SAP Programme List

In collaboration with the universities below, HKU offers a variety of short-term programmes. Students can enrol in summer sessions/programmes at these renowned universities, supported by substantial partner discounts and scholarships


SAP Summer Programmes



Programme Name

Academic Internship Council

Boston/ New York City /San Francisco/

Toronto/ Singapore/ Mumbai/ Berlin/ Santiago

Overseas Internship Programme

Columbia University


Columbia Summer

HKU Summer Institute


Serve & Learn: Malawi, Africa

Imperial College London (business)


Summer School

Imperial College London (medicine)


Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer Programme

Johns Hopkins University


JHU Summer

King's College London


KCL Undergraduate Summer School

Stanford University


Stanford Summer International Honors Programme

Stanford University


Stanford Summer Session

Stanford University


Silicon Valley Innovation Academy Enterprise

The Fund for American Studies

Washington D.C.

DC Internships

The Fund for American Studies

Hong Kong

Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE)

The Fund for American Studies


American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES)

The London School of Economics and Political Science


LSE Summer School

University College London


UCL Summer School

University College London - The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bartlett Summer School

University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley Summer Sessions

University of California, Berkeley - College of Environmental Design


Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities

University of California, Berkeley- College of Environmental Design


Summer [In]stitute in Environmental Design

University of California, Los Angeles


UCLA Summer Sessions

University of California, Los Angeles


JumpStart Summer Institute: Introduction to Architecture

University of Cambridge - Institute of Continuing Education


International Summer Programmes

University of Cambridge - Pembroke College


Pembroke-King's Programme

University of Edinburgh


Summer School

University of Oxford - Department of Continuing Education (St Antony`s College)


International Politics Summer School

University of Oxford - Exeter College


The Exeter Summer Programme

University of Pennsylvania


Penn Summer Global Institute

University of Sydney


University of Sydney Short Term Study Abroad

Yale University


Yale Summer Session – Yale College Courses for Credit: Session A and B

Yale University


Yale Summer Session – English Language Institute


Application Procedure for SAP
  • To participate in one of the programmes listed under Short-term Abroad Partnerships (SAP), first obtain the nomination from HKU (administered by the International Affairs Office) before admittance to any of the programmes.
  • In one application, more than one programme can be applied for by specifying preferences (up to five programmes) in sequence. However, each successful applicant will only be nominated for one SAP programme.
  • Some programmes may only be offered for a certain application period. Students are advised to check the programme details and to apply as early as possible. Online Application is now open! Priority will be given to those who apply early.



  1. Apply through online application system.
    • Specifying your programme choices (maximum 5 choices)
  2. Submit the required documents to the online application system.
    • Personal Statement (minimum 250 words)
    • A transcript or print-out of your portal’s exam result page (For non-first-year students, this should show your CGPA as in the first semester 2017/18. For first-year students, it should show the list of courses you are taking.)
    • *For MBBS students, please combine the transcript or portal exam result page with converted CGPA so that we could assess both accordingly.
  3. Submit the optional documents to the online application system.
    • CV/resumé (applicable if it is part of the programme-specific requirement)
    • TOEFL/IELTS report (applicable if it is part of the programme-specific requirement)
    • Other documents (applicable if it is part of the programme-specific requirement) 
  4. Receive offer of nomination from IAO.
  5. Accept the offer by paying a deposit of HKD2000 (please refer to Deposit Payment Instruction) and submit the payment slip to the online application system by the given deadline.
    • The deposit is refundable upon your completion of the programme and the submission of your report. Under normal circumstances, no deposit shall be refunded if you withdraw from the programme after accepting the offer or if you fail to complete the programme.
  6. Apply to the host institution.
    • Some institutions have waived some requirements for students from HKU, so please refer to the programme details
  7. Most institutions required a scanned copy of the official transcript issued by HKU for their application. It takes time to request a university transcript. Allow sufficient time for your application. No late submissions will be allowed.
  8. Receive official admission offer from host institution
  9. Pay the standard fees to the host institution or to HKU, where applicable.
  10. Lodge your visa application and prepare for departure. Visa applications to the US will take a substantial amount of time and effort, so please ensure you initiate your visa application as soon as you can.


Key Dates for SAP


Main Round

1st Late Round

2nd Late Round

Final Round

Application Deadline

October 22, 2017

December 1, 2017

February 15, 2018

March 18, 2018

Nomination Offer Announcement

November 3, 2017

February 2, 2018

February 21 , 2018

March 20 , 2018

Acceptance and Deposit Payment Deadline

November 10, 2017

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 27, 2018

Application to Host Institution


Varied; February onward*

Programme Fee Payments


Varied; February onward

Admission Offer from Host Institution


Varied; March onward

Pre-departure Briefing


April / May


*Important notes: After receiving the nomination from IAO, you will need to submit an application to the host institution. Each programme will have different deadlines. Please refer to your interested programmes for the exact deadlines from the host institution.


Financial Assistance for Short-term Programmes

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