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The Health Service Management Programme, a collaboration between the HKU admissions office and Shenzhen Hospital, is designed for high school students. It offers comprehensive courses on healthcare administration, leadership, and policy development. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, students develop essential skills for effective healthcare management. The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to succeed in the ever-changing healthcare industry. The curriculum combines theoretical fundamentals with real-world applications. 

Programme Name: HKU Budding Health Leader Programme

Programme Period: July 15 - 26, 2024 (1 week at HKU & 1 week at Shenzhen Hospital) ​

Target Audience: S4-S6 / Year 11-13 / 2024-26 September University Intake

Programme Fee:

HK$8,000 (Academy member)

HK$15,000 (Non-member)

The programme fee will cover tuition fee, accomodation in Shenzhen. Personal consumption expenses are not included. (additional charges may apply).

Grant*: HK$0


(1) S4–S6

(2) Possessor of (a) HKID Card and (b) Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents which are valid and effective at both the date of the application and the programme dates. (Applicants are required to submit copies of the two said documents showing the effective dates.)

Programme Code: ACTBHLP2024


Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 (23:59)

Application Requirement:

(Personal Statement) Applicants are required to submit a 3-minute video outlining their reasons for joining the programme, expectations of the programme, and future career goals. 

* Please indicate the video link in the field "Why are you applying to this programme?" in the application system.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basics of the healthcare industry 

  • Develop knowledge of healthcare management principles 

  • Analyze healthcare systems and their challenges to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Students will explore different healthcare systems, both nationally and globally, and analyze the challenges they face, such as access to care, quality improvement, and cost containment.  

  • Learn about healthcare leadership and teamwork and enhance communication and presentation skills  

  • Gain knowledge of healthcare technology and innovation: Students will learn about the role of technology in healthcare, and emerging innovations that are transforming the industry. 

  • Understand the importance of patient-centred care 

  • Explore healthcare career pathways 


Key Topics:

  • Medical Education

  • Health Technology & Innovations

  • The Development of Drugs

  • Hong Kong Health Systems

  • Leadership in Healthcare

  • Health System Challenges



Selection and Result Announcement: All applications will be assessed according to applicants’ individual calibre and potential. Application results and payment details will be announced to successful applicants via email.


*It is our firm belief that no student should be denied admission due to financial difficulties. Grant is available for students who can provide supporting documents issued by the Student Finance Office for receiving a full grant of Student Textbook Assistance Scheme or documents from the Social Welfare Department for obtaining CSSA. To apply, please select the specific programme on the system accordingly.

Disclaimer: Programme contents and formats are subject to change.  We will continue to work closely with professors to refine our programme and ensure that students will have a safe and enjoyable time. Programme fees and application fees are non-refundable.

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