TSINGHUA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
An international research experience
Participate in research with faculty on-campus for a summer at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Gain exposure to China and Chinese culture with opportunities to learn more about the country, culture and research approaches.
This is a highly selective undergraduate research program, with a limit on the number of students selected to participate.If chosen to participate in the program, you are expected to be flexible, adaptable, committed to academics, and able to appreciate the unique differences of cultures in China. If selected, you will serve as an ambassador of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Benefits of Research Abroad
Conduct research at Tsinghua University
Matched with a current Tsinghua faculty member
Partner with a Tsinghua student
Explore Chinese culture through immersive experiences
Gain a more global perspective of engineering
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
Selection: Mid January 2021
Program: 6 weeks, June – July 2021
Current USC copy of your STARS report, supplemented by a list of any recently completed courses not yet posted
One recommendation letter from USC faculty indicating why they are supporting you to conduct research in China
Statement of your interests in doing research over the summer in China
Information on research you have been involved with to-date either on campus or through other program
Copy of your most recent resume
Please note: You must be a Viterbi student at time of application and at the start of the program to be eligible. The University is currently reviewing how it will proceed with international programs for summer 2021 given the current situation with COVID-19. This trip is dependent on university guidelines. Viterbi and the university both reserve the right to postpone or cancel this program.
Applications for Summer 2021 are due December 15, 2020
Visa Cost Reimbursement
6-7Weeks over the summer
Welcome Reception & Campus Tour
$7,000Stipend for airfare, housing, and living expenses
On-Campus, Dormitory-Style Accommodations
30Hours per week in research lab
This program did not only provide a lot of academic and professional development, but also personal development.
These six weeks at Tsinghua University and Beijing have widened my horizons and worldview.
The best part of my experience this summer was the chance to immerse myself in a new culture.
My research experience at Tsinghua was a growth-stimulating experience not only intellectually, but also culturally, and even at times emotionally.