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Published on January 17, 2022 Updated on March 4, 2022

The EURSS 2022 is still open for applications!

What is EURSS?

The EUTOPIA Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (EURSS) is an opportunity for undergraduate students to lead their own international research project. They will develop valuable transferable skills, build their confidence and enhance their CV and career prospects. Participating universities are the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), CY Cergy Paris Université (France), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona (Spain), and the University of Warwick (UK).

Mobility is a key component of the EURSS: in carrying out your research project, you will be required to engage with countries other than that of your home institution, and for international students also other than your country of origin. Guidance will be provided to explore opportunities for both physical and virtual mobility, depending on circumstances resulting from Covid-19. Projects should take place during the 2022 summer vacation.

Applications are open until Monday 14 March 2022.

What does the EURSS cover?

The EURSS bursary contributes to your living expenses and other associated costs whilst carrying out your project (e.g. travel costs, accommodation, subsistence, childcare). Each applicant can request up to a maximum amount of €1500.


All fully-registered undergraduate/bachelors students at one of the participating EUTOPIA universities are eligible to apply. Erasmus students and students on other exchange trips are not eligible to apply.

How do I apply?
  • Step 1: Come up with a project idea! The EURSS is open to students from all disciplines.
  • Step 2: Find a home supervisor – an academic or a post-doctoral student – at your home university and discuss your project idea. You will need their input and support for your project before applying.
  • Step 3: With support from your home supervisor and local EURSS contact (see below), identify a second supervisor. This must be an academic or a post-doctoral student at one of the participating EUTOPIA universities. Your second supervisor should be able to provide support for the part of your research project which takes place in the country of their university.
  • Step 4: Review the online application form . You cannot start an application and then save and return to the form: applicants are encouraged to download a copy of the form to work on with supervisors. You should pay attention to character limits in the application form.
  • Step 5: Complete your online application. You can copy and paste text into the form from your offline version. Submit your online EURSS application by the closing date on Monday 28 February 2022. Inform your local EURSS contact that you have submitted your application.
  • Step 6: The EURSS Review Board will meet in March and the outcome will be communicated by email to both applicants and supervisors by the end of April 2022.
Still interested? Then see the EURSS handbook for more information (starting page 3)

See here the EURSS annual showcase guidance handbook.