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Non-degree
Research Internship Program

I. Introduction

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) research internship program provides the opportunity for graduate students or 3rd/4th grade undergraduate students to participate in research projects to gain valuable experience on a variety of cutting-edge research at USTC.

II. Program Benefits

● Enhance research capability in state-of-the-art labs under the guidance of professors at USTC

● Have a competitive edge in application for Master’s , Ph.D. and post-doctoral programs at USTC by developing relationships with faculty and students

●  Apply for free Chinese language and culture class to learn basic Chinese language and explore unique Hui culture

III. Application Deadline

Applicants need to complete application procedures online at least three months  before your expected entry date to USTC.

IV. Internship Duration

min. 1 month,  max. 1 year

V. Cost

● Tuition :2,600 RMB(≈395USD) per month(undergraduate student or master student);                          3,000  RMB(≈455USD) per month(PhD student)       

● International student dormitory: 500-1,000RMB(≈75—150USD) per month depending on room type and size

● Insurance: 160 RMB(≈24USD) per month

Payment: After the admission is confirmed, we will inform the admitted applicants to pay the pre-registration fee of 500RMB(≈75USD) through online payment, and send them the admission materials. Students should pay the remaining fees in RMB cash or by card when they arrive at the school on the day of registration.

Refund: The pre-registration fee is non-refundable. After registration, all fees are non-refundable.

VI. Scholarship

USTC offers limited scholarships to outstanding students. All applicants will be evaluated.

USTC Fellowship

Level A

1. tuition waiver

2. comprehensive medical insurance 

3. free university dormitory

4. stipend: 2,500RMB(≈380USD) / month (Bachelor)

                  3,000RMB (≈460USD) / month (Master)

                  3,500RMB (≈535USD) / month (PhD)


Level B

1. tuition waiver

2. comprehensive medical insurance 

3. free university dormitory


Level C

tuition waiver


VII. Eligibility

1. Non-Chinese citizens with a foreign passport

2. Between 18-50 years old

3. In good health

4. High school diploma or above

5. No criminal record

6. Good command of English

VIII. Application procedure

1. Applicants need to complete application procedures online at least three months before your expected entry date to USTC.

Supervisors’ profiles:http://ic.ustc.edu.cn/en/v7info.php?Nav_x=77

Websites of schools: http://en.ustc.edu.cn/Schools.htm

2. Click online application

3. Register, choose Non-degree program−−>Research Internship, complete the  application form, upload the documents (fields marked with asterisk are required), submit the application.

IX. Visa, Insurance, Food and Accommodation

1. Visa

The admitted students should submit the Visa Application Form (JW202) and the admission notice to the Chinese Embassy or consulate to apply for a Chinese  Student Visa. Students must enter the country with a Student Visa and ensure that he Visa is valid during their stay in China.

2. Insurance

International students are required to purchase insurance in accordance with state regulations and school policies. Students pay the insurance fee, and USTC is responsible for purchasing the insurance.

3. Accommodation

Student dormitories on campus are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. If on-campus accommodation is full, students are required to find off-campus accommodation on their own. International students who live off campus shall register with the local police station in time. Full address and telephone number of the residence must be submitted at the time of registration.

X. Contact us 

Ms. RAN Yi

International College

University of Science and Technology of China

96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 China

Tel: +86-551-63602848

E-mail: visiting@ustc.edu.cn