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Summer Programmes

Summer programmes can be an excellent way to:

Help you to decide which subject area really interests you

Gain experience of a subject area in advance of your university applications experience that you can
reflect in your personal statement (UK), college essays (USA) or statements of intent (Canada, HK and
Get experience of undergraduate-style study (for academic programmes)
Develop wider personal skills (e.g. interaction, teamwork, organisation and management)

It is worth considering a summer programme in the summer of L6 and/or F5. There are many on offer, both in
HK and overseas. Some academic programmes are run by university staff; travel and adventure programmes
are run by independent companies. Often, academic programmes combine both undergraduate-style study and
social activities.
This list will be updated as and when the Guidance Dept receives details of new programmes, so please check
back regularly.
Please note that in cases where we have not received updates for 2015, the information is based
on what was offered in 2014.

Programmes in HK

Medical Summer Broadening

Programme 2015

July 20 July 31, 2015

For F5/L6/2nde/1ere students interested in
Medicine/Healthcare. Lectures, problem-based learning
(PBL) tutorials, laboratory practical sessions, clinical
skills sessions, site visits, etc
id=VmtaYVUxUnJOVUkfor more information and
application. Only online application will be accepted.
Deadline for application: April 30, 2015


Summer Programmes

Offer many courses and opportunities for high school

students. Details:

CUHK (Chinese University of


Summer Clinical Attachment

7-11 July 2014 for F5 students 2015 dates not

announced yet.
5-day programme - aims to provide secondary school
students with an opportunity to broaden their
perspective of the medical sciences and gain a better
understanding of the Faculty through interactions with
distinguished speakers, staff, students and alumni.
Max 2 nominations per school. See Mr Hammond if

CUHK (Chinese University of


CUHK Summer Institute 2015

11-24 July 2015.
Summer Institute is a two-week summer
programme designed for S.5 students (or their
equivalence) applying to universities after the
summer holiday. The 2015 programme, held from 11 to
24 July, will help students to explore their interests in
different disciplines before university application. The
programme also provides an opportunity for students
to experience university residential life.
Students applying to universities in 2016 are
welcomed. Please click here to read more about your


Scholarship Scheme for Junior

Entrepreneur - 2 week summer

2-week summer programme focusing on innovation and

leadership skills through lectures + workshops.


Cambridge University in HK

Summer School at Canadian

International School

Includes visits to HK and mainland corporations.

Details of programme:
For students aged 15+. Scholarships awarded on basis
of recommendation/interview.
The University of Cambridge will be running a Summer
School at CDNIS this summer. A number of professors
will be running classes for students ages 15-18
between the 28th July and the 2nd August.
There is a range of courses being proposed at this
stage and we are seeking levels of interest before
confirming courses.
This summer school is officially sanctioned by the
University of Cambridge and all teachers are current
Cambridge professors.
CDNIS aims to make no profit from this activity and
costs will reflect student sign up and covering the costs
of Cambridge. The expected cost will be between
HK$5,000 and HK$7,000 per course and each course
will rn over 5 morning or afternoons or the equivalent
number of hours.

SCAD (Savannah College Of

Art and Design)

Summer Programmes

Divided into three intensive sessions, Teen Summer

Workshops enable students to explore the
fundamentals of art and design disciplines and
emphasize creative problem-solving and design
concept development. All courses are led by SCAD
faculty and are taught in English. A closing exhibition of
student work is held at the end of each session.
Session I July 13-17, 2015
Session II July 20-24, 2015
Session III July 27-31, 2015

Summer Bridge HK

Teaching program

Princeton Review SAT


SAT courses
HKUST Summer Institute for Secondary
School Students

Crossroads International
Summer Internship

Teach disadvantaged Mainland Chinese students

alongside university students to here in HK. Earn over
300 community service hours. Share your passion for
teaching and grow as a leader.
Offers classes and personal tutoring for a variety of
standardised tests
Enjoy a summer of University life on a dynamic
innovative world-class campus. Broaden your horizons
with leading academics and experts in the fields of:
Science, Engineering, Business Management,
Humanities and Social Science.
Provide service to this local NGO that distributes
second hand goods to some of the worlds most
disadvantaged citizens including those in Hong Kong.
Contact Stephanie Lowe
Young Lawyer/Young banker/Young Engineer/Young
Mathematician 1 day summer courses

Senate House HK

The Professional Series

Dragonfly HK

High adventure, Learning and Service

in Hong Kong and Asia

Focus On Film

Hands-on education in editing and

making films
Young Leaders Of Tomorrow

The Open Classroom

Young Leaders of Tomorrow (YLOT) is a 2-week

summer holiday program, designed and led by Ivy
League graduates, to help students age 15-18 develop
leadership skills,self-awareness and a service
mindsetfor college and beyond.

Programmes overseas university-based

Reach Cambridge

Summer courses
Various academic courses, held on site in Cambridge
colleges, through July and August.

St Georges, University of

Medical Summer School

All Reach Cambridge courses are designed to provide

unique introductions to your favourite academic
subjects at University level. Taught by experts in the
field through interactive lessons and workshops, they
make the most of what Cambridge University has to
offer. Whether destined to be the next path-breaking
Physicist or driven to succeed in Journalism, theres a
Reach Cambridge course for you.
For international students who are interested in
studying undergraduate medicine in the UK.

