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.

  

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

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

You can only change your selected subject(s) before the International Summer School starts. Please submit your application for change of subject(s) via email to the International 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.

What should I do if I want to drop a subject after the International Summer School commences?

You are required to submit an application for subject withdrawal to your programme offering department before the second last class and seek approval from both the programme leader and the subject lecturer concerned. A handling fee of HKD110 per subject 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 The withdrawn subject will still be reported in your Assessment Result Notification and Transcript of Studies although it will not be counted in GPA calculation.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 programme. However, if a student drops a subject without any replacement / withdraws from the International Summer School, the deposit paid will NOT be refunded, except only if he / she does so to attend the regular Summer Term and / or fulfill Work-Integrated Education (WIE) as required by the student's programme, which clashes with the International Summer School schedule.

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

Yes, credits and grades attained at the International Summer School will be counted towards your cumulative GPA. They might also contribute towards your graduation requirements, if such are relevant to your programme of study.

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.

 

Learning Support to Students

Is there any preparation I need to make before online teaching starts?

Students are strongly advised to read through the "Student Guide to Online Learning" (https://polyu.hk/IgLuZ) and make necessary preparation before online teaching starts.

The guide is intended to help students get the most out of their online education with the following information included:

- Tips to Succeed in Online Learning
- Dos and Don'ts for Online Learning
- Basic Preparations for Online Learning
- Preparations for Online Learning in Subjects You Take
- Preparations for Online Assessments
- Resources for Online Learning

Students are also advised to visit the following website on online teaching for other information which will be of use to their preparation for online learning:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/elearning/student-support/onlinelearninglearning

In case of queries, students can always consult their subject teachers.

What systems / tools will be used for online teaching? Do I need to install any software or programmes beforehand for attending the online classes?

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, MS Teams and Zoom are the major systems / tools to be used for online teaching. Your subject teacher will let you know which to use and provide you with the relevant installation information in advance.

What help can be offered if I do not have the necessary online facilities?

Students are advised to seek assistance from their subject teachers who will find a solution to tackle the problem(s) by getting support from the Univeristy if needed.

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