Program Overview

The exchange program at the Chemnitz University of Technology is ideal for students in the field of Chemistry or Physics. You can earn credit through interdisciplinary courses, research, and lab-work (in nanophysics, magnetism, microscopy & analysis at the micro and nano scale, semi conductor physics, surface spectroscopies, spectroelectrochemistry, and more). Improve your German language skills by participating in a three-week intensive German language course and a language partner program. The program offers the chance to participate in interdisciplinary and research-based learning in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at TU-Chemnitz, while experiencing the rich cultural setting and beautiful landscape of Saxony.

The Chemnitz University of Technology is located adjacent to the Theaterplatz in downtown Chemnitz. Chemnitz is the third-largest city in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany. Located in the northern foothills of the Ore Mountains, the border with the Czech republic and Dresden, the state’s capital, are just under an hour away.

Additional requirements

Participants in summer research projects may not need a background in German language.

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Academic Details

The Chemnitz University of Technology offers a variety of courses in the fields of Chemistry and Physics. One of the main characteristics of the university training at Chemnitz is its commitment to research-oriented learning. Courses are interdisciplinary and include practical research-based learning in the classroom and laboratory. Possible areas of study include nanophysics, magnetism, microscopy and analysis at the micro and nano scale, semi conductor physics, surface spectroscopies, and spectroelectrochemistry. Take courses with other German and international students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the TU-Chemnitz campus. You can access approximately 1.2 million books and 1,900 journals as well as 4,000 electronic journals at the university's library. Research and training are further supported by a state-of-the-art computer center and the CUT Language Center, which imparts a high level of technical terminology competence to future graduates.

The language of instruction is primarily German. A selection of courses taught in English are available, but you should not expect to take a full course load in English. If you are participating in summer research programs, you may be able to do so in English (see program coordinator for more details). If you are interested in developing your German language ability, Chemnitz offers a 3-week intensive language course at a variety of levels. You can also opt to participate in a language partner program.

For more information about available courses, please visit Chemnitz University of Technology.

Application process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will later fill out an application for the exchange university.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Term
Fall-Winter Semester
Year
2017-18
Deadline
2/01/2017
Arrival Date
10/10/2017
Departure Date
03/31/2018
Term
Spring Quarter
Year
2018
Deadline
5/15/2017
Arrival Date
Early April
Departure Date
Late September
Term
Fall-Winter Semester
Year
2018-19
Deadline
2/1/2018
Arrival Date
Mid-October
Departure Date
Late May
Term
Academic Year
Year
2018-19
Deadline
2/1/2018
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Term
Spring Quarter
Year
2019
Deadline
2/1/2018
Arrival Date
Early April
Departure Date
Late September

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.