Undergraduates

The Ruhr Fellowship Program and Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program connect highly motivated undergraduate students in the United States and the Ruhr Area with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany and the United States.

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 our 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 our partner universities. If you are unsure whether your university participates in this program, please send us an e-mail (ruhrfellows[at]uaruhr.de).

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.

To find out more about the Ruhr Fellowship Program, have a look at our 2019 program brochure.
For the 2020 Ruhr Fellowship please download the announcement and application form.

Program dates: June 1 - July 31 2020
Application deadline: December 6, 2019

Check out the interview with Cassidy Crone, one of our 2019 Ruhr Fellows form Princton, here.


Resources for UA Ruhr undergraduates and early-career graduate students (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.

To find out more about the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program, have a look at our 2019 program brochure.

Make sure to check out our short film about the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program here.