Estimated Cost
Fee Items Amount (HK$)
Application Fee

HK$ 350 (non-refundable) for Credit bearing programmes

HK$ 100 (non-refundable) for Non-credit bearing programmes

  • The application fee is a one-time fee. Applicants could apply to one or more programmes.
  • Application fee is waived for current full-time HKU undergraduates.
  • Payment must be settled online via credit card
Programme Fee Fees vary from programme to programme. Please refer to programme webpage for details.

  • Campus based programmes:

HKD 5,500-19,800

  • Multi location programmes:


  • Most of the programmes accept online credit card payment for programme fee
  • Some programmes prefer other payment methods to settle the programme fee.  Please read the payment instructions carefully (as attached with your offer letter set)
Accommodation Fee Residential Package:

  • HK$ 2,250 for 6 nights (per week) at HKU administered residences (Social and Cultural Activities included)
  • HK$ 375 per night for extra nights
  • Payment must be settled online via credit card

Travelling Expenses

(for reference)

Living Expense: HK$ 3,500/month (approx.) in HK

Miscellaneous: HK$ 1,000/month (approx.) in HK

Others Expenses



Visa Application Fee

Social and Cultural Activities Fee (if you do not join the Residential Package)

 * Fees are non-refundable after your acceptance of offer.
Payment Methods

As all places are offered to successful applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, we will confirm your place on the HKU Summer Institute only until your fees have been paid in full.

Online credit card payment (Application fee/Accommodation fee/Programme fee)

Once your application is successful, the online credit card payment will be made available to process payment for your application fee, accommodation fee and programme fee (if applicable) by the deadline.

  • HKU Summer Institute accepts MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay. If the credit card information you submit is incomplete or if the credit card payment is declined, you are not registered in your course(s). To avoid a delay in the admission process, you may consider to use a credit card without a daily charge limit.
  • HKU Summer Institute is not responsible for fluctuations in international exchange rates or interest charges due to the timing of credit card charges or refunds.
  • A small number of programmes may have specific payment requirements for programme fee. If your application is successful you will receive the fee payment instruction.

Other payment methods (Programme fee/Special expenses)

  • Some programmes accept other payment methods such as wire transfer or local cash deposit (for local applicants).
  • Payment instructions will be attached with your offer letter set. Please read and follow the instructions carefully to proceed your programme fee payment.