A major issue for students is the funding of their stay in Boston. There is no tuitition fee for the program, and research costs as well as flights to the US and back are fully covered by Prof. Cheng’s laboratory. Yet, life in Boston is expensive and students are required to cover their living costs self-sufficiently. We strongly recommend and support applications for stipends and research / travel grants.
The majority of students who have participated in the exchange program thus far received financial support by outside institutions. They either successfully applied for research scholarships or travel grants of several non-profit organizations (e.g. Boehringer-Ingelheim Fonds) or they already held scholarships of organizations such as the German National Academic Foundation.
We cannot guarantee that every student will receive financial support. We therefore recommend considering arising costs carefully.