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UC Berkeley Summer Computer Science Academy Programme


The UC Berkeley Summer Computer Science Academy is a comprehensive 2-week experience designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 17 who are interested in computer science and wish to gain an in-depth understanding of college-level student life.

Academy participants will take part in an intense and rewarding series of unique coding challenges by using Snap!, a visual programming language. Participants will explore the core “big ideas” of computer science, from the introduction to computing and coding languages to pursuing a programming project of their own design and interest.

Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.

  • Programme name: UC Berkeley Summer Computer Science Academy Programme

  • Programme Period: June 16 – June 28, 2024 at UC Berkeley

  • Target Audience: Academically high achieving Year 12 and 13 high school students (Secondary 5 – 6) between the ages of 16 – 17

  • Tuition Fees: USD 5,060* (What's more, upon receiving an offer from UC Berkeley, Members of HKU Academy for the Talented and HKU Tracker will automatically be qualified to apply for the HKU Engineering Academy for the Talented programme (programme code: ACTENGIN2024) or HKU Business Academy for the Talented (programme code: ACTBUS2024) for a discounted programme fee of only HK$500 per programme!) 

  • Programme Fees: Lectures, accommodation, meals, orientation, excursions and activities, basic health insurance, and on-site support (additional charges may apply).

  • Please note that students will bear the responsibility for the cost of flights to and from Hong Kong and Oakland, as well as all other miscellaneous expenses.

  • Recommended Flight Schedule:

    • Departing from Hong Kong to Berkeley: June 14, 2024 (Arriving at Oakland International Airport on June 14, 2024) (Time: To be confirmed)

    • Departing from Berkeley to Hong Kong: June 29 2024 (Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport on June 30, 2024) (Time: To be confirmed)

  • Accommodation:

    • Included at Berkeley’s Hall of Residence with breakfast.

    • Check-in date: June 15, 2024

    • Check-out date: June 29, 2024

Application Deadline: March 2, 2024 (23:59)


  1. Please create and complete the UC Berkeley application and email HKU Academy at informing of your application submission to UC Berkeley 

    • UC Berkeley application system (link).

  2. To apply for the HKU Engineering Academy for the Talented programme (programme code: ACTENGIN2024) or HKU Business Academy for the Talented (programme code: ACTBUS2024) with special discount of HK$500 per programme, please email the admission offer letter issued by UC Berkeley, along with the payment receipt, to HKU Academy at

  3. Apply for the programme via HKU application system (link).

  4. The programme fee will be adjusted once we have verified the documents.

* Please refer to the website for the details regarding the updates for the UC Berkeley Summer Computer Science Academy programme (link).

* The programme fee includes tuition, accommodation with breakfast in Berkeley, course materials, a welcome kit, and transportation from the airport to accommodation in Berkeley for those who choose the recommended flights.

* Please note that the programme fee does not include flights and accommodation in Hong Kong. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from their home country, as well as transportation between Oakland and Hong Kong. Our HKU programme coordinator will contact the admitted students by the end of February 2024 to provide more specific information regarding further arrangements.

* The programme is subject to cancellation if there are insufficient applications.

*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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