Exchanges via ENHANCE
What is ENHANCE?
Together with six other leading technical universities, RWTH Aachen University has founded the European alliance ENHANCE – European Universities of Technology Alliance. The initiative is part of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and is supported by the DAAD. Together, the seven partner universities pursue the vision of a European university that transcends national borders and enables unrestricted mobility.
In addition to RWTH, the participating universities include:
What exchange opportunities does ENHANCE offer?
The five foreign universities are all long-term partners of RWTH. In the past five years, there have already been exchanges with more than 4,400 students and staff between the ENHANCE partner universities. The newly established initiative will significantly increase the number of available exchange places. In addition, virtual mobility will be available in the future to supplement the university's own curriculum. In addition, the reduction of bureaucratic hurdles and the creation of a digital infrastructure for the automatic recognition of academic achievements will enable greater flexibility.
Apply for a semester abroad at ENHANCE partner universities through Erasmus+. Check whether there are also collaborations at your faculty and, if you are interested, read the testimonials of former outgoing students, which offer helpful tips on organization. Additional financial support is available for students with a degree of disability or students who wish to study abroad with a child.
Benefit from ENHANCE's network of research-strong universities in which joint research projects already exist. Get information from the foreign stays coordinator from your faculty or use contacts of institutes and chairs to find out what options are available. Research internships can also be funded with Erasmus+ at ENHANCE partner universities.
Are you interested in exchanging ideas, even while you are in Aachen? The network also offers the option of participating in many courses of the partner universities as well as joint workshops online. The following list is constantly being expanded upon:
- Various Courses on Personal Further Development, especially for scientists
- Workshops on ”Diversity and Gender Equality” for students and staff
- ”Pre-Departure” seminar for outgoing students
Every year, ENHANCE offers Summer Schools on a wide range of topics. Participation in a summer school can be listed as an extracurricular activity in your Certificate Inernational.
Through the ENHANCE Tandem Program you have the opportunity to get in touch with students from the partner universities and learn Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish or Spanish. Registration for the program is possible at any time.
The students of RWTH Aachen University, are looking forward to the opportunities that the ENHANCE Alliance will bring. ENHANCE promises to connect students from some of the best universities in Europe, create a more diverse study environment, and ensure greater interdisciplinary mobility between all possible fields of study.
Alex Schütt, Master's student at RWTH