Prospective Students

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities


The Faculty of Arts offers short-term programmes throughout the year to students at different levels of studies.  

In 2022,  we offer online classes for Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities. The theme of the combination of humanities and digital technologies is across most of our carefully selected courses in the disciplines of  English Studies, Global Creative Industry, History and Philosophy. Students from all over the world will have the opportunities to interact with classmates and award-winning academics while pursuing academic advancement. Programmes at undergraduate and high-school levels are now open for application. 

HKU and Arts Faculty have attained reputation and recognition worldwide. HKU ranks 22nd in the world and 3rd in Asia by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings 2022, and, 1st in world's most international universities, 30th in the world and 4th in Asia by Times Higher Education University Rankings 2022. HKU Linguistics ranks 11th by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Undergradaute Level High School Level 
Dates Session UG1: July 4-22, 2022
Session UG2: July 18-August 5, 2022
April 11-15, 2022
Entrance Requirements
  • Currently studying a bachelor/master degree
  • Meets the undergraduate admission requirements of HKU (or other recognised Universities) by possessing adequate secondary school or sub-degree qualification.

Either one of the following level,

  • HK: S3-S6 
  • China: Junior 3 - Senior 3
  • UK & IB Level: Year 10-13
  • US: Grade 9-12
Language Requirements

Either one of the following Proof of English proficiency documents: 

  • IELTS (Academic Module): 6.5,
  • TOEFL iBT: 93,
  • IB Diploma: Grade 4,
  • GCSE / GCEO: Grade C or 4,
  • SAT Reasoning Test: 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading, and
  • CET: Band 4 and Band 6.

(ONLY for students whose first language or teaching medium in the home institution is not English)

No specific language requirement is set for high students but offered course will be taught in English.

Application Fee

HKD 350 (non-refundable)

Programme Fee

(Payment instructions would be attached with the offer letter set)


5% off for early-bird discount by April 30, 2022- HKD16,150 
10% off for students from HKU exchange partners -HKD15,300

*all discounts are not in conjunction with any other discounts

Application Deadline Session UG1: June 24, 2022
Session UG2: July 8, 2022
April 1, 2022
Course Information