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Research Opportunities at RWTH Aachen University

January 4th, 2016
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The application period for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) International at RWTH Aachen University has begun. The 10-week program takes place from May 23rd through July 29th, 2016. The program encompasses a two-week German language course and an eight-week research project at one of our university’s departments or affiliated research institutes. On top of that, students will participate in intercultural workshops, and leisure activities such as field trips will be offered, too.

There is no tuition fee associated with UROP International. Students will be required to pay a semester fee of ~230€ (~255 USD, ~350 CAD) for the public transportation ticket which is valid in the whole province (North Rhine-Westphalia). UROP International participants are offered a room in one of our student residences. Scholarships of 1,850€ (~2,040 USD, ~2,800 CAD) each are available to 30 students. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance and recommendation; students from our partner universities will be given priority.

As usual, students can apply to up to two projects using the “ONLINE-Form” registration through the database. The application deadline is January 31st, 2016. Generally, all undergraduate students from your university are eligible to participate in UROP International, provided that

  • they are US/Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program when applying.

Prior knowledge of the German language is not required; several levels of language classes will be offered.

In order to apply, students will first need to register to a project of their interest using our database. Subsequently, the following application documents need to be submitted via email to

  • Application Form (can be downloaded from our website
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Motivation (two separate letters specific to the respective project are required when applying for two projects)
  • Letter of Recommendation (may be sent via email or mail directly by the supervisor)
  • Transcript of Records

Please note that we only accept complete applications. Ideally, students submit their application as one single pdf file and include their name and the project number in the file name.  


Currently available research projects can be viewed using our database. The deadline for RWTH Aachen supervisors to post new research projects in our database passed last week; it is now up-to-date and can be accessed using the following link:


For students who are keen on participating in UROP International 2016 but do not find a project in our database that meets their interest, we are happy to try to organize a placement with a research group directly. However, in order to do so before the application deadline passes, we need to know as soon as possible which research institute or group the student is interested in.

Applications can be submitted as of now.


See the enclosed flyer for additional information:

Flyer UROP International.pdf

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