2024 FuSEP Summer Research Program

July 1st to August 25th
Hefei, China
Summer research

Program Introduction

Future Scientist Exchange Program (FuSEP) is a pack of incoming programs initiated by USTC to bring excellent young scientists worldwide together to exchange ideas for solutions to present world challenges through science and technology. Focusing on Science and Technology toward a Shared Future, the 2024 FuSEP Summer Student Program gathers the best minds in interdisciplinary research at USTC and will lead you through an incredible tour of science and technology without borders. It will provide an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning, and hands-on research experience, with an unforgettable summer experience. Selected students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment to communicate, work, and learn from each other.

Are you currently studying in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Earth and Space Sciences? Are you looking for a training period during this summer? If so, this could be the opportunity for you: apply now for the 2024 FuSEP Summer Research Program

Research Projects and Activities

Take part in the USTC FuSEP Summer Research Program. Over a period of 4-8 weeks, students will work on scientific research projects in experimental teams supervised by USTC professors. A short report on their work and project at USTC will be expected at the end of their stay. Click HERE to find out a research group you may be interested.

Fields of Study: Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics*, Engineering*, and Computer Science*

During this unique and exciting time, you can attend a series of lectures specially prepared for you where experts and scientists share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences. Visits to the national laboratories and large scientific research facilities, as well as workshops and cultural events, are also key features of the program. A detailed schedule of lectures and cultural events will be specified and announced later. Please check the Past Events for reference

Program Duration

For undergraduates, July 1st to August 25th, flexible duration (4-8 weeks), minimum 4-week commitment

For graduates, July 1st to July 30th, 1 month


  • Remain full-time registered as a student at your home university during your stay at USTC
  • Undergraduates or graduates major in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant majors.
  • Should have completed at least two years of full-time undergraduate studies in the relevant major by the Summer of 2024.
  • Academic Excellence with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of ‘B’ or above
  • A good knowledge of English


  • Waived tuition and registration fees;
  • USTC Fellowship for excellent students which may include a travel grant, insurance, and local accommodation;
  • Certificate of Participation and Performance Evaluation;
  • International students who apply for degree programs in the future will be given priority for winning a sponsorship if they have obtained the certificate of the program


Application deadline extended to April 14th, 2024

You will need to fill out the online application form (click APPLY NOW) and upload the following documents to complete your application:

  • Official transcript
  • Resume
  • One recommendation letter
  • Passport Data Page if you need a visa to China

Please be sure all your documents have been submitted by the deadline.

Contact Information

If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

incoming@ustc.edu.cn (for undergraduates)
visiting@ustc.edu.cn (for graduates)

We are proud to announce our inaugural collaboration with Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, and Fudan University this year as we jointly organize the Global Research Immersion Program for Young Scientists (GRIPS) in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and computer science and technology. This groundbreaking initiative aims to provide young scientists with immersive research experiences and foster collaboration among top universities in China.