Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW)

Location: Wuppertal, Germany
Programs: Spring and Summer Research or Internship

About BUW

Founded in 1972, the (BUW) is still young. Its twin goals are academic excellence in its individual disciplines and the consistent development of the interface between these disciplines and the world of practical experience – in a word, the transfer of knowledge and technological know-how. With a combination of   disciplines that is somewhat unconventional for a German university, UW offers interesting possibilities – for example in subject combinations for teaching degrees, in interdisciplinary cooperation between the Faculties of Engineering and Economics, or in the field of Safety Engineering, where UW's degree program is unique in Germany. The university's reputation as a force in business and industry goes beyond its role in regional economics. Its business startup and marketing program provides young entrepreneurs with a first class springboard that once again in 2007 – as in 2005 – won Wuppertal number one position in the German university rankings.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

  • Only undergraduate students from the School of Management can participate in internships at BUW
  • Only students from the Honors program are permitted to conduct research at BUW

Program Dates

Summer Internship Dates:  
July - August (6 weeks). Please contact Dr. Kandogan at 

Research Dates:
Varies. Please contact Dr. Thum at

Tuition & Fees

Students pay regular UM-Flint tuition and fees.

Language(s) of Instruction


Area(s) of Study

Business & Honors Program

The Internship Program

Undergraduate students from the School of Management (SOM) can participate in an internship program that will last approximately 6 weeks. The program will also include cultural trips and lectures at BUW.

The Research Program

Students from the Honors Program can apply to conduct research at BUW. Please contact Dr. Thum at for more details.

Housing and Living Costs

Accommodations and a meal plan will be provided at no cost to SOM and Honors program students. Student will live in one of BUW’s residence halls.

Students should expect to pay for meals and transportation.

Items Requested by BUW

  • Official UM-Flint transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from UM-Flint faculty
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Highway to Health (HTH) International Health Insurance Card (click on “University of Michigan” and log in using your uniqname and Ann Arbor KERBEROS password, not your LAN password. You can reset your KERBEROS password in SIS under “Personal Information.