SAO Programme List

HKU's partner institutions worldwide offer a wide range of programmes, which are categorised under Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO).

Students can apply for SAO programmes with the host institution directly through registration with IAO, which is open until June. Applicants should submit the application before departure to the programme using the official admission issued by the SAO programme.

 

SAO Summer Programmes

PROGRAMME

COUNTRY

Aarhus University – AU Summer University

Denmark

Akita International University - Summer Program

Japan

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg – Summer University

Germany

American University of Central Asia – Development, Sustainability, and Conflict: Contemporary Issues in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Bar-Ilan University – International Summer Programme: Identity-Based Conflict Resolution

Israel

Bentley University – International Summer Institute at Bentley (ISIB)

U.S.A.

BI Norwegian Business School – International Summer Programme

Norway

Bocconi University – Milan Summer School

Italy

Boston University - BU Summer Term

U.S.A

Chonnam National University – International Summer Session

South Korea

City University of London – Cass London Summer School

U.K.

Copenhagen Business School – International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Denmark

Cornell University – The Introduction to Architecture Summer Programme

U.S.A.

Cornell University - Cornell Law in Paris

U.S.A. / France

Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry - Global Challenges

Russia

Durham University – Durham International Summer School

U.K.

EDHEC Business School - EDHEC Summer School

France

Eberhard-Karls-Universität of Tübingen - International and European Studies Summer Programme

Germany

Emerson College – Kasteel Well Summer Programme

Germany, Netherlands

EPF Ecole d'Ingénieur-e-s - Summer School 2018

France

ESADE Business School – International Summer Programme

Spain

Ewha Womans University – Ewha International Co-ed Summer College

South Korea

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology  - 2018 Global Intern Program

South Korea

Global Business in Asia: New Horizons

China

Hanyang University – Hanyang International Summer School

South Korea

The Hong Kong American Center - A Tale of Two American Cities: NYC & Washington DC

U.S.A

IESEG School of Management – International Fashion Business Summer Programme

France

IESEG School of Management– International Summer Academy

France

IESEG School of Management - French Culture Spring Session

France

Illinois State University – Summer Session

U.S.A.

International Business School of São Paulo – Summer Programme

Brazil

KAIST – KAIST International Summer School (KISS)

South Korea

King's College London - Summer School in Software Performance Engineering

 U. K.

King's College London - Summer School in Women's Health and Child Health

U. K.
King’s College London - Lab-based Research - for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

U. K.

Konkuk University – International Summer Programme (ISP)

South Korea

Korea University - International Summer Campus

South Korea

Koc University - International Migration and the Crisis

Turkey

Kyoto University – Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Programme (Research)

Japan

Kyushu University – Summer in Japan (SIJ)

Japan

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli & Université Paris-Dauphine – A Rome-Paris Summer Programme on Europe: Europe in XXI Century

France, Italy

McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management International Summer Programme (ISP)

Canada

McGill University – Short Programmes

Canada

Michigan State University - Global Summer School

U.S.A

Nagoya University – Nagoya University Summer Intensive Programme (NUSIP)

Japan

Nagoya City University - Lab-based research -  for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

Japan

Nanyang Technological University – GEM Trailblazer Short Term Summer Programme

Singapore

National Research University Higher School of Economics – International Summer University HSE Moscow

Russia

National Research University Higher School of Economics - Intensive Summer Language School 2018

Russia

National Taiwan University – NTU Spring + Programmes

Taiwan

National Taiwan University – NTU Summer + Programmes

Taiwan

National Taiwan University - 2018 Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program

Taiwan

National University of Singapore – FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2018

Singapore

National Chengchi University – NCCU International Summer School

Taiwan

Pratt Institute - Summer Program in Havana and Miami U.S.A.

Pusan National University – PNU Summer School

South Korea

Queen Mary University of London – Summer School

U.K.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) – Gateway Programme

Japan

Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) – Sciences Po Summer School

France

Seoul National University – International Summer Institute (ISI)

South Korea

Singapore Management University – Global Summer Institute

Singapore

SOAS University of London – Summer School at SOAS University of London

U.K.

Sojo University, Kumamoto - Lab-based Research - for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

Japan

Sophia University – Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language

Japan

Stellenbosch University – International Summer Programme

South Africa

Tec de Monterrey - TEC Summer School

Mexico

Technische Universität Darmstadt – Introduction to German Engineering

Germany

The Association of Commonwealth Universities – ACU Commonwealth Summer School

Hong Kong

The George Washington University - International Summer at GW

U.S.A

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Rothberg International School

Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – The Trans-disciplinary Innovation Programme (TIP)

Israel

The National Prescribing Service Limited - Research - for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

Australia

The University of Arizona - A Learning Research Experience, Undergraduate

U.S.A

The University of Arizona - Court Interpreter Training (CITI)

U.S.A

The University of Arizona - Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Innovation Program

U.S.A

The University of Arizona - Sustainable Urban Design

U.S.A

The University of Auckland – Screen Tools

New Zealand

The University of Auckland – Northern Hemisphere Summer Research Scholarship

New Zealand

The University of Exeter – International Summer School

U.K.

The University of Hong Kong - Topics in Urban Studies II - A Psychogeographic reading of Paris and Hong Kong

France

The University of Hong Kong - Urbanism Field Workshop: Cities in Asia

China, Japan

The University of Hong Kong - International Summer Programme in Architecture: Cities in Asia

China, Japan

The University of Manchester – Manchester International Summer School (MISS)

U.K.

