Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)



Peter Hartges

RWTHweltweit: China und Thailand


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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 1 to 2 semesters
Time of Stay Winter semester or summer semster
Number of Exchange Placements 10
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

English taught courses for bachelor's degree and master's degree
(please scroll down the exchange page until "related links")

HIT Bachelor Course Offerings in English

HIT Bachelor Course Offerings in English at HIT Shenzhen branch for 2021

HIT Master Course Offerings in English at HIT Shenzhen branch for 2021

HIT Internship Programmes 2020

Prerequisites for the Application A good academic performance at the least
Language Requirements
  1. Good English skills
  2. TOEFL is not required
  3. Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required (at least B1)
  4. In order to take courses offered in Chinese, students must provide proof of having attained at least 5 points in the Chinese Profieciecy Test (HSK).
Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.



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