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Certificate of Intercultural Competence

  • Do you help foreign students find their way around Braunschweig?
  • Are you an active member of an international drama group?
  • Have you spent time abroad on an exchange?

You can now gain recognition for all these experiences and competencies in a single certificate.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is enrolled as a student or doctoral candidate at TU Braunschweig can apply.

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence allows you to prove your international experience. It provides:

  • recognition of your intercultural commitment,
  • formal proof of your intercultural competence,
  • an additional certificate you can include in your future applications.

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence (Zertifikat für interkulturelle Kompetenz – ZiK) is also a networking project. It aims to boost the visibility of TU Braunschweig's many international and intercultural activities and facilitate participation.

Structure and scope

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence comprises three components:

  1. Ambassador component
    This lets you prove your intercultural commitment, such as through:
    • participation in international mentoring programmes,
    • contributions to one of the university's international groups,
    • active participation in, as well as organization of, intercultural events.
  2. Academic component
    This component includes your academic achievements in the area of intercultural learning, for example:
    • attendance of lectures or seminars with intercultural topics,
    • successful completion of language classes,
    • term papers or final papers with an intercultural component.
  3. International experience component (optional)
    This includes your hands-on experience abroad, such as:
    • internships abroad,
    • summer school,
    • exchange programmes,
    • research stay abroad.

Please click below for a detailed overview of all eligible activities and international groups at TU Braunschweig, including their contact information. This list is continuously updated and expanded.

Overview of ZiK activities

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence requires a minimum of 30 "ZiK credits", divided as follows:


  • Ambassador component:
    10 - 20 ZiK credits
  • Academic component:
    10 - 15 ZiK credits
  • International experience:
    Up to 10 ZiK credits

ZiK credits are not credit points. There is no upper limit for ZiK credits, all eligible activities will be listed on the certificate.
The ambassador component and the academic component are mandatory and require a minimum of ten ZiK credits each. International experience is optional. Furthermore, you are required to complete two modules of reflection on international encounters.
The requirements for the Certificate of Intercultural Competence can be met in 4-6 semesters, although there are no maximum or minimum time limits.

At TU Braunschweig, a large number of activities and groups are all about cross-cultural encounters and exchange. New members and participants are welcome any time!

These groups, programmes and facilities offer intercultural activities that are eligible for ZiK credits. You may also include your own intercultural activities not listed below – just speak to us.


AIESEC/IAESTE
AStA
Evangelische Hochschulgemeinde (Protestant students' union, ESG)
Department of Life Sciences (Dep. 2)
Department of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Dep 3)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (Dep 4)
Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Physics (Dep 5)
Department of Humanities and Educational Sciences (Dep 6)
Equal Opportunities Office
Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
International Gauß Friends
Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (Catholic students’ union, KHG)
Language Centre

Please click below for a detailed overview of all eligible activities and international groups at TU Braunschweig, including their contact information. This list is continuously updated and expanded.

Overview of ZiK activities

How to apply

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for the Certificate of Intercultural Competence, please come and see us at the International Office or contact us by telephone or e-mail.

Contact

International Office at TU Braunschweig
Thomas Hobohm, M.A.
Certificate of Intercultural Competence
Pockelsstraße 11
38116 Braunschweig

zik@tu-braunschweig.de
+49 (0)531/391-14339

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Your contact person

Certificate of Intercultural Competence


Thomas Hobohm

+49 (0)531 / 391-14339
zik@tu-bs.de

2018-06-26


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