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CUHK Summer Institute (SI)

Online Application

Important Dates 

6 March 2024 Online Application Starts
12 April 2024 Application Deadline for

  • Early Bird Discount (All Students)
  • Merit Awards (All Students)
  • Non-local Students
10 May 2024 Application Deadline for Local Students


Application Procedures  

  1. Identify the type of application and the courses you are interested in.
  2. Create an account in the online application system.
  3. Fill in the required information and upload supporting documents.
    Type of Application Supporting Documents & Channel of Submission
    All Applications School examination reports for the last TWO terms (i.e. Final Term of 2022 – 2023 and 1st Term of 2023 – 2024) to be uploaded to online application system


    Explanation should be given in Section 9 of the online application if the required school examination reports cannot be provided.

    Applications with Merit Award
    • Certificate from PGT/SAYT to be uploaded to online application system by applicant; or
    • School Recommendation Form to be uploaded to CUHK Portal by the school
    Applications with Financial Assistance Financial Assistance Application Form and Supporting Documents to be uploaded to online application system
  4. Submit an online application by the stipulated deadline. Applicant will receive an auto-confirmation email that contains your application number (SI24xxxx).
  5. Receive application result through email from April to May.
  6. Accept offer online and settle the total fees payable to CUHK through online payment by Visa or MasterCard within 4 calendar days.
  7. Receive “Confirmation of Admission” together with a welcome pack within 10 working days after your payment is confirmed. Return the signed “Confirmation of Admission” and required documents according to the specified deadlines. Read and act according to the information provided in the welcome pack.
  8. For student who do not have a Hong Kong permanent identity card (i.e. student who do not have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong), they are required to apply for a student visa to study in Hong Kong. A set of student visa application forms and guidelines will be included in their welcome pack. They should follow the instructions to complete and return the required documents for student visa application by the stipulated deadline. Students are highly recommended to return the documents to CUHK by courier (i.e. SF Express, FedEx, DHL or UPS) to avoid any delay and to allow sufficient time for processing the student visa application (usually 8-12 weeks).

Merit Awards

A number of Merit Awards, in the form of fee reduction, are available to students with outstanding academic credentials. Please click here for more information.


Financial Assistance

A Financial Assistance Scheme is also available to Hong Kong students who require financial support to participate in the CUHK Summer Institute (SI). Please click here for more information.


For enquiries, please contact us through e-mail (si@cuhk.edu.hk) by quoting your full name (same as application) and online application number (SI24xxxx).