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Pre-University Summer School in Hong Kong

15 - 19 July 2019

The King’s Pre-University Summer School in Hong Kong is held at our hosting partner university; Singapore International School (Hong Kong). This programme is for 15 – 18 year old students and provides a unique experience of university teaching from one of the UK’s leading universities. Students will gain knowledge of university subjects and what it is like to be taught at university level in the UK.

Overview

The King’s Pre-University Summer School in London is the largest university taught programme for high school students of its kind in the UK. To bring this unique teaching experience to Hong Kong, we have partnered with Singapore International School (Hong Kong).

King’s College London teachers will fly from London to Hong Kong to teach on the programme so that students experience the British way of teaching and learning. Students will also have the opportunity to attend special sessions on the British university application process. 

The programme will take place at our hosting partner Singapore International School (Hong Kong). It is a non-residential programme and will run from 15 - 19 July 2019. 

We are offering two sessions, and students can choose up to two courses to run consecutively. Our courses have space for a maximum of 25 students to guarantee an excellent quality experience for each student. These are offered on a first come basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Who is this for?

The programme is aimed at students aged 15 - 18 who want a taste of what to expect at University, experience the British way of teaching and learn more about their chosen course. All courses on the programme have been developed for a pre-university audience. After completion of a course students will receive a King’s certificate of participation.

What can I study?

Courses are offered in two sessions; AM (9am - 12pm) and PM (2 - 5pm) daily. Students are welcome to attend one course or both an AM and PM course. The following courses are available and are offered on a first-come, first served basis so early application is advised:

what can I study?
 AM (9am - 12pm) PM (2pm - 5pm)
 Accounting & Finance  Business Management 
Biomedical Sciences  Biomedical Sciences
 Human Rights Law  Common Law
 Psychology  Psychology
International Political Economy  International Political Economy
21st Century Engineering Computational Thinking

  

 

A typical day

Courses are offered in two sessions; AM (9am - 12pm) and PM (2 - 5pm) daily. In the event of heavy rain or tropical storm we have a researve day - Saturday 20 July 2019 - to replace any classes that are cancelled.

Students will be expected to arrange their own travel to/from the school. Accommodation is not provided but please let us know if you need any advice or information regarding travel or accommodation.

In addition to the academic classes, the following information sessions may be offered by King’s College London staff (at no additional charge):

  • Admissions and application to UK universities

  • How to write a UCAS (application) personal statement

  • Applying for a law degree in the UK

  • Applying for a medical degree in the UK

Entry criteria

No previous experience or subject knowledge is required. You must be within your final three years of high school study. You should either be already taught in English or hold English language qualifications.

We expect all students to be:

  • of good academic standing

  • academically engaged and enthusiastic to take part in this type of Pre-University experience

  • interested in applying to university (whether in Hong Kong, UK or elsewhere in the world)

  • at least 15 years old by 31 August 2019.

Fees

Each course costs £650 (approximately $6,550 HK depending on exchange rate). Payment will be charged in £ UK Pound so please ensure you are aware of exchange rate and bank charges which are the responsibility of the applicant.

Places can only be confirmed once full payment of the fee is received. Please visit our How To Apply page for information about how to apply and pay. 

The fee covers:

  • all teaching and course arrangements, including any teaching equipment or laboratory costs

  • optional sessions e.g. admissions and application information sessions

  • light lunch

  • certificate of participation

The fee does not include:

  • any travel to/from the school campus

  • accommodation

How to apply

Visit our how to apply page to read our Pre-University Summer School in Hong Kong guidelines and submit your application. 

Information for parents

To ensure the safety and well-being of all, students will be required adhere to our code of conduct. This outlines the programme rules and regulations, expected behaviour and conduct towards fellow students and staff members. If the code of conduct is broken parents will be informed and the student may be removed from the programme. Please refer to our Parent/Guardian Information Document for Hong Kong for full details.

King’s has an increased duty of care to all students under the age of 18 (U18s). The Summer Programmes Office abides by the KCL Safeguarding Policy 

As a condition of offer, it is a requirement to complete and return the Agreement to Study Form. The form will be sent via the Admissions Portal but is also accessible here: Agreement to Study Form

Terms and conditions

By submitting an application and paying fees, you are agreeing to our  terms and conditions. These  cover application, payment terms, cancellations, postponement and non-attendance. 

 

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