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Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (For incoming students)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has established the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) to allow undergraduate students from its overseas and non-Chinese partner universities to undertake a short-term research attachment at CUHK during the summer.

SURP is designed to enable students from all academic disciplines to develop research skills and knowledge in a chosen area of research, as well as prepare for postgraduate studies. Through participating in SURP, incoming students will spend approximately eight to ten weeks at CUHK to conduct research project under the supervision of a host supervisor.


ELIGIBILITY

a. Applicants must be registered full-time undergraduate students. Applicants who are undertaking a four-year programme should normally have completed three years of study / who are undertaking a three-year programme should normally have completed two years of study prior to participating in the programme.

b. Applicants must be in good academic standing and their applications must be supported by a host supervisor at CUHK.

c. Applicants should provide a copy of his/her latest academic transcript and one support letter from a professor at the home institution.


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

In the summer of 2014, CUHK will receive up to 60 undergraduate students for the programme. Though the programme is open to application by students from the CUHK's overseas and non-Chinese partner universities, admission rests with the host supervisors at CUHK.


PROGRAMME DATES

SURP will take place from 9 June to 15 August 2014 for approximately eight to ten weeks.


COURSE AND ACTIVITIES

CUHK's Office of Academic Links (OAL) will register the selected students in a 3-credit IASP 4091 course entitled "Independent Research on International Studies II" to carry out a project under the supervision of a host supervisor. Students' participation in the programme will be evaluated and a transcript will be issued to their home institution upon successful completion of the programme. Final decision on credit transfer will be determined by the home institution. Selected students will have the opportunities to join orientation and cultural activities organized by OAL.


HOUSING ARRANGEMENT

CUHK will endeavor to place selected students in university-sponsored housing whenever possible. However, when such housing is not available, OAL will provide the students with reasonable alternatives, and will assist students as necessary. The students will be responsible for the housing cost, whether it will be on or off campus.


FEES

No tuition will be charged to the students. They will be responsible for making their own international and domestic travel arrangements and associated costs, as well as for expenses involving housing, meals, local transportation, personal expenses, passport, visa applications, travel and medical insurance, and all other general living expenses. The fee structure of SURP 2014 is given below:

Item Amount
Administrative fee The administrative fee (US$120) is inclusive of the following:
- A student visa to Hong Kong
- Student orientation
- Welcoming and farewell receptions
Accommodation at CUHK for 10 weeks
(9 June to 15 August 2014)

US$1,300 (Subject to final confirmation by end of March 2014)

HK$1,000 Deposit (refundable)

Caution money HK$450 (refundable)

 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION

A list of project topics and host supervisors is now available. Applicants are required to complete an online application form and provide his/her latest transcript, as well as one support letter from a professor at the home institution in the application. Application must be submitted online on or before 3 February 2014.

All proposals received will be reviewed and selected by CUHK professors. Review of proposals and final approval on admission will be determined by faculty members.

Click on the following links to view the list of project topics and host supervisors in each of the faculties at CUHK:

- Faculty of Arts

- Faculty of Business Administration

- Faculty of Education

- Faculty of Engineering

- Faculty of Law

- Faculty of Medicine

- Faculty of Science

- Faculty of Social Science

Click here to submit an application to SURP 2014.

*Reminder: Before you complete the online application form of SURP, please have the following documents (in PDF format) ready for submission: (a) a copy of your latest academic transcript and (b) a letter from a professor at your home institution in support of your application to SURP.

 

TIMELINE OF SURP 2014

Month

Event

1 Nov 2013

CUHK to call for student application and announce project topics and supervisors.

3 Feb 2014

Deadline for student application.

28 Feb 2014

CUHK to announce application results to students.

9 Jun - 15 Aug 2014

SURP


 

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Audrey Chung, Programme Officer, Office of Academic Links of CUHK by email at audreyc@cuhk.edu.hk.

Item

Amount

Administrative fee

The administrative fee (US$120) is inclusive of the following:

-       A student visa to Hong Kong

-       Student orientation

-       Welcoming and farewell receptions

Accommodation at CUHK for 10 weeks
(
9 June to 15 August 2014)

US$1,300 (Subject to final confirmation by end of March 2014)

 

HK$1,000 Deposit (refundable)

Caution money

HK$450 (refundable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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