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Fact Sheet:
Regine John
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Accounting & Information Systems, Architecture and Design, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Physics, Psychology, Resource Economics
Language(s) of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Summer Program Duration:
10 weeks
Residence Hall
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Internship Credits, Undergraduate Credits, Undergraduate Research
Program Description:

UROP International is designed for students from North American Universities who wish to gain research experience by conducting research projects at RWTH Aachen University. It takes place during the summer months each year, between May and the end of July.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at RWTH Aachen University. The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide.

UROP International offers undergraduate students the unique chance to conduct their own research project, thus actively experiencing what research is like at an early stage of their academic career. While pursuing their projects, students are mentored and supervised by the excellent research staff of the host institute at RWTH Aachen University. Besides obtaining research experience, the students participate in German language training and workshops on intercultural and research-related issues. Leisure activities complete their international experience in Germany.

The program‘s duration is ten weeks. The first two weeks are dedicated to an intensive German language course and an introduction to research and culture. Weeks 3 to 10 are settled around the research internship in one of the departments of RWTH Aachen University.

Leisure activities will be offered to ensure the students’ integration and exposure to German culture and the international community on campus. All communication will be in English.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate for both their research project and the language class.

The entire program is coordinated by the International Office of RWTH Aachen University, which will assist the students in all administrative matters.

For information on program dates, application procedure and scholarships please go to the program homepage link.

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.