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Brown-CUHK PhD Student Exchange Program

A PhD Student Exchange Program between Brown University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers advanced doctoral students opportunities for short-term research visits at the partner university. 

Through this partnership, Brown University graduate students are able to:

  • Spend up to three months at The Chinese University Hong Kong on a research collaboration
  • Perform research under the supervision of a host advisor
  • Discuss and share ideas on current research issues in a new environment

The program, first offered in 2011, is intended to facilitate research interactions between the institutions.  Up to two graduate students from Brown will visit CUHK per year, and Brown will host two CUHK students.  To learn more about CUHK, see descriptions of its areas of research.  This exchange is made possible by Brown University’s Office of Global Engagement and the Graduate School. 

Who Can Apply?
Applicants must be registered full-time PhD students of advanced standing, preferably those who have finished their comprehensive examinations.

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Brown University graduate students from Hong Kong are not eligible to participate.

Steps to Take

  1. Talk to your advisor about applying
  2. Identify a CUHK faculty member who is willing to serve as a supervisor during the proposed period of exchange
  3. Contact Associate Dean John Tyler to indicate initial interest and receive further instructions 
  4. Develop  a clear research proposal
  5. Submit the application to the attention of Barbara Bennett at the Graduate School by April 1. Decisions will be made by May 1.