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Fact Sheet:
Regine John
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Earth Systems, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resource Studies, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Science
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Type:
Internship (Full)
Summer Program Duration:
6-12 weeks
Apartment, Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Mostly Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing:
Application Includes:
DAAD-RISE Application
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Internship Credits, Undergraduate Research
Program Description:

Unique Opportunities in Gaining Research Experience in Germany

RISE Germany

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)
DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors.

German language is not required and the working language will be in English.

All participants receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.

RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily up to 300 and more. About 300 scholarships are available.

RISE 2018

The new RISE Germany deadlines for the 2018 application round for bachelor students

November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)
Letters of reference:
November 1, 2017 – December 22, 2017

For more information on RISE click here!

For help with your application please feel free to contact Regine John at the International Programs Office.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.