EuroScholars is looking for outstanding and motivated advanced undergraduate, honors students from US / Canadian institutions who have a strong interest in an academic/research career. A GPA of 3.4 or higher is also required. Students do not need to have research experience, however, science students should have ample academic experience in a laboratory setting.
About the program
The EuroScholars Program is especially designed for students from US and Canadian institutions who are interested in discovering their potential for a research career. EuroScholars offers unique opportunities to spend 1 or 2 semesters as a junior researcher at one of the top European research institutions. Supervision will be provided by academic staff, working on and/or responsible for the Research Project.
The curriculum will consist of the Research Project (main element), literature review (independent study), elective (if applicable), and a language and culture course at the host university. Each semester a Midstay Program (2-3 days) is organized for all students.
The main element of the EuroScholars program is the Research Project. When applying to the EuroScholars program, you will select a specific research project from the EuroScholars Research Project Database. Almost all projects are ongoing research projects at the host institution, so as a EuroScholar, you will be an active contributor to an already existing research team. About 150 Research Projects at the 8 partner universities are available, in many fields of study. Projects are available in Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Politics and Social Studies. The other part of the curriculum is built around the Research Project in dialogue with the supervising professor.
Where do our students come from?
Till now 83 North American Institutions have approved EuroScholars.
See "How to apply" for an explanation of the application process. Make sure your application is complete and on time. Deadline to submit your application is 1 April (for participation in the Fall semester) or 1 October (for participation in the Spring semester).
The cost for the program for the Spring and Fall semester 2016 is € 9.975 per semester, and includes tuition, bench fee and cost of accommodation for the duration of the research period (one semester). The tuition fee also includes: a EuroScholars MidStay Program, a local orientation program, student ID-card and use of student and research facilities at the host institution (such as access to internet and access to libraries).
Grant and funding
We would like to draw your attention to our Grants and Funding page if you are still looking for available scholarships.
Objectives and Career Perspectives
The objectives of this program are to challenge students to conduct original research at the cutting edge of human knowledge and promote interactions with scholars through an immersion in European Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the research environment. As a participant, you will learn about scientific reasoning, research methods, theoretical principles related to the research area, and scholarly communication. By finalizing the results of your Research Project in a paper of publishable quality, you will also have improved your writing and presentation skills.
You will be able to evaluate and focus your career interests. The experience will enhance your intercultural skills due to the close contact with academics and other students as the result of working together and discussing the research program. The program also enhances your understanding of academic research and your potential personal role in this.
Read more about the experiences of our EuroScholars alumni and academic career opportunities at the European institutions.
Read more about the outcomes of intensive research abroad through the EuroScholars Program in the PDF's posted on this page.