Overseas Summer Programmes for Taught Postgraduate Students

Enriching Students’ Global Perspective

To live up to our motto of Nurturing Ethical Leaders with Global Vision, the HKBU School of Business has been encouraging our students to experience the world via summer programmes. This transformative initiative aligns with our mission and has garnered praise from employers in Hong Kong who consistently recognise the heightened competitiveness of graduates with overseas exposure. Join an overseas summer programme for a remarkable journey to broaden your cultural intelligence, build lifelong friendships and gain a competitive edge in the fast-paced world of business.

Application Deadline: 10 March 2024 (Sunday)

Summer Programmes 2024 for HKBU Business Taught Postgraduate Students

Top Universities

Aarhus University, Denmark

AU Summer University

Term 1: 2 – 19 July 2024
Term 2: 22 July – 9 August 2024

Approx. HK$6,500 – HK$22,000 per course 
Approx. HK$8,700 for accommodation and other expenses

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #143 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #109)
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

Aarhus University

Boston University, the USA

Boston Summer Sessions 2024

Period 1: 21 May – 28 June 2024
Period 2: 1 July – 9 August 2024

Approx. HK$7,500 – HK$16,000 per credit (courses vary from 1 credit to 4 credits)
Approx. HK$13,000 – HK$20,000 for 6-week accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #93 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #78)
 

Columbia University, the USA

Columbia Summer Session 2024

Section A: 20 May – 28 June 2024
Section B: 1 July – 9 August 2024
Full term: 20 May – 9 August 2024


Approx. HK$19,300 per credit (most of the courses are 3 credits)
Approx. HK$9,000 for application fee and other costs
Additional accommodation cost required


#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #23 and THE World University Rankings 2024:  #17)
 

the Columbia University

London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK

LSE Summer School

Session One: 17 June - 5 July
Session Two: 8 July - 26 July
Session Three: 29 July - 16 August


Approx. HK$29,400 for 1 session
Approx. HK$49,300 for 2 sessions
Approx. HK$57,400 for 3 sessions
Approx. HK$12,000 – HK$21,900 for a 20-night accommodation


#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #45 and THE World University Rankings 2024:  #46)
 

LSE

Radboud University, the Netherlands

Radboud Summer School

Week 1: 17 – 21 June 2024
Week 2: 24 – 28 June 2024
Week 3: 1 – 5 July 2024
Week 4: 8 – 12 July 2024

Approx. HK$4,500 – HK$9,500 per course
Approx. HK$3,500 – HK$5,500 for 6-night accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #222 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #140)
#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

Radboud University

Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

SKKU International Summer Semester (ISS)

28 June – 26 July 2024

Approx. HK$10,500 for 1 course
Approx. HK$16,500 for 2 courses
Approx. HK$19,500 for 3 courses
Approx. HK$5,000 for accommodation (shared-room)

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #145 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #145)
 

Sungkyunkwan University

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain

Summer School of Economics and Business

1 – 26 July 2024

Approx. HK$12,500 for 1 course
Approx. HK$17,000 for 2 courses
Approx. HK$10,000 - HK$12,000 for accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #199)
 

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

University of California, Berkeley, the USA

Berkeley Summer Sessions

Session A (6-week): 20 May – 28 June 2024
Session B (10-week): 3 June – 9 August 2024
Session C (8-week): 17 June – 9 August 2024
Session D (6-week): 1 July – 9 August 2024
Session E (3-week): 22 July – 9 August 2024
Session F (3-week): 1 – 19 July 2024
Session 12W (12-week): 20 May – 9 August 2024

Approx. HK$4,700 per credit (most of the courses are 3 or 4 credits)
Approx. HK$9,000 for application fee and other costs
Approx. HK26,000 – HK$40,000 for 6-week accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #10 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #9)
 

Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles, the USA

UCLA Summer Sessions

​Session A3 (3-week): 24 June – 12 July 2024
Session A6 (6-week): 24 June – 2 August 2024
Session A8 (8-week): 24 June – 16 August 2024
Session A9 (9-week): 24 June – 23 August 2024
Session A10 (10-week): 24 June – 30 August 2024
Session B3 (3-week): 15 July – 2 August 2024
Session C3 (3-week): 5 – 23 August 2024
Session C6 (6-week): 5 August – 13 September 2024

Approx. HK$3,000 per credit (most of the courses are 3 or 4 credits)
Approx. HK$11,500 for application fee and other costs
Additional accommodation cost required

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #29 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #18)
 

UCLA

University of Liverpool, the UK

International Summer School

6-week Programme: 9 June – 19 July 2024
Weeks 1 – 3 Programme: 9 – 28 June 2024
Weeks 4 – 6 Programme: 30 June – 19 July 2024


