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CSST 2020 Summer Research Program is open for application

The CSST Summer Program is a UCLA PhD recruitment and research training program. Applicants who possess all of the following qualities are welcome to apply:

lStrong interest in UCLA PhD career

lOutstanding academic achievement

lResearch experience from any background

lHigh English proficiency (TOEFL 79; IELTS 6.5)

lInterest in interdisciplinary studies


lMature and independent personality


Application process:

lDeadline: Nov. 18th, 11:59PM, PST

lHow to apply:

Students submit applications to CSST, 2020 CSST Online Application Link: https://r.csst.ucla.edu/register/csstregister.cfm. Please see attached PDF for application requirements. There will be a non-refundable application fee of $120 per applicant.


Assessment process:

lEarly Dec 2019: First-round Selection

CSST organizes admission committee to review all applications. Invitations will be sent to selected applicants for interview.

lLate December 2019 to mid-January 2020: Interviews/Second-round Selection

CSST sends UCLA faculty members to major cities in China and interview second round applicants in-person.

lFeb 2020: Final Decisions

CSST announces the admitted applicants for the 12th annual cohort of CSST Summer Program.



CSST 2020 Summer Research Program information.pdf

CSST Program Website: csst.ucla.edu