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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 offering students exposure to different science disciplines. Through a variety of inspiring workshops, laboratory exercises, field trips, public lectures and other interactive activities, par ticipants are able to embark on a journey of science exploration.

For 2014-15, 27 JSI workshops in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics were offered through the year. Over 600 local and international secondary school students in F.4 to F.6 and Years 10 to 13, respectively, completed the programme successfully. Students had an opportunity to broaden their horizon in various science disciplines. 

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

"JSI consists of many different workshops on various subjects related to science. It is very interesting and inspiring.”
"I can learn science topics which are not taught in secondary school.”
"We can get in touch with the undergraduate students to understand their life and we are able to experience university life in HKU.”
"It is a precious opportunity for us to gain hands-on experience in science.”


Slideshow of JSI Workshops in Prevoius Years