Students from Australia, New Zealand


We have student exchange agreements with the following universities. If you study there, please contact your home university's international office for details.

If you study at another university and you would like to study or do a research project at ITA, please contact our study advisor directly.


Deakin University, Geelong

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

RMIT University, Melbourne

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales, Sydney

New Zealand

University of Auckland, Auckland

University of Canterbury, Christchurch

AgResearch, Lincoln



What can I do at ITA?

You can apply for a student research project or - if you are fluent in German (DSH) - you can study at RWTH Aachen University as an exchange student.

I do not study textile engineering. Can I apply nevertheless?

Yes. Our research projects cover a wide range of subjects and we also need expertise in different areas outside textiles.

How much in advance should I apply?

6 months prior to your prefered starting date is not too early. Just inquire at your home university whether any deadlines apply.

Where can I get funding?

Please inquire at your home university for possible sources of funding. In some (rare) cases, we have funding for you but that is subject to availability and the project on which you are work.

What are the living expenses in Aachen?

You will need approx. 800 - 1000 € per month (incl. housing, food, transport).

I do not speak German. Is that a problem?

No worries. Our staff is fluent in English, so you can hand in your project report in English.

If you want to study at ITA, profound knowledge of German (DSH or equivalent) is a must as our lectures are in German only. If you want to follow courses at other institutes, that may be possible in English. If in doubt, please contact our study advisor. He will know.