Undergraduate Summer Research Internship


The Faculty Undergraduate Summer Research Internship programme is launched to offer CUHK engineering undergraduate students with funding support to undertake a research project under the supervision of professors in summer. The objectives are to give students exposure to research environment, and grooms them for graduate studies and overseas summer research schemes.

The Scheme
  1. Non-final year undergraduate students with a CGPA of 3.3 or above are eligible​.
  2. Students who are planning and/or is going to participate summer programmes or take summer courses overseas ​for more than three weeks accumulatively or need to take more than three weeks of accumulated leave are not eligible for the internship programme.​
  3. The scheme is for undergraduate students with research interest to join on the voluntary basis, and it is currently a non-credit bearing program.
  4. The student will need to approach a professor in the Faculty (in any department) ​to be his/her supervisor based on the proposed project title the professor provided.
  5. The student will need to write a 1-page proposal about the research problem and research objective, after discussing his/her research ideas with the supervising professors.
  6. It is expected that​ the student will be attached to a professor/research lab. The prior approval/agreement of which should be obtained by the students.
  7. There will be a compulsory​ poster presentation at the end of the summer for students to present their research results. Awards will be given to the top 10% projects assessed by a committee.

Research Grant

A research grant of HK$10,000 will be awarded to each student for him/her to work on an approved project/problem for 3 summer months between June-August, upon completion of the research project with earnest effort well recognized by the supervising professor.


To apply for an internship, please download the Application Form (Word format), and take the following steps:

1.  approach a professor from the project title list to identify the research you propose to work on;

2.  write a 1-page research proposal in the Application Form about the problem you will study, and what you hope to accomplish;

3. get the professor you consulted to agree to supervise you and sign the form;

4. upload the Application Form with endorsed research proposal (PDF format);

5. input the required fields and submit your application​​ online.

The application deadline is 24 April 2020.