The University of Hong Kong (HKU), founded in 1911, is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The University has sought to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries. Its motto has two parts, one Chinese and one Latin, reflecting its scholarly blend of East and West. “Sapientia et virtus” translates as wisdom and virtue, while “mingde gewu” means to manifest virtue and to investigative things.
With more than 40 undergraduate programs across 10 faculties, covering 70 major areas of study, HKU provides students with a broad-based education across different disciplines with a global perspective, in order to develop students' intellectual and personal strengths. We expect the best out of our students, who are among the top achievers in their schools and often their countries.
HKU consistently receives the highest number of awards of any University Grants Committee-funded institution (UGC) in Hong Kong. Students have the opportunity to conduct research internships in the laboratories of HKU professors, 125 of whom have been ranked among the World's top 1% of scientists by the Institute for Scientific Information.
Diversity among both students and staff provides a vibrant, colorful campus life for everyone. Some 102 countries are represented in the student body, with new ones added every year. HKU also offers a myriad of worldwide exchange programs, summer schools and international internship opportunities.
HKU Summer Institute
HKU Summer Institute consists of a variety of courses, each presenting students with quality learning opportunities through a rewarding study abroad experience. The Summer Institute is open to all undergraduate and secondary students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the top cities in Asia.
The Summer Institute offers more than 30 credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing courses in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Business & Economics and Science. Workshops, site visits, field trips and case discussions compliment lectures from acclaimed HKU professors and prestigious scholars. Beyond the classroom, students participate in the cultural and social activities of Hong Kong, where the East meets the West.
HKU Summer Institute offers a special discount for NSHSS members. Students will receive a tuition fee discount of 10%. For more information, please review the Partner Rates for HKU Summer Institute Programs.
How to Apply
HKU Summer Institute Application
Application Deadline (Summer 2017): March 31, 2017
International Admissions Information
Application Deadline (Early Decision): 12:00 pm HKT, November 16, 2016
Application Deadline (Regular Decision): 12:00 pm HKT, December 30, 2015
The University of Hong Kong Summer Institute (03-14-2016)
International University Partners Offer NSHSS Members Study Abroad Opportunities (11-16-2015)