To make the most of your summer time, you are encouraged to join Overseas Study Programmes organised by institutions around the world!  Whether you are looking for an opportunity to learn a new language or immerse yourself in aspiring courses across different discplines, we have prepared a programme list below for you to choose from!   


Host institutions from all over the world are offering learning options to their programmes this summer which is a great chance for you to gain international exposure and experiences from the comfort of your home! You may refer to the host institution’s website for details.


Students can simply apply to the host institution directly with a registration at the International Affairs Office (IAO).  As togetherness and mutual support can have a positive impact on your learning progress, we will connect you with other students who will be joining the same summer programme!



Points to Note Before You Apply


  • To participate in SAO programme, you will need to apply to the host institution directly and also complete the Registration for Summer Study Abroad Programmes. Your registration at HKU will enable you to be considered for funding support and gain access to fellow students’ contacts, insurance and other partner benefits offered by host institutions.
  • Some programmes may only be offered for a certain application period. You are advised to check the programme details and to apply as soon as possible.
  • Application deadline for each programme varies, please refer to the host institution’s programme page for the application deadlines.
  • Some SAO programmes in Summer 2022 are yet to be confirmed if the programme will be conducted in virtual or physical format. You are reminded that the teaching mode and availability of the programme is subject to change. Please visit the programme websites for more information on the latest teaching arrangement.
  • If a programme offered by a partner institution that you wish to join is not listed under SAP/SAO, please send the details for our review. Once a programme is listed on our website, you can join it with funding support from the University (subject to the eligibility requirements specified by HKU).
  • If you are in your final year of undergraduate study, you can still join a summer programme within the last academic year along with the faculty's approval. Financial assistance and insurance coverage are still open to final year undergraduate students with restrictions, subject to whether the programme takes place during the time when your HKU student status is still valid.
  • If you plan to transfer credits that contribute to your degree, you will need to crosscheck with your faculty on the arrangement to facilitate your timely graduation



Programme Details 


You may refer to the available Summer Programme lists below, host institutions offer a wide range of disciplines for different students.  


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Application Procedure


1. Apply to the summer programme through host institution directly.

  • Different institutions have different application procedures and deadlines.
  • Please make sure you follow the application procedure of individual institution and complete their application


2. Submit your registration with IAO through online application system by June 15, 2022.

  • IAO will connect students who will join the same summer programme.
  • You can create the application as soon as you plan to apply for a summer programme. 


3. Enjoy your Short-term Study Abroad Programme!


4. Upon completion of Short-term Study Abroad Programme, please submit programme report and respond to the evaluation questionnaire by the designated deadline.


Key Dates*



Deadline for registration submission to IAO   

June 15, 2022

Release of IAO registration result

By August 12, 2022  

Submission of programme report

By August 31, 2022 

Disbursement of Short-term Abroad Scholarship 
or Allowance 

October 2022 onwards 








*Subject to change - please refer to the latest updates on this page.


Financial Assistance for Short-term Programmes

In order to be eligible for financial assistance, student must complete a duration of 2-weeks or above programme physically at the host institution/organisation and host country. Therefore, financial assistance will NOT be available to virtual short-term programmes this time.

You will be automatically considered for a scholarship or allowance if you apply for SAO. A separate application is not necessary.

In all the merit-based funding provided by the Registry offices in support of study abroad, each student is only eligible to receive the value that equals the largest award throughout his/her undergraduate studies. Should a student receive more than one award, he/she may be required to return the prior award to the University.

General Requirements

  • Currently a full-time undergraduate student
  • Completion of the designated short-term programme
  • Submission of a programme report by the designated deadline
  • Response to an evaluation questionnaire by the designated deadline

Points to Note for Financial Assistance

  • Available scholarship/allowance specified in your Programme Offer will be subject to change and subject to programme format.

Financial Assistance

Amount (HK$) 


Scholarship for Short-Term

Study Abroad Programmes


  • Fulfil Programme Eligibility
  • CGPA 3.0 or above as in the first semester of
    the academic year of application

Short-Term Abroad Allowance


  • Fulfil Programme Eligibility
  • CGPA 2.0 - 2.99 as in the first semester of
    the academic year of application

*Funded under the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award funds.