Welcoming the spirit of global exploration, the GLOBE Discovery Scholarship, generously sponsored by the College of Engineering at Berkeley, is dedicated to providing financial support for Berkeley Engineering students pursuing internships outside the United States.
This scholarship is a catalyst for aspiring engineers eager to delve into international experiences, perfectly aligned with the College’s mission of cultivating future engineers equipped with a global vision.
By offering financial assistance to students to intern abroad, and inviting their cross-cultural experience back to our college, our goal is to nurture a globally-minded engineering community, initiate a global engineering landscape and bridge the gap between academic excellence and real-world exposure for future engineers.
As we prepare to open the application portal in February, students are encouraged to seize opportunities from our Internships & Study Abroad and outside resources.
The GLOBE Discovery Scholarship is more than financial support; it’s a pathway to global competence, an investment in the future of engineering, and an opportunity for students to architect change in an ever-evolving world.
For more information about the program details, please download the slides here:
Who is eligible to apply?
- College of Engineering
- Undergraduate Student
- Summer International Internship
When should I apply?
The application is on a rolling basis, fill out the initial intent form below to be considered for the scholarship.
If you passed the first round of the selection, you will be contacted for more information.
What are the program requirements?
- Internship confirmation letter
- Recommendation letter from a UCB professor/instructor
- Budget plan
- Signed agreement
The application process will involve an initial indication of intent through a Google form application with a follow-up full proposal. Funding amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis after submission of the final proposal. Priority will be given to students on financial aid, students who have never traveled abroad, and those students considering an internship in a country and culture with which they are not familiar.
The application will be on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible.
Eric He, Nuclear Engineering, Japan
Eric He, a Globe Ambassador and Junior studying Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, received the GLOBE Discovery Scholarship during a research internship at the University of Tokyo. During his internship, Eric delved into Japan’s energy challenges, particularly its reliance on nuclear power and the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster…
We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. GLOBE Center staff are happy to assist with thinking through internship and study options and, where possible, with outreach to contacts in target countries. Drop us an email or stop by the office if you have any questions!