About the Exchange Program
Every year three Mechanical Engineering students from TU Darmstadt receive the opportunity to study for one fall semester at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Students get the chance to attend the classes offered by the partner university and transfer the credits earned back to TU Darmstadt. Normally TU Darmstadt students can transfer those credits quite easily. Nonetheless, we advise students to have a look at the provided by the MechCenter and get a pre-approval for classes that are not included in this list. acknowledged course list
The so called `Winter Session` usually starts in early September and ends in late December – see the for more information. The next exchange takes place from August until September 2023(excluding travel time before and afterwards). academic calendar
Due to a bilateral exchange between TU Darmstadt and the University of British Columbia the tuition (around $ 7000) is waived for TU Darmstadt students participating in this particular program. With the beneficial help of MechCenter and PVW (International Affairs) the institute of automotive engineering (FZD) coordinates this particular exchange program.
Starting from 2023 this exchange program will also receive a full scholarship!
About the University of British Columbia
The was founded in the year 1908 and now consists of two campuses located in Vancouver and Okanagan. The Vancouver campus is located on a peninsula, boasting a history of 100 years. The Okanagan campus is a modern campus opened in 2005 and now includes the Engineering department. Combined, more than 66,000 students are currently enrolled. While ranking among the top 40 universities worldwide UBC also emphasizes international engagement. University of British Columbia (UBC)
Who can apply?
This program should be conducted during your first or second master semester. Students must be enrolled at TU Darmstadt throughout the application process and the participation in the program. The program is exclusively for Mechanical Engineering students (FB16) of TU Darmstadt. We advise to apply during your last bachelor semester so you will be in your second master semester the time you arrive at the partner university. However, it is also possible to apply during your first master semester.
The application process is centrally organized by FB16’s MechCenter together with all other North American exchange opportunities. Please visit the for more information on the application and start early to gather all the required documents. MechCenter Homepage