Exchange Programs

Currently, Rose-Hulman has student exchange programs with Universitaet Stuttgart, the Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet, and Hochschule Ulm in Germany. Rose-Hulman also has exchange programs with Kanazawa Institute of Technology and the University of Aizu in Japan. More exchanges are being planned for Germany and other locations such as China, Sweden, South Korea, and France.


Hochschule Ulm, University of Applied Sciences

Location: Ulm, Germany
Quarter: Fall + Winter for ME (September – December), Spring + Summer for CSSE, EE, ECE (March – June)
Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Language of Instruction: English, German language study required during each program for any and all levels of German speakers. Required pre-program intensive two-week language course for all beginners.
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Summary: The International Engineering Programs (IEP) are offered by the Hochschule Ulm (Ulm University of Applied Sciences) to international students. The programs run for three months and are taught in English. They offer a variety of different courses in the fields of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (IMEP), Computer Science/Engineering (ICEP), and Electrical Engineering (IEEP). 


Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Quarter: Academic Year (Junior year), Fall & Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter
Application Deadlines: TBA
Subject Areas: All majors except Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: German, requires at least two years of college German instruction
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Summary: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg was founded in 1993 and is one of Germany’s newest universities. It was formed by a merger of the existing Technical University, the Teacher Training College and the Medical School. The University now comprises 9 faculties and almost 13,800 students and is becoming increasingly important as a center for education and research. It plays an important role in the regional capital of Magdeburg, which is developing into a center for business, scholarship and culture. At the University of Magdeburg students can choose from 79 degree courses in various areas of study and specialization. There are also many possibilities to combine different subjects across the faculties. The conditions for students are ideal, with modern laboratories, experimental workshops and clinics equipped with high-performance computers and an excellent staff-student ratio. 


University of Stuttgart

Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Quarter: Academic Year, Fall & Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter
Application Deadlines: TBA
Subject Areas: All majors
Language of Instruction: German, requires at least two years of college German instruction
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Summary: The University of Stuttgart is situated in the middle of a highly dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering as well as in life sciences. The University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829, at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe, and has celebrated its 175-th anniversary in 2004. The main emphasis of the University of Stuttgart is on engineering and the natural sciences. However, combining these areas with the humanities and the social sciences adds something special to its profile. The cooperation between technical, physical and human sciences has always been an advantage of the University of Stuttgart. Today the university is a modern, achievement-orientated institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines.



Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Location: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Quarter: Summer
Subject Areas: Japanese language and culture
Language of Instruction: Japanese
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Summary: KIT-IJST aims to give participants a rich experience in 1) improving communication skills in the Japanese language, 2) learning basic technical terms and related scientific expressions in Japanese through various activities with Japanese students, and 3) understanding Japanese culture and society through lectures and cultural programs. Participants are enrolled in the total of 8 credit hours of language courses and in 4 hours of the cultural course. Those who complete all of the course work in the program will be given a certificate and granted 12 credits from KIT. Using our originally developed materials, students will learn special terms that can be used in the field of science and technology as well as in daily conversation. Students also learn how to operate a computer in a Japanese language environment. KIT-IJST is available for the students studying at KIT's sister schools or those who apply through the organizations with which KIT has signed a student exchange agreement. This program is specifically designed for students majoring in engineering and technology or related fields. Participants are expected to have studied Japanese for two years, or at least one year at the college level, or to have an intermediate level proficiency in Japanese at the time the program starts.


University of Aizu

Location: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture
Quarter: Spring + Summer
Subject Areas: Computer Science and Software Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
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Summary: Located in the city of Aizuwakamatsu, the University of Aizu (UoA) specializes in Computer Science and Software Engineering curriculum. Students from Rose-Hulman may stay at UoA for three months and complete a term in graduate level courses. Undergraduate courses may be audited with the instructor’s permission. Six months to a full year of study is possible with prior permission from RHIT and UoA. Students are encouraged to make appointments with their academic advisors to determine what UoA courses are beneficial for meeting major, minor, and elective requirements. RHIT students who study at UoA have high priority to live in the dorms and must pay fees to live there. Past Short Stay Study Program student participants have reported that the scholarship they receive to attend UoA was more than adequate to live comfortably and also travel to other parts of Japan.