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Here you will find information on all current topics and events related to internationalization at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Browse for interesting offers for summer schools, GoAbroad events or opportunities to network internationally here in Aachen. We also publish current announcements for scholarship opportunities and international prizes such as the DAAD Prize or the Schüßler Prize as well as news about the faculty's partnership agreements with foreign universities. In short, we post here everything exciting that is currently happening at our faculty on the topic of international affairs. We hope you enjoy exploring!
Call for applications for DAAD scholarship programs for international students and doctoral candidates: Application period May 2022
Apply now: DAAD Scholarships for international students
DAAD and @rwthinternationaloffice are offering two scholarships for international students. The next application period starts on May 1, 2022.
1. Scholarship for Completing Studies for Students and Doctoral Candidates: a scholarship for international students and doctoral candidates who are currently in their final period of their studies with good academic performance and who are facing financial hardships due to their academic obligations (bachelor or master thesis).
2. Scholarship for Particularly Involved International Students: awarded to international students who, in addition to their good academic performance, are characterized through outstanding extracurricular work in the international context of the university. Involvement in an international context can include, for example, mentoring international students as a buddy or involvement in student initiatives.
For further details on eligibility and the application process, please visit the following website: https://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Studium/Im-Studium/Stipendien-Foerderung/~bdlw/Studienabschluss-Stipendium/
Study and research scholarships for IIT Madras and AIT Bangkok
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Master students and Ph.D. students have the opportunity to receive financial support for planned study and research stays at IIT Madras and AIT Bangkok. The scholarships are awarded by the DAAD-funded Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre - Aachen, Bangkok, Chennai, Dresden (ABCD-Centre). Information on the application process can be found in the linked document.
Summer School 2022: ENHANCE Blended Intensive Programme
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On July 18/19 and July 25-29, 2022, the Faculty of Civil Engineering will hold its first Summer School. It is offered by the Institute of Geomechanics and Subsoil Engineering under the direction of Professor Raul Fuentes and is exclusively for students of the ENHANCE Alliance.
For more information about the application and the program, please visit the Summer School 2022 website:
Lille European Summer Program
Our partner university the Université Catolique de Lille offers an exciting and diverse summer program for international students.
LILLE - "Learn In Lille, Live Europe" - combines a variety of innovative, student-centered academic programs at the Université Catholique de Lille, tailored to suit different academic needs and schedules, and to provide a welcoming environment and an excellent study/life balance.
If you are interested, you can find all the information on the pages of the partner university.
International Science and Technology Week at the University of Zaragoza
From July 11 to 15, 2022, you will again have the opportunity to participate in the International Science and Technology Week at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Presentations regarding research projects, visits to laboratories and institutes, a city tour, and a trip to the Pyrenees are planned. For students, in addition to the free participation, accommodation and two meals per day will be provided. Students must be between 18 and 25 years old and enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program in engineering or science. The application deadline is May 22, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summerschools at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
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Until May 31, 2022, you have the chance to apply for a place in the free hybrid summer school in the CREATE or SWITCH program. There is a choice of different courses, such as Bioclimatic architecture, Building structures design, Drawing, Painting and Composition Workshop and Thermomoderinzation of existing buildings.
For more information, please visit the Wroclaw University website (https://summerschools.pwr.edu.pl/).
ZJU SDG Global Summer School
From 01 to 15 August 2022 our partner university Zhejiang University offers a Summer School with modules on "Inclusive Development", "Smart City" and "Carbon Neutrality". If you are interested, please apply via the linked website until May 31, 2022.
Ukraine War - Support possibilities and contact persons at the University
Due to the current situation, the AStA of RWTH Aachen University would like to draw attention to important contact persons and support possibilities on the part of the university, which could be of particular interest to Ukrainian and Russian students. You can find all further information under the link to the current announcement.
Career Forum at E-world energy & water 2022
You are studying or have experience in the fields of energy management, engineering, information technologies, and economics?
The career forum of E-world energy & water 2022 is the recruiting event of Europe's leading energy trade fair and brings together students, graduates, and young professionals who are planning their career entry into the energy industry with companies in the sector.
- Digital matchmaking: May - July 2022
- Online company presentations: June 01-03, 2022, each from 09 - 12:30 a.m.
