CLIC Shandong Summer Research

Take part in engineering research in the city of Jinan in Shandong province for the summer!

Known as "Spring City", Jinan is known for its therapeutic hot springs and also its comforting noodles and steam buns - the Shandong province is comfort food heaven.

Key information

Location

Jinan, China

Language

English

Semester

Summer

Program type

Research

Application information

Application status

Open

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Summer 20 applications

Deadline November 15, 2019

Program-specific additional requirements

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

Summer 21 applications

Open Fall 2020

Program details

The following projects have been approved by Engineering. Please see Ling Li for more information on how credit will transfer.

Civil:

Properties of Ultra-High Performance Concrete and Its Application in Steel Bridge Deck for Senior Undergraduates and Postgraduates

 

Electrical:

Canada-Shandong Electrical Engineering Project - runs June 1, 2019 - July 2, 2019

The civil engineering project runs for one month, but otherwise is flexible between May and August.

The electrical engineering project ran June 1, 2019 - July 2, 2019. When 2020 dates are available, we will update the page.

  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 funding is provided through two different sources: the CLIC Member Institution and the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

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

    -tuition costs paid to Shandong University

    - housing subsidy at Shandong 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 International Research Grant

Students will live on campus in the 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-). 

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 indicate your chosen research placement(s).


Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.