Date: 3 July – 4 August, 2023


Program: The Summer Research Program targets for outstanding end of year 3 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research postgraduate study in the School of Science at HKUST. The program allows participants to experience the research life and to work with faculty mentors in our School to carry out research project in an interactive environment.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in science and related programs, who have completed 3 years of studies (of a 4-year bachelor program) and have attained a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 (or 80%) or higher.

Housing and allowances: The Program will provide participants a stipend of around HK$10,000 to defray the local expenses, such as meals, on-campus student hostel (2-3 persons per room), insurance and 1-credit tuition fee. To enroll in this Summer Research Program, participants need to pay the summer internship application fee, insurance, visa fee and 1-credit tuition fee in advance (around HK$3,300 in total). Participants also need to apply for a visa (may take 10-12 weeks) and take care of their own transportation costs both to Hong Kong and back home.

Application Procedures:

  1. Fill in the Summer Research Program Application Form and send it together with your academic transcript and resume (if available) to the relevant department:

    Department of Chemistry:
    Department of Physics: Please submit online application to the department directly
    Department of Ocean Science:
    Division of Life Science: Please submit online application to the division directly
    Department of Mathematics: Please submit online application to the department directly

  2. Seek consensus from amongst our professors to accept you as a visiting intern.

    Review on applications will be conducted by the individual Division/Department. Successful applicants will be notified by the department as soon as the application is closed. After receiving Division/Department’s confirmation:

  3. (For successful applicants only) Submit online Visiting Interns application to Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office (

Application deadline: 17 March, 2023 .