Since the University cannot rule out that COVID-19 will still be lingering and posing a threat to global public health in the coming few months, the University has decided to suspend all winter physical outbound programmes in the academic year of 2020/21, given our students’ safety and well-being always remains our top priority.

 

To promote the good practice of continuous learning, students are encouraged to make good use of the winter time and join some fun online programmes from the comfort of your home! With easy access to the Internet nowadays, you can enjoy internationalisation no matter where you are and whenever you want. Participating in one of the following online courses is a great way to immerse yourself in fruitful virtual learning with professors from Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and UK, and to get connected with international students all over the world. You are recommended to choose your favourite programme and apply with the host institutions directly.

 

IAO is happy to connect students who will join the same online winter programme, as togetherness and mutual support can have positive impact on your learning progress. If you would like to learn with other HKU students and be better prepared for your winter programme, please register on https://hku.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GU8RebSohkDuaF by November 30, 2020.

 

 

Keio University, Japan

The Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP) is a two-week intensive program for international students and Keio students to learn about Japan through collaboration. The program offers a variety of lectures on Japanese economy, business, arts, and traditional and modern culture, as well as activities related to those lectures, allowing students to understand Japan and to improve their cross-cultural awareness.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Understanding Japan through Cross-Cultual Comparison, Human Engineering with Focus on Japan

Programme: Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program

Duration: February 24 to March 9, 2021

Fee: JPY 50,000

Apply by 9am (Japan time), November 24, 2020

 

 

Sophia University, Japan

Since 2014, Sophia University’s January Session has provided students from around the world with the opportunity to learn unique aspects of Japanese Studies in a comprehensive and intensive manner amongst a lively cosmopolitan community.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts

Highlighted courses: Japanese Society: Unique Insights and Perspectives, Media and Contemporary Issues in Japan

Programme: January Session in Japanese Studies

Duration: 8-29 January, 2021

Fee: JPY 74,000-203,200

Apply by October 31, 2020

 

 

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Ewha Online International CO-ED Winter College is a 3-week online course with two tracks - the Special Track and the General Track. The Special Track (Window to Korea) is a customised introductory programme to Korean Studies with real-time Korean Language class along with special lectures on Korean culture and society. The General Track is consisted of a selection of credit-bearing major courses.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Conglomerates in Korea (a.k.a. Chaebol), Fashion Psychology & Consumer Behavior, Visualizing the Universe

Programme: Ewha Online International CO-ED Winter College

Duration: January 20 to February 9, 2021

Fee: KWR 500,000

Apply by December 20, 2020

 

 

Hanyang University, South Korea

Hanyang International Winter School(HIWS) is one of the leading winter programs in Korea. More than 500 international students are taking online classes at Hanyang University. HIWS offers world-class education combined with a variety of unique online activities.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Digital Media Storytelling, Foundations on Data Science & Visualization, Introduction to Criminology

Programme: Hanyang International Winter School

Duration: January 4-15, 2021

Fee: KRW 900,000

Apply by November 30, 2020

 

 

Korea University, South Korea

International Winter Campus is a 3-week programme which allows students to take a maximum of 3 courses each worth 3 credits. Course related to Arts & Humanities, Business, Economics & Management, Science and Social Sciences are offered in this programme.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Mass Media & Popular Culture in Korea, Sustainability Strategies, International Business

Programme: International Winter Campus

Duration: December 28, 2020 to January 15, 2021

Fee: KRW 900,000

Apply by November 20, 2020

 

 

Yonsei University, South Korea

Winter Abroad at Yonsei is a 3-week programme focusing on academic achievement with various courses such as AI & Design, Contemporary Korean Cinema and Society, Korean Language and Literature, Python Programming, etc.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: AI & Design, COVID-19:  Global Impact and Korea's Perspectives

Programme: Winter Abroad at Yonsei

Duration: December 28, 2020 to January 18, 2021

Fee: KRW 900,000

Apply by November 13, 2020

 

 

MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

MCI Winter Program offers undergraduate courses with a focus on Engineering and Business with Austrian cultural elements. Students can take 3 courses in 4 weeks.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Engineering

Highlighted courses: Innovation & Start-Up, New Product Design, Renewable Energy

Programme: MCI Winter Program

Duration: February 1-19, 2021

Fee: EUR 890

Apply by December 3, 2020

 

 

Tallinn University, Estonia

Tallinn Winter School, organised since 2010, is a 3-week programme in January, which includes different short courses and provides a fascinating cultural programme. Tallinn Winter School has a casual and relaxed atmosphere, yet still maintains a scholastic approach, as well as acceptance of a wide diversity of opinions.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts

Highlighted courses: Estonian Language and Culture, Russian

Programme: Tallinn Winter School

Duration: January 11-29, 2021

Fee: EUR 300-490

Apply from October 1 onwards

 

 

KEDGE Business School, France

Kedge International Digital Winter School offers international students the chance to gain a handle on the Disruptive Technologies shaping the landscape of modern business - Big Data, Artificial Intelligence - and more importantly, learn how to make sense of these emerging and innovative technologies.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Business and Economics

Highlighted courses: Data Management, Creating Customer Value with Innovate Technologies

Programme: KEDGE International Winter School

Duration: January 4-15, 2021

Fee: EUR 500 per course

Apply by November 30, 2020

 

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

The HUWISU online courses cover a variety of academic disciplines. Humboldt's e-learning platform Moodle, as well as video tools are used as technical solutions for the online program. The quality content as well as versatile tasks create a unique and successful learning experience from home.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: The Berlin Wall and the Cold War Era, Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall

Programme: Winter University

Duration: January 6-26, 2021

Fee: EUR 550-650

Apply by November 15, 2020

 

 

Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany

The TU Berlin Winter School Online 2021 offers intensive, interactive online courses in fields such python programming, entrepreneurship, space science and German language. Expand your knowledge, network with international peers, gain university credit points and get to know Berlin with our digital cultural program.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

Highlighted courses: Data Science with Python, Space Mission Design

Programme: TU Berlin Winter University

Duration: January 4-29, 2021

Fee: EUR 920

Apply by December 20, 2020

 

 

University of Tübingen, Germany

The Online Winter School will deal with the historical, political, and economic dynamics of European Integration, and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, political fragmentation and radicalization, economic turmoil and more.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: The European Union in Crisis? Politics and Economics in Europe Today

Programme: Online Winter School

Duration: January 4-29, 2021

Fee: EUR 100

Apply by October 31, 2020

 

 

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

These 2-week interactive and collaborative online programmes will make use of pre-recorded and live sessions (lecture and seminar/workgroups), guided self-study, and innovative online content to help participants explore the topic from the comfort of their own home.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Introduction to Mindfulness and Compassion, Key Topics in Urban Studies

Programme: Winter Courses

Duration: January 18-29, 2021

Fee: EUR 750 (EUR 250 reduction for students from U21 network)

Apply by December 15, 2020

 

 

University of Cambridge, UK

With over 50 open-access courses to choose from, the Virtual Winter Festival of Learning offers a wide variety of subjects, delivered online by leading Cambridge academics and guest subject specialists.  Alongside the Winter Festival courses, a new series of over 30 Open-access talks, showcases the variety of subjects on offer at Cambridge, and covers the latest research, global current affairs and a range of other topics.

 

Recommended for: Students from Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences

Highlighted courses: Deciphering medieval wall painting in England, Challenges to the global order, How Biotechnologies are changing science and the way we live

Programme: Virtual Winter Festival of Learning

Duration: January 18-29, 2021

Fee: GBP 50-149

Apply from November 5 onwards

 

 

*Points to note

  • Above information is accurate at the time of compiling the list. As the information is subject to change by host institutions, please refer to the institutions’ websites for the most up-to-date programme details.
  • Students should be aware of the programme start dates and end dates.