Global Research Immersion Program For Young Scientists(GRIPS)

GripS is the cutting-edge research program set against the vibrant backdrop of the Yangtze River Delta, hosted by Zhejiang University, Fudan University, Nanjing University  and University of Science and Technology of China, four prestigious universities in China.

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled research experience, discovering the region's innovative potential, and join a community of glabal thinkers who are actively shaping the future. Elevate your undergraduate journey with GripS in summer 2024-where discovery meets destination.

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·Undergraduates who are registered full-time at their home university;

·Complete at least two years of undergraduate study at home university, preferably Grade 3 undergraduates in a related discipline;

·Academic Excellence with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of B or above;

·English Proficiency of TOEFL iBT 85, IELTS (Ac) 6.0 or above, for non-native English speakers.



·Engineering & Technology

·Interdisciplinary Science

·Life Science and Medicine

·Natural Science

·Social Science

Research experience with high-caliber professors and researchers

Free access to campus facilities

International students who apply for degree programs in the future will be given priority for winning a sponsorship


You will also have oppotunities to attend city exploration activities in Hefei, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou.

·Hefei Activities - July, 27th

National laboratories, Anhui Provincial Museum, and iFlytek.


·Shanghai Activities - Aug. 3rd

Huangpu River Cruise, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese ceramic art, etc.,


·Nanjing Activities - Aug. 10th

Nanjing City Wall, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Nanjing Museum.


·Hangzhou Activities - Aug. 15th

The West Lake, Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, and Hangzhou Future Sci-tech City, etc.


* Four city activities are available for all participants of GRIPS programs and registration will be needed after your application is confirmed. Students need to travel by themselves and pay for the transportation fee and local accommodation fee on their own.



4-8 weeks during June-August, 2024



A Certificate of participation and performance evaluation will be issued to the student who completes the program



Waived tuition and registration fees; Scholarship for excellent students



Please apply via the following website:


STAGE 1 -Before you start your application, you should:

·Read all guidance carefully, and familiarize yourself with the GripS application process.

·Find a PI by browsing our Projects. We suggest you reaching out to them directly to know more about the projects.

·Prepare all needed application materials listed below, beforehand

Online application form

Official transcript


Statement of purpose

One recommendation letter

Additional supporting documents 


You are only allowed to choose a maximum of two PIs of your interest from the four host universities, however, you will be admitted to only One PI’s project.


STAGE 2 -Click the “Apply Now” button, and proceed to fill in the online application form.


STAGE 3 -Wait for the admissions team to contact you via email.


Online application closes: March 17, 2024, at 11:59 pm

Decision Notification for the 2024 program: by April 15, 2024



Zhejiang University

Ms. Sihui Niu,

Ms. Jing Wang,


University of Science and Technology of China

Ms. Lu Jin,

Ms. Lin Qiu,


Fudan University

Ms. Song Wen,

Ms. Jiawen Fan,


Nanjing University

Ms. Wenjie Shen,