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  • Locations: Pforzheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 01/22/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2022 07/02/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: Engineering, German Studies Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Engineers Made In Germany

2022 Summer School

Program Overview:EMIG 1 building

Date: May 21-July 02, 2022
Credits: 9 credits, 3 courses
Language of Instruction: English
Cost: 6450 EURO*

*Includes all taxes & fees, paid directly to Pforzheim University
Note: You'll be billed an additional $300 Study Abroad fee billed by and paid to UMass Lowell

What's Included?:emig 3

-- Housing in shared flat
-- Three-day trip to Munich
-- Four-day trip to Berlin
-- Day trips to places in Germany and France like Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe
and the Black Forest
-- Company visits at plants like Mercedes Benz, Audi or Porsche
→ Museums/Sites such as Deutsches Museum, Daimler Museum, Porsche Museum, BMW World, European Parliament
-- Official student status at Pforzheim University
-- Buddy Program with local students
-- Local transportation pass & travel to all organized site visits/activities/trips
--24/7 phone number
--International insurance


-- All EMIG students live together in shared apartments with single or double rooms.
-- Apartments offer full equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, TV, bedsheets, washer and dryer. They are located
in the city center with bakeries, supermarkets and cafes in the near vicinity. Pforzheim University can be easily reached using the public transport ticket which is included in the fee.

Courses:EMIG 5

-- Production Management & Supply Chain Management focusing on German automotive industry
-- Engineering in Manufacturing Robotics, Laser Materials Processing, Sustainable Mobility, Cyber Physical Systems, Automotive ECU Development
-- German as a Foreign Language at two levels (beginner and refresher)

For more information, check out the EMIG Website at Pforzheim University


Hochschule Pforzheim

**NOTE: This is a Direct Enroll Exchange Program. All tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses to be paid directly to the host institution, or by other arrangement. UML will charge your SIS account $300 as a study abroad fee in addition to what you pay directly to Pforzheim** (Immersive Scholars, please see the study abroad office for discussing how your award can be applied to this program's costs)

About Hochschule Pforzheim:
Hochschule Pforzheim University dates back to 1877 when the School of Design was founded. The School of Business, established in 1963, merged with the School of Design and the newly created School of Engineering in 1992 to form Hochschule Pforzheim. The city of Pforzheim (population: ~117,000) is located in the southern Black Forest region of Germany near Stuttgart.  Students from all majors are welcome to apply.
  • Today the University has more than 4,500 students and 145 professors, and it is the third largest university of applied sciences in the State of Baden-Württemberg - and one of the biggest in Germany. 
  • Pforzheim University is characterized by the high academic qualifications and practical experience of the faculty, as well as by the intensive cooperation with the surrounding business community and beyond, giving students a unique study experience. 
  • The Business School was founded in 2005 as the successor to the very successful School of Business, established 40 years earlier.
  • With its many programs, 3,000 students and 85 full-time professors, the school is one of the largest business schools in Germany, resulting in a diverse environment.
  • Students will learn about Germany's place in the European and Global communities in terms of business, culture and politics. 
Tuition and fees, room and board and other expenses to be paid to the host institution.

Learn more about Hochschule Pforzheim, as well as learn more about the city of Pforzheim

Hochschule Pforzheim

How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one semester of university study at the time of application. UMass Lowell students should first complete the UMass Lowell application process by clicking "Begin Advising" above.  Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary enrollment and application forms for the host university, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature meetings and requirements. 


Why Study in Pforzheim?:
German FlagThe city of Pforzheim is located in the southwest part of Germany at the northern edge of the Black Forest and is part of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is very close to Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Strasbourg (France). Pforzheim (120,000 inhabitants) is an industrial city which enjoys worldwide recognition as the center of the European jewelry and watchmaking industry.
  • Though jewelry and gold are still important at Pforzheim, the whole range of the metal industry, communication products and mail order warehouses are now included in the industrial landscape which is dominated by SME-companies like Hammer & Sööhne, Witzenmann, Ungerer, Doduco, Degussa, Klingel, Bader etc. Alcatel, DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Bosch, IBM, Hewlett Packard and some more are well-known major companies in the area.
  • The surroundings of Pforzheim are also very attractive: The Black Forest, the famous monastery of Maulbronn (World Historic Monument), vineyards, medieval villages, hills, mountains, rivers and small lakes create a typical landscape.
  • The art of cooking, inspired by France and Switzerland, is famous too.
  • The cities of Pforzheim, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, the capital of the state Baden-Wuerttemberg, offer a full range of cultural events (theaters, concerts, sports, exhibitions, fairs etc.).
  • The airport closest to Pforzheim is Stuttgart International Airport (about 40 minutes), but also Frankfurt International Airport is within close proximity.
Student Life:
Pforzheim LogoEvents
  • Parties
  • Campus Events
  • Movie Nights
  • “Running Dinner”
  • Sport Classes
  • Skiing and Snowboard Ventures
  • Studium Generale
  • Workshops
  • X-Day (career fair)
Student Initiatives
  • Groups of Students Pursuing Common Events
  • Meeting New People
Pforzheim Students
Students of the Summer University will live together in shared apartments as part of university accommodation:
  • Each room will have 2-4 occupants and have breakfast available every day.
  • All EMIG students live together in shared apartments with single or double rooms.
  • Apartments offer full equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, TV, bedsheets, washer and dryer. 
Pforzheim Buildings
Hochschule Pforzheim is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Pforzheim , Baden-Wurttemberg. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (English: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg), Hochschule Pforzheim (HS Pforzheim) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hochschule Pforzheim (HS Pforzheim) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.
  • This 139 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades.
  • The admission rate range is 30-40% making this German higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
  • Hochschule Pforzheim provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
Learn more about Academics at Hochschule Pforzheim.

Department Links: Academic Term
All Engineers Made in Germany (EMIG) students study at Pforzheim for approximately six weeks between May and July. Official information can be found at their website.

Pforzheim Academics
  • UML College of Engineering offers up to $1000 Travel Scholarship.
  • Application: Email to request
  • Return it by email or hand-delivery to the Office of Study Abroad, GPS 150 or
  • Due by January 28, 2022