International Opportunities

Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Student from Yale with a test person during her PREP project at the TUM department Sport and Health Sciences (Image: Ulrich Benz/TUM)


Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) is a 10-week summer program that will help you refine your research skills at one of Europe’s top-ranked technical institutions. While staying at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you will:

  • Gain experience in research
  • Learn more about the German higher education landscape and industry
  • Become members of the diverse scientific community

The PREP program offers:

  • Cutting-edge research projects
  • No program fee
  • Financial support
  • Dorm accommodation
  • Individual support by PREP Program Manager and student buddies
  • Orientation and framework program

View Available Projects for PREP 2018

To get a more vivid impression of the first edition of PREP, read an interview with one of the PREP students from Yale or an article about our kick-off event.

Program dates

Online application period     November 1 – December 1, 2017
Orientation                            June 4, 2018
Projects                                 June 4 – August 10, 2018
Final Event                            August 10, 2018



Excellent North American undergraduate students (who have completed 2 years of studies when starting at TUM) and graduate students are invited to apply.

Academic Prerequisites:
  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • GPA minimum: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Project-specific skills as mentioned in project descriptions

No German language proficiency is required to participate in the program. Applicants are expected to be aware of recognition and credit transfer regulations at their home institutions. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to Sara Basurco at