Students from North American universities in their sophomore or junior year who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher are welcome to apply to UROP International. No tuition fees will be charged and German language skills are not required. Due to the competitive nature of the program, not all applicants can be offered a project placement.
In addition, 30 scholarships will be available, which will be awarded to students with an outstanding academic record (based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a letter of recommendation). The scholarships will amount to 1,850 EUR to cover the living expenses during your stay in Aachen. We will notify you whether you have been considered for a scholarship by the end of February. If you have not been considered for a scholarship, you should put aside around 2,000 EUR for your stay in Aachen.
UROP is the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme of RWTH Aachen University. It aims to provide RWTH students as well as excellent students from partner universities with the opportunity to carry out their own research projects under the guidance of experience RWTH researchers. Thus UROP supports the University's research activities and involves young academics in exciting research early on in their university career.
With 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University in Germany is one of Europe’s leading institutions for science and research. Currently around 31,400 students are enrolled in over 100 academic programmes. Over 5,000 of them are international students hailing from 120 different countries.
RWTH Aachen University will offer a wide range of possible internship options in the fields of Natural Sciences, IT, Engineering, Sociology, Medicine, Psychology or Economics, just to name a few. UROP is generally open for projects from all different fields.
There are two ways of applying for a UROP project:
Project offers by supervisors- In order to apply for UROP International please visit the UROP project database and have a look at the diverse offer of projects. Feel free to register for projects of your interest. After registration, you will automatically receive an Email informing you about the necessary documents for an application. Please submit your application material electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can apply for a maximum of two different projects.
Making your own project proposal- You can also make your own project proposal by filling out a form which is to be found on the database page. Please be as specific as possible in your description of the project because this will enhance your chance of finding a supervisor. Interested supervisors can contact the International Office to get in contact with you to talk about the details of the project.