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Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future

Embark on a two week summer internship programme in China

Immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture, while exploring current topics and developments in the corporate telecom sector by applying to the Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future programme.

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Beijing 2017. Photo: Huawei

About Telecom Seeds for the Future

Telecom Seeds for the Future is a two-week programme which gives students the opportunity to immerse in the Chinese language and culture, and to gain a deeper understanding of current topics and developments in the corporate telecom sector.  Huawei developed the worldwide ‘Telecom Seeds for the Future’ programme in cooperation with more than 60 leading universities and local partners.

The collaboration between Huawei and the University of Amsterdam dates back to 2014, when the first 15 UvA students were selected to pack their bags for a trip to China. Since then, dozens of top UvA students have immersed themselves in the two week Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future programme, visiting both Beijing and the Huawei campus in Shenzhen.

Internship programme

All selected students are invited for a pre-departure Kick Off Ceremony in July, giving participants the opportunity to get to know Huawei and meet fellow interns.

Beijing Language and Culture University

The two-week internship starts with a week-long intensive introduction to Chinese culture and language at Beijing Language and Culture University. Participants will get insight into the way business is done in China, and learn what it means to live and work in China.

Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen

The second week of the internship is focused on a training programme at Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen. Chief engineers will deliver presentations on various topics such as 4G connections, LTE devices, managing broadband and several other topics. Students will be divided in smaller groups to work on case assignments that will be presented to Huawei staff in the Netherlands.

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Beijing 2017. Photo: Huawei

Application and selection criteria

Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply.


You are enrolled in one of these degree programmes at the UvA Faculty of Science:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Natural and Social Sciences (Bèta-gamma) with a major in one of the abovementioned subjects

Application criteria

  • Outstanding academic performance (grade point average of 7.5 or more)
  • Undergraduate student in second or third year of your UvA Bachelor’s programme
  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial (e.g. demonstrated by course work /extracurricular activities)
  • Demonstrated interest in China and the private sector
  • A letter of recommendation from a member of the academic staff


  • ICT related major and great interest in ICT
  • Enrolment in an honours programme

Application and selection period

To apply for the Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme you can send your application to Ms. Elia Chen by email to with the following subject: Huawei application [NAME]

Please attach the following documents in (one) PDF document:

  1. Your motivation letter
  2. Your resume
  3. Transcript of your grades with grade point average
  4. Letter of recommendation

Deadline for applications is 26 April 2019. Late submissions will not be taken into consideration. Those who are selected will be invited for an interview with Huawei between 13–24 May 2019. The final selection will be announced by 31 May 2019 the latest. 

If you have any questions about the programme or the application, please contact Elia Chen via