The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) 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. Projects are offered in all different kinds of research fields. A UROP project is a research project and usually constitutes one part within a larger research project. Students will therefore become part of an established research team. The workload comprises eight weeks of full-time project work (40 hr/week), for which they will receive 6 units of UA direct credit within their engineering major. Students will receive beginning UA German language credit and should negotiate internship or independent study credits with their major/minor departments.
RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading technical universities in Europe with approximately 30,000 students. More than 5,000 international students from about 130 different countries are currently enrolled at the university. The university is well-known for their engineering departments; their programs consist of a combination of education and advanced research.
The ten week UROP program consists of:
Weeks 1-2: Intensive Language Training Program with an introduction to research and culture in the mornings, and field trips, leisure activities, and excursions in the afternoons/evenings.
Weeks 3-10: Language Training and Project Research Work during the mornings and afternoons, and field trips, leisure activities, and excursions in the afternoons/evenings
After identifying their top two projects from the projects database, students will need to apply directly to UROP via their MoveON database.
Summer 2022 projects will be published here in December 2021. When viewing the list of projects ensure that you select the UROP International filter to view available research projects.
Applications will be evaluated by RWTH Aachen faculty after January 31.
Placements and scholarship notifications will be distributed by the end of February or beginning of March.
More UROP International Program Information for students.