ADMISSIONS Short-Term Programs

Westlake Experience is our iconic short-term program. Through our summer school and bootcamp, prospective students, researchers, and scholars can apply as visiting scholars and exchange students and have their “first taste” of Westlake.


Summer Camp

This diversified one-week Summer Camp program combines academic enlightenment with cultural exposure. Students attend lectures by preeminent scientists, visit leading laboratories, and enjoy exploring sessions with outstanding, pioneering Westlake faculty.

Summer Internship

Students in this program work closely with faculty and obtain hands-on experience participating in projects in the lab. Students have access to the more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and ongoing academic activities, such as the Westlake News & Ideas forum, a weekly interdisciplinary event to learn about news and ideas in science and technology.

Visiting Program

The visit program is available year-round for undergraduate students interested in carrying out their final year project at Westlake University, and graduate students invited by faculty to work on a particular research project.


At Westlake, we welcome applicants from all around the world to study with us. Fairness, equality and integrity are at the heart of Westlake. This means that we review all applicants to the same standard, regardless of where they come from.

For more information, please refer to our essential suggestions, visa requirements, and university policies regarding international students.

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Who can apply to short-term programs?

Our short-term programs currently are offered to undergraduate students, both domestic and international.

How do I apply?

If you want to apply for the Summer Camp or Summer Internship, please visit to register and fill in the application form, upload the required digital application documents listed below and complete the online application.

If you want to be a visiting student, please send an email with your resume attached to our PI, and get their approval.

When will the short-term programs start ?



Summer Camp by school

One Week in July

Summer Research Internship

Six/Seven Weeks between

July and August

Visit Program


Open all year round
Minimum One week Maximum Six months

What are the application requirements?

You must be a student with good academic standing and strong disciplinary interest.

Do you charge for short-term programs?

We don't charge for short-term programs, and also provide accommodation and subsidies for participants.