Summer Programme in Prague:
East and Central European Studies

Programme Overview

Host Institution Charles University
Destination Prague, Czech Republic
Programme Dates Session B: June 18 - July 14, 2018
Session C: July 9 - August 4, 2018
Quotas 10 per sessions
Fee HK$12,000

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

Programme Features

  • 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 (Sample course list can be found at Here, under the "Sample Summer Courses" at the bottom of the page)
  • Field Trips and museum visits
  • Excursion to UNESCO town, Kutna Hora
  • Programme schedule can be found Here.

Application Requirements

  • At least Year 2 students
  • Minimum CGPA: 3.0 (students with a 2.70 - 2.99 may still apply, but must submit a grade explanation along with the application materials
  • One student's motivation statement
  • Recommendation letter from a CityU faculty
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit a valid Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 79-80 IBT is required for admission. Other certifications, such as IELTS 6.5, may be accepted upon review. The minimum overall score of IELTS is 6.5.
  • 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
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