Kings College London

Pre-University Summer School

The King's Summer School is a unique opportunity for

high school students to be exposed to the college
experience. High school juniors and seniors can enroll
in three different course tracks, explore London life
and culture, and attend university and career guidance
classes to help them prepare for applications and
guide them on how to make the most of their time at
university. The program is residential and pricing
includes all academics, meals, lodging, and a social

Pembroke College, Oxford

Summer Programmes

Biomedical Science
Law and Legal Ideas (2014 programmes;
2015 to be announced)

2 programmes for students from the Greater China

3 weeks college accommodation + teaching by Oxford
St Andrews University,

International Summer Programmes

Warwick University

Warwick Economics Summer School

Creative Writing
Scottish Studies

Economics at The University of Warwick is ranked as

No 1 in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times League
Table and 21st in the QS World Rankings.
The Warwick Economics Summer School is a three
week programme which will run from 19 July 7
August 2015. The Summer School will be taught by
world leading Economists including Professors Ken
Binmore, Andrew Oswald and Marcus Miller.
It is an excellent opportunity for students to further
enhance their skills and knowledge in Economics
through studying at one of the leading Economics
departments in Europe.

Trinity College Dublin,


Summer Schools 2015

See what our 2014 Summer School cohort thought of

their WESS experience here.

Trinity Science Seekers Club: Saturday,

4th July to Friday, 10th July

Orchestral Manoeuvres: Saturday, 4th

July to Friday, 10th July
Get the Edge: English Language for
University Study: Saturday, 27th June Friday, 10th July
Riverdance - Trinity International
Summer School:
o Week 1 Saturday, 11th July Friday, 17th July
o Week 2 Saturday, 18th July Friday, 24th July
o Week 3 Saturday, 25th July Friday, 31st July

The deadline for applications is March 31st 2015.


Modul University Vienna


New Summer Program 2015

I am excited to announce our new Summer

Program for high school students running from June
29th July 3rd, 2015.
Students will meet our lecturers and professors and
learn about the skills necessary to be successful in
their studies at the university, and will be equipped
with a solid understanding of the programs on offer.
Additionally, the week is designed to introduce your
students to the city of Vienna, and prepare them to
enter one of our three Undergraduate Programs.
Please see the Summer Program Flyer for program

Les Roches International

School of Hotel
Management, Switzerland

Swiss Summer Programme

26 July 1 Aug.
Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Oxford Royale Academy

Oxford Summer School
Residential courses in Oxford. Opportunity to live in a
college and sample college life. Some courses taught
by staff educated or working at Oxford. Large variety
of courses, including:
Age 16-18
Global Leadership Programme
Oxford Enterprise Programme
Computer Science
Medical School Preparation
SAT Preparation
UK University Preparation
Law School Preparation
Engineering Preparation
Oxford Summer English
Academic Writing with IELTS Preparation
Film Academy

Oxbridge Academic

Summer Programmes

Age 13-15
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Leadership
Introduction to Medicine
Introduction to Enterprise
Oxford Summer English
Film Academy
Programmes in Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Paris,
Barcelona, Salamanca, Montpellier and new progs at
St Andrews (Scotland) and UCLA.
St Andrews: 14 June 11 July
UCLA: 22 June 17 July

Oxford One Week Seminar: 2-9 August

USA Summer Pre-College Programmes

Carnegie Mellon
Columbia Cornell



Teen Summer Programmes

Various programmes creative, academic, sports

University Readiness and Personal

Development Program
28 June 11 July 2015
Applic deadline 10 April 2015
Training workshops and campus visits will be provided
by professors and professionals with expertise in youth
development in New York City.
Twenty aged 15-18 candidates from the top schools of
Hong Kong and Taiwan will be selected to participate in
this two-week program where they will be trained in
the following areas: Academic and Social Success, Life
Skills, Cultural Adjustment, Leadership Skills,
Communication Skills, Public Speaking Skills, Team
Building, Confidence Building, Social and Emotional
Growth, Independent Learning, Stress Management,
Personal Financial Management, Self-Awareness and
Self Compassion.
Training will conclude with a refined personal
statement and a certificate from New York University
will be issued upon completion of the program.
For more information, please contact Assistant
Director: Wendy Lam, LMSW E-mail:

Columbia University, USA

Summer Programs for High School


Courses in New York, Barcelona, Jordan, Beijing

UC Berkeley, California

Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY)

2-week summer programmes

F4 to U6 or equivalent. Online application.

Students will learn about teamwork, critical thinking,
game theory, marketing, finance, etc. and have a
chance to experience college life from challenging
academics to dormitory living. They will also gain
insights on the college preparation and admissions
China contact: Ms. Ann Hsu

University of Michigan
Stamps School of Art +
Design, USA

Pre-College Studios
Applications must be submitted by March 15 for early
action. The final deadline for application is April 5.
Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
Please visit

University of Rochester, USA

Pre-College Programs

Numerous options include living on campus,

participating in a three-week intensive engineering,
English language, film, or medical program, and
completing a college class for credit. These programs
allow students to experience Rochester as our own

students do. Students can explore college life up close

and personal, have a roommate, and participate in a
rich variety of co-curricular weeknight and weekend
Registration is open for all 2015 sessions. to learn
Wharton, University of
Pennsylvania, USA

Pre-College Programs
Wharton's summer programs for high school students
provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills and
explore your interest in business.

