International exchanges for students

THCA is building international exchange programs with other world leading universities. Interested students are encouraged to contact astronomy faculty or Shude Mao (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for these opportunities.


  • Exchange program with Leiden university through their LEAPS program (, two second-year or third-year students are eligible; Leiden will pay the airfare and local cost.
  • Through the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC, 国家留学基金委), undergraduates are eligible for PhD studies at UC Santa Cruz and UC Santa Barbara.
  • We have other exchange opportunities with leading universities such as Caltech, Berkeley, MIT, Princeton, please talk to your supervisor about such possibilities.