Study Program for Talented Undergraduates

Data science and big data have emerged as a major trend for promoting research and innovation, economy, and societal benefits. The International Institute of Data & Analytics (IDA) launches a Study Program for Talented Undergraduates jointly with relevant Australian research institutions in data science and big data. The program aims to address the increasing job market need of next-generation data scientists, and create real-life study experience for undergraduates in advanced western higher education systems.

Talented undergraduates in Year 2 or above are encouraged to join this program, which can be customized into two types: Short-term Visiting Program and Vocational Study Program with respectively tailored activities, agendas and delivery forms.

Intensive academic activities will be organized to for training data scientists and data analysts. The Program will demonstrate the state-of-the-art and best practices in data science, big data, and advanced analytics. The agenda consists of seminars, tutorials, conferences, workshops, visiting and receptions by senior researchers and experienced practitioners to demonstrate the latest technologies, applications, and trends on data science, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, visualization, robotics, social network and media, recommendation, and practices.

The program also provides professional advice and recommendations about the selection of overseas universities and disciplinary courses and majors, as well as career planning. Activities for students to visit respective Australian universities, institutions, and companies, and to understand and experience Australian society, culture and economy will be arranged.

Applicants may include talented undergraduates in Year 2 or above with outstanding academic record. Both individuals and group-based registrations are acceptable. Applicants can register the program online through Once the admission is confirmed, the system will generate “Study Program for Talented Undergraduates — Application Form”, which needs to be signed by the applicant, the applicant’s parent or caregiver, or the corresponding university administrators.


Register here to the Study Program for Talented Undergraduates.