Leadership, Education, and Development

(LEAD) Program

Leadership in the Business World (LBW)

Management & Technology Summer Institute


Wharton, University of
Pennsylvania, USA

The KWHS Global Young Leaders


Wharton Sports Business Academy

The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a two

week intensive, summer academic
program designed for a select group of international
high school students who want to learn more about
the Wharton School, receive a quality education on
financial literacy and become immersed in U.S. culture.
The program combines academic sessions and handson workshops with organized field trips and cultural
activities and provides high school students with the
opportunity to:
experience Ivy-league university life in a
supportive and supervised setting
refine key skills of critical thinking and
collaborate and work effectively with a diverse
group of people
develop leadership and communication skills
Key Dates
Session A: Sunday, May 17 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
Session B: Sunday, May 31 - Sunday, June 14, 2015
Session C: Sunday, June 14 - Sunday, June 28, 2015
The curriculum will consist of the following:
Classes on business and finance

Interpersonal skills for the 21st century

Field Trips and Excursions
Wharton Focus with campus tour and
workshop on admissions

The price for the program is US$ 7,500 and includes:
tuition and program fees

social visits and excursions to NYC and

Washington D.C.
accommodation, food and drink for the entire
duration of the program
*This does not include visa fees, insurance or air fare.
How to Apply
Students can apply online
Alternatively, students can apply using the application
form, downloadable

If you have any further questions, please dont hesitate

to reach out to me

Summer Courses UK/USA

HK-based company offering UK and USA based

summer programmes.
Pre-IB: 3 weeks Oxford,UK or Harvard/MIT, USA
Mid-IB: 3 weeks Cambridge, UK or Harvard/MIT, USA
College Applications Summer Workshop plus university
visits IUK + USA)

Summer Discovery

Pre-College Enrichment/Business

UC Santa Barbara
NYU Leadership
Penn Law
Johns Hopkins
London Business
Shanghai + Beijing

University of British
Columbia (UBC), Canada

UBC Summer Scholars Program

Environmental Science
Applied Science
July 12-25, 2015
The online application closes May 1, 2015

University of Toronto,

Youth Summer Programs (YSP)

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Explore the world of Law and Medicine and experience
life at UofT

Western Ontario University,


Ivey Summer Business Program

University of Waterloo,

IDEAS Summer Experience

Program runs from July 12 until July 26, 2015. The

application deadline is March 20th.
IDEAS Summer Experience

ICHM (International College

of Hotel Management)
Adelaide, Australia

ICHM Career Weeks

Each ICHM Career Week is specially designed to help

those considering hospitality or a related business
course. There are two Career Weeks every year,
usually in July and September.

National University of
Singapore (NUS)

Summer Camps

It is our pleasure to extend an invitation to your school

to join the National University of Singapore (NUS)
programs for senior school students, the 'Science
Summer Camp 2015' and the Economics Summer
Camp 2015 which will be conducted at National
University of Singapore Campus from 29-June to 3July 2015. The summer programs at NUS, which are
academic in nature, are specially designed for the
students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 to deepen the
understanding in their fields of interest to prepare
them for their future university life. The programs also
serve as a thinking platform for young learners as
they engage with NUS professors during inspiring
lecture series, perform hands-on workshops and
experience the vibrant campus-life of NUS and the
Singapore city.
NUS is ranked as the top university in Asia today (QS
2014/15 rankings) and No. 22 in the world and offers a
global approach to education and research with a focus
on Asian perspectives and expertise. Over the years,
the summer programs at NUS have been attended by
the students from top schools all around Asia and
See Mr Hammond for more details.

Programmes overseas other

Next Step China
Gap Medics

Travel/Volunteer Work/Internships in
Experience Medicine - summer
We offer students the opportunity to see what the
world of medicine is really like. Through our facilities
would-be medical students travel to Tanzania, Croatia,
Poland, or Thailand to shadow experienced doctors and
healthcare professionals.
Not only does this experience help students to make
the right decision about their future careers, but it is
also a useful addition to their applications to medical
In terms of the practicalities, students are met at the
airport by one of our specialist staff team members
and are looked after by an extensive staff team
throughout their stay.
Please seewww.gapmedics.comfor more detailed
information regarding the placements.

Rustic Pathways

Summer/Gap Year trips

Where There Be Dragons

Summer travel programmes

Maekok River Village Resort

Outdoor Education Centre
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Summer English teaching to less

privileged students

Summer trips & Gap Year - focus on Service, Learning

Adventure and Discovery. USA Based Organisation with
International programmes offered.
Summer student travel programmes in China,
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Sikkim,
Tibet, Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Peru, Morocco
Teach English to less privileged students in the far
north of Thailand and challenge yourself. Run by exESF HK staff.