UROP International Alumni Award

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programm



Alumni of UROP International now have the opportunity to return to RWTH Aachen University funded by the UROP International Alumni Award. RWTH Aachen University is offering grants to UROP International Alumni, i.e. graduate students who have participated in UROP International. The award can be used to support either a semester of regular Master’s-level classes at RWTH, or a short-term research project at one of the RWTH institutes.

Applicants interested in taking Master’s courses should look at our current courses of study.

Applicants interested in conducting a research project should search the University’s website for research fields they may be interested in. You can get in contact with potential supervisors directly or seek the support of the UROP coordination.


These awards will be reserved for students who have participated in UROP International at RWTH Aachen University. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate (Master’s or PhD) student at a US or Canadian university. You do not have to be currently enrolled if you want to use the award to fund the first semester of a full Master’s degree program at RWTH Aachen University.

Award Benefits

The award will guarantee a monthly allowance of 500 Euros and will be awarded for a maximum duration of six months.

Application Guidelines

To apply for a master scholarship, please submit the following application materials

  • resume
  • academic transcript
  • letter of motivation describing your study or research plans at RWTH. If you plan to do research, it is best if you can identify a project supervisor and/or a host laboratory/institute at RWTH Aachen University.
  • letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your home institution
    • Optional: additional letter of recommendation from your former UROP mentor

The annual deadlines for applications are January 31 and July 31. Application via is preferred.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this program, please don't hesitate to contact us.