Summer School for Global Leadership 2019 – The Future Economist

Join the 10-day intensive summer leadership programme which facilitates students to understand current socio-economic transformations and become leaders who can build solutions to global problems with empathy and manage the future of work.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s wave of technological advancement is set to reduce the number of workers required for certain work tasks.

With the theme of “Sustainable Economy”, The Summer School for Global Leadership (The Summer School) empowers students to rethink and redesign our future, to create more value with fewer resources and to change the way of thinking with new perspectives.

  • Design thinking skills
  • Prototyping skills
  • Storytelling and pitching skills
  • Leadership potential actualisation
  • International friendship
  • Open mindset
  • Interact with international students
  • Immerse yourself in cultural diversity
  • Be inspired by distinguished global and local trainers
  • Enhance competence in specialised skills
  • Expose to global issues and become a GREAT CHANGE-MAKER
  • Exclusive company visit 
  • Experience in the community
  • Interactive workshops hosted by global and local experts
  • Capstone project 

Course Duration

25 July 2019 (Thu) to 3 Aug 2019 (Sat)

Medium of Instruction

English (Some activities will be conducted in Cantonese supplemented by English)


  • S.3 – S.6 (Grade 9 – Grade 12) student leaders (preferred), or equivalent, in the 2018/19 academic year
  • Demonstrate leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a sense of commitment to society
  • Competent in English

Application Fee

  • HK$100
  • Applicants will be requested to submit further application information upon email notification
  • The application fee is non-refundable

Participation Fee (Early Bird)

  • HK$7,000 (With accommodation)
  • Deadline for non-local applicants: Extended to 15 May 2019 (Wed)
  • Deadline for local applicants: Extended to 15 May 2019 (Wed) 

Participation Fee (Regular)

  • HK$9,000 (With accommodation)
  • Deadline for non-local applicants: 21 May 2019 (Tue)
  • Deadline for local applicants: 28 May 2019 (Tue)


  • Scholarships are provided for outstanding local and non-local applicants with excellent track record in social innovation/advocacy as well as leadership abilities and positions held in extra-curricular activities
  • Scholarship applicants MUST provide: a reference letter written by a nominator, who must be a teacher of his/her current school
  • All evidence or proof of the applicant’s track record as stated above
  • Successful scholarship applicants will receive full waiver or half waiver of ALL course fee


  • Available to Hong Kong residents studying in local secondary schools ONLY
  • Grant applicants MUST provide: a reference letter written by a nominator, who must be a teacher of his/her current school
  • The application result of School Textbook Assistance Scheme or a copy of the Certificate of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance
  • Successful grant applicants may receive a Full Grant (full waiver of ALL course fee) or a Partial Grant (half waiver of ALL course fee) where appropriate​​​​​​​

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