Resources for Undergraduates (from North America)
RUHR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Gain access to top universities in Germany as a Ruhr Fellow
The Ruhr Fellowship Program connects highly motivated undergraduate students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany’s “Cradle of Industry”, the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes.
We are looking for top students interested in a new hands-on experience next summer as one of 10 Ruhr Fellows. You must be currently enrolled in your Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in an engineering, science or business degree program at one of the following participating universities: Harvard University, Lehigh University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University.
Ruhr Fellows will participate in a one-month intercultural and language immersion program at the university level followed by a one-month internship with one of Germany’s leading companies located in the Ruhr Area.
Program dates: June - July
BEST SUMMER ACADEMY
The Business and Economics Term (BEST) Program is an academic program in an international setting, which is designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students. It is organized by the Faculty of Business Administration - Mercator School of Management - of the University Duisburg-Essen on the Duisburg Campus. BEST offers a variety of courses in business, economics and German language with special emphasis on the European economic environment. BEST also includes field trips and company visits to the industrial and cultural vicinity of Duisburg and an extended weekend excursion to Berlin. The program does not require prior German language training. Students can earn up to nine credits for courses successfully completed. More details can be found here.
Program Dates: May-June
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Grants for Study and Research
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to almost 120,000 individuals per year. For more information, please go to the website of the DAAD North America.
Resources for Undergraduates (from Germany)
TRANSATLANTIC RUHR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Gain access to international organizations and companies in the New York metropolitan area
The Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program provides highly motivated students from the University Alliance Ruhr with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to New York's Tri-state area. North America's most populous area and the center of many industries such as finance, international trade, biotechnology, manufacturing and media.
We are looking for top students interested in a new hands-on experience next summer as one of 10 Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows. You must be currently enrolled in an engineering, social science or business degree program (Bachelor or Master) at one of the following participating universities: Technical University Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen
The Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows will participate in a one-week summer school on topics such as entrepreneurship, global markets and regional labor relations and a one-week skills seminar in New York City while gaining hands-on experience during their internships at companies and international organizations in the New York metropolitan area. As part of our program they will also be introduced to our UA Ruhr partner universities and will enjoy a wide range of cultural activities.
Program dates: August - September