Research in Munich

Program Facts

Program Type: Other

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Graduate , Undergraduate

GPA: 3.0

Class Eligibility: Junior , Senior , Graduate

Language of Instruction: English , German

Program Open To: UA Students

Explore Research in Munich

Summer 2024 Dates: TBD | Please do not purchase plane tickets until you have received instructions from Study Abroad.

This 9-week-long summer program designed for Engineering students is one of Study Abroad's best-kept secrets due to its extensive range of research opportunities and exceptionally low cost. The program offers 4 weeks of beginning German language instruction integrated with 8-9 weeks of internship placement alongside world-class researchers in local labs. Students live in residence halls with local university students attending Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBW Munich), and participate in exciting excursions in the Munich area and beyond.

No German language experience is required.

Summer 2024 brochure coming soon! Contact Study Abroad for more info on past summers' research and internship projects. 

Research in Munich is specifically designed for UArizona students who wish to gain extensive hands-on lab and research experience. 

Students can earn up to 6 units of internship or independent study credits for their research work; the exact number and type of credit(s) should be negotiated between the student and their major/minor advisor(s) directly. Participants will be expected to spend a minimum of 270 hours working on their research assignments. Some Friday afternoons will be free. 

Summer 2024 brochure coming soon! Contact Study Abroad for more info on past summers' research and internship projects. 

All students will receive 3 units of beginning German language credit. No prior German language experience is required.

UniBW Munich

The University of the Armed Forces in Munich (UniBW Munich) offers many courses of study in engineering, law, business, and the humanities to its approximately 4,000 students. Many degree-seeking students at UniBW are active-duty members of the German military, but the university is also home to many civilian and international students, which makes for a diverse and enriching learning environment and community.


A UArizona Graduate Assistant in Teaching (GAT) accompanies the students during the first month of the program to assist with a positive transition to life in Germany and teach German 101. There will also be regular guest lectures from local UniBW Munich faculty throughout the summer.


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Location: Neubiberg (Munich), Germany 

Research in Munich is located in Neubiberg, just a short train ride outside of Munich in southern Germany. Neubiberg is surrounded by beautiful countryside- rolling hills leading directly to the Alps- but is simultaneously home to industry giants like Siemens, which is within walking distance from the UniBW Munich campus.

Students can take advantage of the many museums and historical sights located throughout Munich during their time off as well, such as the BMW Museum and unforgettable English Gardens.

Learn more about Munich here!

Housing: Residence halls

Students live in UniBW Munich residence halls, typically in single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Participants will live among both fellow UArizona students and local students, who will still be in class through June and July. Housing is included in the program fee. 

In addition to submitting your application through UAbroad by February 25, you will need to email the following materials to your Coordinator by the same date to send to UniBW for consideration:

  • CV (resumé)
  • Letter of motivation addressing your first and second research project choices
    • Separate letters not required, but recommended
  • Complete UArizona transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation from a UArizona faculty or staff member (recommended)
  • Headshot

Placements will be released by mid-to-late April.

Term: Summer
Application Deadline: February 25
Start Date: late May
End Date: late July

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