International exchanges

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International exchanges for students

DoA is building international exchange programs with other world leading universities. Interested students are encouraged to contact astronomy faculty or Shude Mao ( for these opportunities.

Opportunities for undergraduates

  • 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 "10+10" program supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC), 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.