2024 Westlake University Short-Term Summer Programs Now Open to International Applicants

Westlake University is a renowned research institution in China, known for its innovative teaching and research methods. This summer, the university is offering a range of short-term summer programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, open to domestic and international students. These short-term programs, available across the university’s three schools, aim to provide a top-notch educational experience centered on interdisciplinary engagement, high quality, and research focus. All programs are conducted in English .

Each summer program offers you the chance to learn from peers worldwide, shaping your leadership potential and inspiring you to become future pioneers in your respective fields. Professors will provide you with guidance on studies and future planning, granting you a significant advantage and deeper understanding in your areas of focus. 

Also, hands-on learning opportunities provide valuable practical knowledge and experience, further enriching your educational journey. 

These summer programs expose you to real-world scenarios and methodologies, enhancing your understanding and preparing you for future challenges.

Detailed Information and Application Procedure About Each Program

• ‘Frontiers of Life Sciences’ International Undergraduate Summer Camp

The ‘Frontiers of Life Sciences’ International Undergraduate Summer Camp 2024, organized by School of Life Sciences, is a thrilling 2-week program uniting talented students worldwide to explore cutting-edge life science research.

Led by top professors from renowned universities, the program selects students based on their academic excellence and leadership potential, aiming to inspire future leaders in life sciences.

Academic Topics:
– Biophysics & Biochemistry
– Cell Biology
– Genetics & Developmental Biology
– Neurobiology
– Immunology & Microbiology
– Systems & Synthetic Biology
– Chemical Biology

Programs duration: July 23 – August 06, 2024 (15 days)

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by May 5th, 2024, at 24:00 (midnight), Beijing China time (CST).

Program fees & Expenses

The program is tuition-free. All meals and accommodation for event activities are provided. Westlake University will reimburse domestic students for second-class railway seats between domestic cities and economy class seats for international students. Materials required for visa applications will be provided by the program organizers.

How to Apply?

The 2024 summer camp is open to undergraduate students in their junior or senior year majoring in biology or life sciences related fields.

Eligible candidates will need to complete an online application form and attach any requested documents.

International Computer Science Summer School

The 2024 International Computer Science Summer School, organized by School of Engineering and partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society, invites renowned scholars in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science to interact with exceptional global students through lectures and discussions.

Academic Tracks:
– AI Fundamentals: machine learning, deep learning, data science;
– AI Core Applications: computer vision, natural language processing, speech processing, robotic learning and systems, data mining, visualization, XR;
– AI+ Cross-disciplinary: life science, biomedicine, and others.

Program duration: July 28 – August 11, 2024 (15 days)

Application Deadline: 

Applications must be submitted by May 15th, 2024, at 17:00, Beijing China time (CST).

Program fees & Expenses

Round-trip flight tickets to and from Hangzhou, lodging, food, insurance, and program fees will be covered by Westlake University. Students will be responsible for other personal expenses and visa fees, etc. 

How to apply?

3rd and 4th year undergraduate students or postgraduate students majoring in Computer Science are eligible to apply. Students from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate proficient English communication skills.

To apply, please complete the online form under Apply Now and submit the following documents:
– Personal statement
– Latest official transcripts
– Scanned copy of Passport
– Evidence of English language proficiency (unless applicants are native English speakers or are studying/have studied on an English-taught degree program)
– CV (Optional)

International Science Summer School

The 2024 International Science Summer School at Westlake University offers specialized tracks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry for undergraduates and graduates worldwide. Taught in English by distinguished academics, the program integrates theoretical and practical learning in state-of-the-art facilities. Cultural immersion activities foster global exchange. Students will receive certificates and transcripts, with top students gaining priority admission to doctoral programs and scholarships.

Academic Tracks:
– Mathematics
– Physics
– Chemistry

Program duration:
– Mathematics: July 8 – July 26, 2024 (19 days)
– Physics: July 8 – July 21, 2024 (14 days)
– Chemistry: July 8 – July 21, 2024 (14 days)

Application Deadline: 

Applications must be submitted by May 15th, 2024, at 24:00 (midnight), Beijing China time (CST).

Scholarship: Full scholarships to successful applicants will cover the following:
– Program fee
– Insurance
– On-campus accommodation
– Round-way international air tickets (economy class)

How to apply?

Application is open to international postgraduate and undergraduate students in their sophomore year or above, majoring in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or related fields.

Application Materials: 

  • Bio page of a valid passport
  • Personal statement
  • Enrollment statement from current institution, all diploma and degree certificates
  • Transcripts of all degree studies
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (optional)
  • Other documents that prove the applicant’s academic ability (if applicable)

About Westlake University

Westlake University is a new type of research university in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, a first in the history of modern China. It was founded in 2018 by a group of leading scientists and educators who wanted to create a new model of higher education in China that combines cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary education, and international collaboration. Westlake University has four schools: the School of Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Life Sciences, and the School of Medicine. Westlake University has attracted some of the best faculty and students from prestigious global universities and has achieved remarkable results in various fields of science and engineering. Committed to its vision, Westlake University is dedicated to building an international, world-leading, and research-focused university.

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