2023 Summer Research Programme
2023 Summer Research Programme

Summer Research Programme – Participant Page

Welcome to HKU! We are thrilled to have you join us this Summer as we begin the journey of research and enlightenment. In addition to working with an eminent professor on a research project, we have prepared a series of academic seminars, workshops and extra-curricular activities throughout the 10-week programme.

You can find the information and details about the programme below, as well as announcements and latest updates. Please visit this page regularly to obtain the latest information.

Tentative Programme
Please click here (updated on July 27, 2023) to download our tentative programme. This is a protected file, the password has been sent to our participants via email.
Presentation and Grouping Arrangements

Project Plan Oral Presentation on June 21, 2023 – click here (updated on June 19, 2023) for the requirements and schedule.

Transferable Skills Retreat (July 3-6, 2023)  – click here (updated on June 28, 2023) for the grouping arrangement.

Project Summary Poster Presentation (August 1, 2023) – click here (updated on July 31, 2023) for the guidelines.

Report in Person

All participants are expected to start working with the mentor(s) at the University of Hong Kong in person from Week 3 to Week 10 (i.e. June 12, 2023 to August 4, 2023), unless prior approval has been obtained from the Graduate School to arrive later than June 12, 2023 due to exceptional circumstances.

Participants should report to the mentors in person on or before June 12, 2023.  Please contact your mentor(s) at least one week before your arrival and ask for the reporting time and office/laboratory address.  For participants who have been approved to attend the programme in person later than June 12, 2023, please report to the mentors once you arrive in Hong Kong. 

Scholarship and Financial Support 

Scholarship for participants
A scholarship of HK$10,000 will be awarded to each participant of the Programme upon successful completion of the Programme.  

Financial support 
Financial support of airfare up to HK$5,000, and university accommodation up to HK$5,000 will be provided on a reimbursement basis. 

Please note that the Graduate School will only sponsor a round-trip transportation ticket, capped at HKD $5,000 for our participants to travel to Hong Kong from the country/city where the participant is residing in. We only allow participants to take multiple rides to Hong Kong if participants can prove the necessity of travelling to multiple cities/ points before arriving Hong Kong. For example, travelling from the country that your University is located at to your hometown for entry permit application, or, one single travelling route to Hong Kong with multiple transfer rides. Multiple rides due to personal reasons are not supported and we hold the authorization to decide whether the participant’s travelling expenses are eligible for reimbursement.

The scholarship and financial support will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of the Programme, and that the performance of the participants must be satisfactory.

University Accommodation

For students who have booked their accommodation via the Graduate School, you will be staying at Shun Hing College of Jockey Club Student Village III (9 Lung Wah Street, Hong Kong). You will know the exact floor and room that you will be staying at when you collect your room key and smart card at the Graduate School office. Please be reminded to always bring your room key and smart card with you. If you require door unlocking service from the College Security Team, you will need to pay $20 service charge in cash on the spot.

Residents may be allocated a single room or a double-room (double-occupancy). All rooms are randomly assigned by the University Residential College based on room vacancy. Please stay at your assigned room and no room change/ swapping is allowed. 

Floors at Shun Hing College are arranged on a single gender basis. Communal bathrooms and toilets, network point, WIFI, hot and cold water will be available. Each person will be provided with a bed, a pillow, a bedsheet, a blanket, a desk, a chair and a wardrobe. Air conditioning and linen will be provided but you have to prepare your towels and toiletries for personal hygiene reason.

The earliest time you can access to your room is at 3:00pm on your arrival date and the check-out time is by 10:00am on your departure date. 

Residents are advised to read through the Rules for Summer Residences before checking in and observe the Rules during your stay at the Residential College. 

Please be reminded that you MUST complete your check-in process at the Graduate School Office during our office hour: 

Room P405, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong  

Monday to Friday: 9am-12:30pm; 2pm-5:30pm 
Saturday, Sunday, University and Public Holiday: closed

Click  here for the step-by-step guide to lead you to the Graduate School office. 

Campus map:  

Access to the University Libraries

For participants who have to make use of the library resources, please fill in the application form, and upload a copy of the HKID card/passport (in pdf format) and a passport-size photograph (in JPEG format).