UROP International - Information for Students

A UROP supervisor talks to a student Martin Lux

RWTH Aachen University offers a wide range of research internship in the fields of Natural Sciences, IT, Engineering, Sociology, Medicine, Psychology, and Economics, just to name a few. UROP is open to students from all fields of study.

Open Projects

In order to apply for UROP International please visit theUROP Project Database and have a look at the projects on offer. Feel free to register for projects of your interest. After registration, you will automatically receive an Email informing you about the documents required for application. You can apply for a maximum of two different projects.


Please submit the following application documents preferably via email to :

Application Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Motivation (please include separate letters of motivation when applying for two different projects)
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Transcript of Records

The annual application deadline for UROP International is January 31. All application documents have to be submitted by this date.

For further information on the application process, please download the "Application Process" PDF from the download box (see below).

Eligibility, Fees and Scholarships

Undergraduate students from North American universities with US or Canadian citizenship or permanent residency 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 selection process, not all applicants can be offered a place.

In addition, 30 scholarships will be available, to 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 Euros to cover living expenses during your stay in Aachen.

We will notify you about the result of your scholarship application by the end of February. If you have not been considered for a scholarship, you should be prepared to proved abour 2,000 Euros for your stay in Aachen.

Housing and Visa

During their stay, students are offered a place in one of RWTH Aachen’s dorms or student flats; alternatively, they can arrange for accommodation themselves. The rent may be paid through the scholarship and ranges between160 and 200 Euros per month plus a two months’ deposit which will be reimbursed after the stay.

US or Canadian citizens usually do not need to apply for a visa if they do not stay longer than three months in Germany.

The International Office is not in charge of visa issues but can assist you if there are any prolems or questions.

Buddy Program

Participation in the Buddy Program is highly recommended! Your RWTH "buddy" will help you settle in, get your dorm keys prior to your arrival to Aachen and show you around town. Further information will be provided to you once you’re in the program.