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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 01/06/2019 01/06/2019 23/06/2019 18/08/2019
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
Study level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Program type: Global Work
About your Experience

** Please apply directly to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) by 28 February 2019 **

** Only students who have been accepted by CUHK should proceed with their registration here. The registration form on Mobi will be opened until 1 June 2019. **

The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) provides an opportunity for international undergraduate students to join a world-class research team and work alongside leading experts in the field for eight weeks. Students will have to opportunity to conduct research in one of 70+ research topics under the supervision of a CUHK supervisor. Projects are available under the following faculties:
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Research Institutes
Program highlights:
  • Develop research skills and knowledge in a specific area of interest
  • Join a world-class research team and work alongside leading experts in the field
  • Establish professional networks for future career
  • Immerse in the local culture through a series of orientation and cultural activities, including research talk and meeting with emerging entrepreneurs
This program will run during the Winter term for eight weeks from 23 June 2019 to 18 August 2019

For more information about this program, please refer to the SURP's website.

  • Enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program at RMIT.
  • Completed at least two years of the program with good academic standing
  • Meet the specific skills required by the supervisor.
Academic Credit
All SURP participants will be registered in a 3-credit CUHK course titled ‘Independent Research on International Studies II’. A grade and a transcript will be issued upon successful completion of the programme.

If you'd like to receive academic credit for this program, please contact your school/program coordinator. Students who have been approved for credit must complete a study plan.

Program Cost
No tuition fee will be charged. Students will be responsible for the costs of their own international and domestic travel, as well as other living expenses such as off-campus housing, meals, local transportation, and travel and medical insurance.

Additional costs to consider:
 Item  Amount in HK Dollars (Approx AUD)
 Administration & Activities Fee  HK$1,800 ($AUD 330)
 On-Campus Accommodation Fee (Optional)  HK$7,650 ($AUD 1,400)
 Refundable Hostel Deposit  HK$1,000 ($AUD 180)
 Refundable Caution Money  HK$450 ($AUD 80)

  • All fees paid are non-refundable unless otherwise specified.
  • The administration fee covers programme activities and visa application fees. The visa fee of HK$530 will be waived for Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card holders.
  • All students will be required to pay the administration fee through the online application system upon confirmation of registration.
  • Meals are not included in the accommodation fee.
Travel Insurance
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Application Process
  1. Submit an online application directly to SURP CUHK by 28 February 2019. You will need to submit the following:
    • Recent letter of recommendation from an academic staff (a professor/lecturer) at the home institution dated within six months at the time of application
    • Latest academic transcript
    • Copy of your passport identification page
  2. Students will be notified of an application outcome by April 2019.
  3. Successful applicants register with the Global Experience Office on Mobi through this program by 1 June 2019.
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

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