City U Hong Kong Summer Research for Schulich & Science

Combine unique research opportunities in Engineering and Science with an immersion experience in bustling and diverse Hong Kong!

Research in your field of study: engineering, biomedical science, chemistry etc.The program also offers outside classroom activities including cultural activities and industrial visits to give participants a brief understanding of industrial establishments in Hong Kong.

Key information





Program type

Research, Exchange

Application information

Application status



Summer 2022 applications

Apply from November 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Student Experience

"I think the most rewarding part of my exchange experience was opening myself up to a new culture. I enjoyed exploring different neighborhoods and interacting with locals, including my international buddy and people in the running club I joined, to get a sense for how different people experience the city and what they love about it. I also was paired with an amazing roommate and met some great people through my exchange program, so it was wonderful to be able to share these experiences together. "

- a Biomedical science student, Summer 2018

Program details

Possible Internship Research Areas:

Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering; Architecture and Architectural Engineering; Applied Electromagnetics; Optoelectronics, Electronics, Nanotechnology and Biosystems; Wireless Communications; Networking; Computer Engineering and Control Systems; Device physics; Materials science; Mechanical Engineering/ Product Design/ Manufacturing/ Quality Engineering; Robotics/ Mechatronics/ Automation; Bio/ Biomedical Engineering; Nuclear and Risk Engineering; Systems Engineering; Engineering Management

Chemistry; Biology;  Environmental Science; Cancer Biology; Regenerative Medicine; Neuroscience; Nanomedicine; Multimedia Computing; Distributed Mobile Computing and Wireless Networking; Applied Algorithms; Data Science and Knowledge Management; Systems, Software Engineering and Internet Applications, Evolutionary Computation; Applied Analysis; Computational Mathematics; Mathematical Modelling; Probability and Statistics; Theory and Computational Physics; Spectroscopy and Imaging; Atomic, Molecular, Optics, Low Dimensional Systems; Soft Matter and Biophysics; Radiation Physics

Please select 5 choices from the list of 2020 research placements for your application. (Put into the course list section of your RAISA application)

The summer research program runs from 8 June- 7 August, 2020. We anticipate the 2021 dates will be similar. 

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.

    City U has an estimated budget per month here.

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Participating students can also apply for a Research Grant worth $3000. 

    Please note there is a separate application for the research grant and the deadline is also Feb 14, 2020.

Please visit SRO website for further information. On-campus residence will be arranged for successful applicants, subject to availability of hostel places.

This research program is open to regular, full-time students in the Faculties of Science, Health Science and Engineering at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 2 full years at the post-secondary level, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) over their past 10 courses.

An academic reference is required for a complete application. Please use the course list section of the RAISA application to list your top 5 research placements. 

For more information about the program including an introduction video please click here. Please note, however, that the March 1 deadline listed on the City U website does not apply to University of Calgary students as we have been given an earlier deadline to follow.

All university campuses in Hong Kong prohibit smoking on campuses in accordance with Hong Kong law. 

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 this 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.