Aachen USE

RWTH Aachen University-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

All faculties

About the program

Program dates: 10 weeks from mid-May to early-August

According to QS World University Rankings 2011, RWTH Aachen University was ranked 35th in the world within the Engineering & IT category and ranked 140th overall. RWTH’s strengths have traditionally been in engineering and the natural sciences. Research beacons include three clusters of excellence and a graduate school funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University 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. 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.

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.

To learn more about the program, please visit this website.

Research areas

Project areas vary from year to year but generally open to all disciplines.

Eligibility and prerequisites

  • Meet Go Global eligibility requirements
  • Be a 3rd or 4th year student in Science or Applied Science
  • Hold at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Have completed at least one research experience
  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website

Awards and funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 

UROP participants are eligible to receive one of 30 scholarships value at 1,850 euros each. To learn more about the funding options, visit this site.


On-campus housing is provided for students participating in this program.  Students are responsible for the costs of housing whle participating in this program.

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program. For more information on program and living costs while at RWTH Aachen, please check out this page here.

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project list or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in

2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online

3. Go Global reviews all applications on a rolling basis and contacts students with partner application instructions within 2 weeks of submission.

 4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents.Prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

  • Official transcript (provided by Go Global)
  • Resume
  • Motivation Letter (one per project)
  • One recommendation letter from UBC faculty member

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

Advising hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 


Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver


Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm