2
week programme
20
Short Academic Modules
7
Areas of Study

One of the major goals for many secondary school students is getting into university. The CUHK Summer Institute allows them to learn more about the academic disciplines in which they are interested in and provides them insight into their future path of study. Every year, the Institute brings together over 300 enthusiastic learners from the local Hong Kong schools, mainland China and around the world to explore different academic fields, challenges their inquisitive minds and immerses them into CUHK’s lively campus.

Begin your university adventure here.

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Hong Kong Orientation (for non-local students only)
July 12-13 (Wed - Thu)

Orientation Camp
(Compulsory accommodation on campus)
July 14-16 (Fri-Sun)

Academic Modules and After-class Activities
July 17-21 (Mon-Fri)

Day Off
July 22-23 (Sat-Sun)

Academic Modules and After-class Activities
July 24-25 (Mon-Tue)

Graduation Day-camp
July 26 (Wed)

Make-up Class / Day Off
July 27 (Thu)

Orientation & Graduation Camps

 

Students will spend their first three days and two nights of the Summer Institute in an orientation camp on campus. Lead by current CUHK students, students will get to know each other and experience the vibrant university life. Participants will also gain insight into adapting to the university learning environment from their CUHK student mentors. At the end of the programme, a graduation day camp will conclude the two-week experience.

Academic Modules

 

During the Summer Institute, students will take two academic modules, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Each module has seven sessions with each session lasting for 2 hours. The academic modules cover topics in arts, business administration, engineering, law, medicine, sciences and social science.

  • Academic Module 1 (Morning Session)

    ARTM 1711 Arts Japanese Popular Culture and Asian Creative Industry
    BSAM 1712 Business Administration Creativity in Business
    BSAM 1713 Business Administration Using accounting information for investment and managerial decision
    LAWM 1714 Law Climate Change, Law, and Politics
    MEDM 1715 Medicine Perspectives in Medical Sciences (Class A)
    MEDM 1716 Medicine Introduction to Chinese Medicine
    ERGM 1717 Engineering Robots: Automating the Future
    SCIM 1718 Science Frontiers in Biological Science
    SSCM 1719 Social Science Structure in Architecture

  • Academic Module 2 (Afternoon Session)

    CHSM 1720 Centre for China Studies China’s international relations in Asia
    ARTM 1721 Arts 看電影談哲學 (Philosophy Through Film)
    BSAM 1722 Business Administration Using Essentials of Marketing
    LAWM 1723 Law The Law of Internet Domain Names Dispute: Principles and Practice
    MEDM 1724 Medicine Discovering what nurses actually do: A snapshot of nursing practice
    MEDM 1725 Medicine Perspectives in Medical Sciences (Class B)
    SCIM 1726 Science Introduction to University Physics
    SCIM 1727 Science Essentials of Organic Chemistry
    SSCM 1728 Social Science Exploring the World’s Natural Wonders
    CHIM1729 Chinese Language 中文趣讀與創意寫作

After-class Activities

 

About 20 after-class activities will be offered on every teaching day to give students an opportunity to learn more about the features of different academic disciplines, allowing students to gain first-hand university learning experience through simulations and introduction to future study options.

Experiential Learning
Visits
Talks and Seminars

University Entrance Workshops

 

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Experience CUHK residential life.

 

While all students are required to stay at on-campus hostels during the orientation camp, on-campus accommodation during the rest of the programme is optional. Students are strongly encouraged to reside in a student hostel to experience the university residential life. All hostel rooms at CUHK are modestly furnished with free air-conditioning and high-speed internet. There are also shared bath and laundry facilities.

Survival in Hong Kong (for non-local students)

 

For many non-local students, joining the CUHK Summer Institute may be the first time for them to visit Hong Kong. During the two-week programme, there will be many opportunities for students to experience the local culture, see first-hand the Hong Kong society and learn about the different sectors that make up its vibrant economy through activities, visits and interaction with the local students. They will be guided by our staff and integrated with Hong Kong students in and out of the classroom.

A two-day Hong Kong Orientation will also be arranged on July 12 – 13 for international students to settle down in the student hostel and get to know some tips for their survival in Hong Kong.

Anyone is welcome.

 

Students who are studying in different curriculums and applying to university in the year 2018 are welcome to apply.
They include:

  • S.5 students of the Hong Kong system (HKDSE)

  • Senior 2 students of the Mainland Chinese System (Gao-kao)

  • Senior 2 students of the Taiwanese system

  • S.5 students of the Macanese system

  • Grade 11 students of the American system

  • Year 12 students of the British system (GCE-AL)

  • Year 11 students of the Indonesian National Curriculum

  • DP (1st year) students of the International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Other equivalent

Enjoy affordable programme fees.

 

  • Regular Fees

    Local students Non-local students
    Programme Fee (without accommodation) HK$6,400 N/A
    Programme Fee (with accommodation) HK$7,750 HK$7,750
    Visa Application Fee N/A HK$580
    Hong Kong Orientation Fee N/A HK$450
    Notes:
    1) The programme fee covers tuition, learning materials, insurance, student hostel accommodation and meals during the orientation camp and the graduation camp, and official programme activities. Meals and accommodation for the study period are not included. The “Programme Fee (with accommodation)” option covers the above expenses plus accommodation during the rest of the Summer Institute. 2) Students who DO NOT have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong need a student visa for studying in Hong Kong. The Office of Academic Links will assist in the student visa application after the student’s registration. 3) The Hong Kong Orientation Fee covers student hostel accommodation, campus tour, city tour and meals during the period of July 12 – 13.

  • Reduced Fees for students receiving a Merit Award

    Local students Non-local students
    Programme Fee (without accommodation) HK$3,200 N/A
    Programme Fee (with accommodation) HK$4,550 HK$4,550
    Visa Application Fee N/A HK$580
    Hong Kong Orientation Fee N/A HK$450

    A number of Merit Awards, in the form of a fee reduction, are available to students with outstanding academic credentials. For details of the Merit Awards, please refer to the application section below.

    Notes:
    1) The programme fee covers tuition, learning materials, insurance, student hostel accommodation and meals during the orientation camp and the graduation camp, and official programme activities. Meals and accommodation for the study period are not included. The “Programme Fee (with accommodation)” option covers the above expenses plus accommodation during the rest of the Summer Institute. 2) Students who DO NOT have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong need a student visa for studying in Hong Kong. The Office of Academic Links will assist in the student visa application after the student’s registration. 3) The Hong Kong Orientation Fee covers student hostel accommodation, campus tour, city tour and meals during the period of July 12 – 13.

Apply for an unforgettable university summer experience.

 

  • General Applications

    Application Period

    Starting Date 9:00am, 13 Feb 2017
    Ending Date 11:59pm, 10 April 2017 (non-local students)
    11:59pm, 5 May 2017 (local students)

    Application Procedure

    Step 1
    Create an account in the online application system. Fill in the information required and upload your school examination reports of the last TWO terms.

    Step 2
    Save the email that contains your application number after the application. (Quote this number when you need to contact the Office of Academic Links). We will contact you through e-mail if we need any further information.

    Step 3
    We will send you the application result by email between April and May. If you are admitted, you will need to settle the total fees payable to CUHK through online payment by Visa card or MasterCard or by bank transfer (for local students only) within 4  days after you have received the application result.

    Step 4
    We will send you a Confirmation of Admission within ten working days after your payment is confirmed. You can download a welcome pack that contains useful information and then return the required documents for student registrations.

    Step 5
    Unless you are a Hong Kong resident, you will be required to apply for a student visa to study in the CUHK Summer Institute. A set of student visa application forms and guideline will be sent to you in a separate email. Follow the instructions to complete and return the required documents for student visa application.  If applicable, please return the documents to CUHK by courier (i.e. SF, FedEx, DHL or UPS) to avoid any delay and to allow sufficient time for processing the student visa application.

  • Applications with Merit Awards

    Eligibility

    You can apply for the Merit Award together with the Summer Institute Programme if you fulfil any of the five criteria below:

    1. Participants of the Program for the Gifted and Talented organised by CUHK. Recommendation on the applicants will be sought from the Program for the Gifted and Talented.
    2. Participants of the Science Academy for Young Talent organised by CUHK. Recommendation on the applicants will be sought from the Science Academy for Young Talent.
    3. Students who are recommended by their schools as having excellent academic credentials. Applies to students who ranked top 10% in the form in the school exams of the last TWO terms.

