Who can apply?
Click here to learn more about, who can apply for ELBA at Beuth University. At the moment applications are open for Bachelor/Master students, PhD researchers and Administrative staff from Beuth University and TCNJ.

Objective of Administrative Exchange:

The ELBA admin exchange program is based on the one on one exchange of TCNJ and Beuth staff. All together six colleagues are being paired during the project. There will be two visits for each pair, one to TCNJ and one to Beuth, from 2021 to 2023.

The objective of the staff exchange is to learn from each other, gain new professional and personal insights and foster TCNJ’s and Beuth’s relationship.

Application Deadline: 23/05/2021

Duration of stay: 5 Days (plus travel time).

Grants Available for 2021/22: 

  • 4 places for (deputy) heads of one of Beuth’s administration offices (e.g., Abteilung, Referat, Service, Center).*

There will be another exchange possibility in 2023. 

*If travel bans will be lifted soon and if the requirements for transatlantic travel can be met (e.g., vaccination) and business travel for Beuth employees will be allowed again, the admin exchange should preferably be realized already in 2021 (due to budget regulations). 

Grant Amount

  • Coverage of travel, housing and allowance (according to BRKG/LRKG).

Purpose of exchange: 

  • Job shadowing.
  • Gain new insights and ideas for job.
  • Provide insights and ideas to international colleagues.
  • Representing Beuth Hochschule.

Requirements:

  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page) in English including preferred and alternative timing for stay (please check TCNJ’s academic calendar).
  • English language certificate (min. B1) (please check in with Sprachenkompetenzzentrum as alternative to official test providers) or alternative documentation of adequate English language proficiency (e.g., study abroad).
  • Interview with project team.

Expectations of grant holder:

Before stay:

  • Self-organization of travel and overall stay.
  • Participation in preparatory meeting organized by Auslandsamt.
  • Pre-departure schedule arrangements with TCNJ colleague.

During stay:

  • Attendance of talks, meetings and conversations.
  • Acceptance of invitations to present Beuth Hochschule.

After stay:

  • Participation in follow-up meeting organized by Auslandsamt.

(Return) visit of paired colleague (in 2021, 2022 or 2023)

  • Help with schedule arrangements for TCNJ colleague including. meeting additional Beuth colleagues.
  • Offering assistance before and during stay.
  • Arranging one or two informal/cultural events during stay.

Selcection Committee:

  • Beuth’s Auslandsamt and TCNJ’s Center for Global Engagement 

Selection Decision 

  • max. 2 months after application deadline 

Application documents should be sent in a single PDF to elba@beuth-hochschule.de

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021.

Duration of stay: minimum 5 months.

Travel depends on entry ban lifts as well as Covid-19 test and vaccination regulations.

Scholarships Available for 2022: 

  • 3 (Bachelor or Master) for Physical Engineering - Medical Physics.
  • 2 (Bachelor or Master) for Biotechnologist and Food Technology.

Scholarship Amount: 

  • 1,150 Euros for travel expenses.
  • 1,175 Euros accommodation grant per month (for a maximum of 6 months).

Purpose of exchange: 

During the exchange with The College of New Jersey, you will pursue your own research project, thesis or development project. You will also support the laboratory management by actively participating in the laboratory internships for The College of New Jersey students.

Expectations of the scholarship holder:

  • Independent Organisation of the trip and stay, including obtaining a visa.
  • Independently motivated in application process and communicative with the administrative staff rom Beuth University and TCNJ.
  • During the stay: Acceptance of invitations scientific lectures on doctoral projects, as well as potential German lessons and to introduce Beuth University of Applied Sciences at information events at The College of New Jersey.
  • During the stay: Creation of social media posts, to be linked on the Beuth University homepage and ELBA Facebook page (e.g. a travel blog, photo essay or video blog).
  • Before or after your stay: commit to looking after The College of New Jersey students during their stay at Beuth University. 

To be submitted to the selection committee:

  • Letter of motivation:
    - in English.
    - max. 1 page.
    - your desired laboratory or subject area.
    - your desired and alternative period.
  • One short recommendation letter regarding the project from your supervising professor at Beuth University.
    - 2-3 paragraphs long.
    - in English.
  • Proof of proficiency in English
    a. Proof of former stay of at least 6 months in English speaking country.
    b. Language certificate with at least B2 level English.
    c. Alternative English proficiency certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL. Doctoral students at Beuth University can also contact our language competence team and apply for proof of language proficiency.
  • Application documents should be sent in a single PDF to elba@beuth-hochschule.de

Selection Criteria:

Round 1:

  • Letter of motivation (50%).
  • Letters of recommendation (50%).

Round 2:

  • A selection interview in English.

Selection committee:

The international office, professors from the participating Beuth University courses and professors at the participating The College of New Jersey courses.

