International Project Semester (IPS)
Start an internship in a German company; attend project management & engineering courses at htw saar – in one semester!


Do you want to work and study in the heart of Europe?

Come to htw saar and join the IPS in Saarbrücken! The IPS is an English-language program for international and local bachelor students in engineering sciences, which is organized by the School of Engineering in cooperation with selected companies from the Saar region (ZF Friedrichshafen AG; VILLEROY&BOCH; HYDAC; HAGER GROUP; DÜRR Assembly Products).

You will have a unique opportunity to work on an actual engineering project in the industrial sector (e.g. in robotics, materials science, or product development), in multicultural, interdisciplinary teams, and you will attend courses at htw saar.


During the IPS-semester, you will have

  • project work in the industrial sector (15 ECTS)
  • 2 courses on electives from the School of Engineering, accompanied by project management (together 5 ECTS)
  • courses in project management/team building (5 ECTS),
  • courses in intercultural communication and German language (5 ECTS).


IPS at htw saar in short:

  • Start: March 22, 2021
  • End: July 31, 2021
  • +++NEW+++ application deadline: January 31, 2021
  • 30 ECTS credits
  • Compatible with ERASMUS+ grant


Entry requirements:

  • Minimum of 120 ECTS in an engineering study program
  • English proficiency required at least B2-level (No German skills required)


Click here to know more about the application process


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A list of partner universities with which the htw saar has an Erasmus+ cooperation in the field of engineering and/or industrial engineering (i.e. the universities whose students can apply for the IPS):

  • University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • University College of Northern Denmark (Denmark)
  • ENIM Metz - Lorraine University (France)
  • LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • TAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • University College Cork (Ireland)
  • University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
  • Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
  • University 'Eftimie Murgu' Resita (Romania)
  • University West (Sweden)
  • NTB Buchs - FHO University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • University of Vigo (Spain)





Study coordinator | International Project Semester
Questions about the IPS
Julia C. Spatzek

Incomings | International Office
Application for the IPS
t:+49 (0) 681 58 67- 654




Industry partners in the Saar region