Placement or Research Project

If you are interested in a placement (also known as a traineeship, internship, research assignment, thesis work, thesis assignment, ...), there are two options:

  • Placement in combination with courses

    If you are selected for a course exchange semester or a full year, you are free to include a placement in a research group in your exchange period. In this case, it would basically be doing self-study and/or an assignment, which can be labelled as a regular course in your final course list.

    Many research chairs give the opportunity of doing an assignment for up to 30 EC, depending on their availability. Since you would be doing courses as well, you can contact a research group for your placement either before or after your arrival.

    Please note, that the research group might not have availability. The sooner you contact them, the better. See the paragraph below ('Placement only') on how to apply in advance and what documents you should attach to your request.

  • Placement only

    Find a supervisor in your preferred research group and send him/her a request by email including your CV (curriculum vitae), ToR (transcript of records) and LoM (letter of motivation). Do include in the LoM what you are planning to do: to apply for placement only, or for a combination of courses and placement. 

    Only after you have received a positive response from your contact in the research group, you can apply through here.

  • Placement course codes per faculty

    Once you have received a positive response from your contact in the research group, you can choose the right course code and apply through here.

    • Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Sciences
      • 201400211  Internship master Psychology
      • 201400240 Clinical internship Positive Psychology and Technology
      • 201400241 Research/internship Positive Psychology and Technology
      • 201900320 Positive Psychology and Technology
    • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
      • 202001444 Placement course for exchange students
    • Faculty of Engineering Technology

      BSc students

      • 201800519  Research assignment for exchange students

      MSC students

      • 191150460   Biomedical engineering - Capita Selecta
      • 191124430   CAD/CAM - Capita Selecta
      • 201300244   Capita Selecta Master IDE
      • 201000259   Capita Selecta SET
      • 201800407   Capita Selecta SET
      • 201700397   Capita Selecta Thermal Fluid Engineering
      • 201800122   CS Construction
      • 200900128   CS Construction Management Engineering
      • 201800508   CS Engineering Project Management
      • 201700353   CS Product Safety and Standardisation
      • 201800121   CS Traffic
      • 201800120   CS Water
      • 201000321   Design Engineering - Capita Selecta
      • 2010600157 Design of Product Surfaces - CS
      • 191154750   Engineering Fluid Dynamics - C.S.
      • 192890100   Industrial Design - Capita Selecta
      • 191154750   LCA & Designing - Capita Selecta
      • 201200145   Maintenance engineering & Desing-for-Main - CS
      • 192850780   Management of Product Development - C.S.
      • 191131410   Mechanical Automation - Capita Selecta
      • 191127500   Production Management - Capita Selecta
      • 192850800   Virtual Reality - Capita Selecta 
    • Faculty of Science and Technology
      • 201900284 Placement course for exchange students
    • Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
      • 202300222 Placement Course for Exchange ITC
Note that acceptance by one of the research staff members does not automatically means that you are accepted for a placement at our university. Acceptance also depends on your nationality (visa), exchange period and home university. It is not possible to inform you in advance (= before applying) about the outcome of this administrative part of the assessment. If you would like more information about this administrative process, please contact

List of the research groups

You can find a list of all research groups via the following links:

Interested to apply? Check for more information regarding the application procedure.
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