*Application for Non-local students already expired on March 31, 2023.
This course studies how to use advanced Machine Learning technologies for predicting financial data.
In the first part of this course, we explain what Machine Learning is and list some of its major applications. We also describe the key components in most machine learning tools and the types of learning these tools can handle.
In the second part of this course, we illustrate how to apply some powerful machine learning tools to predict stock prices. Then, we show how to apply Natural Language Processing on twitter tweets to analyze automatically the sentiment of stock investors in order to improve our predictions.
Mondays to Fridays (10:00-12:30)
Study Load (Total: 50 hours):
The programme content is subject to change without prior notice.
* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.
For Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students ONLY
Students whose first language or teaching medium in the home institution is not English are required to submit one of the following test types to prove your mastery of the English Language:
If a student’s first language or teaching medium in the home institution is English, please upload a declaration statement for our reference.
Notes for English proficiency documents:
Unless otherwise specified, there are no minimum score requirements for language tests, programme host will determine if the applicants are capable of the programme. Please refer to the programme page to view the specific admission criteria of programme concerned.
Applying to HKUSI
Applications for the HKU Summer Institute 2024 Summer Programmes will be available on a rolling basis in Late-Octorber, 2023. All applications must be completed via the HKU Summer Institute Online Application System. Undergraduate/Postgraduate and Secondary School Programmes will be conducted in online or face-to-face mode. Applicants are reminded to carefully review on the requirements of the respective programme webpage before applying.
Students joining HKUSI for face-to-face programmes must follow the HKU's infection control protocols and are responsible for complying with all epidemic prevention policies and regulations formulated by the HKSAR Government.
To find out the specific requirements and application deadlines of individual programmes, please check the links below:
Your application, together with the materials submitted, will be reviewed once accepted by the system. Admission results will be announced on a rolling basis after February 28, 2024, subject to the decision of the offering units/Faculties/Departments. The earlier you apply, the better your chance of securing a place in the summer programmes.
An applicant should submit a complete application online before the application deadline, please prepare the following documents before you start the online application process:
Education and Qualification
Additional Supporting Documents
Additional documents as required by individual programme(s) e.g. recommendation letter from school principal, personal statement, short essay, additional form.
If you do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong, regardless of the length of study, you are required by law to obtain a student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD). One entry permit is applicable for one programme only, and the cumulative duration of a short-term study should not exceed 180 days within any 12-month period according to the Immigration guidelines. Students are advised to submit the visa application, if needed, as soon as you receive a Notice of Admission from HKUSI. The visa application process takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks. Holding a valid student visa is important as you will be checked by the ImmD upon arrival in Hong Kong and also by HKU staff on the first day of class.
For students currently staying in Hong Kong holding a valid student visa (NOT a dependent visa), please read the guidelines from The Immigration Department (English / Chinese) for taking up an HKU summer/short-term programme.
For more details, please refer to the following links:
For inquiries, please contact us.
Students are also reminded to pay attention to any special arrangements due to COVID. For the most updated information by the HKSAR Government, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html
Academy for the talented – We’re searching for talents and YOU are wanted!
For Secondary School Students ONLY
Want to join the HKU Academy for the Talented Family? Students who are currently in Form 2/Grade 8 or above can submit a Talent Search application now! For more details, please visit https://talented.hku.hk/
HKU Academy for the Talented offers Summer Scholarships to the Academy members joining summer programmes offered by the HKU Summer Institute. Members who have successfully received an offer from the summer programmes will receive a scholarship which is equivalent to a 20% discount on the programme fee.
Level of Study Comparison Chart for Secondary School Students:
Please refer to the Summer at HKU - Accommodation Webpage.
Social & Cultural Activities Fee
*Fees are non-refundable after your acceptance of the offer.
*Payments must be settled online via credit card or ePayment.
Payment Methods - Online credit card payment (Application fee/Programme fee)
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.
*Offers will be issued on a rolling basis after February 28, 2024, for details, please refer to the respective programme webpage. The successful application will be notified and asked to confirm acceptance by settling the programme fee within 3 calendar days. We will confirm your place only after you have paid in full.