Arcadia STEM Summer Research program in Brisbane: Australia

Arcadia will not be running its  STEM Summer Research program in Brisbane  program for Summer 2021.  Please check back in 2022!  Program information is provided here as a reference for future years.
The Arcadia STEM Summer Research program in Brisbane provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to conduct research for 6 weeks in Australia. Students are able to tackle a dynamic research project at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Application requirements:

  • Pitt student in good academic and behavioral standing
  • Must be studying in your second year or higher at the time of application
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay system. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.
Questions about Funding study abroad?  Check out the Study Abroad’s funding search page and note that SSoE has funding specifically for Pitt engineering students.
Arcadia Abroad is offering you a $500 scholarship to be applied to your program fee if you submit your application for a Fall 2021 program with Arcadia Abroad by February 1, 2021! Check out more information here

Academic Description: 
Students earned 6 credits for participating in the program during the summer. The credits are directly related to your research project. It is suggested that you contact your department faculty director to find out how the courses could count for your requirements. All research is conducted in English. Students have the opportunity to choose their research projects. The full list of projects are typically available in mid to late November. Past research areas include: Microbial Biodiscovery Biological Sciences Computer Simulations in Drug Design Chemical and Molecular Bioscience Environmental Engineering Peptide and Amino Acid Classification The academic framework for the program can be found on their website.
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Application Instructions: 

You should first apply to Pitt's online application on this website, we then suggest you start your application on the Arcadia website here. The deadline for Arcadia is typically late Feb. 

SAO Staff: 

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