The Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Science and Engineering by UCLA and Peking University (PKU) is offering scholarships to UCLA students for the 2013 Summer Research Exchange at Peking University in Beijing, China.
Program dates: July 1, 2013 – September 6, 2013
The ten week program between July 1 and September 6 is designed for UCLA students to participate in advanced research in science and engineering while gaining valuable international experience during the summer period. Each student is required to work in a research lab fulltime with PKU faculty and graduate student mentors on research projects jointly designed by their advisors at PKU and UCLA. They also have the opportunity to take 4-hour Chinese classes every week and to participate in various sightseeing tours in and around Beijing during weekends.
Number of Awards
JRI anticipates awarding up to 12 students.
For undergraduate students, funding will include
For graduate students, funding will include
The scholarships will be dispersed in two installments, half in spring quarter, half at mid-way through summer quarter. Airfare reimbursement will be disbursed after return to U.S. Selected students must arrange for airfare, visa, and other miscellaneous travel costs in advance of the program.
Program dates (subject to change)
JANUARY 2 – WINTER QUARTER BEGINS
MARCH 22 – WINTER QUARTER ENDS
MARCH 27 – SPRING QUARTER BEGINS
JUNE 14 – SPRING QUARTER ENDS
Students may be eligible for Independent Research course credits upon completion of the program.
Applications will be accepted online at http://apply.international.ucla.edu/?ii, JRI Summer Research Application 2013, with the following:
All materials must be uploaded to the online application site by 11:59pm February 26 2013.
Applications will be reviewed by a JRI faculty committee and students notified of decisions by March 1.
Students will stay together in safe and comfortable lodging convenient to campus, either in PKU dormitories, or a hotel. At minimum, lodging will consist of standard double rooms with private bathroom. Amenities will include TV, air conditioning, and internet.
There will be two pre-departure information sessions, and Chinese languages courses to be arranged for the Spring Quarter.
All participants should book tickets on the same flight, either out of Los Angeles or San Fransico.
Visa for China
Once a flight is booked, students will arrange their own visa, including costs, through the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, visa application material. Each student will procure an F visa for entrance into China for the purpose of studying, and have at least six months of remaining validity in passports. JRI will provide an admissions letter and proof of accommodation, which are required for F visa.
We look forward to your application!
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Published: Monday, December 17, 2012
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