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  • Locations: Aachen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 30/04/2019 01/05/2019 01/07/2019 29/02/2020
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Any compatible discipline Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
RWTH Aachen ITAProgram Details:
  • Program Dates: Anytime between July and February
Undertake a unique industry placement with one of the largest institutes within RWTH Aachen, the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA)! The focus areas are (technical) textiles, chemical fiber, textile machinery, fiber composites, bio-hybrid & medical textiles. Each year, RWTH Aachen welcomes students from other universities wishing to put into practice the technical and scientific knowledge acquired in their studies. The research conducted at ITA is governed by EU research policies and federal initiatives but focuses on the overarching needs of society and technological trends.

Please view the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) Research Areas. RWTH Aachen has roughly 150+ projects running throughout the year and are unfortunately not disclosed on their website. Students interested in a specific topic, please search for a particular project supervisor. If students are flexible from an assortment of research topics, please disclose them in your application and rank them accordingly.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for this program:
  • Be enrolled at RMIT university; 
  • Completed at least two years of an engineering undergraduate program or one year of a postgraduate program; 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Academic Credit:
Gain 24 credit points towards your degree by enrolling into MIET1106 - Industrial Placement Program.
For alternate enrolment, please contact your school/program coordinator. Students who have been approved for an alternate enrolment must complete a study plan.

Program Cost:
Participants will need to consider the following costs:
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Host Institution Student Service Fee (approx 239.75 EUR)
  • Airfare
  • Host Country Visa
  • Accommodation
  • General living expenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance, if applicable

Travel Insurance
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Application Process:
1. Apply for this program using the "Apply Now" button by 30 April 2019. You will need to submit the following documents:
(a) Letter of motivation including which research area you are interested in within the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA)
(b) Curriculum vitae (CV); 
(c) Most recent academic transcript (this can be obtained through Enrolment Online via MyRMIT)
2. Applications will be assessed by RMIT Global Experience Office. Applicants will be shortlisted and nominated on 21 May 2019 to RWTH Aachen and notified of the next steps. 
3. Selected candidates will receive an offer from RWTH Aachen sometime in June with instructions on how to apply for visas and how to arrange accommodation. 

Important notes:
  1. Your application should be treated as though you are applying for a job. Your Letter of Motivation and CV should be presented in a highly professional manner. Please refer to the Careers Toolkit for advice on how to write a winning job application. 
  2. Upload above document (a) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 1. Statement of Purpose 
  3. Upload above documents (b) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 5. Additional Supporting Documents 
  4. Upload above document (c) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 4. Academic History 
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

For queries related to credits/academics including whether you can use this research internship to meet the industry work experience requirement of your academic program, please contact your RMIT Academic Program Manager

For all other queries, please contact