CityU Discovery@World Programme


Important update on 18 March: Refer to the University Announcement on 17 March, all overseas programmes and activities in summer 2020 will be suspended. In this regard, the 6 CDWP programmes in summer 2020 stated below will be CANCELLED.

Introduction

CityU Discovery@World Programme (CDWP) is a summer programme series tailored to encourage undergraduate students from a varied academic and financial background to gain non-local learning experience before graduating from the University.

Discover the world in a month with CDWP and you will:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the host country including its politics, economy, society, history, identity and culture.
  • Appreciate and gain sights on cultural diversity, develop open-mindedness towards different cultures which would be useful for future careers.
  • Explore and enhance global and multicultural perspective through theme-oriented studies, field trips, excursions and cultural learning activities.
  • Foster personal development, e.g. problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, interpersonal and multicultural communication skills, etc.

CDWP Programmes in 2020

Summer Programme in Madison: Visiting International Student Program

Period: 11 June – 10 July 2020
Location: Madison, USA
Host Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Key Features:
  • Participants will receive personalized advising and support. They can also join different cultural and social events to enjoy their time on campus and in the surrounding communities.
  • Take one 3-credit course from one of these fields: Engineering, Business, Political Science, Psychology, and Statistics.
  • Admission Requirements: CGPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    *students with a CGPA lower than the requirement may still be considered on an individual basis

    English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers):
    TOEFL: min. 550 PBT / 80 iBT
    TOEIC: min. 685
    IELTS: min. 6.5 (overall)
    Fee (HKD): 25,500
    Programme Schedule: Programme Schedule*will be available soon
    Course List: Course List
      


    Summer Programme in San Francisco: SFSU Summer in San Francisco

    Period: 1 June – 2 July 2020
    Location: San Francisco, USA
    Host Institution: San Francisco State University
    Key Features:
  • Visit various San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique cultures, e.g. arts, food and business.
  • See firsthand how innovation and entrepreneurship influence every aspect of life in San Francisco, from technology to food.
  • Take two 3-credit courses from a wide spectrum of subjects offered.
  • Admission Requirements: CGPA: at least 2.5 on a 4.3 scale
    *students with a CGPA lower than the requirement may still be considered on an individual basis

    English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers):
    TOEFL: min. 61 iBT
    IELTS: min. 6.0 (overall)
    Fee (HKD): 22,000
    Programme Schedule: Sample Programme Schedule
    Course List: Course List
      


    Summer Programme in Amsterdam: VU Amsterdam Summer School

    Period: 4 July – 1 August 2020
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Host Institution: VU Amsterdam
    Key Features:
  • Experience multi-cultures and diversity of Amsterdam.
  • Take two 3-ECTS-credit courses to get an intensive, in-depth knowledge about Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
  • Admission Requirements: English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers):
    Applicants may submit a proof of English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS. Students with no proof submitted might be invited for a Skype interview if deemed appropriate.
    Fee (HKD): 15,000
    Programme Schedule: Programme Schedule
    Course List: Course List
      


    Summer Programme in Prague: East and Central European Studies

    Period: 15 June – 12 July 2020
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Host Institution: Charles University
    Key Features:
  • Learn survival Czech language.
  • Understand historical and contemporary developments of Central and Eastern Europe, including a special focus on Prague.
  • Take up to three 3-credit courses in these areas: Art and Culture, Sociology and Psychology, Literature, History, Economics and Politics, and Languages.
  • Admission Requirements: CGPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    *students with a CGPA lower than the requirement may still be considered if a grade explanation is provided along with the application materials

    English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers):
    TOEFL: min. 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 79 iBT
    IELTS: min. 6.5 (overall)

    Other requirement(s):
    Student’s motivation statement
    Fee (HKD): 12,500
    Programme Schedule: Programme Schedule
    Course List: Tentative Course List
      


    Summer Programme in Aarhus: AU Summer University

    Period: 4 – 31 July 2020
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
    Host Institution: Aarhus University
    Key Features:
  • Attend various cultural and social events to experience the Scandinavian culture.
  • Take one 10-ECTS-credit course to acquire academic knowledge among these fields: Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.
  • Admission Requirements: No specific requirements
    Fee (HKD): 9,500
    Programme Schedule: Programme Schedule *will be available soon
    Course List: Course List


    Summer Programme in Seoul: International Summer Campus

    Period: 28 June – 25 July 2020
    Location: Seoul, South Korea
    Host Institution: Korea University
    Key Features:
  • Attend a rich set of cultural and social activities to taste the unique culture of Korea, and to blend in with student participants from all over the world.
  • Take one 3-credit course from these areas: Arts & Design, Business, Economy, Humanities, Korean & East Asian Studies, Korea Language, Sociology & Psychology, Law/Politics/IR, Science, and Engineering.
  • Admission Requirements: No specific requirements
    Fee (HKD): 8,500
    Programme Schedule: Programme Schedule
    Course List: Course List
     

    Remarks:

    1. Details, schedules and course lists of all programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
    2. For credit transfer arrangements, please consult with your home academic unit.

    Eligibility

    All full-time UGC-funded undergraduate students of CityU are eligible to apply. Applicants would also have to meet the admission requirements (if any) listed for the specific programme.

    Students who meet one of the following conditions will have priority:

  • have never participated in any 4-week or above university-organized non-local learning programmes
  • are in their final year of study on a UGC-funded bachelor’s degree programme


  • Application

    Application closes on 9 March 2020.

    Please submit your online application through CRESDA on AIMS (Student Services > Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA)) AND complete an online form with additional information required by the application deadline.

    Applicants will be nominated to join the selected programme and they might be invited for an interview if deemed appropriate. Application results will be announced via email by 25 March 2020.

    Students with their application successful will be informed further to complete offer acceptance and payment procedures in late March 2020.

    Fee

    The University provides funding support to subsidize a major part of the student direct cost incurred by transportation to and from Hong Kong, accommodation fee and tuition fee. The listed programme fees are the amounts to be settled by the students. In addition to the programme fees, each student participant is required to cover his/her own expenses, including but not limited to insurance, meals, health care, visa, travels.

    Additional Funding Support

    Programme participants may also apply for the subsidy schemes below provided by the Education Bureau (EDB) of the Government of the HKSAR:

  • Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange (SSE) ^
  • Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to ‘Belt and Road’ Regions (Means-tested SSEBR) ^#
  • Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to ‘Belt and Road’ Regions
    (Non-means-tested SSEBR) # *New
  • ^ For students who are receiving means-tested student financial assistance from the Government of the HKSAR or whose family are in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) only
    # Applicable for: Summer Programme in Prague: East and Central European Studies AND Summer Programme in Seoul: International Summer Campus

    Students who would like to apply for SSE/ Means-tested SSEBR/ Non-means-tested SSEBR should indicate on the online form. View here for more details about these subsidy schemes.

    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 via email by late March 2020. Students with their application successful will be informed further to complete offer acceptance and payment procedures in late March 2020.
    3. The paid programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Global Engagement Office reserves the right to withdraw an offer should any student fail to submit the programme fee by the payment deadline.
    4. Participants are required to attend all briefing sessions, pre-trip meetings and activities as requested by the programme organizer.
    5. Participants are expected to travel together with the group and participate in all arranged programme activities. Separate arrival or stay behind after completion of a programme is not allowed.
    6. Each programme participant should submit a reflective report (800-word, in English), 10 quality photos and a 2-minute video within 2 weeks upon completion of the programme.

    Contact Us

    Global Engagement Office
    Email: cdwp.geo@cityu.edu.hk
    Tel: 3442 8089