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The University of Hong Kong Summer Institute
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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University of Hong Kong Summer Institute

Location: Hong Kong
Program dates:
Session B: 2 - 13 July, 2018
Session C: 16 - 27 July, 2018
*Session A and D conflict with USyd semester dates
Application deadline: 10 April 2018
Duration: varies by course
Program type: Non-exchange

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Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 3-5 weeks of their winter holidays in Hong Kong. Taking part in one of the many programs on offer will give students the ability to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. The University of Hong Kong’s Summer courses are taught in a dynamic, multicultural and international environment with world-class expertise and unique networking opportunities.

Full program details are available here.

Academic Information

Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Chinese language and culture, Business, Architecture, Accounting, International Relations, Political Science, Marketing, Media and Communications
Credit points: Most courses worth 6 credits
General conversion: 7.5 HKU credits = 6 USYD credits
Courses available
Due to University of Sydney semester dates you may only choose courses Session B and Session C.
Course information is available here.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. ?

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Situated in a geographically and culturally distinct part of China, Hong Kong has long served as a gateway between the East and the West. Hong Kong's enchanting neighbourhoods and islands offer a sensory feast. You may find yourself swaying along on a historic double-decker tram, cheering with the hordes at the city-centre horse races, or simply gazing out at the glorious harbour. Hong Kong has a complexity that defies definition. It's the only place where you can be searching for colonial military relics near the Chinese border, trying to decipher the aesthetics of Chinese Revival architecture, or splurging on the best shopping the world has to offer – all within five hours – followed by a night of Cantonese opera, karaoke or poetry, anywhere one chooses.
Host institution
The University of Hong Kong is renowned for its academic excellence, world class  research programs, global connections and social impact. Inspired by its rich heritage, but always looking forward, HKU invites students to an educational journey that will prepare them to become globally-minded thinkers and leaders, and to tackle grand global challenges. Currently ranked 44th in the world, HKU is regarded as Asia’s Global University.

- A research driven university, with 111 professors ranking in the top 1% scientists globally.
- A modern campus connected with more than 340 leading universities in 43 countries.
- A diverse community of more than 30,000 students, including 9,000 international students from 104 countries.Classes taught in English, with an international focus from a distinct Asian perspective.
Summer School students can purchase the Residential Package which includes on-campus accommodation
View full accommodation details on the HKU website.


Program fee: 
- Application fee: HKD 350 (non-refundable)
- Residential Package: HKD 2,580 (approx AUD $410) for 6 nights (per week) at HKU administered residences (Social and Cultural Activities included)
- Tuition: varies depending on course. See course outlines for details.

Program fee includes: Tuition, application fee, residential package, social and cultural activities

Scholarships: 10 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships are available. Once you have completed the Sydney Abroad application and been accepted by HKU you will automatically be assessed for these scholarships.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, personal expenses
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.


Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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