NEURUS – The Network
NEURUS - Network of European and U.S. Regional and Urban Studies - is a special program that allows participants to go abroad to work on an academic thesis. In the summer semester, European students spend a research stay at one of the NEURUS partner universities in the US, and in the winter semester, US students come to work at the network’s European partner universities.
NEURUS for WU Students
WU students can spend a semester (summer semester) at a partner university in the US as a NEURUS Exchange Fellow. This exchange program is primarily intended for research work. The program combines the opportunity to do academic work for a thesis with a stay abroad as a WU outgoing exchange student. Tuition fees are waived for NEURUS exchange students both at WU and at the host university. The high degree of academic integration offered by the network guarantees that the students receive excellent supervision of their work and good administrative support. Exchange places at NEURUS partner universities are available to qualified WU students in the next summer semester.
NEURUS partner universities in the US (applications are not university-specific, i.e. students are assigned to an appropriate host university based on their research topic):
University of California, Irvine
Arizona State University
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
An information session on NEURUS will be held by Prof. Gunther Maier (Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development) approximately one month before the end of the application deadline.
Master’s and PhD/doctoral students are eligible to apply. The basic outline of their research project must be clear (completed thesis proposal). Applicants must have obtained a thesis supervision agreement at WU at the time of application. The thesis topic should include a regional dimension to be suitable for supervision within the NEURUS network.
Completed application form
Thesis proposal and letter of motivation (3-7 pages)
Thesis supervision agreement