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SURE for International Students

Education Without Borders

At the Viterbi School of Engineering, globalization is a strategic initiative, directed by Senior Associate Dean Cauligi Raghavendra.  Of course, the Viterbi School has always been a pioneer in globalization, particularly at the graduate student level, where 55 percent of the students are international. To further pursue the school's globalization strategy, Raghavendra has adopted a multi-pronged approach by encouraging transnational research, student exchange, helping in the recruitment of high-quality graduate international students, providing Viterbi students with a global experience and creating unique international programs. 



USC-Tsinghua Program for Visiting Scholars

USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the School of Information Science and Technology of Tsinghua University (THU), Beijing, China, have established a partnership for a broad spectrum of educational and research collaborations. The program's key objectives are to provide students and faculty from both entities, with international experiential learning opportunities and to strenghten education and scientific interaction between students and faculty.

The partnership provides student exchange opportunities, joint educational and research programs in targeted areas, as well as faculty exchanges.

If you would like information on how to participate in the USC-Tsinghua Program, please contact:

     12 students
     For outstanding undergraduate engineering students from THU who will begin their senior year in Fall.

    Compensation: $2,500 TOTAL stipend for living expenses. Airfare up to $1,500

     If you are intersted in participating, contact: 
     Sr. Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, C.S. Raghavendra


Viterbi-India Program

The Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southen California (USC) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are partnering to launch the Viterbi-India Program.  This program will provide opportunities to Indian Students to undertake a research internship at the Viterbi School of Engineering in Summer for a period of 8 weeks.


The 2011 Viterbi-India Summer Internship Program Participants with USC Ph.D. Student Mentor, Christian Potthast
The Viterbi-India Program is envisaged to:
  • Provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in the Viterbi School.
  • Promote research and capacity building in frontline areas of engineering and tecnology.
  • Encourage outstanding students to take up research as a career.
  • Pave the way for the next generation engineers from India to interact with American peers, thus help building long-term R&D linkages and and collaborations. 
  • Indian students currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree at a recognized institution of higher education in India.
  • Open to students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences only.

Scholarship Includes:
  • Stipend
  • Airfare
For application format and guidelines, refer to:
For Program Information Contact:
Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
12, Hailey Road, Fulbright House
New Delhi-110001

Application Deadline: November 15


Students from Canada, please see:
SURE for Domestic Students.