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School of Science


International Research Enrichment

BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BSc in Biotechnology
BSc in Chemistry
BSc in Mathematics
BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
BSc in Physics
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JS5101 International Research Enrichment
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International Research Enrichment
Students who have developed clear interests in this program may apply and be admitted directly to this program.
Science (Group A) / Science (Group B)
Science (Group A) and Science (Group B) are School-based programs for students who are interested in the field of Physical Science / Chemistry and Life Science respectively.

In the first year of study, students will take the Science Foundation courses as well as some of the language, elective and/or general education courses. Upon completion of the first year, students can apply for transfer from the Science (Group A) program or Science (Group B) program into International Research Enrichment program.

The International Research Enrichment (IRE) Program is designed for students interested in pursuing a research career in science, or broadening their exposure to research during their undergraduate studies. It emphasizes curiosity and grit, which are the essential attributes of a successful career in scientific research.

The IRE program has a similar curriculum structure to the Science (Group A) and Science (Group B) programs. But it distinguishes itself from the regular science program by providing students with the following:

  • Free choice of major programs among Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Ocean Science and Technology, and Physics
  • Participation in advanced research projects under the supervision of world-class professors
  • Opportunities to meet with Nobel Laureates and renowned scientists
  • Individualized research guidance and mentoring from experienced faculty members
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • Exchange and internship opportunities in renowned foreign universities/research institutes
    - Summer research internship opportunity in foreign universities and institutions
    - Scholarship support for overseas learning trips

Career Prospects

Building upon the premise that exposure to international research environments at an early stage is essential to a fruitful research career, the IRE program offers outstanding science students an early opportunity to nurture their research abilities and solidify their discipline-specific knowledge in regular science programs. Most of the graduates will pursue further studies in renowned universities around the world.

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