CLIC Nankai Summer Research in Chemistry

Research projects in all areas of chemistry are available in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city, this summer!

Key information


Tianjin, China





Program type


Application information

Application status


Summer 2022 applications

Program cancelled for 2022

Program-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below. Open to Canadian citizens only.

Summer 2023 applications

Open Fall 2022

Program details

There are 11 research projects to choose from. Please list your top three projects in the "course list" section of the online application. 

Research Internship Description: The internship covers research in almost all fields of chemistry: organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, material science, medicinal, polymer, supermolecular, etc.

Research Internship Objectives: Students will learn how to do research while working on cutting-edge research projects in world class research labs. Hands on research will strengthen their ability to think critically, apply what they have learned in classes to real scientific problems, improve their lab skills, open their eyes to frontiers of research in the fields they choose to work in.

Students will be in the lab for 20 hours/ week and 3 hours/ week in a language and culture course. Students will receive credit for Chem 402 from UCalgary for this program. 

Program dates are flexible between May- August.

  1. Costs

    Students are responsible for their flights, health insurance, visas, vaccinations, food, and their additional travel budgets.

    While many of the in country costs during the program are covered by the CLIC funding described below, students should plan to have access to sufficient funds for the first month of their program as the stipend functions more like a reimbursement since it's not disbursed until at least 2-4 weeks into the program. 

  2. Funding


    CLIC-CSC funding is provided to all students of CLIC Universities studying in China. This funding includes:

    -tuition costs paid to Nankai University

    - housing subsidy at Nankai university (if living in on-campus housing)

    - monthly stipend (paid in China, usually towards the end of the program)

    - free Chinese medical coverage (although students will still be required to purchase a Canadian travel medical plan to supplement the Chinese coverage)

    The CLIC Member Institutions have also provided funding towards these programs. University of Calgary students will receive this funding through the Undergraduate International Research Grant

Students will live in the Nankai International Students Dormitory.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students  at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7(B-). Chemistry majors are required and students in 3/4 year are preferred. Students should have completed all major basic chemistry courses (organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical) before the start of the program.

Please note: Only Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.

An academic reference is required for a complete application. Please use the course list section of the RAISA application to list your top 3 research placements.

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

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Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.