SUPER - Stuttgart University Program for Experiencing Research
SUPER is a Summer Research Program designed exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students from selected partner universities of the University of Stuttgart. Due to the supervision involved, the number of places are extremely restricted.
Applications will ONLY be accepted through the International Office of the home university.
SUPER promotes the internationalization of the University of Stuttgart and supports the exchange of scientific information. Participating students gain intercultural competences during their research abroad and experience student life different from home.
Participating institutes at the University of Stuttgart offer unique opportunities for full time research projects in different fields of studies. The length of SUPER varies between two or three months from June through August and depends on the research project offered by the hosting institute.
Possible study fields are:
- Architecture and Urban Planning
- Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
- Energy Technology, Process Engineering and Biological Engineering
- Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy
- Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering
- The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Students who are citizens of Australia, Canada, or the US can enter Germany with their passports. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days for nationals of those countries for which the European Community /Schengen Countries has abolished the visa requirement. All other citizens (apart from EU citizens) must apply for a student visa (Studentenvisum) at the German Embassy or a German Consulate Office in their home country prior to departure. They will need a letter of admission from the University of Stuttgart which will be issued by the University after students have turned in a complete application.
For insurance reasons SUPER participants will have to enrol as a regular student at the University of Stuttgart. Approximate costs for enrolment will be 80 Euros. All visiting students from Non-EU countries are required to bring a proof of health insurance for the months of June to August which must be presented upon enrolment.
If you need accommodation, the Office of International Affairs can provide a room in one of the student dormitories in Stuttgart on request (further information and contact are given in the section “Costs” below).
Participants of SUPER may also apply to our Welcoming Service. The Welcoming Service offers assistance by a host-partner, an experienced Stuttgart student, at the beginning of their stay. New international students will be contacted before the departure and met at the Stuttgart airport or railway station and taken to their accommodation. Participants need to register at the latest four weeks before arrival.
Costs and Scholarships
No tuition fees are charged for SUPER. Accommodation cost in student dormitories is approximately 300 EUR/month.
Scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Applicants are notified whether they have been considered for a scholarship by the end of March each year.
The Partner Universities choose their own application deadlines for the nomination of the applicants. Selected candidates have to be nominated by the partner universities by March 1. Applications including the official application form, a cover letter and a resume have to be sent to:
International Affairs (SUPER)
Please read here the personal reports written by former SUPER participants and find out what they have experienced over the summer in Stuttgart.
SUPER is generously funded by the Christian Bürkert Stiftung