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ISA Euroscholars Program: a European Academic Research Experience


Todd Heidt

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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EuroScholars is a unique research abroad program designed for advanced, academically strong undergraduate students from U.S. and Canadian institutions looking for a substantive international research experience. The EuroScholars Program offers students opportunities to conduct research at one of eight internationally recognized European Research Intensive Universities. In this program, students have the opportunity to undertake one or two courses in the classroom and then work under the direct supervision of professors and other academic staff on a specific research project chosen by the student and the faculty in collaboration. There are an abundance of academic research projects in a variety of fields from which to choose ongoing in the participating universities.

EuroScholars offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to become familiar with the European academic culture and to investigate their potential in a future research career while enjoying the value of conducting research abroad as an undergraduate student. The objectives of the program are to give students the challenge of conducting original research at the cutting edge of human knowledge and promote interactions with scholars through immersion in the research environment. Students will learn about scientific reasoning, research methods, theoretical principles related to the research area, and scholarly communication. By finalizing the results of their research project into a paper of publishable quality, students will also hone their writing and presentation skills.

The main element of the EuroScholars program is the Research Project. When applying to the EuroScholars program, you will select a specific research project from the research project database. Almost all projects are ongoing research projects at the host institution, so as a EuroScholar, you will be an active contributor to an already existing research team. About 150 Research Projects at the 8 partner universities are available, in many fields of study.

The EuroScholars Consortium awards scholarships of up to 2000 Euros per semester to deserving applicants. In order to be considered for an award, students must have their full EuroScholars program application and EuroScholars scholarship application submitted to ISA by the application deadline. 

Participating universities include the University of Zurich, the University of Helsinki, the University of Geneva, the Universitat Heidelberg, Leiden University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Karolinska Institutet, KU Leuven University. Fields of interest include agriculture and veterinary science, education, engineering, health and welfare, humanities and the arts, science, mathematics and computing, social sciences, business and law.

Learn more about the EuroScholars Program: European Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Credits: 4.5 Knox credits for the fall (August - December) or spring (late January to June) semester or 9 Knox credits for the full year.

Advisors: Professor Frank McAndrew and Professor Katherine Adelsberger

Click here for more information about the application process, program selection, and more!

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