Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)



Nathaly Bejarano Serrano

Referentin für Internationalisierung


+49 241 80 27787



The Harbin Institute of Technology, founded as early as 1920, is has three campuses spanning the entire country from North to South: Harbin Campus in Heilongjiang province, Weihai Campus in Shandong province and Shenzhen Graduate School in Guangdong province. The exchange program with the Faculty of Civil Engineering takes place at the university campus in Harbin.

The university is highly regarded internationally, which is also reflected in various rankings: HIT is considered to be one of the top universities in the country, particularly in the fields of science and engineering. In the current "Best Global Universities" rankings list, published by U.S. News, it has been ranked sixth worldwide in the engineering sciences.


General information

Country China
City Harbin
Founded 1920
Number of Students 48.520

Harbin Institute of Technology

International Office of the Harbin Institute of Technology

Fact Sheet



Type of Agreement Partnership with the Faculty of Civil Engineering
Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher, Master students

Type of stay

Three-month long internship in the field of road construction. The internship includes a research stay at a lab as well as the opportunity to work for a road construction company. On request, internships may also be arranged in other areas of construction, environmental or transport engineering.

Length of Stay 3 months
Time of Stay flexibly electable
Number of Exchange Placements at least 5
Contact at RWTH Aachen University:

at HIT:


Study Details

Semester Dates

1. Semester: September to mid January

2. Semester: End of February to mid July

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

HIT Bachelor Course Offerings in English

HIT Internship Programmes 2020



Language Requirements

Englisch B2

Certificate from the RWTH Language Center is required

Application Deadline at the International Office of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

January 31: 1 to 2 Semesters starting in the winter semester of the same year

Faculty 3 application portal

Application Deadline at the Partner University

June 30: for the winter semester of the same year

December 30: for the summer semester of the upcoming year

Note: You can only apply to the partner university once you have successfully submitted your application at RWTH.

Application to the Partner University will be forwarded after a successful application at RWTH.


Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Funding Possibilities

RWTH scholarship database

Outgoing students who pursue a stay at HIT will receive a scholarship with funding of at least 400 euros per month.

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad


Practical Information

Accomodation The partner university offers very affordable lodging in dorms for exchange students sharing a double room.
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having adequate health and liability insurance for the entire duration of their stay abroad.
Additional Information

Foreign Office