The University of Kassel International Winter University  welcomes students from all around the world to Kassel! Use your semester break for a character and resume building opportunity that will benefit you a lifetime.

The IWU Kassel offers specially created modules, focusing on the main issues of the current globalization trends. The academic program is combined with an intensive German language course offered at different levels. The class concept has been designed to teach German in the most effective way: It combines lectures of highly competent teachers with practical exercises in everyday German life – the best way to directly experience a new language. 

Field of Study

  • Environmental engineering
  • History
  • Literature
  • Art History
  • Philosophy

For more detailed information about these courses go to the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 5 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval)*.

*Note: Maximum of 5 ECTS credit will be granted. Credit will not be granted for completion of German Language Course.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria. This is a competitive program and students must obtain credit in order to participate in this program. Students will be selected via an internal Global Experiences selection committee, as well as an internal Hessen evaluation. 

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline. 

Apply to UQ 


Tuition is paid to UQ. Other program fees are paid to the host.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


Accommodation is arranged as part of the program and is at no additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 

Harry - 2019


I decided to do the exchange for three reasons. Firstly it would allow me to do another subject over the holidays which would make the workload in my next semester significantly lighter. Secondly it offered me the opportunity to learn about environmental engineering within one of the countries leading the development of renewable technology, and lastly it allowed me to travel through Europe over the holidays and meet some awesome people.

Read more of Harry's story here. 


Tony - 2019

I've learnt that the international experience and education has added a whole new dimension to my university degree. Learning course contents with people from all over the world while also experiencing a different culture has been an incredible experience.  I was fortunate enough to experience German engineering and innovation through this program.

Read more of Tony's story here. 

EAIT Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with the EAIT Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. The credit precedent information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Kassel CourseEAIT Credit Assessment

Environmental Engineering – Renewable Energy Sources

Approved for ENGY4000

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Apply to UQ: 24 September 2023

Program Dates

Start: 29 December 2023
End: 18 January 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Kassel, Germany
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April*

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

*OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​