Selection decision:

Maximum 2 months after the application deadline.

If you are interested in a study abroad stay at our other international partner universities or in a regular internship abroad, please Click here.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021.

Duration of stay: 1 month.

Travel depends on entry ban lifts as well as Covid-19 test and vaccination regulations.

Scholarships Available for 2022: 

  • 1 for Physical Engineering - Medical Physics  
  • 1 for Biotechnologist and Food Technology.

Scholarship Amount: 

  • 1,150 Euros for travel expenses.
  • 1,200 Euros accommodation grant.

Purpose of exchange: 

  • Developing new methods and techniques for your own doctoral project.
  • Initiate new joint research projects across borders.
  • Gain teaching experience.
  • Learn to use new equipment to further your research.

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a doctoral student at a German University.
  • A cooperation agreement between Beuth University and German University, as well as a supervision agreement between the doctoral candidate and their supervisor.
  • The end of the exchange mu be completed before the submission of the dissertation.

Expectations of the scholarship holder:

  • Independent Organisation of the trip and stay.
  • During the stay: Acceptance of invitations scientific lectures on doctoral projects, as well as potential German lessons and to introduce Beuth University of Applied Sciences at information events at The College of New Jersey.
  • During the stay: Creation of social media posts, to be linked on the Beuth University homepage and ELBA Facebook page (e.g. a travel blog, photo essay or video blog).
  • After the stay: A short report (1 page maxium) on how the stay contributed to doctoral project. 

To be submitted to the selection committee:

  • A short video pitch, max 5 minutes, in English, which includes:
    - An outline of you doctoral project.
    - Your motivation for going on Exchange with The College of New Jersey.
    - Mention your desired travel period.
  • Two short recommendation letters regarding the project from supervising professors at Beuth University and The College of New Jersey.
  • Proof of proficiency in English
    a. Proof of former stay of at least 6 months in English speaking country.
    b. Language certificate with at least B2 level English.
    c. Alternative English proficiency certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL. Doctoral students at Beuth University can also contact our language competence team and apply for proof of language proficiency.

Selection Criteria:

Round 1:

  • Pitch (25% weighting)
  • The New College of New Jersey letter of recommendation.
  • The Beuth University letter of recommendation.

Round 2:

  • A selection interview in English.

Selection committee:

The international office, professors from the participating Beuth University courses and professors at the participating The College of New Jersey courses and ZFI.

 

 

For TCNJ Students to apply, please go to your Center for Global Engagement, where the staff can assist you in the application process. Click here.

Exchange for TCNJ Students coming to Berlin University for Applied Science and Technology:

This is a 0.5 Unit course designed for physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering majors who have completed Phy 321- Modern Physics as a minimum, and who want an introduction to modern optical and photonic technology.  For physics majors, this course will count as 0.5 Unit of PHY 393, Independent Research.  Students in other majors should contact the instructor,  Prof. David McGee (mcgeed@tcnj.edu) for questions about receiving equivalent course credit (e.g. ELC 470 or ELC 391) in their major department.   Students selected for this study abroad course will complete predeparture laboratory training in lasers and photonics during spring semester 2022.

Students participating will receive a partial scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for travel and living expenses and in addition are eligible for a National Science Foundation-sponsored research fellowship to work in Prof. McGee’s photonics laboratory for summer 2022.  This research fellowship is similar to an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates fellowship, and will pay students approximately $6K for full time research.  The research will occur on campus at TCNJ, in collaboration with our German counterparts, and represents an outstanding opportunity for TCNJ students to gain paid experience in photonics research in an international team setting. 

 

About your stay in Berlin:

As the birthplace of photonics, Berlin, Germany is home to universities and industries focused on the science of light in fields ranging from astrophysics to telecommunications to virtual reality. 

In partnership with the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (also known as Berlin Institute of Technology), this summer 2022 course gives TCNJ students a hands-on survey of selected topics in modern photonics.  TCNJ students will first partner with visiting Beuth students for predeparture activities in Spring 2022, rejoining them in Berlin during summer 2022. 

In Berlin, the TCNJ-Beuth teams will be immersed in hands-on lab experiences in laser technology, optical image processing, and materials characterization via atomic force microscopy.   Students will also visit local photonics industries such as Jenoptik and Carl Zeiss and research institutes such as the Max Planck Institute.  Throughout the course, students will also experience the intertwined history of modern physics with Germany’s tragic period 1933-1945 through visits and guest lectures with local science and technology historians.  The course language is English, and students will have the opportunity to participate in basic German language instruction as part of the course.

Week 1- Lab Physics @ Beuth University of Applied Sciences w/ faculty

Week 2- Visits to industrial research institutes

Week 3- Workshops, presentations & cultural experiences