HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programs from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students.

The programs are open to all undergraduates and secondary students and are best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Languages

UQ students can choose to participate in one of 15 different courses. Go to the 'Course List' tab to find the full list of courses and course dates.

Credit equivalent

6 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 12 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and the HKU entry requirements. Some courses may impact on UQ semester 2, 2017 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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Course list

UQ Students can choose to participate in one of the following courses: 

Academic Writing and Critical Reading
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Art Worlds: Aesthetics, Money and Markets
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Asia as the Global Future
  • Start date: 25 Jun 2017
  • End date: 22 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Students are not encouraged to arrive before 25 June as start date impact on the semester 1, 2016 exam schedule

Cantonese as Foreign Language I
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 21 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Chinese as a Foreign Language I
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 21 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Cultural Policy: A Complex Marriage of Business, Politics and Culture
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Fashion and Luxury: Cultural and Organizational Dynamics
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Global Business in Asia
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 21 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2017
Introduction to Global Creative Industries
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 14 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Linguistics: The Understanding of Language
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
New Media and Social Media
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 14 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
​​Political Economy of the Global Asia
  • Start date: 25 Jun 2017
  • End date: 6 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Students are not encouraged to arrive before 25 June as start date impact on the semester 1, 2016 exam schedule

The Fundamentals of Chinese Characters
  • Start date: 17 Jul 2017
  • End date: 4 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017
The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1953
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • End date: 14 Jul 2017
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2017

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Costs and funding

Program tuition varies per course and is approximately $2,000 - $9,000 AUD per course. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. UQ students may be eligible for a program discount. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation 

Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see information on the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter 2017 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

See course list 


*Students are encouraged to apply before the host deadline

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Hong Kong
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*


*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only