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  • Locations: Pforzheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: German, Management, Manufacturing Engineering Experience / Activity Type: Classes
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Option: Apartment
Number of Credits: 9 Host: External Program
LU Study Abroad Advisor: Brian Wasserman AACSB accredited: No
Exchange: No Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:
***Application for EMIG 2018 has closed.*** 
This web page will be updated with EMIG 2019 program information in Fall 2018.

About Engineers Made in Germany (EMIG)

Engineers Made in Germany (EMIG) Summer School is a Lehigh partner program offered by Pforzheim University.    

Germany has always been synonymous with engineering. No other country has shaped the profession and the image of an engineer more than Germany. Its reputation as a land of inventors has been the result of many successfull patents, one of its most famous figures being Gottlieb Daimler, the inventor of the first car.

Come to Pforzheim and gain an insight into this spirit of invention. A place closely connected to the history of cars and today's automotive industry. There are many prominent automotive plants and component suppliers located near the very same route which Bertha Benz took during her pioneering car drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim.

We offer you a close-knit personal summer program at the internationally recognized Pforzheim University. The EMIG Summer School combines high quality education and a wide cultural program with various company visits and excursions to places in Germany and Europe.

For more information, visit the EMIG Summer School web site and/or contact Associate Dean Greg Tonkay ( or the Study Abroad Advisor program manager listed above.

Important Dates for 2018

Application Deadline: January 26th

Program Dates: May 18th - June 30th


EMIG Summer School only accepts applicants from the College of Engineering.  While all engineering students with a GPA > 2.75 are encouraged to apply, Pforzheim university gives preference to upper-class students with a cumulative GPA > 3.0.

Course Offerings

Students are required to take all three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits. All courses are taught in English by carefully selected and highly-qualified Pforzheim University faculty who have, at minimum, 5 years of industry experience.  All courses are appropriate for first-year through senior-level undergraduate engineering students of all concentrations. 

Course A: Production Management & Supply Chain Management focusing on the German automotive industry (3 credits; 45 contact hours)
  • May transfer as ISE 399*

Course B: Lecture Series Engineering & Manufacturing (3 credits; 45 contact hours)
  • Topics covered include: robotics, laser materials processing, sustainable mobility, intercultural engineering, innovation management & automotive bus systems
  • May transfer as ISE 399*

Course C: German as a Foreign Language (3 credits; 30 contact hours)
  • Two levels offered: beginner and refresher
  • May transfer as GERM 91 (beginner) or 191 (refresher)
Note: ISE 399 may fulfill technical elective requirements for various engineering disciplines.  For more information, please contact the Associate Dean for your engineering department.


Lehigh ISOS Insurance: $100
This amount is billed to your Bursar account.

Pforzheim EMIG Program Fee: 5900 euro
This amount is paid directly to Pforzheim University. The program fee includes: tuition, accommodation, meal stipend, public transportation in Pforzheim, 3-day trip to Munich, 4-day trip to Berlin, day trips to companies, cities, museums, and other excursion destinations, and entrance fees for program excursions.
  • Note: Payment of the full program fee is due to Pforzheim University in late-February or early March.

Other Costs
Pre-departure Immunizations
Personal Travel and Expenses

Scholarships and Other Funding

For information regarding available scholarships, grants, and other funding sources, visit the short-term funding web page on the Lehigh study abroad web site and book an appointment with your study abroad advisor.

Application Process

2018 Application: EMIG Summer School 2018 Application

To apply, submit the following documents to the Lehigh Study Abroad Office no later than January 26th:

Submit the following documents via email to
  1. EMIG Summer School 2018 Application (TYPED)
  2. Passport-style Photo (2in x 2in headshot)
  3. A short statement answering both of the following questions: 
    • How will this program contribute to your personal, academic and professional growth?
    • What skill-set or personal experiences can you lend toward strengthening the summer EMIG cohort?
Submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office on the 1st floor of Coxe Hall:
  1. Signed and dated paper copy of the 2018 EMIG Application
All of the following materials must be received before an application will be reviewed.  Applicants will receive a confirmation email from the Lehigh Study Abroad Office once their completed application is received.

Completed applications will be reviewed prior to being sent to Pforzheim University in Germany for consideration. Pforzheim University makes final admission decisions based on the merits of each application.  Admissions decisions will be communicated to all applicants in mid-February.  Accepted students will receive instructions from Pforzheim regarding additional required steps to confirm acceptance.

Students not accepted in the first round of review will be placed on a wait list.  Pforzheim University will contact students on the wait list should additional placements become available.  For additional information regarding the wait list, please contact the Lehigh Study Abroad Advisor serving as the EMIG program manager listed above.