Subsidy Scheme for Summer Study Abroad

 A.      Objectives

This scheme aims to encourage students to enrich their learning experience and to broaden their horizon by attending summer schools in various overseas universities. The College hopes that such experiences can enable students to deepen their understanding of different culture of places worldwide, develop mutual understanding and foster exchange between universities. This subsidy Scheme is funded by The KJ & HK Charitable Trust Overseas Exchange Scholarships, Mr. Michael Wong Scholarships and New Asia College Alumni Golf Association (NAGAA) Summer Exchange Scholarship.

Student's sharing from New Asia Life Monthly - Oct 2018 (University of Cambridge)

Student's sharing from New Asia Life Monthly - Jan 2019 (University of California, Berkeley)


B.      Eligibility

          a.       All New Asia College students (except final-year students whose expected graduation is 2018-19 2rd-term)

          b.       Good academic and disciplinary standing

          c.       English Proficiency


C.      Examples of Summer Schools



 USA 1. University of California, Berkeley
2. University of California, Irvine
3. University of California, Los Angeles
4. University of California, San Diego

5. Cornell University

6. Harvard University
7. Northwestern University
8. University of Pennsylvania 
9. University of Pittsburgh
10. Stanford University
11. Yale University
 UK 12.University of Cambridge

(including International Summer Programmes and Pembroke-King's Programme)

13. The London School of Economics and Political Science
14. University of Oxford
15. University of Edinburgh
16. Imperial College London
17. University College London
 Canada 18. University of British Columbia
19. McGill University
 Australia 20. University of Sydney
21. University of Melbourne
 China 22. Peking University 
23. Tsinghua University
 And any other regions and overseas Universities that provide summer study.
Students are advised to check the website of the respective university for detailed information on application deadline(s), admission requirements (especially English language requirements), programmes / courses available, accommodation and meal arrangement, and fees and payment deadline, etc.

D.      Quota

Total 30 students who are interested in studying overseas summer schools in 2019.
(12 quotas for University of California, Berkeley, 10
quotas for University of Cambridge
  and 8
quotas for the other universities.)



E.      Application Procedures

           a. Submit Online Application from 7- 25 January 2019.

           b. Copies of IELTS or TOEFL report, should be submitted through the online application by uploading supporting documents.

           c. Screening of application and recommendation of grant will be based on the following criteria:

                        1. Academic performance

                        2. Priority will be given to those students without overseas exchange experience

         d. Successful applicants will be informed individually by email on 11 February 2019They are expected to apply for the Summer Programmes by themselves.

            e. Caution money of HK$1,500 shall be payable by successful applicants within 1 week after receiving the notification from the College. Failure in 

                registration for the summer schools without a proper reason may result in the forfeiture of the caution money.


F.      Subsidy from the College


 Each participating student would receive the subsidy or scholarship, given that one of the following conditions can be fulfilled.


- For Asian regions

  HK$5,000 (Pass 1 course)  or HK$10,000 (Pass 2 courses).

- For non- Asian regions
  HK$10,000 (Pass 1 course)  or HK$20,000 (Pass 2 courses).


             * Students are encouraged to transfer courses and credits back to CUHK, but it is not necessarily required under this scheme.


G.      Disbursement of Funds


Upon completion of the summer course(s), applicants have to fulfil the following requirements in order to be eligible for the subsidy:


a. Submit an official transcript issued by the host universities as a proof of completing the registered courses.

b. Submit the course outlines and class schedule.

c. Submit a financial report and original receipts (tuition fee, room and board, airfare and insurance) relevant to the programme.

d. Submit a written report (in English; including self-reflection) of 1,000 words, and 5-10 photos with captions featuring the learning experience (The College reserves the right to edit the report for publication).

e. Assist the College in the promotion of cultural exchange activities (such as to share with other College students their learning experience).


H.     Other Financial Assistance

         This programme is eligible programmes under "EDB Subsidy Schemes – SSE and SSEBR", eligible local students may apply for the subsidy schemes.
         For more information about financial assistance, please visit the OAL website: or see the
         leaflet (download). 



Mr. Jack Wong

Dean of Students’ Office