CityU Discovery@World Programme


CityU Discovery@World Programme is a series of 1-month summer programmes designed to encourage undergraduate students from a varied academic and financial background to gain non-local learning experience before graduating from CityU.

Discover the world in a month and you will:

  • Stay with other CityU students for about a month in one or more cities along the Silk Road (e.g. Gansu, Harbin, Vladivostok, Prague, etc.)
  • Explore and enhance global perspective through theme-oriented studies, field trips, excursions and social activities;
  • Gain sights on cultural diversity; and
  • Foster personal development, e.g. problem-solving ability, multicultural communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Programmes in 2019

Programme Tentative Period Key Features

Summer Programme in Harbin, China and Vladivostok, Russia
(Harbin, China & Vladivostok, Russia)

Details & Application

29 June to 28 July 2019
  • Multi-location programme: 2 weeks in Harbin, China and 2 weeks in Vladivostok, Russia;
  • Acquire information about the influences of Silk Road business in contemporary history, especially at the northern branch of the Silk Road; and
  • Experience Russian culture through lectures, workshops and study visits.

Summer Programme in Gansu and Qinghai:
Ethnic Minorities along the Silk Road
(Gansu & Qinghai, China)

Details & Application

22 July to 18 August 2019
  • Appreciate the cultural diversities embedded in languages, religious beliefs and architectures;
  • Experience Silk Road culture through lectures, workshops and study visits;
  • Gain information about the changes of the living forms of ethnic minorities on the Silk Road; and
  • Acquire information about the evolvement of Silk Road business and culture in ancient and contemporary history.

Summer Programme in Prague: East and Central European Studies

Details & Application

Section B:
June 17 - July 14, 2019
Section C:
July 8 - August 4, 2019
  • Survival Czech language course;
  • Take up to three credit bearing courses on Art and Culture, Sociology and Psychology, History, Literature, Politics and Economics and Language;
  • Field trips, museum visits and excursion.


Students are eligible to apply if they:

  • are full-time UGC-funded undergraduate students of CityU; and
  • have met all the admission requirement(s) of the selected programme(s).

  • Students who meet the following conditions will have priority:

  • Those who have not joined any university-organised non-local learning programme of at least 4 weeks long before; and
  • Those who are in their final year of study on a UGC-funded bachelor's degree programme and intended to graduate at the end of Summer Term of 2019.

  • Fee

    The University provides funding support to subsidize part of the student direct cost incurred by return transportation to and from Hong Kong, accommodation fee and programme fee. The listed fees are the amounts to be settled by the students. In addition to the student direct cost, each student participant will also need to bear on their own the other expenses incurred, including insurance, meals, health care, visa, travels, etc.


    Application period: 9 - 25 March 2019. Please apply through CRESDA and submit an online application form before the application deadline. Applicants may be invited for interview if necessary.

    Additional Funding

    Programme participants are eligible to apply for the “Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange (SSE)” and the “Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to ‘Belt and Road’ Regions (SSEBR)” offered by the Education Bureau (EDB) of Hong Kong Government. Eligible participants who would like to apply for SSE or SSEBR should indicate on the application form.

    Notes to Applicants

    1. Failure to submit any of the required documents will constitute an incomplete submission, and the application will NOT be processed.
    2. Application results will be announced to successful applicants by email. Successful applicants need to submit the fee in full and fill out a student agreement to confirm acceptance of the offer. The fee is not refundable. Global Engagement Office reserves the right to withdraw an offer should any student fail to submit the fee by specified deadline.
    3. Participants are required to attend all briefing sessions, post-trip meetings and programme activities as requested by the programmes and Global Engagement Office.
    4. Participants are expected to travel together with the group and participate in all programme activities. Separate arrival or stay behind after completion of a programme is not allowed.
    5. Each programme participant should submit a reflective report of 800 words, 10 quality photos and 1 2-minute video 1 week after the programme is completed.

    Information Sessions

  • Session 1: 19 March 2019 (Tue) | 3:00 – 3:50 pm | G5-214, YEUNG
  • Session 2: 20 March 2019 (Wed) | 11:00 – 11:50 am, G5-215, YEUNG
  • We would love to help answer your questions! Please register to attend.



    Global Engagement Office
    Tel:     3442 8089