Summer Research Program for International Students
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ShanghaiTech invites outstanding undergraduate students from partner institutions to do summer research in ShanghaiTech faculty labs. This research-intensive program provides a unique opportunity for international students to gain first-hand experience of doing research in a newly-established Chinese university while enjoying exploring vibrant Shanghai. The 2018 program runs from June 25th for six weeks or eight weeks. ShanghaiTech’s Office of International Affairs collaborates with partner institutions to run the Summer Research Program. 
We offer two options of duration:
Six week program: 2018 June 25th to August 3rd
Eight week program: 2018 June 25th to August 17th


2018 Open Labs
The following labs are open to host international students: 2018 Open Labs


How to Apply

Please fill in the online application form and submit the following documents to the program coordinator of your home university:
1. resume
2. statement of purpose

3. one letter of commendation from a faculty

The program coordinator will then send the applicants list to ShanghaiTech.

§ You may be approached for Skype interview if ShanghaiTech faculty deem necessary. 

§ You will receive an acceptance letter via email. Your coordinator will also be informed.

§ You will have about one week to accept the offer. An official invitation letter for visa will be sent once you confirm your acceptance. 

§ Application deadline: April 1st, 2018

To be accepted to the International Summer Research Program you must meet the following criteria:

§ You should be a current undergraduate student enrolled at a ShanghaiTech partner university.

§ You should have finished at least one academic year at your home university.

§ GPA at least 3.0 


Visa requirement
All participating students are required to apply for student visa from the Chinese consulate in your home country. For students who will be studying in China for less than 180 days, usually you will be given single-entry X2 visa. ShanghaiTech’s Office of International Affairs does accept request for assistance on visa matters for traveling outside China mainland during the program. 

During your stay in China, you are required to be covered by valid commercial insurance according to the government regulations.  Please consult with local travel agency or insurance dealer about the specific travel insurance to purchase.  The requirement of insurance coverage is:
-Free from Particular Average (FPA): no less than 1,500USD.
-Medical Insurance against Personal Accident: no less than 1,500USD.
-Hospitalization Medical Insurance: no less than 6,000USD.

Fees, Accommodation and Other Information

Program Fee
For 2018 Summer Research Program, the program fee is waived for students from partner universities.


§ Summer Research Program students will be accommodated in on-campus undergraduate dormitories.

§ Housing will be allocated by Office of General Services on a random basis. In most instances, you will share a room with one or two other students.

§ All our dormitory buildings are air-conditioned. In each building, there are common rooms on the first floor and a public laundry room. Inside each room, there is a small shower room and shared restrooms are in the corridor of each floor. There are no kitchen facilities inside the building, but microwave oven and refrigerator are provided for public use.  

§ Accommodation fee for six week program is 150USD, for eight week program is 200USD

On-Campus Dining
The university canteens serve Chinese and western food, three meals a day. Meals can be purchased using rechargeable campus card. 

Cancellation and Refund
If you wish to withdraw from the program, please inform the contact person of Office of International Affairs before June 18th (inclusive).  

Cultural Tour
Office of International Affairs will organize a free cultural tour to a heritage town near Shanghai. All program participants are welcome to join. 

Certificate of Completion
Participating students who successfully complete the program will be given a certificate of completion from ShanghaiTech University.


Contact person:
Ms. XIAO Yin, Office of International Affairs,