Approx. HK$24,000 for 3 week programme (including accomodation)
Approx. HK$46,000 for 6 week programme (including accomodation)

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #176 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #168)
 

University of Liverpool

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VU Amsterdam Summer School

6 July - 4 August 2024

Approx. HK$6,000 for the 1-week course
Approx. HK$9,000 for the 2-week course
Approx. HK$5,000 – HK$7,000 for 2-week accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #207 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #125)
#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Yale University, the USA

Yale Summer Session

Session A: 27 May – 28 June 2024
Session B: 1 July – 2 August 2024

Credit-bearing courses: Proof of English proficiency required
Certificate programmes: Proof of English proficiency not required

Approx. HK$40,000 for credit-earning courses
Approx. HK$40,000 – HK$47,500 for certificate programmes
Additional accommodation cost required

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #16 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #10)

 

Yale Unversity

Yonsei University, Korea

Yonsei International Summer School

27 June 2024 to 6 August 2024 (6-week)
27 June 2024 to 23 July 2024 (4-week)
 

Approx. HK$11,000 for 1 course
Approx. HK$19,500 for 2 courses
Approx. HK$23,000 for 3 courses
Additional accommodation cost required

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #76)

 

Yonsei University, Korea

Low-cost / Affordable Choice 

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

HWR Berlin Summer School

Period 1: 23 June – 20 July 2024 
Period 2: 30 June – 20 July 2024


Period 1: Approx. HK$9,500 per course (Additional approx. HK$10,000 – HK$13,500 for accommodation)
Period 2: Approx. HK$6,500 – HK$9,000 per course (Additional approx. HK$7,500 – HK$8,500 for accommodation)

#Low-cost / Affordable choice

 

Berlin School of Economics and Law

 

ESSCA School of Management, Hungary

Budapest Summer Programme

24 June – 19 July 2024

Free tuition
Approx. HK$5,000 for the whole programme (including accomodation)

Places are limited: ESSCA can only host 2 students from HKBU.

 

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited business school
 

 

ESSCA School of Management

HEC Montréal, Canada

Business French Summer School

8 July – 2 August 2024

Approx. HK$11,000 for the 4-week programme
Approx. HK$8,000 for accommodation

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

HEC

Kozminski University, Poland

Kozminski International Summer School

1 - 30 July 2024

Approx. HK$6,500 for 1 course to 4 courses
Additional accommodation cost required

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

Kozminski University

LUISS Business School, Italy

"MBA Summer Term"

June – July 2024

Free tuition
Approx. HK$3,500 – 5,000 for accomodation

Places are limited: LUISS Business School can only host 2 students from HKBU.

 

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

LUISS Business School

Radboud University, the Netherlands

Radboud Summer School

Week 1: 17 – 21 June 2024
Week 2: 24 – 28 June 2024
Week 3: 1 – 5 July 2024
Week 4: 8 – 12 July 2024

Approx. HK$4,500 – HK$9,500 per course
Approx. HK$3,500 – HK$5,500 for 6-night accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #222 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #140)
#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

Radboud University

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

School of Economics and Business “Take the Best from East and West”

8 – 24 July 2024

Approx. HK$6,000 for 1 course
Approx. HK$9,000 for 2 courses
Approx. HK$4,000 – HK$7,000 for accommodation

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VU Amsterdam Summer School

6 July – 4 August 2024

Approx. HK$6,000 for the 1-week course
Approx. HK$9,000 for the 2-week course
Approx. HK$5,000 – HK$7,000 for 2-week accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #207 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #125)
#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Accredited Business Schools

Aarhus University, Denmark

AU Summer University

Term 1: 2 – 19 July 2024
Term 2: 22 July – 9 August 2024

Approx. HK$6,500 – HK$22,000 per course 
Approx. HK$8,700 for accommodation and other expenses

#Top university (QS World University Rankings 2024: #143 and THE World University Rankings 2024: #109)
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

Aarhus University

 

ESSCA School of Management, France / Hungary
  1. Paris Summer Programme
    • 16 June – 6 July 2024 

      Free tuition
      Approx. HK$16,500 – HK$21,000 for the whole programme (including accomodation)
       
  2. A Summer in Aix-en-Provence
    • 16 June – 13 July 2024
    • Free tuition
      Approx. HK$25,000 for the whole programme (including accomodation)
  3. Bordeaux Summer Programme
    • 16 June – 6 July 2024 
    • Free tuition
      Approx. HK$21,000 for the whole programme (including accomodation)
  4. Budapest Summer Programme
    • 24 June – 19 July 2024 
    • Free tuition
      Approx. HK$5,000 for the whole programme (including accomodation)​
       

Places are limited: ESSCA can only host 2 students from HKBU.

