RWTH Research Ambassador Scholarships



Benjamin Pietsch

Deputy Head of Department, Head of Team RWTHworldwide America


+49 241 80-90686



Key Info

Basic Information

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

Research Scholarships for RWTH Graduate Students

The International Office awards RWTH Ambassador Scholarships for research stays in the key partner countries USA and Canada and for partner universities in Australia. As part of the program, scholarships are awarded to master’s students and doctoral candidates enrolled at RWTH. The program is aimed highly-qualified and motivated students and doctoral candidates who will take part in a research internship at a renowned university or research institution in the above named countries and who would like to act as an ambassador for RWTH Aachen during their stay. The intended internship can be credited as a student research project or internship or can be carried out independently of the regular curriculum. In the former case, the student must get the approval of the respective Examination Board.

Program Objective

Students who are accepted as RWTH Ambassadors should be eager to take on their new role in the host country. During the time as ambassador, students will be asked to represent RWTH Aachen University at selected events or conferences and thereby support RWTH Aachen’s promotional activities. Research Ambassadors also seek to cultivate and strengthen the relationship between the host institution and RWTH.

Monthly Stipend

The scholarship will guarantee a monthly allowance of 500 euros and will be awarded for up to six months. The award of the grant will be decided based on the quality of the application documents. Application is also open to candidates who are currently completing a research internship abroad.



Application Requirements

  • Enrolled as a master's student or doctoral candidate at RWTH
  • In very good academic standing
  • Confirmation of your stay abroad from the host institution
  • Be motivated to represent RWTH Aachen University and be actively involved in the RWTH Ambassador Program

Application Materials

Please submit the following English-language documents by email (scan the original documents and attach them as a PDF file):

  • Resume
  • Statement of motivation
    • Planned research project/activity
    • Reasons for wanting to act as an RWTH Ambassador
    • Ideas for your activities as an RWTH Ambassador
    • Planned duration of your stay, including start and end date
  • Academic transcript for your current or your last completed degree
  • Confirmation of project placement
  • Letter of recommendation


Those who wish to apply for the first deadline in the year must submit their complete application between January 1 and February 1.

Those wishing to apply for the second deadline in the year must submit their complete application between July 1 and August 1.

The selection committee meetings are held approximately six weeks after each deadline.

Please note

It is the responsibility of the student to find a suitable research internship. If students would like to receive academic recognition for the research internship within their faculty at RWTH (e.g. credits or as an obligatory internship), they should contact the respective examination board in their department before the departure.


Please note:

Double funding for a stay abroad through different RWTH Aachen scholarship programs or other  German or international public funding organization such as the German Academic Exchange Service, PROMOS, and scholarships from partner universities and host countries, is not possible.