     

    Application period

    Starting Date 9:00am, 13 Feb 2017
    Ending Date 11:59pm, 10 April 2017

    Application Procedure

    Step 1
    Create an account in the online application system. Fill in the information required on the form and upload your school examination reports of the last TWO terms at Section 5 – Examinations. Then choose “Yes” as your answer in Section 6 – Merit Award (Fee Reduction). Provide the supporting documents according to the type of Merit Award you are applying:

    Merit Award Supporting Documents Needed Channel of Submission
    Participants of the Program for the Gifted and Talented The official certificate issued by the programme Upload to Section 6 of the
    online application system
    Participants of the Science Academy for Young Talent
    School Recommendation Your school examination reports of the last two terms 1. Upload your school reports of the stipulated exams via the online application system.

    2. Download a School Recommendation Form for your school principal’s completion and then post it back to the Office of Academic Links.

    School Recommendation Form (HK DSE)

    School Recommendation Form (Mainland China Kao Gao)

    School Recommendation Form (Others)

    Step 2
    Save the email that contains your application number after the application. (Quote this number when you need to contact the Office of Academic Links). We will contact you through e-mail if we need any further information.

    Step 3
    We will send you the application result by email between March and May. If you are admitted, you will need to settle the total fees payable to CUHK through online payment by Visa card or MasterCard or by bank transfer (for local students only) within 4 days after you have received the application result. You may be accepted to the Summer Institute with or without a Merit Award. Your chance of being admitted to the Summer Institute will not be affected even if your Merit Award application is not successful.

    Step 4
    We will send you a Confirmation of Admission within ten working days after your payment is confirmed. You can download a welcome pack that contains useful information and then return the required documents for student registrations.

    Step 5
    Unless you are a Hong Kong resident, you will be required to apply for a student visa to study in the CUHK Summer Institute. A set of student visa application forms and guideline will be sent to you in a separate email. Follow the instructions to complete and return the required documents for apply for a student visa (if applicable) application. If applicable, please return the documents to CUHK by courier (i.e. SF, FedEx, DHL or UPS) to avoid any delay and to allow sufficient time for processing the student visa application.

Programme Policy

 

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Students shall attend all scheduled activities and classes as required by the staff of the Office of Academic Links and the teachers of the academic modules in which they have enrolled. Those students who can complete the programme with full attendance over the entire programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement, which can be submitted as part of their personal portfolio when they apply for admission to CUHK.

  • Leave or Absence

    Students should report all periods of leave and absences, including sick leaves and absences from activities or classes, to the Office of Academic Links.

    If you need to be absent from any of the scheduled classes and activities, your parent/guardian should submit a leave request (with reason and supporting document) to the Director of Academic Links in advance (e-mail: si_admin@cuhk.edu.hk / fax: 852 2603 5045).

    In the case of illness/injury necessitating absence, a medical certificate is needed as documentary evidence.

  • Dismissal

    If a student’s behaviour is in breach of the programme regulations, the CUHK Summer Programmes reserves the right to dismiss the student from the Summer Institute without refund.

  • Refund Policy

    If a student has to cancel his/her application after being admitted, he/she should notify us immediately so that the place can be freed for other applicants on the waiting list. 50% of the programme fee paid will be refunded if we receive a written withdrawal request (with the reason for withdrawal being considered justified) from a student by 14 June 2017. No refund will be made for requests received after this date.

    No refund or reduction in programme fee, accommodation fee, or visa application fee will be made for a student who arrives to the programme late, leaves the programme early, or is dismissed from the programme due to violation of the programme regulations.

Question?

 

  • Academics

    Q: How many academic modules can I take in total?

    A: You will take two modules in total, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

     

    Q: How should I choose the academic modules?
    A: You are suggested to choose modules in different fields for the morning and afternoon sessions in order to expose yourself in different academic disciplines. It will help you to understand you interest of your future study in university.

     

    Q: Is there any homework, test or exam of the academic modules?
    A: No, homework, test and exam are not required in the modules. But some of the teachers may prepare some assignments to help you understand the topics.

     

    Q: What are the after-class activities about?
    A: The after-class activities are one-hour activities to let you get an idea of other academic disciplines. Activities include lab-visits, library-visits, hospital visits, field trips, talks, etc.

     

    Q: When will you release information of after-class activities?
    A: The information of after-class activities usually releases in May when programme admission is finished. Admitted students will be notified by e-mail.

