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 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
3 - Junior
 Courses Offered:
Culture, Language, Research
 Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
 Internship Available:
 Non-Penn State Students:
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:

The EuroScholars program is designed for advanced undergraduate students, looking for an international research experience.The objectives of this program are to give students the challenge of conducting original research at the cutting edge of human knowledge and promote interactions with scholars through an immersion in the research environment. The following are participating institutions:

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ruprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • University of Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Courses or Areas of Study
Students learn about scientific reasoning, research methods, theoretical principles related to the research area, and scholarly communication. You will be part of an international research group and conduct research under supervision of a professor. Projects are available in Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Politics and Social Studies. By finalizing the results of your research project in an independent study paper of publishable quality, you will also have improved their writing and presentation skills. You will also take a course in language and culture during a European orientation program.

Please click on the "homepage" link above for more information on program specifics.

Research Project Searchable Database

Education Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic work taken on this program, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA; however, you may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. Students register for 15 credits/30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) per semester. 1 ECTS = 0.5 PSU credit.

You will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process, visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Housing and Meals
Your housing varies for this program dependent on the host institution.  You will receive specific housing information from the university upon acceptance.  Typically, you will live in university apartments and will be responsible for providing your own meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants.  Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

EuroScholars Awards
For the academic year 2009-2010 as well as for 2010-2011, the EuroScholars program will offer several EuroScholars Awards in the amount of € 500 each. 

Institutional Awards
A number of EuroScholars Institutional Awards of € 2,000 each are also available at a number of European Host Institutions. 

All participants with a 3.5 GPA and higher are automatically considered for an award upon acceptance. There is no additional application required.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Whitney Strickler, the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply

If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 04/01/2013 
06/15/2013 01/01/2014 05/31/2014
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

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