Dr. Rudy Schlaf's Group_____________________________________________________
Last Modified Aug 2013
Mechatronics Master's at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany:
The University of Applied Sciences in Ravensburg-Weingarten (URW), Germany (location: click here), offers opportunities to US students for graduate studies in "Mechatronics", which is a new interdisciplinary Master's Degree combining mechanical and electrical engineering with an infusion of computer science (official flyer: posted here). All classes in this program are taught in English, i.e. no knowledge of German is required to get started (although German language courses are offered at URW, and it is recommended to participate). More information is posted here (click on the UK flag icon for an English version). Students with a GPA better than 3.0 are invited to apply to the Mechatronics Master's program. URW offers select students research assistant (RA) positions during the duration of the program (typically 3 semesters). Another funding venue is through Study Scholarships available from the "Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst" (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service).
The Mechatronics Master Program starts
in October. Application deadline is on April 15th. If you chose to apply
for a DAAD Study Scholarship, you need to apply by Nov. 15th in the year
before. The above dates are of fall 2008 and may change in the future.
Please, visit the DAAD/URW websites for up to date information before
applying. URW offers a "pre-admission" procedure allowing interested
students to gain conditional admission to the Mechatronics program, based
on their GPA, before actually receiving their Bachelor's Degree. Please,
get in touch with Professor Voos at URW to obtain pre-admission (contact
info: see below). Make sure to obtain the pre-admission certificate from
URW before Nov 15 since it should be submitted to DAAD as part of
your fellowship application.