Winter Programmes 2016/17

There is a great variety of winter programmes offered by HKU’s partner institutions. Programmes under Winter Programmes can be searched and browsed from Programme List. The list will be frequently updated.

Winter Programmes at Partner Institutions

If you wish to apply for a Winter Programme offered by a partner institution, you can complete the registration with the University and apply directly with the host institution. You should register at the University before departure to the programme with the official admission issued by the Winter Programmes. The registration will enable the University to provide assistance in liaising with partner institutions.

Special Winter Programmes for HKU Students

You are cordially invited to join one of the winter programmes that are offered exclusively to you!  To participate in one of these programmes, you can only apply to the University.

To join one of these programmes, please click the link above and find detailed instructions on the application and financial procedures.

 

Financial Assistance

In your participation of this experience, you may be eligible for funding support through ONE of the sources – Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes and Short-Term Abroad Allowance. Whether you are applicable to the Scholarship or Allowance will be determined by your CGPA. Should you be under financial need, a need-based government sponsorship may be applicable to you too!

 

1. Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes

Amount (HK$) Eligibility
10000
  • Programme Eligibility
    • Winter Programmes (SAP)
    • Other specified programmes
  • CGPA 3.0 or above as in the first semester 2016/17

Other requirements

  • Completion of the designated winter programme
  • Submission of a programme report by February 28, 2017
  • Response to an evaluation questionnaire by February 28, 2017
  • Of all the merit-based funding provided by Registry offices in support of study abroad, each student is only eligible to receive the value that equals to the largest award. Should the student receive more than one award, he/she may be required to return the prior award to the University.  This is to ensure that scholarship funds do not only benefit a small number of students.

Application

  • When you apply to participate in a winter programme, you should indicate your interest to be considered for funding in your application.  Then you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.  No separate application will be required.

Timeline

Activity Date
Application opens for SAP programme October 2016
Application deadline Varied by Programme
Scholarship offer By December 2016
Study abroad experience December 2016 – January 2017
Submission of report and feedback

As soon as you return, or

no later than February 28, 2017

Confirmation of scholarship award March – April 2017
Disbursement of Scholarship amount May 2017

2. Short-Term Abroad Allowance

Destination Amount (HK$) Eligibility
Europe, Americas, Israel, South Africa 6,000
  • Programme Eligibility
    • Winter programme recognised by the University
  • CGPA 2.0 or above as in the first semester 2016/17
Australia, New Zealand 5,000
Korea, Japan 3,500

Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan

and other Asian Regions except Mainland China

2,500

Other requirements

  • Completion of the designated summer programme before 31 August, 2017
  • Submission of a summer programme report by 31 August, 2017
  • Response to an evaluation questionnaire by February 28, 2017
  • When you apply to participate in a winter programme, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.  No separate application will be required.

Application

  • When you apply to participate in a winter programme, you should indicate your interest to be considered for funding in your application.  Then you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.  No separate application will be required.

Timeline

Activity Date
Application opens for short term abroad registration October 2016
Application deadline Varied
Scholarship offer By December 2016
Study abroad experience December 2016 – January 2017
Submission of report and feedback

As soon as you return, or

no later than February 28, 2017

Confirmation of scholarship award March – April 2017
Disbursement of Scholarship amount May 2017

Medical and Security Support Overseas

Insurance Coverage of Full-Time Undergraduate Students

Please refer to the document. Please also note that final year students may not be covered by the policy after your student status at HKU expires during summer.

HKU Global Assistance Programme

The HKU Global Assistance programme is useful if you are planning some outside Hong Kong learning activities and student programmes. HKU has partnered with International SOS to provide worldwide medical and security support for HKU students and staff participating in exchange, overseas internships, service learning, competitions, academic activities etc.

You may find this Global Assistance Programme useful at 3 distinct stages of your trips, i.e. Pre-departure (prepare), Travel/Assignment (local expertise and advice), and (in case of) Emergency (assist and support).

  • Accessing the information you need to play your travel
  • Getting support and advice from specialists
  • To monitor travel risks whilst abroad
  • Getting help in emergencies
  • Getting assistance with inconveniences like travel disruptions
  • When you need reassurance
  • And more!

A unique International SOS membership ID is assigned to all HKU users. To facilitate verification by the University upon emergency support request is made, it is important for HKU students and staff to register with the University before the trip. To retrieve the ID and download the HKU User Manual, please visit here (HKU portal login required).

Important Note

The first teaching day of the second semester will be January 16, 2017.  Certain programmes period may go beyond your winter break.  You are strongly advised to review the programme details carefully to avoid going abroad during semester.  Please be reminded that any consequences resulting from your absence from class will be your sole responsibility.