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

ESSCA School of Management

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

Finance and Management Boot Camp

15 – 21 July 2024

Approx. HK$18,500 for the whole programme (including some meals)
Additional accommodation cost required.

#Triple-accredited Business School

 

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

HEC Montréal, Canada

Business French Summer School

8 July – 2 August 2024

Approx. HK$11,000 for the 4-week programme
Approx. HK$8,000 for accommodation

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

HEC

IESEG School of Management, France

International Summer Programmes 2024

June 2024 (exact date TBC)

Approx. HK$27,000 for the whole programme (including accommodation)

#Triple-accredited Business School

IESEG School of Management

KEDGE Business School, France

KEDGE International Summer Schools

  1. Summer Schools in Marseille
    • Package 1: 17 June – 12 July 2024 
    • Package 2: 1 – 12 July 2024 
       
  2. Summer Schools in Paris
    • Package 1: 10 – 21 June 2024
    • Package 2:  24 June – 5 July 2024 
Approx. HK$8,700 per course
Approx. HK$16,000 for a 2-week package programme 
Approx. HK$ 400 – HK$1,500 for accommodation

#Triple-accredited Business School

 

KEDGE Business School

 

Kozminski University, Poland

Kozminski International Summer School

1 - 30 July 2024

Approx. HK$6,500 for 1 course to 4 courses
Additional accommodation cost required

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School
 

Kozminski University

LUISS Business School, Italy

"MBA Summer Term"

June – July 2024

Free tuition
Approx. HK$3,500 – HK$5,000 for accommodation

Places are limited: LUISS Business School can only host 2 students from HKBU.

 

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

LUISS Business School

Radboud University, the Netherlands

Radboud Summer School

Week 1: 17 – 21 June 2024
Week 2: 24 – 28 June 2024
Week 3: 1 – 5 July 2024
Week 4: 8 – 12 July 2024

Approx. HK$4,500 – HK$9,500 per course
Approx. HK$3,500 – HK$5,500 for 6-night accommodation

#Top University (QS World University Rankings 2024: #222 and THE World University Rankings 2024:  #140)
#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

Radboud University

Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

SMU Global Summer Programme 2024

24 June – 19 July 2024

Approx. HK$20,000 per 1 course
Approx. HK$31,500 per 2 courses
Approx. HK$15,000 – HK$23,000 for accommodation

* SMU Global Summer Programme is for both undergraduate and recent graduate students.

#Triple-accredited Business School

Singapore Management University

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

School of Economics and Business “Take the Best from East and West”

8 – 24 July 2024

Approx. HK$6,000 for 1 course
Approx. HK$9,000 for 2 courses
Approx. HK$4,000 – HK$7,000 for accommodation

#Low-cost / Affordable Choice
#Triple-accredited Business School

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Unique Experience 

Georgia State University (GSU), USA 

2024 Summer Institute

1 July - 1 August 2024

Approx. HK$41,500 for the whole programme (including 31-night accomodation)

#Unique Experience

Georgia State University

 

Notes:
  • As the overseas summer schools / programmes are organised by the overseas universities (not HKBU and not HKBU School of Business), your HKBU insurance does not cover any personal accidents, medical expenses and personal travels when you join the overseas summer schools / programmes. You must purchase, prior to your departure, adequate insurance coverage for your duration of studies at the overseas universities (i.e. your additional insurance purchased must cover your whole period of summer schools / programmes). Meanwhile, most of the overseas universities mention clearly in their websites about the insurance requirements. You must follow the insurance requirements made by the overseas universities before departure. 
  • The cost shown above does not include flight tickets, local transportation, medical insurance costs, visa application fees, and personal expenses.
  • Information will be updated regularly.
  • Please refer to this page, as well as the respective websites, frequently for programme updates and closings. If there are any inconsistencies or discrepancies, information provided by the host institutions shall prevail.
  • Exchange rates are based on CAD1 = HK$5.91, EURO1 = HK$8.65, GBP1 = HK$9.95, KRW1 = HK$0.0061, SGD1 = HK$5.92 and USD1 = HK$7.81 (as at January 2024)
Eligibility

Students should have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the time of application for being nominated to join a summer programme.
 
For students who are interested in joining the summer programmes, please complete the
online application form on or before 10 March 2024 (Sun).
 
Students can choose up to 3 choices (by indicating the 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices in the online application form) from all the above recommended summer schools / programmes.
 
 
For enquiries, please contact the Global Engagement Section, School of Business, by e-mail (busd-global@hkbu.edu.hk).

 
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