CLIC SJTU Summer Research

SJTU has 20 research labs, ranging from engineering to bioscience to environmental science, that could be open to accept CLIC students for research internships.

SJTU, a prestigious research university, is ranked 26 in the world for engineering and 59 overall. (QS, 2019) Known as a centre of innovation and progress in China, Shanghai has an engaging mix of very modern, historical and multicultural areas. 

Key information


Shanghai, China





Program type


Application information

Application status



Virtual Summer 2022 applications

First come, first considered until March 31

University-specific additional requirements

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

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Student Experience

Stuttgart and Shanghai 2018

Arby Seno

"I was able to do really cool and interesting research in a materials engineering lab which is not available at the University of Calgary. Also, their labs have different regulations and therefore I was able to get a more hands on experience."

- a chemical engineering student

Program details

Please see the list of projects and the description of the projects in the 2022 brochure

The research internships run June 27- August 5, 2022.


  1. Costs

    For the virtual program, CLIC will still support the program costs, but the stipend/accommodation is no longer applicable. 

    In person (cancelled for 2022):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:

    -program costs paid to SJTU

    - housing subsidy at SJTU (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 (in person only)


Students will live in the dormitory for the in person program.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time undergraduate 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 3.0(B). 

Please note: Only Canadian citizens under 45 years old 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

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

Watch Global Learning 101

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.