  • Orientation & Graduation Camp

    Q: What will I do during the orientation camp?

    A: You will participate in a series of carefully designed indoor and outdoor activities during the orientation camp. Through these activities, you will get a good understanding of CUHK and your groupmates coming from different local and overseas secondary schools.

     

    Q: What will I do during the graduation camp?
    A: Some reflective activities will be arranged in the graduation camp. We hope you will gain something in these two weeks and have a clearer picture of your future study.

     

    Q: Who will lead the orientation camp and graduation camp?
    A: A group of current CUHK students will lead the two camps and be your mentors. They will not only tell you the best place to eat at CUHK and the shortcuts to different locations, but also their first-hand experience on how to prepare for public exams, how to choose a university and how to adapt to the university life.

  • Application

    Q: I am a S.4 student; can I apply for the Summer Institute?

    A: You can still apply for the Summer Institute, but you will be considered only if there is remaining quota after the S.5 students are admitted.

     

    Q: I am not a Hong Kong citizen but I can travel to Hong Kong without a visa. Is it necessary for me to apply for a student visa for the Summer Institute?
    A: Yes, it is necessary for all non-local students (non-HKID holders) to apply for a student visa to participate in the Summer Institute. The visa-free entry only applies to vocational travel, not academic travel.

     

    Q: How can I apply for a student visa?
    A: A set of visa application forms and guideline will be emailed to you upon your confirmation of registration and clearance of payment. Complete and return the forms to us and the application will be made on your behalf. Be sure to follow the instructions and provide us with the necessary documentation to avoid any delay. The Hong Kong Immigration Department usually takes at least 8 weeks to process a student visa/entry permit application after receiving complete application documents.

     

    Q: I have a Hong Kong Identity Card but live overseas. Do I still need to apply for a student visa?
    A: If you are a Hong Kong Identity Card holder and do not need a student visa to study in Hong Kong, you do not need to apply for a student visa to participate in the SI.

     

    Q: I have citizenship of Mainland China and I am studying overseas. Can I apply for the SI?
    A: Yes, high school students who are residents of Mainland China are welcome to apply for the Summer Institute. Upon admission to the programme, they will need to apply for a study visa through the Office of Academic Links from the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Whether a study visa is issued or not is at the discretion of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

     

    Q: I have citizenship of Mainland China and am studying in an international school. Can I apply for the SI?
    A: Yes, high school students who are residents of Mainland China are welcome to apply for the Summer Institute. Upon admission to the programme, they will need to apply for a study visa through the Office of Academic Links from the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Whether a study visa is issued or not is at the discretion of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

     

    Q: What is the language requirement?
    A: There is no concrete language requirement. But you are reminded that most of the modules will be conducted in English while some of them will be conducted in Cantonese. And for the Orientation Camp and Graduation Camp, most of the activities will be conducted in Cantonese. Depends on the number of students, we will group the non-Cantonese speaking students together and provide special care to them.

  • Living on CUHK campus

    Q: What kind of room will I be living on campus?

    A: You will be housed in a double- or triple- occupancy room at a student hostel. No single-room will be provided.

     

    Q: Can I choose my roommate?
    A: No, OAL will assign your roommates. Usually, students at the same group will be put together.

     

    Q: Can my mom or dad come to stay with me on campus?
    A: No, only participants of the Summer Institute can reside on campus.

     

    Q: Do I need to stay on campus all the time?
    A: You will stay on campus and participate in all activities during the orientation camp. Students who choose to reside on campus during the study period are not required to stay at the CUHK campus 24 hours. However, students should be fully responsible for their own safety at all times.

     

    Q: Is there access to computers/the Internet on campus?
    A: Each student will be assigned with a computer account, which can be used for access to computer facilities on campus for Internet access. High-speed Internet connections are also available in each hostel room, free of charge.

     

    Q: Who will do the laundry and clean my room during my stay on CUHK campus?
    A: You will do your own laundry and clean your own room. No one will help.

     

    Q: Do I need to arrange my daily meals?
    A: Daily meals will only be provided during the orientation camp and graduation camp. For the other days, students have to arrange their own meals. They can choose to dine at one of the many student canteens located throughout the campus. Meals cost around HK$20 to HK$50 each.

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