Pictured: Heidelberg, Germany. Oh, yeah!
Opportunities abound for research and travel! Here are just a handful of the many places Wash. U. SPS members worked in 2016:
University College London (London, United Kingdom)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (Munich, Germany)
University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
Technion- Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)
Below please find a partial listing of international summer physics opportunities. Of course, jobs may also be obtained through other methods besides formal programs. If you know of/find other programs not listed here, please let us know and we’ll add them to the website!
Many jobs, internships, and research experiences listed here come with a stipend or salary, and some additionally cover travel expenses and housing. The primary language used in the sciences is currently English, so most programs also do not have specific foreign language requirements. Be sure to double-check the application deadlines – this site may not be current. Also, please check both this website’s research page as well as the Wash. U. Study Abroad Office for other opportunities or Wash. U.-affiliated/approved sites.
International Sites run through U. S. Universities
- International NSF-REU Sites
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites with an international travel component, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Locations and deadlines may vary.
- UF- Gravitational Physics REU
Locations vary each year. 2017 sites included Italy, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Korea, and the Netherlands. Airfare and housing covered in addition to $5,000 stipend. Applications due mid-December.
- UCSB – CISEI Program
Research sites include United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and China. Applications due mid-February.
- Wash. U. Study Abroad Office
You don’t have to formally go through the Wash. U. study abroad office to go abroad or do research abroad. The academic calendars of many countries do not align with that of the United States; thus, what may to us be the summer months may still be their spring semester. Some of our formal exchange partners, however, will let you do research during a study abroad program (although you might have to pay tuition instead of receiving a salary).
- Canada: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Provides travel costs, housing, stipend. Applications due mid-February.
- Canada: University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing
Minimum 10 weeks, up to 1,500 Canadian dollars per month. Application deadline: early January.
- Canada: McGill University
$5,625 stipend. Application deadline: late January.
- Chile: Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory REU
Did not have funding for 2017 program.
- Chile: Atacama Cosmology Telescope
Applications to do research on ACT are managed through a few different universities, and deadlines vary.
- China: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
9 weeks. Research, Chinese language course. Tuition waved, possibility for stipend.
- France: Optics in the City of Light (Paris)
Travel, food, and lodging covered in addition to $5,000 stipend. Application due mid-January.
- Germany: RWTH-Aachen University
10 weeks. Up to 1850 Euros (~$2000) scholarship. Application due mid-January.
- Germany: DESY- Particle Accelerator
8 week internship. Stipend for living expenses and travel allowance. Application due late January.
- Germany: RISE-DAAD Program
Research opportunities in a variety of fields and universities in Germany. 650 Euros per month; duration at least 10 weeks. Application due mid-January.
- Germany: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program in Aachen
German course and research. Application due early January.
- India: IUSSTF-S. N. Bose Scholars Program
Up to $1500 airfare. 50000 rupee stipend (~$750). Deadline from 2016 was late March.
- Israel: Research – Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School
Research projects in STEM fields at Weizmann Institute of Science. Housing provided; 500 NIS (~$125) per week stipend. Deadline: early January.
- Italy: DOE-INFN Nuclear Physics Exchange Program
2 month long program; 5000 Euro grant. Applications due late April.
- Japan: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
2-6 months. One roundtrip plane flight, housing, commuting support if necessary, 2400 yen per diem (~$20).
Deadline: Nov 15 (to start 4/1-6/30), Feb 28 (to start 7/1 or later).
- Japan: Nakatani-RIES Research Fellowship
Research in Japan as well as Japanese language and culture classes. Open to current freshmen and sophomore science majors. Airfare and stipend provided. Application due early January.
- Japan: University of Tokyo – UTRIP
6 week program with scientific research and Japanese language course. Stipends available to cover travel, housing, personal expenses.
- Japan: University of Tokyo – UTSIP
7 weeks. Stipends available. Application due early February.
- Netherlands: ASTRON/JIVE Summer Student Program
Travel and housing covered; living stipend. Application due mid-February.
- Peru: Jicamarca Radio Observatory
Airfare, travel insurance, $280 per week. Application due mid-February.
- Singapore: A*STAR International Pre-Graduate Award
2-6 months. $1500/month.
Application due late March.
- Singapore: Global Research Internship Program
8 week program at Nanyang Technological University. Tuition fees and stipend covered. Application due late September.
- Switzerland: NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials
8-12 week program. Travel costs and housing provided. Application due early January.
- Switzerland: CERN
Research at CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire); program run by the University of Michigan. Covers airfare, health insurance, $2,500 stipend, and a 90 CHF per diem (~$90). Application due early January.
- Taiwan: National Tsing Hua University
2 months. Application due late December.