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Chinese University of Hong Kong - Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP)

Please apply to Go Global for nomination by February 18, 2018

About the program

Program dates: The program runs for 8-10 weeks from mid-June to mid-August. 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top universities in Hong Kong and its reputation is growing throughout Asia and the world.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has established the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) to allow undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to develop research skills and knowledge in a chosen area of research, as well as prepare for postgraduate studies. Students will complete research in an assigned topic under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member.

Visit the program website for more details on project topics and host supervisors.

Research Areas

Open to students in:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law

Eligibility and Prerequisites

  • Be a student in good standing in their 3rd or 4th year in any Faculty (students graduating in May are welcome to apply).
  • Meet the standard Go Global eligibility criteria.
  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website.


All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 


On-campus housing is provided for all successful SURP participants. For complete application information, please check the CUHK website.

Program Costs and Fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program, including program fees

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project list or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in.

2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online through our Gateway application. Students can apply to up to 3 programs on one application and are asked to submit a brief statement of interest.

3. Go Global will update your online application within 2 weeks of submission with detailed instructions on how to submit your partner application and your UBC transcript.

4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents for Chinese University of Hong Kong prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partenr application:

  • Letter of recommendation from an academic staff (a professor/lecturer) at the home institution
  • Latest academic transcript - Go Global will upload your transcript onto Gateway. You are responsible for obtaining transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions that you have attended prior to UBC.
  • Copy of the identification/particulars page of your passport.

Once you receive notification from the partner institution, please forward it to go.global@ubc.ca for confirmation.

Go Global Fee and Withdrawal Policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

You will receive a $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at International house (Vancouver). 

If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.


Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

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