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Hong Kong Observatory Summer Placement Programme 2023

The Summer Placement Programme of the Hong Kong Observatory is a training programme for full-time post-secondary students to learn and acquire work experience in their fields of study or interest through undertaking of a short-term project or research study at the Observatory. Mentors from the Observatory with relevant expertise will supervise the students.

Training Period :  8 weeks, starting from 5 June 2023 (Monday).

General Requirements :  Applicants should
(1) be full-time post-secondary students
     (a) studying locally; or
     (b) studying overseas who are permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR);
(2) possess good academic background and specific knowledge/skills as specified in Annex II;
(3) be fluent in Chinese and/or English.

Scholarship :  A scholarship at a rate of HK$ 11,200 per month will be granted by the Observatory to the students who have successfully enrolled in the Programme. An agreement will be signed between the Observatory and the University/Institution. The Observatory reserves the right to choose to withdraw the scholarship, on a pro-rata basis, should the offer be terminated for any reasons.

Student Status :  Students will work at the Observatory as student trainees. There will be no employer-employee relationship between the Observatory and the placement students. Their status as "registered students of their respective University/Institution" will be maintained.

Project Specifications :  Please refer to Annex II

Application Procedures :  Applicants should complete the online application form and submit other information as required.

Deadline for application :  Noon of 17 April 2023 (Monday) Hong Kong Local Time.

Offer of Appointment :  Successful candidates will be notified by 16 May 2023. Those who have not been informed of the results of selection by this date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiries :  For further information, please contact Mr NW Li at 2926 8318 or Mr Terence Kung at 2926 8319 or via email at