Future Scientist Summer Research Scholarship 2024 in Hefei China

2024 Future Scientist Exchange Program (FuSEP) Summer Research Program at USTC

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) proudly announces its 2024 Future Scientist Exchange Program (FuSEP) Summer Research Program, set in the heart of Hefei, China. This initiative is a beacon for burgeoning scientists and researchers from across the globe, offering a unique blend of academic rigor and cultural immersion. Here’s everything you need to know to be part of this transformative experience.

USTC Future Scientist Summer Research Program Overview

FuSEP is more than a program; it’s a global scientific conclave designed to foster collaboration and innovation among the next generation of scientists. Under the theme “Science and Technology toward a Shared Future,” participants will embark on an interdisciplinary journey, exploring cutting-edge research and exchanging ideas to tackle pressing global challenges.


  • Undergraduates: July 1 – August 25, 2024 (4-8 weeks, with a 4-week minimum)
  • Graduates: July 1 – July 30, 2024 (1 month)

Who Should Apply?

If your academic pursuits lie in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or Earth and Space Sciences, and you’re seeking a summer filled with growth and exploration, FuSEP is your call to adventure.

Cost of Program and Scholarship Sponsorship

The cost of the 2024 FuSEP Summer Research Program varies by academic level: undergraduates and master’s students pay 2,100 RMB (≈304 USD) per month, while PhD students pay 2,600 RMB (≈377 USD) per month. Accommodation in the international student dormitory ranges from 500 to 1,000 RMB (≈73—146 USD) per month, depending on room type and size, and insurance costs 160 RMB (≈23 USD) per month. After admission, a non-refundable pre-registration fee of 500 RMB (≈73 USD) is required, with the balance due upon arrival.

USTC offers three levels of fellowships to exceptional students: Level A includes a tuition waiver, comprehensive medical insurance, free university dormitory accommodation, and a monthly stipend (2,500 RMB for Bachelor’s, 3,000 RMB for Master’s, and 3,500 RMB for PhD students). Level B offers a tuition waiver, comprehensive medical insurance, and free university dormitory accommodation without a stipend. Level C provides a tuition waiver only, assisting with the basic cost of the program whereas following common benefits will also be given:

  • Waiver of tuition and registration fees
  • USTC Fellowship for outstanding participants, covering travel, insurance, and accommodation
  • Certificate of Participation and Performance Evaluation
  • Priority for future degree program applications at USTC

Research Projects Selection

Participants will join USTC’s research teams, led by esteemed faculty, focusing on a myriad of scientific endeavors and you can find those potential research projects here.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current full-time enrollment at your home institution
  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate studies by Summer 2024 in the relevant field
  • A minimum CGPA of ‘B’ or above
  • Proficiency in English

Application Deadline: April 14, 2024

As per the official notice of USTC Research internship for 2024 summers please submit your online application here and prepare to submit your official transcript, resume, one recommendation letter, and your passport data page (if a visa is required).

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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