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Summer Program

The 2017 CSST Summer Program application is now open. Please Click here to download the program announcement for application details.

Link to the online application:

Application deadline: 11:59pm (midnight), November 7th 2016 (Beijing/Tokyo time).

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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 6 successful cycles of training and recruitment, about 27.4% 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 Viedos (Youtube)

2014 CSST Breakfast Event Viedos (Youtube)

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We welcome UCLA faculty interested in hosting CSST summer students, for further information contact us at