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Double Degree

Double Degree Bachelor China

Tongji Zhejiang College
Jiaxing, China

Bachelor of Management

Technical University of Ilmenau
Thuringia, Germany

Bachelor of Science

+++ Application Deadline: Applications for the Double Degree Bachelor China can be submitted till 30th November for the start in the summer semester in the following year. +++

What is a Double Degree Bachelor?

A very modern and special kind of studying abroad is the Double Degree for Bachelor. The Double Degree Bachelor offers the advantageous chance to study at two universities (TU Ilmenau and the Tongji Zhejiang College) and get a degree each from both. That results into finishing your studies with two Bachelor degrees.
Therefore you would spend the sixth semester and the practical semester at the Tongji Zhejiang College. The Double Degree Bachelor finishes with the bachelor thesis that will be supervised by one professor of the TU Ilmenau and one professor from THZ.

Advantages of a Double Degree Bachelors in China

  • Two Bachelor degrees
  • Enhancement of international (& academic) contacts
  • Improvement of language skills (integrated language courses)
  • International experience
  • Further development of an intercultural awareness
  • Improved chances for a Master course in Germany or China
  • Improved chances on the job market in Germany and China

Curriculum

After a study of 5 semesters, German students will go to China extending the duration of the study to 7 semesters (210 credits). At least two semesters have to be spent at the partner university. The 6th semester encompasses a block of compulsory courses comprising 30 credits; relevant courses will be defined and announced annually. During the 7th semester, they have to attend their internship in a company in Shanghai, Jiaxing or another city in the Zhejiang province.
The bachelor thesis can be also done during this semester (in China or in Germany), it has to be written in German or English. The bachelor thesis will be jointly supervised by one professor from each partner university (TU Ilmenau, Tongji Zhejiang College).

Chinese students will have to study 4 semesters Industrial Management before they are continuing their study of additional 4 semesters in Germany. Their obligatory internship has to be passed in a German company after the 6th semester. The bachelor thesis has to be done in Germany (written in German or Englisch). It will also be jointly supervised by one professor from TU Ilmenau and TZC or Tongji University.

 

In the following you can find the structure of the curriculum:

Curriculum Double Degree Bachelor
Curriculum Double Degree Bachelor

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for students of TU Ilmenau:

  • at least five semesters studied in Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Average grade of 2.5
  • Proof of language competence in English or Chinese
    • English: TOEFL 550 points or IELTS with grade 6
    • Chinese: Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi/HSK

 

Admission requirements for students of TZC:

  • At least four successful semesters of a bachelor study in Management (Average grade of 3.0)
  • Proof of language competence in German:
    • TestDaF
    • Successful DSH (grade 2)

Their admission regularly will happen at the beginning of 5th semester.

Until when is it possible to apply?

German students studying Industrial engineering and management have to do their application till the end of the second month of their 5th semester. It is recommended that all examinations are finished before switching to China to start the work on Bachelor thesis without an interruption and a return to Germany.

Application Procedure & Application Documents

Procedure:

  1. Application till 30th November submitted to the Examination Office or the program coordinator
  2. Communication of the approval in the following month (December)
  3. Beginning of the course of study in the summer semester of the following year.
  4. Bachelor thesis in the following winter semester.

 Documents:

The following documents have to be submitted:

  • Degree certificate or overview of grades
  • Verification of sufficient language skills
    • English: TOEFL with 550 points, IELTS grade 6
    • Chinese: HSK Mittelstufe
  • Curriculum Vitae with study focus, practical experience, non-university engagement, language skills
  • Motivational letter

Curriculum vitae containing remarks on practical experiences and non-university activities.

Financial Support

It is reasonable to think about applying for AuslandsBAföG or a scholarship for the time abroad. You can find an overview of the possibilities to finance a stay abroad here

Further Information

Further information can be found on the official course side of the faculty. There you can get access to the Moodle-platform for the Double Degree Bachelor, where you will find more information and a forum to ask open questions. 

