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Hong Kong Polytechnic University Sponsorship


Hong Kong Polytechnic University are offering 5 University of Warwick students sponsorship to attend their 2019 Immersion Programme.

Applications for this programme are now closed.

Period: 26 May to 8 June 2019 (14 days)

Location: Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Polytechnic are offering 5 students the chance to receive a fully-funded scholarship on their two week programme taking place in Shenzhen and Hong Kong between 26th May to 8th June 2019.

This amazing opportunity will allow the 5 successful applicants to travel to Hong Kong for free whilst simultaneously benefitting from their cross-cultural entrepreneurship training. During the trip you will have the chance to visit internationally renowned technology companies based in Shenzhen, you will visit incubators in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong and you will have the chance to job shadow start-up businesses in Hong Kong.
Full details of the programme can be found on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University website here.
*You MUST read the information in this link before applying with Warwick Enterprise for your chance to receive one of the scholarship places.
The 5 successful applicants will take part in a two week programme covering the following areas:

  • Nurturing entrepreneurial spirit of the young students
  • Fostering co-operation and partnership among youth in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and overseas
  • Helping overseas students to understand the startup ecosystem and market in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong

Target Audience

  • Student teams from invited overseas institutions who are interested in or are starting a business. Ability to communicate in Chinese would definitely be an advantage
  • Faculty / staff from the Technology Transfer Office or Entrepreneurship Centre of overseas institutions are also welcome to join

Programme Activities

  • Cross-cultural entrepreneurship training
  • Lean Startup programme, to design business models and validate business plans at minimal cost
  • Job shadowing at startups in Hong Kong
  • Visits to internationally renowned technology companies in Shenzhen
  • Visits to incubators in Shenzhen and Hong Kong

Estimated Number of Participants

  • 70 (60 from local PolyU and Shenzhen University, 10 from overseas institutions)

PolyU is pleased to offer sponsorship support for student teams from overseas institutions (up to 5 students from each institution), covering the following:

  • Training fee in Shenzhen
  • Group transportation & some of the meals in Shenzhen & Hong Kong
  • Accommodation in Shenzhen & Hong Kong

The following costs and arrangement will be covered by Warwick Enterprise (supported by Santander Universities):

  • Transportation from home country to Hong Kong / Shenzhen
  • Transportation to home country from Hong Kong
  • Entry Visa for both China & Hong Kong
  • Insurance in both China & Hong Kong

Once you have read through the programme information here, use the following application form to apply for one of the places on the programme.

Applications for this programme are now closed.