Outgoing Students


The Pembroke-King's Programme 2015

28 June – 22 August 2015

About PKP Programme

The Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity for outstanding graduates and undergraduates 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, students choose three courses from the 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. Students can also apply to take a supervision, in which an individual student meets with a professor weekly to work on a series of research-based papers, or a longer dissertation, in the student’s major subject area.

Outside class, a diverse and fun range of social, cultural and sporting activities is on offer, together with exciting travel options around the UK. Included in the programme costs are tuition fees for three courses, usually worth 9-12 credits, housing, a partial meal plan and Formal Halls, and a daytrip to London. Up to three PKP-HKU scholarships covering the full programme fee are also available. 

Hear from HKU student Tanya about her experience at PKP in summer 2013.

To learn more about the programme and student life in Cambridge visit the programme website,  join Facebook Fan Page, follow PKP programme on Twitter, read the official PKP blog.


For HKU students to participate in the programme in summer 2015, you MUST apply through OISE. Individual direct application to PKP will not be accepted.
You MUST follow the internal HKU deadlines, which may be different from those on PKP website.

OISE internal application opens 1 December, 2014
Application deadline for OISE internal application and submit supporting documents
(including documents for PKP online application, if you cannot upload them to the PKP online application portal)
5:00 p.m., 23 January, 2015
Application deadline for PKP online application 29 January, 2015
OISE announces selection result and scholarship offer through email Week of 28 February, 2015
Pay tuition fee* (£2,550) to OISE 10 March, 2015
Submit supervision proposal to PKP 31 March, 2015
Pay accommodation and supervision fee* to OISE 31 May, 2015 (TBC)
Arrive at Cambridge 28 June, 2015
Depart from Cambridge 22 August, 2015

* Fees paid are not refundable.


  • CGPA (as for first semester, 2014-15): 3.2 or above (3.5 or above for PKP-HKU Scholarship applicants). If you study in programmes which do not follow the GPA system, you should submit a letter from your faculty to prove that you are academically in the top quartile of your cohort.
  • For HKU students, you do not need to provide TOEFL, IELTS or other qualification to prove your English language proficiency, but a high level of fluency in English is a pre-requisite. Please refer to English proficiency requirement for your reference. 

Financial arrangement


Programme fee includes:

  • Application Fee: £50 (waived for HKU students)
  • Tuition Fee: £2,550
  • Accommodation Fee: £1,456 – £2,258 (depending on band)
  • Supervision Option: £700 (optional)

Payment should be made to OISE in two installments. All fees paid are not refundable.

  • Tuition fee by 10 March, 2015
  • Accommodation and supervision fee (if applicable) by 31 May, 2015 (TBC)


No deposit is needed. After you receive the admission offer to the programme, you will be instructed to pay the full tuition fee of £2,550 to OISE by 10 March, 2015.


PKP – HKU Scholarship

The scholarship will provide funding, which covers tuition, accommodation (band 3) and supervision fee, for up to 3 students from the University of Hong Kong to undertake the 8-week Pembroke-King's Programme (PKP) at Cambridge University in 2015.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Full time undergraduate student at the University of Hong Kong
  • Year 2 or above in any discipline
  • Achieved CGPA of 3.5 or above (as for first semester, 2014-15)
  • Have outstanding record of extracurricular activities
  • Submit a study plan illustrating a clear reason for wishing to study in PKP
  • Expected to take supervision option and submit the proposal by March 31, 2015
  • Demonstrate personal qualities that will make them good ambassadors for HKU and PKP
  • Submit a report on the PKP experience upon return to Hong Kong

Please indicate if you would like to apply for the PKP-HKU Scholarship in the application form.

Financial Assitance for SAP


Application procedures

1. Complete the OISE online application (login to HKU portal required)

2. Submit the following supporting documents to  the collection box in Global Lounge, by 5:00 p.m., 23 January, 2015. You can refer to the requirement for supporting documents at PKP website.

  • Printed copy of online application confirmation page (the confirmation email sent to you after submission of  application, with all application details)
  • (After announcement of first semester examination results) Printed copy of HKU portal’s academic result page or copy of transcript showing the latest CGPA as for first semester, 2014-15
  • An academic reference
    Alternatively, your professor can submit reference through email to pkp@pem.cam.ac.uk and gosummer@hku.hk
  • One-page personal statement
    - state reason(s) why you would like to apply for the PKP programme 2015
    - provide further information on your extra-curricular activities, communitiy service and working experience
  • Supervision proposal (optional), addressing the following questions:
    - Why would you like to pursue this independent study option?
    - What benefit do you hope to gain from the supervision option?
    - What, if any, are your relevant experience in the field

3. Complete PKP online application by 29 January, 2015. OISE will forward supporting documents to PKP, if you cannot upload them to the PKP online application portal. 

Further enquiries?

Office of International Student Exchange
Global Lounge, G/F, Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre


(updated 28 November, 2014)