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UNITECH International 2020/21
Application deadline: December 1, 2019
What is UNITECH International?
UNITECH International is a partnership between eight leading European universities and 17 industry partners. The program sets out to expose students to discussions about current issues through a combination of exchange semesters, industry internships, coaching, and workshops. The program also has the added value of funding particularly qualified students, who acquire management skills and practical experience during the stay abroad in addition to further technical skills.
UNITECH is a mobility program. Participation in the program is free once the student is selected. Travel expenses will be covered up to around 1,000 euros.
What is the program structure?
The program is one year. It kicks off with a start-up week in August, which is hosted by a different university every year and is organized as a coaching event. Students then go to their respective host university to spend a semester abroad and to work on a project with an industry partner. Midterm week in January is the transition point between the study abroad and internship. It is also held as a coaching event at one of the nine European universities. After the internship semester the program concludes with an end of year event. This consists of a graduation ceremony where UNITECH participants, who have completed their degree at their home university, celebrate their completion and receive their UNITECH diploma.
For Whom is the Program Intended?
The program ist targeted at RWTH students in engineering, computer science, physics and biotechnology, who can exhibit outstanding academic performance and important soft skills and who are in the master's or at the end of her Bachelor's degree (5th / 6th semester).
How can I apply?
Please apply online and upload the following documents in addition to the question you are asked to download:
- Passport photo, 300 KB maximum
- Resume, 2 pages maximum
- Transcript of records, 2 MB maximum
- Optional: other documentation, 2 MB maximum
Deadline for Applications
Please note the change to the application deadline for the academic year of 2020/21: December 1, 2019.
Applicants who pass the pre-selection round will be invited to an Assessment Center in Aachen on January 24, 2020.
UNITECH RWTH Aachen Alumni Association Chapter
After graduating, UNITECH students can become members of the UNITECH Alumni Association, which offers them lifelong contact to international universities and companies. You can find more information at UNITECH International Alumni Association.
The UNITECH Alumni Association also holds events for the local chapters, which are organized by the local chapter coordinators. These former UNITECH participants are also available to answer any questions you have about the program.
Frequently Asked Questions about the UNITECH Program
How many students can participate?
Each year RWTH Aachen selects a maximum of ten students during the Assessment Center.
What language skills do I need to have?
All participants should have good English skills. Most of the participating universities offer courses in English.
How long is the internship?
The internship should last at least 12 weeks. It can be extended to a maximum of a year in agreement with the company.
Do I have to speak another language for the internship?
English skills are sufficient for most of the participating companies, even if the national language is not English.
Is there compensation for the internship?
Yes, the respective company compensates you for the internship to cover the cost of living.
Are the travel costs covered?
Participants receive about 1000 euros to cover the travel costs between the individual event locations. Accommodations and food will be provided during the events.
What happens after finishing studies?
It is possible to participate in the UNITECH International Society after completing studies. It is also possible to join the Alumni Association, an international network with many partners in industry and business.