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Global Citizenship Summer Institute

The Global Citizenship Summer Institute (GCSI) provides a platform for Social Sciences students to step beyond their academic and physical borders, engaging in intellectual and experiential learning through participating in a four-week intensive study programme in Taiwan and South Korea.

GCSI aims to enhance Social Sciences students' awareness of the importance of Asia in the globalizing world. Students will spend first two weeks in Taiwan and following two weeks in South Korea attending academic lectures relating to three focus areas: social, cultural and political developments in Taiwan and South Korea. Students will critically examine these focus areas through a comparative lens as well as analyzing their regional and global implications. Field visits to civil society organizations and political and cultural parties will be organized to provide students with a more holistic understanding of Taiwanese and South Korean societies. By the end of these four weeks, students will gain a unique perspective on Asia through interacting with academics, students, community leaders and people in the selected Asian societies.

Global Citizenship Summer Institute 2016 Programme

GCSI Handbook

Learning Outcomes and Assessment


Consultation sessions November 15 & 17, 2016 | 2 – 5pm
Rm 1113, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Online application Click here
(November 14 – December 29, 2016)

Notification of offer (by email)

January 5, 2017 (First round)
January 12, 2017 (Second round)
Submission of signed Notice of Acceptance, required documents and original pay-in slip 12nn January 11, 2017 (First round)
12nn January 19, 2017 (Second round)
Orientations @HKU
June 16, 2017
Classes begin

• Taipei
• Seoul

June 25 – July 8, 2017
July 8 – 23, 2017
Multi-media Project Presentation @ HKU
Aug 1, 2017

Programme fee:
HKD$25,000 (including air tickets and accommodation in Taipei and Seoul)

Payment method:
Upon acceptance of the offer, you will be informed about the payment method.

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Scholarship and Bursary:
The Faculty is offering the following Scholarship and Bursary to the enrolled students of the Global Citizenship Summer Institute 2017 Programme. You are highly recommended to pay attention to the individual selection criteria of both the Serena Yang Award Scholarship and HKU Social Sciences Pioneer Class of 1967 Fund. Application period will be scheduled around April 2017. Detailed information will be announced by email in due course.

Selection Criteria:

Serena Yang Award scholarship

  1. Faculty of Social Sciences students
  2. Students who have not previously received the Serena Yang Awards
  3. Students having a cumulative GPA 3.2 or above
  4. Students may be asked to attend an interview
  5. The Award will provide up to a maximum of HK$ 40,000 scholarship to each selected student.

HKU Social Sciences Pioneer Class of 1967 Fund

  1. Faculty of Social Sciences students
  2. Students having a cumulative GPA lower than 3.2
  3. Bursary will be provided on a need basis
  4. Students may be asked to attend an interview

Visa information:
Visa information: Some passport holders may enjoy a visa-free entry to Taiwan and South Korea. Students who require a visa shall obtain it. Please visit the following websites for details:
- Bureau of Consular Affairs (Taiwan)
- Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

Insurance information:
A Group Personal Accident Insurance will be covered by The University of Hong Kong for all participants of the Global Citizenship Summer Institute. Students are highly encouraged to obtain their own insurance coverage for the duration of the programme.
- Travel Insurance for Undergraduate Students 2016/2017

Last updated in October 2016

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