MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Options: International UROP (IROP) - Summer 2014 MIT-HKUST Undergraduate Research Exchange

The MIT Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) is offering a research exchange program for summer 2014 through a collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This exchange aims to enhance and broaden students' undergraduate experiences, provide opportunities to live in another culture, conduct research in a different academic/research environment, and help develop skills to better prepare for leadership roles in a global economy.

Up to 3 MIT students will be selected to conduct faculty-mentored research in the summer 2014 exchange. In return, MIT will host a similar number of students from HKUST.

Information for MIT Students

To apply to the HKUST exchange MIT students must submit the following materials to UROP staff in 7-104 by Friday, March 7, 2014:

HKUST will review the students nominated by MIT and approve, in its discretion, up to three students to conduct research at their school during the summer of 2014. MIT students will collaborate with their respective mentor at the host school to define and develop their project. At the conclusion of the summer, students may be required to submit a report to their mentor.

Summer Program: MIT students will have access to all privileges, activities, and facilities enjoyed by HKUST students.

Information for HKUST Students

MIT will invite up to three of the nominated students from HKUST to conduct research at MIT during summer 2014. Interested HKUST students should be in contact with the HKUST UROP Office for more information on the program and how to apply.

Arrangements for HKUST students at MIT:

Summer program: Visiting students will have the same access and privileges enjoyed by MIT students on the campus.

Additional Information

Be sure to review UROP Travel Forms and associated Travel Guidelines