Through our Study Abroad Partnerships (SAP) scheme, students can enrol in short-term programmes at renowned universities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania for intensive study and research, or gain practical work skills through internships in vibrant overseas cities.
Many programmes are held in-person, but some offer online options. Refer to the host institution's website for details. Whether you're looking to experience a new environment first-hand or immerse yourself in an engaging learning experience from the comfort of your own home, there are a variety of options for you to choose from!
To participate in the SAP scheme, students must first obtain a nomination offer from the International Affairs Office.
Many programmes hold regular information sessions to introduce their offerings to prospective students. Details can be found on each programme's official website.
You are also encouraged to attend HKU-specific information sessions. Visit our Upcoming Events Page for more information!
University of Oxford - Exeter College
The Exeter College Summer Programme (ECSP) offers a wide range of cross-disciplinary lecture courses taught by leading scholars. If you enjoy research, are working towards a senior thesis, or considering applying to graduate school, you can opt for a self-directed research tutorial and work 1-to-1 with an expert. All teaching in ECSP is modelled on Oxford University's world-renowned tutorial system - personalised, small-group, discussion-based learning, which is the basis of all undergraduate teaching at Oxford.
* ECSP Scholarships are available. Selected candidates will be notified an invited to interview (if applicable).
University of Cambridge - Pembroke College
The Pembroke Cambridge Summer Programme offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy outstanding small-group teaching in a beautiful and inspiring academic setting. The programme combines the intimacy of College life with the excitement of studying with several hundred students from all around the world, allowing you to make the most of your six weeks in Cambridge.
King's College London
King's Undergraduate Summer School delivers globally-renowned, research-led teaching including lectures, small group seminars, and workshops to make summer classes as engaging and informative as possible. You'll get live case studies, educational visits, and talks from expert guest speakers, all while earning credit towards your undergraduate degree, enhancing your career prospects, and building an international network.
London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE Summer School programmes are based on typical LSE undergraduate courses and are taught to the same high standard. Each course is carefully designed by faculty members to provide you with an authentic experience of LSE teaching, with comprehensive study materials and an intensive curriculum. You will study under lecturers who are actively involved in research, with many having connections that go beyond the university, influencing government policy and the strategies of the world's top companies.
* Nominated HKU students are eligible for a 10% tuition discount.
University of Gothenburg
The Summer School for Sustainability is a chance to take action on sustainability and deepen your understanding of global challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Join an international cohort of like-minded people for five inspirational weeks and get the chance to visit the beautiful city of Gothenburg.
* Summer School for Sustainability courses are free of charge for all students from partner universities; however, spots are extremely limited and the programme is highly competitive. Nomination from your home institution is required in order to apply. Selected candidates will be invited to interview (if applicable).
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses, including Summer-only certificates, English As a Second Language, and online options. Summer visiting international students get the opportunity to enrol in Berkeley courses for credit alongside UC Berkeley degree-seeking students as well as domestic visitors.
Each summer, Yale Summer Session (YSS) brings together students from across the country and around the world to take Yale College courses in New Haven, online, or abroad. Students can hone their craft at the Yale Writer's Workshop and Summer Drama Program, or study law, business, or English in one of their certificate courses. Living together in Yale's residential colleges, students in New Haven share a vibrant community outside of the classroom. Students in online courses study with top Yale faculty, accessing their virtual seminar classroom from just about anywhere in the world. YSS extends beyond the boundaries of Yale's New Haven campus, with more than 25 Yale faculty-led programs abroad in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
There will be three rounds of applications from January to March. Some programmes are only offered in specific rounds; please take this into consideration when making your application.
|Activity||Early Round||First Round||Second Round|
|Application Opens||January 13, 2023||January 13, 2023||March 10, 2023|
|Application Deadline||January 31, 2023||February 27, 2023||March 20, 2023|
|Nomination Offer & Scholarship Announcement||February 17, 2023*||March 3, 2023||March 29, 2023|
|Acceptance and Deposit Payment Deadline||February 23, 2023*||March 9, 2023||April 5, 2023|
|Submission of report and feedback||As soon as you return, or no later than August 31, 2023|
Disbursement of Short-term Abroad Scholarship or Allowance
|October 2023 onwards|
* Some Early Round programmes have earlier deadlines due to the programme nomination timeline. Students will be notified of the actual deadline if selected for nomination.
Financial Assistance Awards will be announced on a rolling basis after students have accepted SAP nomination.
After your nomination is confirmed, you may apply to the host institution.
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 being nominated and admitted to an SAP programme, students 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||10,000*||
|Short-Term Abroad Allowance||8,000||
*Funded under the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award funds.