- On-site event in Essen: June 23, 2022
- Free registration: https://www.e-world-essen.com/de/programm/karriereforum
- Job exchange: https://www.e-world-essen.com/de/jobboerse
Further information can be found at the website linked in the title.
NRC-MITACS-RWTH Globalink Research Award Program
In cooperation with the National Research Council Canada and MITACS, a "Research Internship Program" has been in place since 2021, which enables RWTH students in the Master's program as well as doctoral students to carry out 6-12 month research internships at Canadian universities in cooperation with the National Research Council. The research internships are endowed with up to 18,000 CAD and there are 20-25 places available per year. The program is principally open to all technical and scientific disciplines, further information can be found on the website. Furthermore, there is also the possibility to generate new projects directly in cooperation with interested institutes of the RWTH.
Summer school focusing on municipal engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Brno University of Technology
Based on concrete practical examples, topics of urban planning, such as modeling of urban traffic, use of rainwater and urban greening, will be covered from August 8 to 17, 2022. There will be numerous excursions, such as to Villa Tugendhat, to the future intelligent urban district "Brno South Center", to the barracks in Veveří Street, to the Water Management Laboratory, to the Brno Reservoir and to the currently developing urban district Jižní čtvrť.
The goal of the summer school is to design a district for a brownfield site in the city of Brno with the lowest possible carbon footprint and according to the principle of sustainable urban development.
The deadline for applications is June 14, 2022.
Scholarships of the Fellowship for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe (GFPS) e. V.
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The GFPS, in cooperation with the Foundation for German-Polish Scholarships, awards scholarships for language courses, study visits, and internships in the Czech Republic and Poland for the summer semester of 2023. The application deadline for all calls is 31.10.2022.
For more information, please refer to the calls for applications and the website (https://www.gfps.org/).
Open Day for exchange students - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, also known as INSA, is a French scientific university. It is one of the Grande Écoles, which functioned and still function as training centers for the leading elite in the state, military, economy, science, and culture and thus form the most prestigious group of the French higher education system. In prestige, they often rank far ahead of common universities. The university itself is located on the La Doua campus in Villeurbanne, in the Lyon area. Among the approximately 5,400 students, there are 4,500 students studying in the field of engineering.
INSA invites to an 'Online Day' for students interested in a semester abroad there.
DE&CO Design and Construct International Steel Bridge Competition at Boğaziçi University Construction Club
De&Co, Design & Construct, is one of the oldest and biggest competitions of our club. In this event, teams attempt to build the best 6 meters wide steel bridge among other competitors. Applicant teams send us their projects. After evaluation of Boğaziçi University Civil Engineering Department jury, pre-qualified 16 teams secure their place to build their bridge in South Campus overlooking the fascinating Bosporus. You may look into De&Co Rules and Regulations file for more details.
We think that this competition is beneficial for our competitors to meet people from the construction sector from different countries and to breathe the air of the competitive environment, which is the fragment of the business world. In addition, gaining a project development experience with all its stages will provide definite benefits for their business life. We would be very happy if you could share our event with your students.
You can reach the dates, Rules&Regulations file, and application form on our linked website.
Notes on Brexit - Erasmus+
Here you can find the official website of the DAAD for current information on Brexit and its impact on Erasmus+ stays abroad. To stay up to date with the latest short- and long-term changes for studying or interning in the UK, this is the right place to be.
DCHAN Technics: Interview with RWTH-Alumnus Prof. Frank Kemper
DCHAN - The German-Chinese Alumni Network. In the field of engineering, we would like to draw your attention to an interview by Prof. Frank Kemper on the topic of German-Chinese educational cooperation. Prof. Kemper is the director of the Sino-German Institute for Applied Engineering (CDAI) and also the managing director and board member of the Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (CWE) at RWTH Aachen University. In addition, you will find many other interesting interviews and news on various topics and disciplines.
Experience it - The magazine for stays abroad
Here you can find the latest issue of the DAAD magazine with all kinds of interesting and up-to-date information about stays abroad. This time, the focus is on how international experiences can be combined with a sustainable, resource-conserving lifestyle. There are also practical tips from the DAAD correspondents on how to organize a stay abroad in a sustainable way. Enjoy reading!