The University of Sydney -  Lab-based research – for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

Austrailia
The University of Sydney - Young Leaders Program: Australian Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Australia

The University of Tokyo – Summer Programme: Global Japan Studies (GJS)

Japan

The University of Warwick – Warwick Summer School 2018 (in collaboration with St. Mary's University)

U.K.

The University of Warwick – Social Science - Applied Linguistics Short Courses

U.K.

Tilburg University – Tilburg University Summer School

Netherlands

UK Architectural Association School of Architecture – AA Summer School

U.K.

UMAP Summer Program 2018 - UMAP Discovery Camp 2018 in Thailand

Thailand

Universitas 21 – U21 Summer School

South Africa

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB International Summer Term

Spain

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen – Summer Programmes

Germany

Universite Catholique de Lille, France – European Summer Programme (ESP)

France

University College London - Bartlett Summer Studio

U.K.

University College London - Lab-based research - for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

U.K.

University of Alberta – International Summer Programme

Canada

University of Amsterdam – UvA Summer School

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam – The Urban Food Experience

Netherlands

University of Birmingham - Birmingham International Summer School (BISS)

 U. K. 

University of Bonn – International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies

Germany

University of Bonn – Summer School on Intellectual Property

Germany

University of British Columbia - UBC Vancouver Summer Programme

Canada

University of Bristol - Biomedical Sciences Lab Summer School

U.K.

University of Cambridge - Girton College (Economics Summer Programme)

U.K.

University of Cambridge - Girton College (Engineering Summer Programme)

U.K.

University of Cambridge - IARU Global Summer Programme: Visions of the future

U.K.
University of Cambridge - Ignite 

U.K.

University of California, Irvine - UCI Summer Session

U.S.A

University of Copenhagen – International Summer Programme

Denmark

University of East Anglia – International Summer School

U.K.

University of Glasgow – Glasgow International Summer School

U.K.

University of Helsinki – Helsinki Summer School

Finland

University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 - French Summer School

France

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – College of Law – The Best of American Case Law

U.S.A.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – College of Pharmacy – Contemporary Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Education

U.S.A.

University of Lausanne – UNIL Summer Schools

Switzerland

University of Leeds – Leeds International Summer School (LISS)

U.K.

University of Leicester – Leicester International Summer School (LISS)

U.K.

University of Liverpool - International Summer School

U.K.

University of Ljubljana – Ljubljana Summer School

Slovenia

University of Navarra – Tecnun Summer Program (Previously Tecnun Summer School)

Spain

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Summer School

U.S.A.

University of Notre Dame - International Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (iSURE) U.S.A

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus – International Summer Programme

Malaysia

University of Oxford – Enterprise and the Environment Summer School

U.K.

University of Oxford - The Global Leadership For The Future Of Cities Summer Course

U.K.

University of Pennsylvania – Fox Leadership International: Global Leadership and Problem-solving

U.S.A.

University of Sheffield - Cultural and Language Immersion (CALI) Summer School

U.K.

University of Southern California – International Summer Scholars Programme

U.S.A.

University of Southern California – School of Cinematics Summer Program

U.S.A.

University of Southampton - International Summer School

U.K.

University of Rouen- Clinical Visit -for Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy students only

France

University of Rostock – Medical Summer School

Germany

University of Vienna (Universität Wien) – Univie: Summer School – International and European Studies

Austria

University of Waterloo - English fo Sucess (EFS) 

Canada

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Visiting International Student Programme (VISP)

U.S.A.

University of York – Social Science Summer School

U.K.

Utrecht University – Utrecht Summer School

Netherlands

Vienna University of Business and Economics – International Summer University WU (ISU)

Austria

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Amsterdam Summer School

Netherlands

Vytautas Magnus University - Baltic Summer University

Lithuania

Waseda University – Waseda Summer Session

Japan

Washington University in St. Louis – International Summer Study

 U.S.A

Yonsei University – International Summer School

South Korea

 

Application Procedure for SAO

 

1. Submit your registration with IAO (Link will be available in Jan 2019)

 

2. Supporting documents to be uploaded in application:

  • Academic record: Official transcript/screen capture(s) of academic results from HKU Portal:
    • For non-first-year students: with your latest CGPA
    • For first-year students: with 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.
  • Admission confirmation from host institution

 

3. You can open the application as soon as you plan to apply for an SAO programme. The application can only be submitted and be processed for Short-term Abroad Scholarship or Allowance after you receive the admission offer from the host institution. Please refer to this page for the requirements and conditions of the financial assistance. 

 

4. Apply with the host institution directly. Different institutions have different application procedures and deadlines. Please make sure you follow the application procedure of individual institution and complete their application. After receiving your admission, you can login back to the IAO system and complete your registration.

 

5. Enjoy your short-term abroad experience!

 

Key Dates for SAO


Activity

Date

Deadline for registering with IAO

June 14, 2019

Release of IAO registration result

On a rolling basis

Submission of summer programme report

As soon as you return, or no later than August 30, 2019

Disbursement of Short Term Abroad Scholarship or Allowance 

September, 2019

*Subject to changes - please refer to the latest updates on this page.

 

Important notes: Each programme will have different deadlines from host institution. Please refer to the programme page for the application deadlines from the host institution.