CUHK- Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Research

For summer 2021, CUHK will run a virtual only research program. More program details should be available from CUHK at the end of January or mid-February.  Please reach out to Alicia Olalde, program manager for this program is you are interested in the virtual option.  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Research Programme provides students with the opportunity to conduct research for 8 weeks in Hong Kong. Students are able to choose from a variety of research topics.
Application requirements:

  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Must be studying in your second year or higher at the time of application
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA 
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Costs for the program can be found on the school's website. Funding through the Swanson School of Engineering might be possible, please watch for research and internship funding information to be sent out to all students via email. 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.

Academic Description: 
Students are eligible to earn 3 credits for their research at CUHK upon successful completion of the program. If you are seeking academic credit to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh, please consult with your academic advisor. Keep in mind if you want to get academic credit at Pitt additional tuition cost and fees will apply. You must alert Engineering International Programs prior to departure if you plan to transfer credit.
Application Instructions: 

Students must complete BOTH the Pitt application AND CUHK application by stated deadlines.  Please apply to Pitt's application via this portal per our deadline.   You should at the same time, also complete the seperate CUHK's SURP program application am here. CUKH's application deadline is typically late Feb.  Please check the CUHK website for details.  

SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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