RWTH Aachen – Tsinghua Junior Research Fellowships

 

Please note

From now on, applications for a Junior Research Fellowship are only to be submitted via an online form, which you will find further down in the Online Application section. Any applications that are only submitted via email or by postal mail will be considered incomplete. In case of technical problems or questions regarding the procedure, please contact .

Key Info

Basic Information

Target Group:
Doctoral Candidates
Master’s Students
Direction / Place:
Incomings
Outgoings

Contact

Name

René Seyfarth

Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships

Phone

work
+49 241 80 92227

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Ms. ZENG Qin

Tsinghua University – Office for International Cooperation and Exchange

Email

E-Mail
 

Who Can Apply?

Master students and doctoral candidates from Tsinghua University and RWTH Aachen University

     

    Scholarship Amount and Funding Period

    Incoming Tsinghua Students

    • 860 euros per month – 3 to 6 full months only

    Outgoing RWTH students

    • 750 euros per month – 1 to 3 full months only

    After providing evidence of their greater need, single parents as well as individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities can be awarded more funding.

    Purpose of the Fellowship

    • Conduct research for your Master's or PhD thesis

    Selection Criteria

    • Excellent academic performance
    • Strategic value for the partnership between RWTH and Tsinghua (please refer to "recommendation letter" under the heading "Application documents in English" for more information)
       

      Suggestions for the Best Time of Your Research Stay

      Plan at least 5 months in advance!

       

      Time of the Stay

      Incoming Tsinghua Students

      • During the summer semester – April 1 to September 30 – or winter semester – October 1 to March 30
      • Best arrival times to apply for a room in a student dormitory: March 1 or August 1.

      Outgoing RWTH Students

      • Within the Tsinghua summer semester – approximately March to June – or the Tsinghua winter semester – approximately September to January

      Application Deadlines

      • March 31
      • September 30

      Application Documents in English

      • CV with contact information (home address, email address)
      • Statement of purpose with reference to the research project, supervisor, duration and expected outcome, 1 to 2 pages in total
      • Recommendation letter of supervisor at home university: reference to the research project, expected outcome and/or future perspectives of cooperation
      • Confirmation of supervision from host university: reference to the research project and duration of the stay, expected outcome and/or future perspectives of cooperation
      • Certificate of enrollment at home university
      • Transcript of grades
      • Copy of passport
         

        Application Procedure

        Incoming Tsinghua students

        1. Send your application documents to Tsinghua University's Office for International Cooperation and Exchange by the deadline – you will be nominated by your International Office.
        2. Upon nomination, you must apply for a place via the online form for incoming students.
        3. If your application is successful, you will receive all necessary information for your stay at RWTH.

        Outgoing RWTH students

        1. Upload all your application documents in the online form for outgoing students.
        2. If your application is successful, you will receive all the necessary information for your stay at Tsinghua University.