Summer Programme in Qingdao:
Maritime Culture

Programme Overview

Host Institution Ocean University of China
Destination Qingdao, China
Programme Dates June 3 - 30, 2018
Quotas 10
Fee HK$2,400
Fee (For students eligible for PMES funding) HK$1,000

Remarks: Programme dates and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Programme Features

  • Understand the modern marine economy and culture in China;
  • Gain critical insights on the influences of Silk Road business contemporary history, especially on marine economy and culture;
  • Experience Maritime Silk Road culture through lectures, workshops and study visits;
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and multicultural communication skills; and
  • Increase students’ intercultural competency and cultural sensitivity that are useful skills transferable for career and personal development.

Programme Schedule

Please refer to the tentative programme schedule. Click here.

Remark: Programme schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

Application Requirements

  • Only available for students holding Hong Kong SAR passport or Macau SAR passport, with a valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents (港澳同胞回鄉証).
  • Students who meet the following conditions will have priority:
    • Those who have not joined any university-organized 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 2018.

Student Report

Upon completion of the programme, each applicant has to submit a reflective report to share what you have learnt from the programme and how the experience may benefit your career development and personal growth. The reflective report should contain 5 photos and at least 300 words in length.

Application Procedures

Please refer to the Discovery@World application procedures. Click here.

Application deadline: April 6, 2018

Apply Here

Available Additional Funding

Students may apply for the following funding. Please click the links below for funding details:

Funding Name Destination Details
Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme (PMES) Mainland China Here
Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange(SSE) Around the World Here
Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to "Belt and Road" Regions (SSEBR) "Belt and Road" regions defined by Education Bureau Here

**The application for funding, where eligible, must be made through the Discovery@World online application form.

Global Learning Experience 1001

Global Learning Experience 1001 (GLE1001) is a 1-credit course made available for eligible students participating in Discovery@World programmes. In this 1-credit course, students will write a weekly discovery log to reflect their unique discovery of the culture differences between Hong Kong and the host country/region; and submit a written report together with a two-minute video presentation to identify an important real-life global problem and propose a creative solution. Students are required to pass both discovery log and global problem-solution report to secure an overall pass in this course.

Please click HERE for further details of the course.


Global Engagement Office
Tel:     3442 8089