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Research Project

The International Summer Program offers you the opportunity to undertake a research project in addition to or instead of the track specific courses. When opting for a research project, you will still join the mandatory German language course and you are welcome to join the cultural program as well.



Research Project in Engineering


Labor_Bauwesen You can participate in a scientific project along with Dortmund Ph.D. students and professors, which gives you the chance to work systematically in a cross-cultural team and to develop your international skills.
If you choose to participate in a research project, you are supposed to work on a topic from a chosen area of your interest. If you are interested in doing a part-time research project as well as attending courses, this can be organized.

If you have questions about the topics or doubts about your qualifications, please contact .
If you have a special topic you would like to work on, please check TU Dortmund University's website for a chair and their respective junior researcher who is working in your area of interest. However, please note that we cannot guarantee the willingness of each researcher for leading a project.

Research Project in German and European Studies

TrackB.klein3You can undertake a part-time or full-time research project with a specialist in your area of interest. For further information please contact .



Application Process

In the online application form, please indicate that you would like to do a research project and in what specific field.



You will be informed about your admission to the ISP until mid-March 2020. Afterwards we will try to  find a suitable project for you and, if successful, organize the contact between you and your project supervisor.


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Student's Comments

"I had flexible and friendly people in the lab! The experience was extremely helpful!"

(Participant, ISP 2014)


"For me, the most important and interesting activity was the scientific project. It was a very constructive experience."

(Participant, ISP 2010)


"I have had the best experience here. I chose to perform independent research and I have learned an incredible amount about research from my advisor and the entire Amerikanistik department."

(Lindsay Hodgens, University of Montevallo, ISP 2012)