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 9 successful cycles of training and recruitment, about 25% of CSST summer students have enrolled in UCLA PhD programs.
The CSST Summer Program is a UCLA PhD recruitment and research training program. Applicants who possess all of the following qualities are welcome to apply:
Strong interest in UCLA PhD career
Outstanding academic achievement
Research experience from any background
High English proficiency (TOEFL 79; IELTS 6.5)
Interest in interdisciplinary studies
Mature and independent personality
Deadline: 11/26/18 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
How to apply:
Students submit applications to CSST.
2019 CSST Online Application Link: https://r.csst.ucla.edu/register/csstregister.cfm.
Please see attached PDF for application requirements. There will be a non-refundable application fee of $80 per applicant.
Early Dec 2018: First-round Selection
CSST organizes admission committee to review all applications. Invitations will be sent to selected applicants for interview.
Late December 2018 to mid-January 2019: Interviews/Second-round Selection
CSST sends UCLA faculty members to major cities in China and interview second round applicants in-person.
Feb 2019: Final Decisions
CSST announces the admitted applicants for the 11th annual cohort of CSST Summer Program
CSST Program Website: http://csst.ucla.edu/