Apply Now - Admission and Acceptance Procedure

Application procedure
Step 1: Search Research Projects
Step 2: Application & supporting documents
Step 3: Discuss the research opportunities & admission

Step 4: Complete Learning Agreement
Step 5: Arrange practicalities
Application deadlines


EuroScholars is looking for talented students with a strong interest in academic research. Admission is granted by the professor supervising the Research Project. Students with the following requirements are eligible to apply to the program:

  • Demonstrated academic background in the field of study and the specialization chosen.
  • GPA: students with a GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 and higher will be considered to be eligible.
  • Students opting for a Research Project in the Natural Sciences, including practical laboratory work, need to have ample laboratory experience.
  • Strong interest in conducting academic research.

Application procedures

Application and admission to the EuroScholars program is done in four steps. The information here is a step-by-step guide through the application & admission procedure. During the application process students will be in contact with different organizations or persons:

  • GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: EuroScholars' representative office in North America. For general questions and guidance during the application procedure; assistance with applying for home university financial aid to program costs; program payments; distribution of official transcript.
  • Host Institutional Coordinator : EuroScholars coordinator within the host institution. General contact at the host institution and predeparture information (such as for admission procedures of the university abroad, visa application, language and cultural course registration, housing, program dates and on-site support).
  • Research Project Supervisor: professor that will supervise the Research Project and the Methods and Literature Review independent study . Contact for academic information on the research.

Step 1: Search Research Projects

EuroScholars has listed all available projects in a database that can be searched by institution or by field of interest. When completing the ES Research Application and the Personal Statement students are asked to list the two Research Projects that interest them the most. At some institutes it is also possible to request for a project on demand / tailor-made project in a specific field of interest.

If a student has questions on a certain project, or if a special interest is not listed as a project, students may contact the EuroScholars office (email to obtain more information.

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Step 2: Application & supporting documents

Complete the online application on Globalinks Learning Abroad’s website and submit the supporting documents to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad /EuroScholars North America

Students will have to support their application with several documents. These documents are used by the Research Project Supervisor at the host institution to assess whether the student can be admitted to the Research Project (and thus to the EuroScholars program).

The following documents are required:

  1. Recent official transcript from the home university and any other universities or colleges where you have taken courses.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from a home university professor familiar with the student’s academic performance. These letters may be sent via the U.S. Postal System to the EuroScholars office in Colorado or may be sent by the professor directly to the EuroScholars coordinator as an email attachment.
  3. Payment of the $30.00 application fee (non-refundable). This application fee is waived for students from a U.S. or Canadian University that is affiliated with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.
  4. A curriculum vitae or resume outlining any prior research or academic work in the desired area of research
  5. A cover letter, addressed to EuroScholars, should be uploaded to the on-line application.  The Cover Letter should provide an introduction to your application articulating why you are interested in the program and briefly explained what you have to contribute as a member of the research project team.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad/EuroScholars North America
12050 N Pecos Street, Suite 320
Westminster, Colorado 80234 USA
Fax: 303-446-5955

Step 3: Discuss the research opportunities & admission

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Once GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has received your complete Application package, it will be forwarded to the host institution for review by the Research Project Supervisor. If the application is acceptable to the Research Project Supervisor, the student will be contacted by the ES Host Institutional Coordinator to arrange a telephone or skype communication with the Research Project Supervisor and the Host Institution Coordinator. At the same time they will receive a copy of the Learning Agreement and instructions for completion.

Next the student and Research Project Supervisor begin a dialogue on the Research Project and the student's opportunities to contribute to the Research Project. Also the possibility of doing an elective and the content of the Methods & Literature Review should be discussed with the Research Project Supervisor.

Based on the dialogue and the application documents received, the Research Project Supervisor will make a decision on admittance of the student to the Research Project.

Step 4: Complete Learning Agreement

If the student has confirmation from the host institution that he/she is accepted for the Research Project during the preferred semester he/she intends to participate, the student can begin completing the Learning Agreement (.pdf). &Culture Course/s at the host university.

The Learning Agreement is the form where all agreements are put down and will be the basis for credit transfer. Therefore, it has to be signed by the student, the Research Project Supervisor, the Host Institution Coordinator and the home institution.

Utrecht CityStep 5: Arrange practicalities

Once the Learning Agreement has been received and all documentation sent and approved by the host university, students will be guided by the EuroScholars North American coordinator and the ES Host Institution Coordinator in making the necessary arrangements for the semester abroad (i.e., applying for a student visa, financial aid arrangements, pre-departure and orientation information). The student will also receive an invoice for the program fees.

Application deadlines

April 1 for the Fall semester
October 1 for the Spring semester

Since semester starting dates vary per host university, later applications may be taken into consideration. Check with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad whether late applications are still welcome at the institution of your choice.

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EuroScholars - - 1-800-980-0033
European Office at Leiden University - Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6 - PO Box 9500, 2300 RA - Leiden, the Netherlands
USA Office - c/o GlobaLinks Learning Abroad - 12050 N. Pecos St, Suite 320 - Westminster, CO 80234 - USA