: 250 Euros per month. This will vary by personal spending and consumption habits.

Students will be provided with written orientation information with their letter of acceptance which details pre-departure and first-day info.
Students should always inform their host ISEP coordinator of their arrival time, which should be during regular business hours (M-F). Germany has a safe and reliable network of public transportation which will take students from the airport to their host site easily and most people in Germany will speak fluent English.

Braunschweig offers a Peer Student Program: The peer student pre-departure contact can help with arrival and with the formalities at the beginning of the stay in Braunschweig.

There is a formal orientation meeting for all exchange students in the week before the start of courses, where the ISEP coordinator will counsel students individually on course registration, health insurance and other matters.

Additionally, the ISN (International Student Network) is a team of students who organize a varied and lively semester program for international students, including 1 or 2-day excursions, parties, sporting and cultural events.

Student Activities
Naturally, students have many opportunities for exciting research and individual lab work at TU Branschweig in many diverse fields.
Outside of class, students are also invited to participate in many collegiate activities. For the sports enthusiasts, check out the whole list of sports options available to students at the university here
Also, if you enjoy meeting and learning about people from all over the world, Braunschweig is for you! The International Student Network (ISN) provides students with opportunities for trips, events and weekly meet-ups with German and International students. Check out the ISN Website for more opportunities to get involved.

Community Engagement (Internships, Service-Learning, Volunteering, etc.)
Braunschweig Summer SENSE Internship with options for Advanced Science, Engineering and Corporate Communications with a German language component.

Dating back to 1745, TU Braunschweig is Germany’s oldest technical university. Facilities include a library, a sophisticated computer center, a sports center, a language laboratory and media library, a high magnetic field laboratory, and the Center for Water-Wave Experiments in Hannover. Total enrollment: over 15,000 with over 1,600 international students coming from over 80 countries. TU Braunschweig is a member of the TU9-Network, the consortium of Germany"s leading institutes of technology.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.