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Pre-University Summer School in Hong Kong


The King’s Pre-University Summer School in Hong Kong, aimed at 15 – 18 year old students, provides a unique experience of university teaching and education from one of the UK’s leading universities. It provides an insight into key university subjects and what it is like to be taught at university level in the UK.

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. Last year it welcomed students from over 60 countries around the world. In 2018 we have decided to partner with Singapore International School (Hong Kong) to bring this unique teaching experience to Hong Kong.

Through this programme students are introduced to the British way of teaching and learning, and 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 commuter (non-residential) programme and will run from 25 - 30 June 2018. 

We are offering two sessions, and 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 course for and what will I get out of it?

The programme is aimed at any student aged 15 to 18 who wishes to attend university and wants to get a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of university teaching; a taste of what to expect. All courses on the programme have been specifically developed for the Pre-University Summer School so offer a unique study experience. After completion of a course students will receive a King’s certificate of participation.

What can I study?

King’s College London faculty will fly from London to teach on the programme. The following courses are available and are offered on a first-come, first served basis so early application is advised:

Typical day / timetable

Courses are offered in two sessions, so even if your full time school semester has not finished, you will have the opportunity to attend our programme.

Session one will run from Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 15.00 and will include the following courses:

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Business Management 

  • Chemistry 

  • Human Rights Law

  • Political Economy Concepts 

Session two will run from Monday to Friday from 17.00 to 19.00, and on Saturday from 09.00 to 15.00 (with an hour lunch break) and will include the following courses:

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Business Management

  • Common Law

  • Engineering

  • International Political Economy

Please note that 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 2018.


Each course costs £650 (approximately $6,900 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. Fees are payable via credit or debit card on the King's estore. 

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 supper

  • certificate of participation

The fee does not include:

  • any travel to/from the school campus

  • accommodation

How to apply

  • To book a course in session one, please use this e-store

  • To book a course in session two, please use this e-store.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. If you would like to register your interest, please email us at summer@kcl.ac.uk. 

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