Short-term Abroad Partnerships (SAP)

Programmes under Short-term Abroad Partnerships, either for winter or summer, require students to apply via the IAO application system for nomination to the host institution. Some programmes have a quota limit and may require nominations and/or interviews.


SAP Programme List and Application Procedure

Short-term Abroad Partnership (SAP) Financial Assistance




Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO)

HKU’s partner institutions worldwide offer a wide range of short-term programmes. Students can directly apply for SAO programmes with the host institution through registration with IAO, which is open until June. Applicants should submit their applications BEFORE departure, with the official admission issued by the SAO programme. The registration also functions as the application for the Short-Term Abroad Allowance.

SAO Programme List and Application Procedure

Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO) Financial Assistance


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Important Note

The first teaching day of the second semester will be January 15, 2018. Some programmes' periods may go beyond your winter break. You are strongly advised to carefully review the programme details to avoid going abroad during the semester. Please be reminded that any consequences resulting from your absence from class will be your sole responsibility.