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Study Abroad

Scholarship & Research Opportunities

Hajim School International Experience Scholarships

Up to $500 to help its students defray the costs of studying abroad, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

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Evans Lam Study Abroad Scholarship

The Evans Lam Study Abroad Scholarship for Hong Kong and China offers the opportunity to study at the University of Rochester’s Exchange Partner, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The scholarship covers two courses taken at CUHK during the Summer of 2015 as well as participation in an experiential study tour of Beijing. The scholarship provides up to $5000 per student, and covers tuition, housing, most meals and post-program travel within mainland China.

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Gilman Scholarships

$5,000 awards that can be applied to such study abroad costs as program fees, tuition, room and board, airfare, books and local transportation. In addition, students studying critical need languages are automatically considered for an additional $3,000 supplemental award, for a total possible award of $8,000.

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(Rachel Bierasinski '13 of Mechanical Engineering, now a master's student, received a Gilman scholarship to help her study in Berlin. Read more. )


Summer research internship in Science and Engineering in Germany; must have completed at least two years of a degree. No language prerequisite.

(Florence Yip '17 of Mechanical Engineering "got to learn something new every day" as a DAAD-Rise scholar in Jena, Germany. Read more.)
(Zhaoyu Nie '17 of Optical Engineering learned to "enjoy life while working hard" as a DAAD-Rise scholar in Munich. Read more.)
(Nathaniel Potrepka '17 of Computer Science gained some interesting insights into the 'workings of language' while studying at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University. Read more.)
(Claire Kaiser '18 of Biomedical Engineering worked with a new 3D imaging technique called Cryo-Electron Tomography at Technischen Universität München in Munich. Read more.)
(For Zhenzhi 'Jane' Xia '16 of Optical Engineering, DAAD-Rise was a great way to pursue two of her passions: optics and classical music. Read more.)

AMGEN Scholars Program

Summer research at MIT, Berkeley, or Columbia (plus 7 other institutions).

Cultural Vistas (CDS/AIPT)

Offers a variety of internships and fellowships (including the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship) in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland.

MSPIRE REU Summer Research in the Netherlands

For chemistry students in the Class of 2015 or 2016. Sponsored by the NSF.


Summer research in physics-related nanotechnology for the summer following the freshmen or sophomore year. No language prerequisite.


Interdisciplinary Research in biomedical sciences and engineering in Galway, Ireland. No language prerequisite.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Programs

The online applications for 2016 Whitaker International Program awards are now open.  The awards provide a wide variety of opportunities for biomedical engineering/bioengineering students and post-docs to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. The application deadlines are as follows:
Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 19, 2016
Summer Program deadline:  February 2, 2016

Engineers Without Borders

For engineering professionals and students to promote community-driven development programs worldwide.

RWTH Aachen - summer research "UROP International"




Schott Summer Internship Program

Summer Engineering Opportunities

Digital Archaeology of Heritage Buildings of West Africa

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CeNIDE Nano Summer Program (Germany)

For science and engineering majors with an interest in nanotechnology. No language prerequisite.

With the help of scholarships from the Hajim School and the University’s Evans Lam Study Abroad Scholarship, Kenneth Imade, at left, can now say he's climbed the Great Wall of China.

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