1. Does the program pay a stipend?
    No. Unfortunately, the program does not pay a stipend.
  2. Is there travel support?
    No. Unfortunately there is no travel support available.
  3. What housing accommodations are there?
    International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) has reserved a house for interns in a nearby neighborhood.  The house has two single occupancy bedrooms.  The department will make room assignments.
  4. How will I get to campus?
    The house is close to a city bus line that goes to the Illinois campus.  The bus fare is free with the Illinois ID card interns will receive.
  5. When does the program occur?
    The five-week program will run from August 21, 2019 to September 27, 2019.
  6. What will I do in the internship?
    Illinois interns will be embedded with a research group and the PhD students in the group.  Interns select projects of interest during the application process.  The first choice selection cannot be guaranteed.
  7. How do I apply?
    To apply, please contact Professor Ulrich Schmid at s@ecs.tuwien.ac.atApplication Materials include:

    1. Official transcript (PDF format)
    2. Name and email of a faculty reference (someone you have done research with or taken a course from). UIUC will contact the reference on your behalf.
    3. Ranking of UIUC projects you are most interested in.
    4. Personal Statement which includes:
      • Description of your research interests
      • Describe your prior research experience (including any research publications)
      • Describe any other relevant background related to your research preparedness.
      • If interested in pursuing graduate studies at Illinois, say why you think this would be a good fit.
  8. Who can apply?
    For the 2019 program, the Electrical Computer Engineering department is targeting students.
  9. What type of visa do I need?
    The J-1 student visa will suffice for this program.



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