It's worth taking part!

Are you interested in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology, but don't yet have a concrete idea of what you want to study? Then the Niedersachsen-Technikum is just right for you! The Technikum is a preparatory program (preparatory course) for a technical or scientific course of study. Immediately after graduating from high school, you will spend six months experiencing and testing out studying at Clausthal University of Technology and working as an engineer, computer scientist or natural scientist in one of our partner companies.

The advantages of the Niedersachen Technikum at a glance:

  • You complete a six-month (paid) work placement, including project work, in a partner company. You may have already completed the compulsory internship for technical degree courses.
  • You will attend regular first semester courses at Clausthal University of Technology one day a week and also take part in laboratory tours, workshops and discussions with female students and engineers.
  • You can take exams for the courses you attend. If you pass, this is your first "certificate".
  • At the end, you present your project at a final event with company representatives, TU Clausthal lecturers, parents and friends.

Du interessierst dich für Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik, hast aber noch keine konkrete Vorstellung davon, was du studieren möchtest? Dann ist das Niedersachsen-Technikum genau das Richtige für dich! Das Technikum ist ein Vorbereitungsprogramm (Vorkurs) auf ein technisches oder naturwissenschaftliches Studium. Unmittelbar nach dem Abitur erleben und erproben Sie ein halbes Jahr lang ein Studium an der TU Clausthal und arbeiten als Ingenieur, Informatiker oder Naturwissenschaftler in einem unserer Partnerunternehmen.


Invitation to tender for the award of a housing subsidy to participants of the Lower Saxony Technical Centre

The Niedersachsen-Technikum is a successfully tried and tested concept for practice-integrated career guidance for young women with A-levels or specialised A-levels. It is aimed at female school leavers who have a wide range of interests and are open to mathematical, scientific or technical aspects in their future studies or career, but who cannot yet decide on a specific subject or training programme.


During a 6-month practical phase in a partner company, the participants get to know different departments, come into contact with students and engineers and familiarise themselves with their own project tasks. At the same time, they take part in first-semester courses or internships at a university one day a week.

For the 2024/25 edition of the Niedersachsen-Technikum programme, Clausthal University of Technology is offering a housing grant for up to three participants of the Niedersachsen-Technikum. The purpose of the grant is to ensure uniform access to the "Niedersachsen-Technikum" programme for interested participants. The aim is to prevent participants in the Niedersachsen-Technikum from experiencing an unacceptable financial burden due to the distance of their place of residence and the possible associated relocation and possibly not being able to participate in the programme for this reason. The object of the funding is therefore the renting of accommodation in Clausthal-Zellerfeld or at the location of the internship company.

The scholarship includes financial support of 150 euros per month. It is granted for the six-month period of the Niedersachsen Technikum from 1 September 2024.

Female (technical) high school graduates who commit to participating in the Niedersachsen-Technikum at Clausthal University of Technology for six months are eligible to apply. Funding is only granted on application (form in German). The application must be accompanied by

  • Certificate of university entrance qualification,
  • Proof of internship placement as part of the Lower Saxony Technical Centre (internship contract),
  • extended registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung),
  • Proof of rented accommodation in Clausthal-Zellerfeld or at the location of the internship company.

A selection committee selects the grant recipients on the basis of the documents submitted.

The grant is independent of income. The applicant is not entitled to receive the grant; rather, TU Clausthal decides on the basis of its dutiful discretion within the framework of the available budget funds according to the order in which applications are received.

The basis is the guideline for awarding a housing grant to participants of the Lower Saxony Technical Centre from 31 August 2021.

Please send your application by e-mail to the coordinator of the Lower Saxony Technical Centre at Clausthal University of Technology:

The application deadline is 01 September 2024.