Tongji Zhejiang College

TZC is an independent college of Tongji University for full-time undergraduate education, 50 % of the staff are from Tongji University. Every year, the college recruits undergraduate students from 20 provinces (cities) nationwide. Currently, there are more than 10,500 full-time students enrolled.
Today the college offers 26 majors focusing on the academic fields of Engineering, Natural Science and Management. Relations to and projects with German universities are coordinated by the Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum.

TZC is located in Jiaxing, one of the major cities of the Zhejiang Province, a distance of about 85 kilometres to Shanghai to the north and Hangzhou to the south. Jiaxing is a well-developed and fast-growing city with a population of currently about 3.6 m inhabitants. Main Industries encompass textile industry, automotive industry and electrical industry. The town is also well known for the silk that is produced ("City of silk") and its cultural traditions.
Zhejiang Province is located in the south-east of China. With a population of approx. 55 mill inhabitants, the Zhejiang Province is among China's most prosperous regions. Capital and largest city is Hangzhou with approx. 5 mill inhabitants. Serving as a major hub in China, with five highways crossing, five airports and several sea ports within a radius of 200 km, the Hangzhou region attracts investors from around the globe. The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is located in Hangzhou. Currently, more than 400 German companies are operating in Hangzhou and the Zhejiang Province, e. g., Robert Bosch GmbH, TÜV Nord or Deutsche Mechatronics GmbH.

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Study programme for...

The Double Degree Bachelor in China is made for Business Engineering Bachelor students.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Joachim Weyand
Programme Coordinator
joachim.weyand@tu-ilmenau.de

Susanne Würfel
Referent for Education
susanne.wuerfel@tu-ilmenau.de

Du Weizi
Director International School Tongji Zhejiang College
weizidu@tongji.edu.cn

Please consider to arrange a personal meeting in case you are interested in the Double Degree Bachelor.

Learning Chinese!

The language institute offers the possibility to learn Chinese for free!

Double Degree Master Russia

St. Petersburg State University
 Russia

Master of Science

Technical University of Ilmenau
Thuringia, Germany

Master of Science

+++ Application Deadline: Applications for the Double Degree Master in Russia can be submitted till 20th April for the start in the following winter semester. +++

What is a Double Degree Master?

A very modern and special kind of studying abroad it the Double Degree for Master. The Double Degree Master offers the advantageous chance to study at two universities (TU Ilmenau and the St. Petersburg State University (SPSU)) and get a degree each from both. That results into finishing your studies with two Master degrees.
Therefore you would spend the third semester at the SPSU. The Double Degree Master finishes with the master thesis that will be supervised by one professor of the TU Ilmenau and one professor from SPSU.

Advantages of a Double Degree Master in Russia

  • Two Master degrees
  • Enhancement of international (& academic) contacts
  • Improvement of language skills (integrated language courses)
  • International experience at an elite university
  • Further development of an intercultural awareness
  • Improved chances for an academic position in Germany or Russia
  • Improved chances on the job market in Germany and Russia

Curriculum & Credit Points

  • 1. & 2.Master semester at TU Ilmenau
  • 3. Semester (winter semester) at SPSU (01.09. – 25.12. lecture period, 26.12. – 30.01. exam period)
  • 4. Semester: Master thesis at TU Ilmenau (supervisor from TU Ilmenau and SPSU)

24 credit points need to be earned at SPSU to be qualified for the Double Degree. 

Majoring at SPSU

The modules of the third master semester will be completed at the SPSU in Russia.

