Exchange programme

Purdue University | USA

Our faculty has been offering an exchange programme with Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, since 1976 for Master's students who are drawn to the land of opportunity. Students can attend courses for a semester and get to know American university life. The semester abroad can take place in the summer or winter semester.

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We also offer information about our cooperation with Purdue University and other exchange programmes during our information event "Pathways abroad", which takes place every semester. The dates are announced on the student counselling page. All interested students are invited!

Information about the programme

Who is the programme suitable for?

The exchange places at Nagoya University are awarded to Master's students in their final year of study and to doctoral students. The exchange programme is only open to students of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Lasers and Photonics degree programme.

To participate in this programme, students must have an average grade of at least 75% (the average grade includes both the Bachelor's degree and the previous grades in the Master's programme).


There is 1 spot available per academic year.

Required language skills

Good English language skills (min. B2) are recommended.

Recognition of study and examination results

We recommend that you find out about the courses offered by the partner universities before you apply. Before leaving the country, possible recognition should be discussed, then there is normally nothing to prevent problem-free integration into the local degree programme. The courses must be chosen at the College of Engineering.


If you take part in an exchange with Purdue University, the tuition fees there (approx. USD 20,000) will be covered. The remainder of the stay (estimated at USD 6,000) must be financed independently. Contact the Student Advising Service for information on financing options.

Alternatively, you can apply for the RUB funding programmes.

Application and deadlines

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Postal Address

Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Universitätsstraße 150
Postbox ID 11
D-44801 Bochum

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