Summer Program

The 2018 CSST Summer Program application is closed. We are not taking any more applications after the deadline (11/06/2017).

We received over 750 applications to the 2018 program (a record high!). We are in the review process and will announce the interview roster by the end of November. About 350 applicants will be selected for interview. 


The CSST office administers the CSST Summer Program which brings outstanding third year undergraduate students, interested in PhD studies, nominated by top-tier universities in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Japan, to conduct 10 week intensive research training with UCLA faculty mentors. This 10-week program offers emerging scholars premier research training in a cutting edge scientific environment that fosters cross-disciplinary collaborations. After 9 successful cycles of training and recruitment, about 25% of CSST summer students have enrolled in UCLA PhD programs.

Our current P.R.C. partners (20)

Beijing Institute of Technology
Dalian University of Technology
Fudan University
Harbin Institute of Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jilin University
Nanjing University
Nankai University
Peking University
Shandong University
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Sichuan University
Sun Yat-sen University
Tongji University
Tsinghua University
University of Science and Technology of China
Wuhan University
Xiamen University
Xian Jiaotong University
Zhejiang University

Our current partners from Japan (1)

Waseda University

Other information

Events – calendar of events
Faculty Mentor Search – finding a faculty mentor

Program Highlights

2013 CSST Breakfast Event Videos (Youtube)
2014 CSST Breakfast Event Videos (Youtube)

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