International Project Semester (IPS)
for Bachelor Students in Engineering Sciences

The IPS is a program for international bachelor students in engineering sciences, which is organized by the School of Engineering at the htw saar in cooperation with companies from the Saar region. The IPS provides students from our partner universities with a unique opportunity: over the course of one semester, IPS students work on an actual engineering project (e.g. in robotics, materials science or product development) within a company in our region and also attend seminars at the htw saar. Participants acquire knowledge in project management and intercultural competence. German lessons, as well as an elective from the study program at the School of Engineering, round off the IPS. Team building events and organized social activities are also an important part of the project semester.

The IPS at a glance

  • Engineering project in the industrial sector
  • English-language study program in Germany
  • Duration: one semester
  • From September 1, 2020 to January 25, 2021
  • Entry requirements: minimum of 120 ECTS
  • Program language: English (no German skills required)
  • English proficiency requirement: B2 For further information on the language certificate, please contact the ERASMUS program officer from your faculty.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020


  • Engineering project in the industrial sector (graded) - 15 ECTS
  • Project management courses - 5 ECTS
  • Electives from the School of Engineering - 5 ECTS
  • Intercultural competence and German language courses - 5 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS credits


September 1, 2020

Preparatory phase
Lectures on project management, team building, intercultural communication and German

Project phase
Project work in a company
Courses at the htw saar

January 25, 2021


For more information about IPS, read our article on the DAAD website! 


Do you have any more questions? Then our FAQs may help you.


htw saar | University of Applied Sciences
Application for the IPS
International Office
t:+49 (0) 681 58 67- 579


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



Industry partners in the Saar region