Prospective Students

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities 2023

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

In 2023, we offer face-to-face 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 Buddhism, English Studies, Global Creative Industries and History. 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 21st in the world and 3rd in Asia by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings 2023, 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 10th by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Undergraduate Level High School Level 

Session UG1: July 3-21, 2023

Session UG2: July 3-28, 2023

Session UG3: July 17-August 4, 2023

July 24-28, 2023

Entrance Requirements
  • Currently studying a bachelor/master's 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)


  • 10% off for students from HKU exchange partners

*all discounts are not in conjunction with any other discounts

Application Deadline

April 30, 2023

July 14, 2023 

(Available to local students only, due to insufficient processing time of student visa applications for non-local students)

Application Link Apply here.
Course Information