500€ Monthly Stipend Research Internship RWTH Research Ambassador Scholarships for Graduate Students at RWTH Aachen University, Germany 2024

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Benjamin Pietsch

    Deputy Head Of Department, Head Of Team RWTHworldwide America


    +49 241 80 90686

The International Office of RWTH Aachen University provides prestigious scholarships known as RWTH Ambassador Scholarships to support research stays in key partner countries such as the United States and Canada and partner universities in Australia. The scholarship program is specifically designed for master’s students and doctoral candidates currently enrolled at RWTH. The program targets exceptionally talented and motivated individuals who wish to engage in a research internship at a distinguished university or research institution in the countries mentioned earlier, while proudly representing RWTH Aachen as ambassadors during their stay.

Scholarship Objective 

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Source: RWTH Aachen University

The program aims to offer an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates to further their research experience and enhance their academic development. The research internship can be integrated into the student’s curriculum as a student research project or internship, or it can be pursued independently, without being directly tied to the regular academic requirements. In the case of the former, the student must obtain the necessary approval from the respective Examination Board to ensure proper credit is awarded.

RWTH Aachen University offers the scholarship opportunity to foster international collaboration and strengthen their global networks. It also recognizes the value of the students and doctoral candidates in a diverse research environment and facilitates thier growth as future leaders in their chosen fields. The scholars also act as the ambassador of the RWTH Aachen during their research, promoting the university’s reputation and their knowledge advancement and ideas between institutions.

The scholarship will provide opportunities for the students for their personal and professional career growth, international engagements, and pursuit of academic excellence.

Scholarship Provider: RWTH Aachen University

About the Provider 

RWTH Aachen University is a renowned technical university located in Aachen, Germany. Established in 1870, the university is known for its excellence in engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and business administration. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, attracting students from around the world.

One distinctive aspect of RWTH Aachen is its close collaboration with industry, providing students with practical education and numerous opportunities for internships and research projects. The university has a strong focus on research and has gained international recognition for its contributions across various fields.

With a vibrant campus life and a commitment to internationalization, RWTH Aachen offers a stimulating environment for students to engage in extracurricular activities and study abroad programs, fostering cross-cultural understanding. The university boasts an influential alumni network, consisting of successful professionals and leaders in diverse industries.

The RWTH Ambassadors’ Roles

RWTH Aachen University selects students as RWTH Ambassadors with the expectation that they will enthusiastically embrace their role while in the host country. As ambassadors, students are entrusted with representing RWTH Aachen University at various events and conferences, actively supporting the university’s promotional endeavors. In addition, Research Ambassadors play a vital role in fostering and enhancing the relationship between the host institution and RWTH Aachen.

  • Represent RWTH Aachen University as an ambassador at various events and conferences.
  • Promote and support RWTH Aachen’s promotional activities and initiatives.
  • Cultivate and strengthen the relationship between the host institution and RWTH Aachen.
  • Showcase the academic excellence and research contributions of RWTH Aachen to a global audience.
  • Actively participate in selected events and conferences to enhance the visibility and reputation of RWTH Aachen.
  • Facilitate academic exchange and collaboration between the host institution and RWTH Aachen.
  • Serve as an advocate for RWTH Aachen, effectively communicating its values and achievements.
  • Gain intercultural experiences and foster cross-cultural understanding within the international academic community.
  • Contribute to the growth and recognition of RWTH Aachen University as a global leader in education and research.
  • Building a network and establishing the connections that promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration between institutions.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicants’ Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Open to both master’s students and doctoral candidates enrolled at RWTH Aachen University
  • Duration: Six Months
  • Scholarship Awards: Monthly Stipend
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Scholarship Country: Germany
  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Renewable: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

The applicants must meet the following application requirements before submitting an application.

  • The candidates must be currently enrolled as master’s students or doctoral candidates at RWTH Aachen University.
  • Maintain a strong academic standing, demonstrating excellent academic performance.
  • Obtain confirmation of their planned research stay abroad from the host institution where the internship will take place.
  • Possess a genuine motivation to serve as a representative of RWTH Aachen University and actively engage in the RWTH Ambassador Program.
  • Obtain confirmation from the host institution where the research internship will be conducted, highlighting the prestigious nature of the opportunity.
  • Demonstrate genuine interest and motivation to serve as ambassadors for RWTH Aachen University.
  • Actively participate in the RWTH Ambassador Program, contributing to promotional activities and fostering relationships between RWTH Aachen and the host institution.
  • Candidates who are presently engaged in a research internship abroad are also encouraged to apply.

Application Process

The eligible applicants must prepare the following materials in English:

  • Resume highlighting your academic and professional background.
  • Statement of motivation explaining your interest in the scholarship and research stay.
  • Detailed plan for your research project or activities during the internship.
  • Reasons for your desire to represent RWTH Aachen University as an ambassador.
  • Ideas for the activities you intend to undertake as an RWTH Ambassador.
  • Proposed duration of your research stays, specifying the start and end dates.
  • Academic transcript for your current or most recently completed degree.
  • Confirmation of project placement from the host institution.
  • Letter of recommendation supporting your application.

Note: The original documents must be scanned and saved as PDF files. The application materials can be submitted via email.

Scholarship Awards

The monthly stipend provided by the scholarship amounts to 500 euros and is available for a maximum duration of six months.

Application Deadline 

  • First deadline: Complete applications must be submitted between January 1 and February 1, 2023
  • Second deadline: Complete applications must be submitted between July 1 and August 1, 2023.

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