ide3a aims to promote international mobility by providing scholarship options for students and PhD candidates, and by advancing the digitalisation of administrative processes concerning student mobility.


Within the ide3a project, various scholarship opportunities are offered.

Who can apply?

Students and PhD candidates enrolled at TU Berlin working on their thesis can apply for a research stay at one of the other four universities within the ide3a network:
• PoliMi
Students and PhD candidates enrolled at CUT, DCU, NTNU or PoliMi working on their thesis can apply for a research stay at TU Berlin.

Scholarship options


Master students at the end of their study program
research stays with a duration of usually 3 months
at their host university, students are provided with a work place as well as access to the laboratory and test stands
extend of funding: scholarship in monthly payments and travel allowance for travel costs

How to apply

In the beginning of each year, a call for applications is published in the news section of the ide3a website. Students can chose between different thesis topics, and apply for their chosen topic through the application portal. Further information on the application process as well as requirements and documents will be provided on the website. To not miss any news subscribe to our student newsletter.


research stays with a duration of up to 6 months
the extend of funding depends on the host country (there are different scholarship rates for the different countries)

Please contact us if you would like to apply, or if you require further information.

Experience Reports

To learn about the experience of ide3a alumni scholars please follow this link.

Administration of international student mobility

The ide3a universities will streamline and digitalise administrative processes related to student exchange and the recognition of credits. Furthermore, they will promote innovative mobility formats.

Promotion of short-term mobilities:

Ide3a strives to make short-term mobilities for more visible for students and university staff. In order to facilitate the organisation of short-term mobilities, International Office staff at the ide3a partner institutions will work on streamlining administrative processes in the context of digitalisation.

Transfer of credits:

The transfer of credits earned during a study abroad period is an important issue for both students and university staff. Within the ide3a project, the partner institutions will work on streamlining and simplifying recognition processes. For this purpose, existing processes will be evaluated and a requirements analysis will be carried out. In particular, the partner universities will consider the implementation of a credit transfer database to facilitate the recognition process.

Erasmus Without Paper (EWP):

As per specification of the European Commission, all higher education institutions participating in the Erasmus+ program gradually have to start using the Erasmus Without Paper Network to exchange student mobility data with their Erasmus+ partners. In the framework of the ide3a project, the partner institutions will implement the digital Erasmus+ tools, and share their experiences with the other universities within the network. That way, the partner institutions will create a peer learning environment that will help them to master the challenges related to the implementation of EWP.