About University of Cambridge
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Cambridge's alumni have made notable contributions to many fields of human endeavour. It situates in a beautiful city filled with museums, art galleries and libraries.
The University is a confederation of Schools, Faculties, Departments and Colleges. The Colleges are governed by their own statutes and regulations, but are integral to the make-up of the University of Cambridge.
Pembroke College, founded in 1347 by Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke, is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges. It’s a college of poets and scientists, thinkers and players, who want to make a difference to the world.
About Pembroke-King's Programme
The Pembroke-King's Programme (PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity for outstanding undergraduates and graduates at universities around the world to experience Cambridge student life over eight weeks, the length of a regular University term.
Living in Pembroke or King's Colleges, you choose three courses from around fifty on offer, including courses in the arts, social sciences, business and management, humanities and sciences. All courses are 'Cambridge' in style, content and standard. You can also apply to take a supervision, in which you would meet weekly with an expert to work on a series of research-based papers, or a longer dissertation, in your major subject area. Outside class, a diverse and fun range of social, cultural and sporting activities is on offer. After the summer, you can maintain your Cambridge connection through lifelong membership of the Pembroke College Circle. For more information on all aspects of the Pembroke-King's Programme, please CLICK HERE.
Eight weeks from 2 July to 26 August 2017
- You are expected to arrive on 2 July. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the program fee, the costs for travel, visa, personal expenses and other administrative fees. Included in the programme costs are tuition fees for three courses, college-based pastoral and medical support, plenary lectures, and day trips to London and Norwich.
|Accommodation, meals and
|Independent Supervision Fee*
* Many students choose to do the independent supervision option in place of one of the three standard lecture courses. This is a unique feature of PKP, and one that allows you to undertake an individual research project through one-to-one academic supervision from an expert in your chosen field. A non-refundable supplement of £800, in addition to the Tuition Fee, applies to this option.
You are eligible to apply for the program if you:
- will have completed Year 1 and be at least 18 years old by the start of program;
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2; and
- meet the host institution's English language requirement
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Academic transcript
- A reference letter written by a professor who has regularly taught you at university level in an academic environment ideally as part of your undergraduate course and has good knowledge of your academic performance
- Passport-style photograph (50 kB or less in size, 96dpi to 200dpi, 280 pixels wide x 336 pixels high)
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to PKP will not be accepted.
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.
Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)*
If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions can be found HERE.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help local HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.
You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.
National of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland is required to apply for a short term study visa to do a short course of study at Cambridge. The visa entitles you to stay in the UK for study of up to six months. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
You must have insurance to cover all medical expenses internationally and disruptions to travel. For details, please CLICK HERE.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
Accommodation is offered in Pembroke and King’s Colleges and their student residences (also known as hostels). With their extensive gardens and quiet courtyards, the colleges are beautiful places to live and work. You will be housed in a single-occupancy room with internet access, cleaning service, shared laundry facilities and kitchens, and shared bathrooms. Rooms vary in size, location, amenities and distance from the main lecture venue, and this variety is reflected in the pricing of the different accommodation bands. For further details, please CLICK HERE.
Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.
Last update: 16 November 2016