The Balsells International Mobility Program is a unique and competitive opportunity for students from the Catalonia region of Spain to complete their final Bachelor's or Master's projects at CU. The program provides the opportunity to undertake a semester research internship in a campus engineering lab.
All Balsells mobility positions for 2019-20 have been filled. Outstanding candidates may apply for the 2020-21 academic year or for the waitlist in the event that a position opens up for 2019-20.
- Receive a monthly stipend of $1100 (max 5 months) and a travel stipend to cover you travel between Spain and Colorado
- Perform research under a respected CU faculty member
- Gain professional development and insight into American academic life
- Improve English proficiency through immersion
- Experience the life of a researcher before undertaking a PhD
- Live in Boulder, one of the most beautiful and engaging university cities in the United States
- Must be completing a degree from a Catalonian university
- Must be an EU citizen and permanent resident of Spain
- Must be a legal resident of Catalonia, for at least the last 12 months, and registered in Catalonia through the certificat d'empadronament
- Demonstrated interest in MS and PhD studies in the U.S.
- Intention to apply for the Balsells Graduate Fellowship Program
- Intermediate English proficiency and advanced academic standing
- Must have at least a 7.0 cumulative grade average for all university coursework completed, with a 7.4 or higher strongly preferred
- Submit the following materials to Andrew Wingfield:
- A written statement detailing your research interests
- Academic transcripts from all universities attended; transcripts must show your overall grade average out of 10.
- Copy of the certificat d'empadronament showing residency in Catalonia (you can wait to see if you are accepted before submitting this document)
- Note that competitive applicants have a cumulative grade average well above 7.0.
- Applications for spring are due September 15.
- Applications for fall are due April 1.
- Please submit transcripts for all university work completed, even if your degree is still in progress. For example, if you are a Master's student in Spain, you must submit your bachelor's transcripts and the most up-to-date transcripts for your master's coursework.
- Your written statement should be brief (1-2 pages).
- While it is important to have general research interests in mind when you apply, you do not have to know the specific topic of your thesis.
- Once your application materials are received, you may be selected for a brief Skype interview.
- You will identify a CU researcher to supervise your thesis work after you have been accepted to the program.