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Henry KIM
University of California, Berkeley, US
SURP 2017
“This attachment has totally changed my view on lab research. I have my first encounter with eastern and western integrative medicine, and have really enjoyed seeing how the research gets applied into clinical practice.”
Konstantina ZARIOU
University of Sussex, UK
SURP 2017
“My supervisor is extremely helpful and supportive of our ideas. SURP has expanded my academic knowledge and facilitated my career development.”

Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP)


Summer Research@CUHK

The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) provides an opportunity for international undergraduate students to undertake research attachments for eight weeks at CUHK during the summer. Students will conduct research under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member and earn three credits upon successful completion of the programme.


80+ research topics

80 students

Sign up for an unforgettable summer research experience!

  • 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
  • Experience postgraduate studies first hand
  • Establish professional networks for future career
  • Spend the summer in the vibrant Asia’s World City Hong Kong
  • Immerse in the local culture through activities and excursions
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing to live with other local and international students
Sailing around Hong Kong Outlying Islands

Begin your summer research adventure here.

Eligibility Number of Participants
Full-time senior undergraduate students currently registered at an overseas and non-Chinese university with good academic standing.


Up to 80 undergraduate students will be hosted. Admission rests with the CUHK host supervisors.


Programme Dates Credits
SURP will take place during 24 June–19 August 2018 for eight weeks.


Students will be registered in a 3-credit course titled ‘Independent Research on International Studies II’ to conduct a research project. A transcript will be issued to their home institution upon successful completion. Final decision on credit transfer will be determined by the home institution.


Research Topics Language
Some 80 research topics are offered by CUHK host supervisors. Please visit HERE for more information.


Research work and reports will be conducted in English. However, different projects may have different language requirements as set out by the supervisors.
Activities  Housing
Participants will be immersed in the local culture through a series of orientation and cultural activities, including research talk and meeting with emerging entrepreneurs.


On-campus housing will be arranged on a shared room basis.


Please click onto the tab below for the details of the programme timeline.

Month Event
Dec 2017 Open for Applications – Now Open!
28 Feb 2018 Application Deadline
Mid-Apr 2018 Announce Application Results
24 Jun 2018 Arrive in Hong Kong (Hostel Check-In)
25 Jun 2018 Orientation
Jun – Aug 2018 Cultural Tours
Jun – Aug 2018 Research Talk
Aug 2018 Poster Sharing Session
19 Aug 2018 Hostel Check-Out

Watch the video to find out what past host supervisors and participants say about the programme!

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