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Summer@OxBridge

This programme aims to encourage students to attend one of the below programmes hosted by University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

  • All full-time PolyU undergraduate students in UGC-funded programmes, except final-year students, in any faculty/school are welcome
  • Students who have been on international student exchange programme are also eligible to apply but priority will be given to students who have not participated in international exchange programmes
  • Students who expect to receive a summer exchange offer in the same year should not apply

Please feel free to download the Briefing PPT slides (2020 Summer Outbound) here for reference.

 

Update on Programme Arrangements in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

In view of the latest global situation pertaining to the novel coronavirus, Summer@OxBridge Subsidy Scheme 2019-20 is suspended.  No GEO subsidy shall be distributed.

Subsidies

Eligibility

  • Min. CGPA 3.5 as at Semester 1, 2019/20
  • Successful applicant to one of the OxBridge programmes with application confirmation issued by Cambridge or Oxford
  • Submitted complete application for the Subsidy by deadline

 

Subsidy Amount

Summer@OxBridge Programmes  CGPA as of Semester 1, 2019/20
Between 3.50 and 3.74 3.75 or above
PKP HKD46,000 HKD65,000
Girton HKD27,000 HKD39,000
Exeter HKD42,000 HKD62,000

 

Allocation

  • Allocation of the subsidy will be based on latest CGPA (as of Semester 1, 2019/20) and personal statement
  • Approved subsidy will be transferred to student's bank account as per record of Student Account Enquiry of PolyU Finance Office
  • The Subsidy will be clawed back if student fail to complete the programme and transfer credit(s) back to PolyU

 

Means-tested Schemes

  • You are a Local student with a Hong Kong Identity Card and enrolled in full-time undergraduate programme
  • You are a recipient of grant under the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes by Student Finance Office; OR your family member is a recipient of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA)

 

Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange (SSE)

  • You confirmed your participation in one of the programmes under Summer@Oxbridge for 4 weeks or more in 2019-20 Summer Term
  • You are eligible for SSE ONCE throughout your undergraduate studies
  • Application details of SSE will be sent to programme participants in April 2020

 

Funding Amount

** Formula: (Destination + Duration) x %

Destination

+

Duration

x

 

Proportion of Grant (%) approved as advised by The Student Finance Office (SFO) **

 

Oceania & Europe

8,000

14-28 days 6,000

29-90 days 10,000

** The amount of financial level will be adjusted upward to 50% if the level of student finance approved by SFO is lower than 50%

 

  1. Apply online for one of the Summer@Oxbridge programmes. Save a proof on COMPLETED application in PDF format.
  2. Complete the Online Application for Summer@OxBridge Subsidies
  3. Supporting documents required:

    a. A proof on COMPLETED application in PDF format from one of the OxBridge programmes; and

    b. Copy of PolyU Student ID Card;

    Deadline of application for Subsidies: 19 January 2020 (23:59 HK time)

  4. Apply for Government Subsidy

Information will be sent to students with confirmed summer programme offers in April 2020.

a. Copy of grant approval letter from Student Finance Office in the current academic year; OR

b. Official confirmation document showing one of your family members is in receipt of CSSA

 

Programmes

Period: 6 July – 14 August 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Courses:

3 courses chosen from the list of over 30 courses

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/academics/ 
Programme Fee:

Approx. GBP4,262 (i.e. approx. HKD44,000) including:

  • Tuition (not including Independent Supervision)
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Comprehensive feedback on performance through mid-term essays or alternative assessment
  • Access to libraries at Pembroke and King's Colleges, and Engineering Department
  • Three Plenary Lectures and Study Skills Sessions
  • Social Sciences and Sciences study skills sessions
  • Field trips and/or guest speakers on courses
  • IT support, 24/7 access to computer facilities and Wi-Fi
  • College-based 24/7 pastoral and welfare support
  • Onsite medical support

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/how-to-apply/programme-costs/

Accommodation:

Fee range from GBP1,933 to GBP2,626 (i.e. approx. HKD20,000 to HKD27,100) depending on room type (price band)

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/housing-and-meals/

Eligibility: http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/how-to-apply/essential-programme-information/eligibility/
Programme Details: http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/
Application Method: http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/pembroke-kings-programme/how-to-apply/
Announcement of Results:
  • Official admission to PKP programme is to be announced by PKP
  • Summer Abroad Subsidy and EDB Subsidy results to be announced by GEO upon receipt of the confirmed list of admission from University of Cambridge.

*While above details are correct at the time of compiling the table, for the latest and most accurate information please refer to website/information provided by the programme provider.

 

Period:

Business Summer Programme 21 June – 18 July 2020
Economics Summer Programme 21 June – 18 July 2020
Engineering Summer Programme 19 July – 15 August 2020

Duration: 4 weeks
Courses:

Business: 1 course comprising modules crucial to the success of any business.
Economics: 1 course named A Global History of Contending Economic Thoughts
Engineering: 1 course comprising 4 modules covering different cutting edge topics in engineering

Programme Fee:

GBP3,950 (i.e. approx. HKD41,000) including:

  • One Programme comprising 45 contact hours
  • A series of evening talks
  • Accommodation in the main College site
  • Partial meal plan
  • A welcome buffet, two Formal Dinners, and an English Afternoon Tea
  • Access to College facilities
  • Social programme
  • Day trips to London and Oxford
Programme Details:

https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/business

https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/economics

https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/engineering

Announcement of Results:
  • Official admission to the Girton programme is to be announced by Girton
  • Summer Abroad Subsidy and EDB Subsidy results to be announced by IGEO upon receipt of the confirmed list of admission from University of Cambridge

*While above details are correct at the time of compiling the table, for the latest and most accurate information please refer to website/information provided by the programme provider.

 

Period: 28 June - 8 August 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Courses:

https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/academics/

2 courses from 12 lecture courses

Programme Fee:

https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/fees-finances/

GBP6,300 (i.e. approx. HKD65,000), including:

  • (1) Tuition Fee GBP3,700 which includes:
    Tuition (lectures, seminars and tutorials)
    Access to Exeter College Library
    Academic and pastoral support
    A series of evening lectures
  • (2) Accommodation, Meal Plan, Excursions and Activities GBP2,600 which includes:
    Accommodation
    Meals and 3 Formal Hall dinners
    Orientation
    Daily extra-curricular activities
    A day-trip to London
Entry Requirement: https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/requirements/
Programme Details: https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/
Scholarships and Financial Aid by Oxford: https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/fees-finances/
Application Method: https://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/ecsp/apply/
Announcement of Results:
  • Official admission is to be announced by ECSP
  • Summer Abroad Subsidy and EDB Subsidy results to be announced by GEO

*While above details are correct at the time of compiling the table, for the latest and most accurate information please refer to website/information provided by the programme provider.

 

Enquiries

Please state clearly your name, PolyU student ID, exchange period and destination in your enquiry, whenever it is by email, telephone or in-person.

Email: outbound.exchange@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 5116

Walk-in enquiry hours: Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays): 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Address: ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building

You can also make an appointment if you are not available during the walk-in enquiry hours. Please submit your request by email with proposed date & time at least two working days in advance.

 

 

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