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RIT Global

Program Eligibility:

  • Graduated from an accredited high school by July 1, 2021, with the following:
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (or equivalent if international student)
  • Successful completion of two lab science classes (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) with grades of B or higher.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency (for international, non-native English speakers)

Application Process:

  • Students will apply through the RIT Compass (application system).
  • The application includes an essay on what citizenship and science mean to you (maximum 500 words) and a short statement on your research project interests. Once you submit your application you will be contacted for a short interview.
  • Application deadline is June 30, 2021
  • You will be notified of your acceptance on a rolling basis.

To Apply

You will need to register as a user of the RIT Compass (application system) and then complete the application for the Research for Science & Citizenship at RIT in Europe.

You'll first need to register and create your user account:

1) Go the Research for Science & Citizenship program page in the Compass.  Click on the tab labeled “Register” at top of the page. Complete all required fields and click "Submit Registration". Don't forget to write down the email and password you used to create your account - you will need that information to login in the future.
2) After submitting your registration, you will be directed to another login page. On the bottom right under “If you’re not an RIT student, please log in using your full email” enter the email and password you just used to create your account and log in.

After you create a user account, complete your application:

Complete all fields of application. Save and continue at bottom of each page to earn a green checkmark for that section. On the last page click "Save and Submit" - this will submit your application for review.
Click on the Profile tab at the top and complete all fields including adding your Passport and Emergency contact info.

Additional instructions for registering in the RIT Compass and submitting your application: