Summer at HKU


HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students. The programmes are open to all undergraduates and secondary students and are best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.

In 2017, HKU Summer Institute is offering more than 30 credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing programmes in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Economics and Science. These programmes are not limited to lectures from acclaimed HKU professors and prestigious scholars, but are also provided in the form of workshops, site visits, field trips and case discussions. Alongside, they provide the opportunities for students to participate in cultural and social activities. The activities are designed to provide a more direct experience of the local culture and society.

Global Adventure

Asia and China has been increasingly important on the global stage with its greatest potential. Hong Kong is often described as Asia’s World City and it is located right at the heart of the continent. It is one of the world’s leading financial centers, an international hub for business, a gateway to China and a springboard to other Asian cities.

Use Hong Kong as your starting point to Asia. Many of our multi-location programmes offer the opportunity to you to gain first-hand experience in the multi-cultural atmospheres of Korea, Japan, China and Singapore.

International Community

HKU Summer Institute, now with its new multi location programme, aims to bring student outside of the campus and into the world. Multiple programmes have been linked and created with partner schools and will be able to provide a chance for students to engage on a multi-culture journey. By embarking on the global adventures, students will be able to meet new friends and be able to widen their networks on a global scale.

Language Immersion

Ranked as the most culturally integrated economy in the world (Globalization Index, 2013), Hong Kong’s status as an international city and the rich ethnic tapestry among its local inhabitants both make for a culture unique blend of eastern and western influences.

The University of Hong Kong stems from the British tradition of academia and prestige. Over the past 100 years, it has developed and grown into an institution with a deep-rooted tradition, history and international outlook.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Make HKU Campus your home in the pulsing city of Hong Kong. Study at the state-of-the-art Chi Wah Learning Commons. Take a coffee study break with your classmates at one of ten cafes on campus.

Apart from the aspiring learning experience at HKU Campus, you could also experience cultural exchanges and exploration of the city with various social and cultural activities. HKU Summer Institute organizes a wide range of activities from Heritage Tour to Ghost Tour, Museums Visit to Island Adventures. Throughout the activities, students can be immersed in Hong Kong’s culture in different ways. Live and redefine the word, “Classroom” as you step out of the surrounding four walls and learn as you go!

Career Exploration

Hong Kong is the number-one choice for the international businesses to establish their regional headquarters; it currently hosts about 7,600 overseas companies.

Many of our programmes provide opportunities of field trips, guest talks and company visits, allowing you to establish a strong professional network, giving you a head start in your career. Apart from studies, hands-on experience in industries is also playing an important role in your overall development. HKU Summer Institute offers internship opportunities to help you to gain direct exposure to the dynamic working culture in Hong Kong and Asia.

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