CSST Summer Program 2020 Application
Application deadline is November 18th, 2019
The CSST Summer Program brings outstanding third-year (or fourth-year if in Medical School) college students to UCLA from top-tier universities around the world. To be admitted, the students go through rounds of vigorous screenings, including in-person interviews conducted by UCLA professors. In the ten-week summer program, each student works with a UCLA faculty mentor, forming a mutually beneficial relationship: the faculty voluntarily host and mentor CSST students, while the CSST students contribute to their mentor’s research projects.
Throughout the summer, CSST students will 1) conduct full-time research under the mentor’s guidance, 2) form multi-disciplinary teams to tackle real-world problems, 3) attend weekly seminars given by prominent scientists at UCLA, and 4) participate in activities to promote professional development, to broaden their understanding of UCLA’s programs & resources, and to prepare for application to UCLA Graduate School.
The CSST Summer Program offers unique benefits to participating students, UCLA faculty, and UCLA PhD Programs. Students receive important training experience and the opportunity to explore UCLA’s PhD programs and community. Faculty mentors are able to observe students’ research performance and potential for success in graduate studies.