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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 09/30/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/24/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Engineering Language of Instruction: German
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
Germany Ilmenau

Program Description:

The original institution was called Thuringisches Technikum, founded in 1984. The name was changed to the Hochshule fur Elktrotechnik (Ilmenau University of Technology) in 1953. With about 6,500 students, this university is a public institution of  higher education, recognized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. The University occupies a leading position both nationally and internationally in the fields of research, both pure and applied. Their system relies upon interdisciplinary work across faculty boundaries, and brings together many realted skills.

Ilmenau city is a market town situated in a valley of the Ilm located on the northerly side of the Thuringer Wald. This area is popular for tourists, who are interested in skiing during winters or simply enjoying the scenic areas during the summer. The nearest big large is Erfurt, the capital of Thuringer. Erfurt has a medieval town center, an opera house, pubs and restaurants.

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
  • Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses      
  • Fluency in German with Knowledge of engineering terminology
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad

To start:

Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency.  The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities

Program Contact:
Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
Don’t forget to check out the International Engineering Minor:

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the College of Engineering and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:

Ilmenau University of Technology
Ilmenau City Website
Student Guide
German railway company Website
Facts about Germany
Study and Research in Germany
Country Information
Currency Information
Visa Information

To apply for a passport, click here
A Student Guide to Study Abroad - complete a short questionnaire for your free guide.