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Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP)

Application and Timeline

Applicants should submit the online application by 28 February 2023 with the following documents:

  • Recent letter of recommendation from an academic staff (a professor/lecturer) at the home institution dated within six months from the time of application
  • Latest academic transcript
  • Copy of the identification/particulars page of the applicant’s passport
  • Copy of proof of English proficiency (Only for students coming from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction)

Test scores achieved in the following English Language Tests will be accepted as the proof of English proficiency. For more information, please refer to the language requirement for exchange students.

English Language Tests Required Score
‒      Paper-Based 530
‒      Computer-Based 197
‒      Internet-Based 71
IELTS (Academic) 6

  • Copy of the Hong Kong Identity Card (Only for HKID Card holders)


1) Students from the University of California System should apply to UCEAP in addition to SURP. For details, please click here.

2) Students who have a Permanent HKID Card do not need to apply for a student visa for their studies at CUHK. If you are a Permanent HKID Card holder, please upload a photocopy of your HKID card in the online application form.

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

Month Event
Dec 2022 Open for Applications
28 Feb 2023 Application Deadline
Apr 2023 Result Announcement
24 – 25 Jun 2023 Arrival in Hong Kong (Hostel Check-In)
26 Jun 2023 Orientation
Jun – Aug 2023 Cultural Tours, Research Talk & Social Activities
Aug 2023 Poster Presentation Session
19 Aug 2023 Last Day of Hostel Check-Out