Summer Research Exchange: Southern University of Science and Technology

Located in the Nanshen district of Shenzhen, SUSTech, is a public university with the vision to excel in interdisciplinary research, to nurture innovative talents and to deliver new knowledge to the world. Comprised of 29 different academic programs, the university takes pride in offering an outstanding faculty trained globally to support academic research that has impact and value to our nation and the world.

Summer Research Credit

Arts & Science (St. George/UTM/UTSC) or Daniels: Students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. Students must have completed 3+ years of study before the exchange. 

Applied Science and Engineering: There are 2 options. Please indicate which option you are pursuing in the Study Plan section of the Learning Abroad application. (1) Students may pursue research on not-for-credit basis. Students will pay incidental fees but no tuition fee with this option. Students can apply the summer research hours towards their degree requirements. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. (2) Students may enroll in an APS299Y0 course while on exchange and obtain credit for this research experience. Please check with your department to see if you are eligible to enroll in APS299Y0. Students pay U of T tuition while on exchange.  

Research Projects: Please refer to the list of SUSTech Summer 2024 Research Projects.

Edibility3+ years, please check GPA requirements for each project.

Housing: Not guaranteed.

Funding: Students applying to Southern University of Science and Technology should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.

Application Requirements: Curriculum vitae (PDF format, listing publications if any), Official Transcript, One Letter of Recommendation. If you are interested in more than one project, prepare separate application documents for each project. Nominated students will be asked to upload the recommendation letter(s) directly to the host application portal. The estimated deadline for Recommendation letters is late December – early January. More information on the application steps will be provided to nominated students.

Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.


Country(ies): China
City: Shenzhen
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: 8-12 weeks, May-August
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Varies

Deadlines: Summer Deadline: December 4, 2023


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fees
Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Globalink Research Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Varies according to Research Project; UTSG, UTM and UTSC students must have 3+ years of studies completed