Looking to make the most of your summer? Join our Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO) scheme and participate in one of the overseas study programmes organised by institutions around the world!
Whether you want the opportunity to learn a new language or immerse yourself in inspiring courses that span disciplines, you'll find what you're looking for in the the programme list below.
Institutions from all over the world are offering online learning online learning options this summer, offering a great chance for you to gain international exposure and experiences from the comfort of your home! Refer to each host institution's website for details.
Students should apply directly to the host institution. Once accepted to a programme, register with the International Affairs Office (IAO) to gain the benefits of joining our SAO scheme!
Host institutions offer a wide range of opportunities. Refer to the Short-term Programme lists for more details:
(last updated 29 March 2023)
Step 1. Apply to your intended summer programme through the host institution directly.
Step 2. Register your participation in an SAO programme through the online application system by 15 June 2023.
Step 3. Enjoy your Short-term Study Abroad Programme!
Step 4. Post-Programme Report & Evaluation
Step 1. Read the Letter of Acceptance and Complete the Reply Slip
Step 2. Accept the Offer through the Application System
|Deadline for registration submission to IAO||June 15, 2023|
|Release of IAO registration result||By August 12, 2023|
|Submission of programme report||By August 31, 2023|
|Disbursement of Short-term Abroad Scholarship
|October 2023 onwards|
*Subject to change - please refer to the latest updates on this page.
In order to be eligible for financial assistance, students must complete a programme that lasts for at least 2 weeks while physically at the host institution/organisation and in the host country. Financial assistance is NOT available for participation in virtual short-term programmes.
Upon successfully registering through the SAO application system, you will automatically be considered for a financial assistance award. A separate application is not necessary.
For all merit-based funding provided by Registry offices in support of study abroad, each student is only eligible to receive a total award amount equal to the largest single award they receive throughout their undergraduate studies. Should a student receive more than one award, they may be required to return the prior award to the University, or receive only a portion of the subsequent award.
Points to Note for Financial Assistance
|Financial Assistance||Amount (HK$)||Eligibility|
|Scholarship for Short-Term
Study Abroad Programmes
|Short-Term Abroad Allowance||8,000||
*Funded under the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award funds.