DFH / T.I.M.E. - Your Chance for an extraordinary Degree!


Are you studying mechanical engineering at one of the participating Grandes Écoles and want to add an international component to your studies? The DFH / T.I.M.E. program offers you both the chance to complete your studies at your École as well as to get to know the university system and life at one of the leading German universities. Exciting, diverse, and international studies await you. At the end of these studies, you will have not only improved your knowledge of the country and language but you will also stand out with a double degree from internationally renowned universities.

You will be extraordinarily qualified, which will enrich you both personally and academically and distinguish you in the professional world.

Have you already been nominated by your French home university? Then contact our International Office to complete your application.

You can find more informations to the program and your application here and on the website of the International Office.


Questions? Problems? Something Unclear?

Your contact…

  • …for questions about appying, accommodations, etc.:

, T.I.M.E. Coordinator in the International Office

  • …for questions about the program flow in mechanical engineering:

T.I.M.E. Coordinator in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


How your DFH / T.I.M.E. studies work


As a student of one of the participating Grandes Écoles, you will first spend the first two years of your studies at your home university.

There you will complete your "classes préparatoires" as well as two years of your interdisciplinary engineering degree course. After four successfully completed years, we will then welcome you to Aachen, where you will begin your studies in a Master's degree course. At the same time, you will enrol as a student at the German French University/ Université franco-allemande.

The duration of your stay with us is 2 years. Within this time frame, you will complete the study and examination achievements according to the Master's programe as well as additional modules from our Bachelor's programe in Mechanical Engineering. These modules are assigned to you individually when you apply and guarantee that you meet the requirements for the Master's degree course. The maximum number of modules is 20-30 credit points (ECTS) and depends on the choice of your Master's degree course.