RWTH Aachen – Tsinghua Junior Research Fellowships

Key Info

Basic Information

Target Group:
Doctoral Candidates
Master’s Students
Direction / Place:
Incomings
Outgoings

Contact

Name

René Seyfarth

Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships

Phone

work
+49 241 80 92227

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Ms. ZENG Qin

Tsinghua University – Office for International Cooperation and Exchange

Email

E-Mail
 

Who Can Apply?

Master students and doctoral candidates from Tsinghua University and RWTH Aachen University

     

    Scholarship Amount and Funding Period

    Incoming Tsinghua Students

    • 750 euros per month – 3 to 6 full months only

    Outgoing RWTH students

    • 600 euros per month – 1 to 3 full months only

    After providing evidence of their greater need, single parents as well as individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities can be awarded more funding.

    Purpose of the Fellowship

    • Conduct research for your Master's or PhD thesis

    Selection Criteria

    • Excellent academic performance
    • Strategic value for the partnership between RWTH and Tsinghua (please refer to "recommendation letter" under the heading "Application documents in English" for more information)
       

      Suggestions for the Best Time of Your Research Stay

      Plan at least 5 months in advance!

       

      Time of the Stay

      Incoming Tsinghua Students

      • During the summer semester – April 1 to September 30 – or winter semester – October 1 to March 30
      • Best arrival times to apply for a room in a student dormitory: March 1 or August 1.

      Outgoing RWTH Students

      • Within the Tsinghua summer semester – approximately March to June – or the Tsinghua winter semester – approximately September to January

      Application Deadlines

      • March 31, 2019
      • September 30, 2019

      Application Documents in English

      • CV with contact information (home address, email address)
      • Statement of purpose with reference to the research project, supervisor, duration and expected outcome, 1 to 2 pages in total
      • Recommendation letter of supervisor at home university: reference to the research project, expected outcome and/or future perspectives of cooperation
      • Confirmation of supervision from host university: reference to the research project and duration of the stay, expected outcome and/or future perspectives of cooperation
      • Certificate of enrollment at home university
      • Transcript of grades
      • Copy of passport

      Application Procedure

      Incoming Tsinghua students

      1. Send your application documents to Tsinghua University's Office for International Cooperation and Exchange before the deadline – you will be nominated by your International Office
      2. Upon notification of acceptance you will receive a link to register online at RWTH Aachen University
      3. Fill in the registration form, download and print it and have Tsinghua International Office sign the form
      4. Send the signed registration form to

      Outgoing RWTH students

      1. Send all application documents in one pdf-file via Email to before the deadline
      2. Upon notification of acceptance you will receive a link to register online at Tsinghua University
      3. Fill in the registration form, download and print it and send it to Tsinghua via email and mail