Carnegie Mellon University



Carnegie Mellon University, CMU for short, is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It originated in 1967 through the unification of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie) and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research (founded in 1917 by Richard Beatty Mellon).

Carnegie Mellon is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900. The university is borken down into seven independent colleges, of which the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the College of Fine Arts (Theater) have established international renown as elite schools. According to Forbes, graduates from Carnegie Mellon University are among the best paid in the USA. Carnegie Mellon's campus is located eight kilometers from the center of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

A partnership between RWTH Aachen and CMUS exists for Faculty 4 (Institute for Process Engineering). Within the DAAD's ISAP program (Internationale Studien- und Ausbildungspartnerschaft) up to three scholarships can be awarded to students for each academic year.

General Information




Founded 1900

Number of Students

about 12000



Office of International Education

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

Partnership with Faculty 4

Who can apply?

Bachelor students

Since primarily chemical engineering courses must be taken at CMU, the exchange program is limited as much as possible to Bachelor students in the following courses of study:

• Mechanical Engineering with a Specialization in Energy and Process Engineering
• Computational Engineering Science
• Industrial Engineering with a focus on Process Engineering

Stays begin in the middle of August and end in late May of the following year. The idea time to apply is the third core semester at RWTH. The stay at CMU then replaces the fifth and sixth core semesters. Students in their fifth core semester can also apply.

Type of Stay


Length of Stay

One academic year

Time of Stay

Winter and summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Semester 1: August to December
Semester 2: January to May

Semester Dates and Lecture Periods

Study Possibilities

College of Engineering

Undergraduate Catalog

Course Offerings

Course Offering Search

Submit application in the Please contact Jennifer Puschke if you have questions about the required documents and other formalities as well as credit for academic performance.
Application Deadline in the International Office You can find information about applications and deadlines on the AVT page.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees waived
Travel costs and the cost of living will be partially covered.

Funding Possibilities

Students selected to take part in this exchange program are financed within the framwork of the DAAD ISAP Program.

Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Private liability insurance is strongly recommended.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at Moveonline Exchange
Additional Information

Foreign Office
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