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HKU Junior Science Institute (JSI)


HKU Junior Science Institute
We offer fun-filled science workshops!

Objectives and Contents of Junior Science Institute (JSI)
Junior Science Institute (JSI) was introduced by the Faculty in 2009. It offers science-rich experiences to scientifically-inclined senior secondary school students. We have designed a series of hands on learning programmes for students to expose to different science disciplines. Through a variety of inspiring workshops, laboratory exercises, field trips, lectures and other interactive activities, participants are able to embark on a journey of science exploration.

In 2015-16, 24 JSI workshops in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics were offered. Over 600 local and international secondary school students from F.4 to F.6 and Years 10 to 13, respectively, completed the programme successfully. Students had the opportunities to broaden their horizons in various science disciplines. 

Recognition of Participation
Students who have successfully completed the HKUJSI workshops will be awarded a certificate of attendance. Special consideration will be given to participants of HKUJSI workshops for admission to the 6901 Bachelor of Science programme. They will be given bonus points in the JUPAS application to the programme.

HKUJSI is also applicable to fulfill the Other Learning Experience (OLE) requirements in the Senior Secondary School curriculum.

Hear from Our Participants
Let’s hear from our participants for their unique experience:

"We can get in touch with undergraduate students and we are able to experience university life at HKU like them.”
"Rather than just learning from textbooks, JSI offers me an interesting opportunity to know more about science.”
"Nature became our classroom in the field trip, where we gained scientific knowledge through hands on field work.”
"JSI covers many interesting science topics and we got inspired through the interactive workshops.”


Slideshow of JSI Workshops in Prevoius Years