Application

I am a PolyU student. Can I attend both the regular Summer Term and the International Summer School?

Yes, all PolyU full-time bachelor’s degree students can attend both, given that the schedules are clash free.

How can I apply?

You can apply via POSS.

 

Accommodation

Can I apply for on-campus accommodation?

Yes, you can apply for on-campus accommodation.

If I apply for on-campus accommodation, can I choose my roommate?

To encourage cultural exchange, you will be assigned a roommate on a random basis.

Do I need to apply for Summer Hall Residence if I have applied for on-campus accommodation provided by the Summer School?

No, the university guarantees accommodation in the Hung Hom Halls of Residence for students joining the 2019 International Summer School and the accommodation fee is waived for non-final-year students of government-funded programmes, who have paid the installments of tuition fees in the academic year.

Can I choose to stay in the Homantin Halls during the Summer School period if I’m currently living there / I’ve got an offer of the Homantin Halls in the next semester?

Free accommodation will only be given to Summer School participants who choose to stay in the Hung Hom Halls.

Can I apply for hall extension in between the check-out date of Semester 2 and check-in date of Summer School / after the end of the Summer School?

You are advised to contact with the Student Halls directly for application for hall extension.

 

Subjects

How many subjects can I take?

You can take up to two subjects.

Can I withdraw from the programme after making the payment?

Yes, you can withdraw from the programme after making the payment. However, tuition fees and / or deposits paid are not refundable, except if you withdraw from the Summer School in order to attend the regular Summer Term and / or fulfill Work-Integrated Education (WIE) as required by programme which clashes with the Summer School schedule. You are also required to provide supporting documents (e.g. subject registration record for regular Summer Term, offer letter of your WIE program, etc.) for refund arrangement.

Can I change my selected subject(s) after registration?

Before Summer School starts: 
You can submit your application for change of subject(s) via email to the Summer School. Your application will be considered subject to vacancy and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you drop a subject without any replacement, the deposit and tuition fee will NOT be refunded.

During the Summer School period:
You can only change your subject(s) during the add / drop period of Summer School, subject to vacancy and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you drop a subject without any replacement, the deposit and tuition fee will NOT be refunded.

Application for Add / Drop of Subjects (Morning Session)

Application for Add / Drop of Subjects (Afternoon Session)

What should I do if I want to drop a subject after the add / drop period of Summer School?

You are required to submit an application for withdrawal of subject to your programme offering department before the second last class and seek approval from both the programme leader and the subject lecturer concerned. An administration fee of HKD105 will be charged and the HKD1,000 deposit paid for the subject will NOT be refunded. The withdrawn subject will still be reported in your Assessment Result Notification and Transcript of Studies although it will not be counted in GPA calculation.

Is the tuition fee refundable?

The tuition fee is non-refundable, except in the case of programme cancellation.

Is the deposit refundable?

The deposit will be refunded in early October upon successful completion of the programem. However, if a student drops a subject without any replacement / withdraws from the Summer School, the deposit paid will NOT be refunded, except only if he / she drops a subject / withdraws from the Summer School in order to attend the regular Summer Term and / or fulfill Work-Integrated Education (WIE) as required by the student's programme, which clashes with the Summer School schedule.

Will the credits and grades attained at the Summer School be counted towards my GPA and graduation requirements?

Yes, credits and grades attained at the Summer School could be counted towards your GPA and graduation requirements.

Are there any assessments or examinations?

Yes, students shall attend all classes and an examination and fulfill the assessment requirements as stipulated by the subject.

 

Field Trip

Do I need a visa for the field trip to Taiwan?

You need to apply for a Taiwan visa at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Please check with the Office on how long the application process will take and make sure that you leave sufficient time to receive the visa before your departure from Hong Kong.

Can I stay behind after the field trip in China / Taiwan?

No. You are NOT allowed to stay behind after the field trips.

Can I leave the group during the trip?

No. You are NOT allowed to leave the group during the trip.

 

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