Summer School for Postgraduate and Senior Undergraduate Students co-organized by FCE and RISUD



The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), invite outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from leading universities around the world in disciplines related to construction and environment to join our Summer School from 30 July to 8 August 2013 (tentative) in Hong Kong.  I would be grateful if you could forward this email to your outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.

Who can apply

Full-time postgraduate students pursuing a Master’s degree programme.

1.      Fresh graduates of Bachelor degree programmes at the time of the Summer School.

2.      Senior undergraduate students who are in the final stage of their studies at the time of the Summer School (e.g. have at least completed 3 years of a 4-year Bachelor degree programme).

3.      The applicants should have a strong interest in a research/academic career, excellent communication skills as well as good leadership potential.

4.      The academic performance of successful applicants is expected to be within the top 10% of students from leading universities (e.g. Chinese mainland universities of the 985 project).


How to submit applications

The application materials should include a duly completed application form, a Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts/academic results reports (showing the GPA or average score of each academic year), and degree certificates (if any). In addition, a one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s research/career aspirations needs to be submitted.


Details of the Summer School

Seminars on research frontiers in construction and environment plus other activities (e.g. laboratory and site visits, gatherings, etc.) will be organized by the FCE and RISUD. The seminars will be delivered in English. 

Students who are interested in furthering their studies in disciplines related to construction and environment at PolyU can also take advantage of this opportunity to explore potential research topics at PolyU.

Financial support

The Summer School is free of charge.  Further details can be found at:


Free accommodation (shared room) will be provided to all admitted students.  Economy class return air tickets or train tickets will also be provided on a reimbursement basis.   The reimbursement ceiling for students from within and outside the Pearl-river delta region will be HK$1,000 and HK$4,000 respectively.



For enquiry, please email or fax 852-2362 2574 or telephone 852- 2766 5029.


Application deadline

Interested students are welcome to submit an application to or fax 852-2362 2574 on or before 1 April 2013.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



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