Introduction to Worldwide Plus Visiting Programmes

 

HKU students have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters (one academic year) abroad on an undergraduate course. HKU has expanded the Visiting Programmes partnership to include the below institutions. All visiting students joining any of these programmes attend classes with local students at the host institution, live in residential colleges with them and take part in extra-curricular activities usually only available to local students, while also enjoying the exciting study abroad experience.

 

Available Institutions 

Yale University

Yale Visiting International Student Program (Y-VISP) 2018/19

 

The Yale Visiting International Students Programme (Y-VISP) is an honours programme that has reserved a number of places for HKU undergraduates. They can spend one academic year as visiting students at Yale College. The University of Hong Kong will sponsor the tuition fees to Yale University on behalf of HKU students selected for Y-VISP.

 

University of Cambridge

Junior Year Abroad Programme (JYA) 2018/19

 

University of Oxford

Junior Year Abroad Programme (JYA) 2018/19

 

APPLY NOW! (NOW OPEN until November 17, 2017)

 




Other Suggested Institutions

 

  •  Brown University
  •  Cornell University
  •  Harvard University
  •  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  •  University of Pennsylvania
  •  Princeton University
  •  Stanford University
  •  Or other institutions approved by IAO
     

Students will need to apply by themselves directly to the host institution. Meanwhile, please report to International Affairs Office (IAO) to apply for Worldwide Plus Visiting Scholarship.

 

APPLY NOW! (NOW OPEN until November 17, 2017)

 



 

HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme

The Hong Kong Bank Foundation provides a maximum of three scholarship awards to undergraduate students each year for overseas study at designated top universities worldwide, except partner universities of HKU. The scholarship will fully cover the tuition fees, an economy return airfare and reasonable study and living expenses.

 

To be eligible for application, students need to:

  • Be a Hong Kong permanent resident with right of abode in Hong Kong
  • Have a minimum CGPA score of 3.7 or equivalent
  • Meet the requirement for English proficiency
  • Have no extensive experience of living or studying overseas
  • Be well-rounded by having participated in extra-curricular and community service activities

 



 

Overall Timeline

Application Timeline

Year

Date

Activity

Details

2017

Sep 8 (Fri)

Application

Online application for 2018/19

 

Nov 17 (Fri)

Application

Deadline for online application

 

Nov 27 to 30

Interview

Selected candidates invited for interview

2018

Dec - Jan

Nomination

Nomination submitted to host institutions

 

Feb 2 (Fri)

Results release

Release of placement results

 

Feb 9 (Fri)

Results release

Deadline for deposit payment and acceptance

 

Scholarships for Worldwide Plus Visiting Programmes 2018/19

Year

Date

Activity

Details

2017

Sep 8 (Fri)

Application

Online application for 2018/19

 

Nov 17 (Fri)

Application

Deadline for online application

 

Nov 27 to 30

Interview

Selected candidates invited for interview

2018

Feb 2 (Fri)

Results release

Release of results