FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions that students often ask, please note that answers below are for your reference only.

Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact us at:

1. COVID Related Matters

It has always been our top priority to keep the HKU community safe on campus as COVID-19 outbreak evolves. To help reduce the spread of virus, the University has implemented stringent infection preventive measures on campus and all students coming to campus need to adhere to HKU’s infection control protocols. For more details, please visit https://covid19.hku.hk/. Students entering Hong Kong border for the summer programmes are also responsible to comply with all requirements as set out by the HKSAR Government. For more details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html.

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By late June, anyone above 18 years of age wishing to enter HKU campus will need to have taken three doses of recognised COVID-19 vaccines, if it has been over nine months since their second dose. Those between 12 to 17 years of age must also have received their second dose if they have had their first dose for more than six months. Non-registered visitors will need to scan the eVT QR code on one of the readers to show they comply with HKU’s enhanced Covid-19 control measures every time when entering the campus. It is obligatory for students/ visitors to meet these requirements and to adhere to HKU’s infection control protocols. For more detailed and up-to-date information, please visit https://covid19.hku.hk/.

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HKU Summer Institute is not responsible for any quarantine, travel scheme, or accommodation arrangements for visiting students. Students entering Hong Kong border for the summer programmes are responsible to comply with all requirements (e.g. quarantine hotel bookings, accommodations, vaccinations, etc.) as set out by the HKSAR Government. For more details, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html.

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If you do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong, regardless of the length of study, you are required by law to obtain a student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. One entry permit is applicable for one programme only, and the cumulative duration of a short-term study should not exceed 180 days within any 12-month period according to the Immigration guidelines. For students currently staying in Hong Kong holding a valid student visa (NOT a dependent visa), please read the guidelines for taking up a HKU summer/short-term programme.

Students are advised to submit the visa application as soon as you receive a Notice of Admission from HKU. Please click here for more details about student visa application. For inquiries, please contact here.

Students are also reminded to pay attention to any special arrangements due to COVID. For most updated information by the HKSAR Government, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html.

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In any case, you are strongly recommended to make your own insurance arrangements throughout the entire period of your studies in Hong Kong. Students will be responsible for their own medical and dental costs during the period of the programme. If you have to travel outside Hong Kong, you should make sure that your existing insurance policy covers your destination. Otherwise, you are advised to buy additional travel insurance before your trip.

Please check with your insurance agent and ensure that the scheme covers travel / flight delays, theft of personal belongings and medical and health cover for an injury or sudden illness abroad for the programme period.

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Due to COVID development, on-campus accommodation will NOT be provided. Students are responsible to make their own accommodation arrangements and to comply with all requirements as set out by the HKSAR Government when entering the border.

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2. Before Application

University students and anyone who meets the entrance requirements of HKU Summer Institute programmes.

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Yes, you may apply for more than one programme as long as the programmes do not have conflicting schedules.

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Our programmes are instructed in English with exception in a small number of language courses.

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All online programmes will be conducted primarily via Zoom as the virtual classroom platform. Please ensure that Zoom is accessible in your area before deciding to join our summer programmes as all application fees and programme fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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3. During Application

The availability to credit transfer arrangement is determined by your home institution. Please confirm with your home university whether HKU credits could be transferred toward your degree.

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When you create the account, the online application system will send you an email with the application number. Please refer to the email you received when you first created your account.

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Yes. You may combine your transcripts to upload as a single file.

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Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email confirmation. Please read the application instructions carefully and ensure that you have provided all the requested documents.

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The application fee is a non-refundable and non-transferable one-time fee. Applicants are required to pay for the application fee of each programme.
(For latest application fee: Undergraduates/PostgraduatesSecondary School Students).

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If your first language is English, please upload a paper with a statement written that your first language is English.

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4. After Application

You cannot make amendments to your application once it has been submitted, but you can upload the document anew. Please indicate “revised” in the file name if you would like to upload a new version of supporting documents.

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Yes. You can cancel your application through your registration account by clicking “Cancel” beside the column. However, both the programme fee and application fee are non-refundable.

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Depending on the programme you have registered for, there may or may not be an interview. Please refer to the programme webpage for detail

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Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate, while students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with number of credits upon completion. Link to apply for transcript: http://www.ase.hku.hk/asoffice/.

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Please proceed to your online account to accept the offer before the acceptance deadline. Click here for detailed instruction.

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  1. Please ensure that Zoom is accessible in your area and be punctual for the classes.
  2. You must be in a quiet environment and limit any noise distractions during live in the Zoom classroom. If you are not speaking, please make sure your microphone is muted to avoid looping echoes.
  3. You must have your webcam on to show your face clearly during live in the Zoom classroom.
  4. The audio and video material, text, images and other content of the online summer programme are properties of the University. You are not allowed to record, reproduce, or republish the video, links, login or any other content.  You are also not allowed to modify the video or any other content, including but not limited to, by adding any advertisement or other material or by interfering with the viewing of any content.  A breach of these regulations may lead to legal action.
  5. Please be respectful to others. You are solely responsible for your comments, actions, profiles and/or other content in relation to the online summer programmes, including but not limited to posting/submitting online or before, during or after live in the Zoom classroom.
  6. The University reserves the right to ask you to leave the Zoom classroom and/or terminate your student status from the programme anytime.

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