SUPER - Stuttgart
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||March 1st||June 3rd||mid August|
- Language of Instruction
- English, German
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Graduate
- Program Open To
- UA Students
- Credit Type
- Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Graduate, Undergraduate
- Housing Options
- Program Type
The SUPER Program is an excellent opportunity for students wishing conduct research in international labs in any of the following fields: Architecture and Urban Planning, Energy Technology, Process Engineering, Biological Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design, Production Engineering, Automotive Engineering, and Optical Sciences. Students are expected spend a minimum of 270 hours working on their research assignment during the 10 week period of the program, for which they will receive 6 units of UA direct credit within their engineering major. Stuttgart offers up to 500 euros per month in scholarships for housing and living expenses for students with outstanding academic records. No German language is required.
The Stuttgart University Program for Experiencing Research (SUPER) is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to gain hands on experience in an international lab within their fields. Students apply through Study Abroad and Student Exchange and may apply for a specific lab or may request a general project area. More information is available through the SUPER brochure. You can view currently available projects below. Additional projects are available upon request in other fields (e.g. optical sciences). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Location & Housing
Upon request, the International Office can help locate accommodations in one of the student dormitories for you. Additionally, accepted participants of the SUPER program may also apply for our welcoming service which offers assistance upon arrival. Once you are registered, an experienced Stuttgart student will contact you before you leave home and then pick you up at the Stuttgart airport or central train station and accompany you to your accommodations.
Here is an excerpt of a student testimonial by UA student, Andrew Hartman:
"I have been given a great deal of advice over the course of my life regarding what to spend my time and money doing, Most of which was to choose experiences over things. To see new things, meet new people, and do things that make you feel uncomfortable, instead of simply staying in one place and buying things that you think will make you happy. Despite this, for most of my life I have looked to things for happiness. I bought a cool car and spent all of my free time and money making it faster and making it look better. All the while living on the farm where I was born and raised, and going to a University that was just 50 miles away. That was until this past year when I decided to leave that behind and pursue a completely different experience. I applied for the SUPER program and was given the opportunity to spend a summer in Stuttgart while I performed research at the University of Stuttgart on Film Cooling in Supersonic flows. The time that I spent in Germany while participating in the program was, without a doubt, the greatest experience of my life."
Read more about Andrew's testimonial HERE.
Here is another excerpt from University of Toronto student, Laura Berneaga:
"I had been put in contact with my supervisor, Ms. Silvia Kliem, starting in late March, thus, even if I would not arrive in Germany for another 3 months, we had gotten to know each other via email in that time. I was very grateful to have started communicating with my supervisor early on because we got to know each other prior to even meeting in person, which made our first interaction much smoother. Ms. Kliem assured me that there is no work related to the research I will be doing that I needed to do beforehand, since we would deal with everything once I was physically there. I was very excited to start working, however I did feel slightly overwhelmed on the first day, since I was expecting to encounter some brand-new concepts that I would have to study in order to familiarize myself and be up to par with the knowledge level of the project. However, because the project was chosen based on my skills and education level, I already had prior knowledge about the topic and the work I would be doing was based on concepts I had already encountered in some of the courses I had taken in university. In addition, on the first day, I got a tour of the institute, looking at all the machines that were used for other projects and that I would shortly use as well."
Read more from Laura's testimonial HERE.