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2024 Westlake University International Undergraduate Summer Camp in China

The ‘Frontiers of Life Sciences’ International Undergraduate Summer Camp 2024, organized by Westlake University School of Life Sciences is an exciting 2-week program that brings together the brightest minds from across the world to learn from and share cutting-edge life science research and innovations.

The 2024 program will be taught by leading and internationally-renowned professors from top universities and institutions. Students will be selected to attend for their outstanding academic and leadership potential, and we hope that the program will inspire you to become a future pioneer in the field of life sciences.

Westlake University is the perfect place for the world’s greatest minds to converge, become inspired, and conduct cutting-edge, collaborative research. Our Yungu Campus is located in the beautiful city of Hangzhou - a thriving technology hub and center of science and technology innovation, Chinese culture and history.

Aim and Benefits

  • The summer camp is tuition-free  
  • Conduct Laboratory Experiments: During the program, students will have the opportunity to conduct advanced laboratory experiments and interact with our Principal Investigators and researchers in state-of-the-art facilities at Westlake University.
  • Learn Cutting-edge Techniques: Students will learn cutting-edge research techniques from globally-renowned professors and conduct advanced laboratory experiments. These innovative laboratory experiences will enable participating students the opportunity to complete a mini research project in real time and enhance their overall understanding of important biological research techniques and the instrumentation involved. These activities will also help to foster a better understanding of the research process.
  • Gain Leadership & Networking Skills: Students will gain leadership and networking skills with peers in their field, as well as have the opportunity to interact directly with leading scientists in life sciences through lectures and discussion forums.
  • Experience Westlake and Hangzhou: Experience Chinese culture through tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and top regional scenic areas.


Open to undergraduate students in their junior (3rd year) or senior year (4th year) who are majoring in biology or life sciences related fields.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Event Dates: July 23rd - August 6th, 2024
Application Deadline: May 5th, 2024 at 24:00 Beijing Time (CST)

Application Deadline

May 5, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Westlake University on to apply

The program is available to undergraduate students who are majoring in biology or life sciences related fields, and currently in their College Junior (3rd year) or Senior year (4th year), or, who will be in their College Junior / Senior year starting Autumn 2024.

  1. Click the link above or the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to start your application.
  2. In the application system, you will be required to fill out your personal, university, and degree details. You will also need to submit a personal statement and explain your reasons for applying (in English).

  3. In the application system, you will be required to submit the following materials: (i) a recent Personal ID Photo; (ii) a scanned copy of your National ID Card or Passport photo page; and (iii) a scanned copy of your latest undergraduate transcript.

  4. After submission, you will not be able to make any changes the information or materials provided. We shall notify you via email of the results within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

For more details visit: Westlake University website.

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