Chan Program 2021 FAQs

How do I apply for the 2021 Chan Program?

Please visit this webpage for a step-by-step guide to application, the link to the application platform, and download links for all required documents:

When will the 2021 Program take place?

The 2021 Program will take place from May-December 2021. The virtual orientation program will take place in May; the virtual internship will take place in Summer; the service project will be conducted in Fall; and the virtual seminars, virtual cultural exchanges, and other activities will take place throughout the Summer and Fall. The program will culminate in a Service Project Presentation event in December and a two-week capstone trip to the United States.

Will the 2021 Program be virtual?

Yes, the 2021 Program, including internships, seminars, cultural exchanges, mentorships, leadership workshops, and other activities will all be conducted virtually.

What documents are required for application?

Applicants are required to complete the online application, including uploading the Application Form, Transcripts, Photo, Recommendation Form (optional), and SYSU Graduate Student Forum (SYSU students only). All documents can be found on our application webpage:

I am an SYSU student, do I need to submit the Graduate Student form?

Yes, you will need to complete and submit the Graduate Student Form. Submission of the Form or any questions about this item can be directed to the SYSU Graduate School:

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 Beijing / Hong Kong Time.

When will the interviews be?

The interviews will take place during the weekend of February 27-28, 2021. All applicants must hold this weekend available for the interviews. If you cannot attend the interview, no alternative date can be arranged. The interview will take place via Zoom. Specific interview time will be announced shortly.

What format will the interviews take?

The interviews will include two components: group stage and individual stage. After the group stage interview, a certain number of applicants will be invited back for a final-round individual interview.

Can I choose my campus or internship site?

UC Berkeley and USC make all decision on campus assignment. After you are chosen as a Fellow, you will complete an Interest Questionnaire that UC Berkeley and USC will consult to the best of their abilities when determining internship assignments.

When will the capstone trip to the U.S. take place?

The specific time for the capstone trip to the U.S. will be determined at a later date according to the lifting of pandemic-related travel restrictions and in consultation with Fellows on their schedules.

How many Fellows will be recruited?

The 2021 Program will recruit 12 Fellows.

Who is eligible to apply for the 2021 Program?

The 2021 Program is open to all current Lingnan University (HK) students and all current SYSU graduate students.