For Undergraduates/Postgraduates 

Estimated Cost
Fee Items Amount
Application Fee HKD 350 (non-refundable)

  • The application fee is a one-time fee. Applicants could apply to 1-3 programmes.
  • Application fee is waived for current full-time HKU undergraduates.
  • Payment must be settled online via credit card.
Programme Fee

1. Campus based programmes (2 – 4 weeks):

Credit bearing programmes: Starting from HKD 14,500

Non-credit bearing programmes: Starting from HKD 12,500

2. Multi location programmes (4 – 8 weeks):

Starting from HKD 20,000

  • Most of the programmes accept online credit card payment for programme fee
  • Some programmes prefer other payment methods to settle the programme fee.  Please read the payment instructions carefully (as attached with your offer letter set)
  • Fees vary from programme to programme. Please refer to programme webpage for details.
Accommodation Fee

HKU administered residences:

Residential Package: HKD 6,200 for 13 nights

  • Live in HKU administered residences (Social and Cultural Activities included)

4-star neighbourhood hotel:

Affiliated Hotel Package: HKD 8,800 for 13 nights

  • Live in a 4-star hotel near the campus of HKU (Social and Cultural Activities included)

Payment must be settled online via credit card

Travelling Expenses

(for reference)

Living Expense: HKD 3,800/month (approx.) in HK

Miscellaneous: HKD 1,200/month (approx.) in HK

Others Expenses


Visa Application Fee

Social and Cultural Activities Fee (if you do not join the Residential Package)

* Fees are non-refundable after your acceptance of offer.

Payment Methods

Once your application is successful, the online credit card payment will be made available to process payment for your application fee, accommodation fee and programme fee (if applicable) by the deadline.

  • HKU Summer Institute accepts MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay.
  • If the credit card information you submit is incomplete or if the credit card payment is declined, you are not registered in your course(s). To avoid a delay in the admission process, you may consider to use a credit card without a daily charge limit.
  • HKU Summer Institute is not responsible for fluctuations in international exchange rates or interest charges due to the timing of credit card charges or refunds.
  • A small number of programmes may have specific payment requirements for programme fee. If your application is successful you will receive the fee payment instruction.

  • Some programmes accept other payment methods such as wire transfer or local cash deposit (for local applicants).
  • Payment instructions will be attached with your offer letter set. Please read and follow the instructions carefully to proceed your programme fee payment.

As all places are offered to successful applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, we will confirm your place on the HKU Summer Institute only until your fees have been paid in full.