Media Economic students will be majoring in “Ekonomika firmui” (“Company Economics”).
Business Informatics students will be majoring in “Bisness-Informatika” (“Business Informatics”).
 Various modules can be chosen within the certain major from the special curriculum of the SPSU. To get an overview of the latest version of the special curriculum we advise to get in contact with the responsible contact person.
24 credit points need to be earned at SPSU to be qualified for the Double Degree. 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for TU Ilmenau students:

  • Successful Bachelor degree (Media Economics of Business Informatics) from the TU Ilmenau
  • Proof of Russian language skills:
    • Language skills are not tied to a special course level, but they should be advanced enough to master lectures and exams at SPSU as well as the required application documents that need to be prepared for the SPSU application
    • Language skills can be improved with a VHS-course, language courses at TU Ilmenau (free!), by practising with Russian classmates, etc.

Until when is it possible to apply?

Media Economics and Business Informatics master students can apply until the 20th April (begin second master semester) for the start in the following winter semester.

Please be aware that an application is not only handed in at the faculty Economic Science and Media at TU Ilmenau, but also at the SPSU in Russia. 

Application Procedure & Application Documents

Procedure

  1. Submitting the application until 20th April to the selection panel of the TU Ilmenau (see contact) and to the selection panel at SPSU
  2. The applications will be carefully examined by the selection panel at TU Ilmenau and SPSU: TU Ilmenau will inform the applications about the admission until end of April, SPSU until begin of June
  3. Start of the semester abroad in the following winter semester
  4. Master thesis in the following semester at TU Ilmenau

The following documents need to be submitted to the selection panel at TU Ilmenau (till 20th April):

  • Meaningful application
  • Copy of the Bachelor certificate (if not available: transcription of Bachelor courses)

The following documents need to be submitted to the selection panel at SPSU (till 20th April):

  • Meaningful motivational letter in Russian
  • Letter of recommendation from one of the professors at the faculty WM in Ilmenau
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Original Bachelor certificate
  • Copy and translation of the bachelor certificate with accreditation (Apostille stamp of the responsible foreign office)
  • Short description (2-3 pages) of the Bachelor thesis in Russian

Financial Support

It is reasonable to think about applying for AuslandsBAföG or a scholarship for the time abroad. You can find an overview of the possibilities to finance a stay abroad here. Special scholarships for studying in Russia are offered, like the Go-East scholarship of the DAAD. The selection panel at TU Ilmenau also recommends getting informed about the financial support of the friends’association of the faculty and of the TU Ilmenau.
An overview of possible financial support for going abroad can be found here

Further Information

Further Information can be found on the official source page of the faculty for Media Economics and Business Informatics. A very detailed presentation about the Double Degree Master can be found on the page. 

St. Petersburg State University

The St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) is one of the top universities in Russia and with its 290 years the oldest as well. Founded in 1724 by Peter the Great, it has now over 32.00 students, of whom 5.000 are Master students. Their alumni community include many famous personalities like Nobel laureates and politicians. Even today the SPSU is a defining figure in the university landscape in Russia.
The SPSU is famous for its excellent research and education reputation as well as for its active student culture and strong international relationships. Over 3.000 international students benefit from the extensive course offer, modules and networks.

St. Petersburg is worldwide known for its historical and political significance. Today it the second biggest city in Russia and famous for its propinquity to European countries and its industrial strength. Because of its beauty and proximity to the ocean, it is called “Venice of the North”.
More than five million inhabitants live in St. Petersburg, which makes it the fourth biggest city in Europe. Despite their size living costs are similar to those in Ilmenau.

Study Programme for...

The Double Degree Master in Russia is made for Media Economics and Business Informatics Master students.

Contact

Mrs. Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pezoldt: 
kerstin.pezoldt@tu-ilmenau.de

Mr. Prof. Dr. Volker Nissen: 
volker.nissen@tu-ilmenau.de

Mr. Prof. Dr. Dirk Stelzer: 
dirk.stelzer@tu-ilmenau.de

Mrs. Susanne Würfel: 
susanne.wuerfel@tu-ilmenau.de

Please consider to arrange a personal meeting in case you are interested in the Double Degree Master.

Learning Russian!

The language institute offers the possibility to learn Russian for free!