Catering for a growing interest in how ecology and the natural forces interact with the built environment, this program aims to introduce how ecological parameters can be implemented in design strategies. Students will participate in workshops and lectures about sustainability, planting design, cultural landscape, and how ecological processes/ operations inspire the design of landscape spaces. There will also be field trips to key landscape projects and professional landscape design offices in Hong Kong.

This summer program offers the following learning activities:

  1. Landscape Architectural Design Studio
  2. Lectures in visual arts, sustainability, landscape architecture
  3. Workshops in sketching, technical drawing, model-making
  4. Field trips to key landscape projects in Hong Kong
  5. Tours to landscape design offices in Hong Kong

Course Period 2019:
July 15, 2019 to July 26, 2019

Course Schedule:
Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 17:00

Program Fee:
$13,600 (including material kit)
The fee excludes accommodation, meals and transportation.

Programme Director:
Vincci Mak

Online Application:


Application Deadline:

  • Non-local Applicants: March 31, 2019 
  • Local Applicants: June 21, 2019 



  • Secondary school students (preferably form 4 & 5)
  • First year undergraduates from other university programs (but not Architecture or Landscape) who are interested in landscape architecture

Student Visa Application

You are not allowed to study in Hong Kong if your visa/entry permit is not yet approved. Students are not eligible to study in Hong Kong with tourist visa. Therefore, you should submit your application for entry for study as early as possible before programme commencement. For comprehensive guide to student visa application, please see:


As places for accommodation at HKU are very limited, for temporary stay during the programmed period, you could visit the link below to contact the hall office directly for reservation and other arrangements. You are suggested to apply for accommodation as soon as you are offered to admission to our programme to avoid disappointment.

Enrolled students may only stay in the student hall within the programmed period. Only students who are at the age of 15 or above (on or before the check-in date) are allowed to reside in the HKU administered residences.