How to Apply for EuroScholars Research Abroad

MSU students interested in participating in the EuroScholars Research Abroad program must first be approved by the Honors College. The steps below describe the internal application process.


1. Resume (1-2 pages)

2. Cover letter (addressed to EuroScholars Committee)

  • Describe your research interests and career goals.
  • Discuss the EuroScholars projects you are applying to and include the names of the universities and countries.
  • Discuss how your academic coursework and research experience have prepared you for the two EuroScholars projects you are applying for
  • Letter should be about 2 pages, include your contact information at the end under your name. Make sure the letter has a date on the front page at the top.

3. Personal Statement (2-3 pages)

  • Provide an overview of your academic program, major, career goals and how the EuroScholars program relates; Discuss 2 research projects from the EuroScholars website and describe your academic reasons for applying for those projects.; and Discuss characteristics and/or experiences that have prepared you for living and studying abroad including prior study abroad.

4. Three academic reference letters sent directly to the Honors College by faculty references (e-mail or hard copy, see details below).

5. Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended (e-mail or hard copy, see details below).

How to Apply

1.  Identify 2-3 research projects you are interested in from the EuroScholars website: http://euroscholars.eu/search-projects

2. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Janka (kristin@msu.edu)

3. Draft application materials and submit to the Honors College via Dr. Janka: https://honorscollege.msu.edu/programs/euroscholars-research-abroad-application-materials.html

4. Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview with the Honors College.

5. Once approved by the Honors College, complete the ISA/EuroScholars online application. Use this link only (fee will be waived for MSU students): https://secure.studiesabroad.com/apply/euro_no_deposit_app

6. Work with Dr. Janka and the ISA representative to complete required MSU and ISA/EuroScholars forms

Application Deadline

January 15th for fall semester
April 15th for spring semester