Summer International Festivals and Scottish Sports at Edinburgh, Scotland - HKU SPACE: Hospitality, Tourism & Events courses
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Summer International Festivals and Scottish Sports at Edinburgh, Scotland

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
10 Aug 2020 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
9 days
Cantonese supplemented with English for the pre-departure and post-tour workshops; and English for the UK educational tour.
Course Fee
HK$23,000 / person
HK$22,000 / person (Alumni / current student discount) (NOT applicable for online application, student MUST apply in-person via enrollment counter)
*For details, Please refer to "Programme Details"
How to Apply
Deadline on 09 Jun 2019 (Sun)
28678386 / 28678329

This programme has been designed as a full package, including pre-departure and post-tour workshops in Hong Kong; and a 9-day  educational tour in Edinburgh.

It aims to broaden your global outlook and allow you to have a systematic learning of a new culture (i.e. the Scottish Sports, food and drink, art, people, architecture, social entertainment, festival and lifestyle). There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture by direct interaction with the locals, and taking part in their world-famous festivals and events. Several field trips will be organised to discover Scotland’s awesome scenery, vibrant culture and spectacular heritage. Teaching staff of the Edinburgh Napier University will be invited to conduct two seminars, so that you will have a taste of university education in the UK, and have an in-depth and interesting cultural understanding of the Scottish! In the pre-departure workshops in Hong Kong, you will also learn about Scottish geography, traditions, and their national drink, Whisky in great details.

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Video of the Tour in Summer 2015

(A) Pre-departure Workshop (26 June, 12 & 26 July 2019 evening, total 9 hours)

  • Briefing and ice-breaking
  • Introduction to Scottish culture
  • Introduction to events and festivals in Edinburgh
  • Scottish whisky appreciation and tasting


(B) The Edinburgh Experience  

(9 days): 10 - 18 August, 2019.  For details of the itinerary, please refer to the section of "Class Details" below.

(C) Post-tour Workshop (6 September 2019 evening, 3 hours)

  • Self-reflection and sharing session
  • Tea Gathering

During your entire stay in Edinburgh, full student support from both HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University will be provided handling local transportation, student accommodation and some of your meals, while also providing insight into the local history and culture as well as great local tips!

Living Room

Single bedroom with toilet and shower facilities


During your stay in Edinburgh, you will be arranged to stay in a  brand-new ensuite, self-catering student accommodation of Edinburgh Napier University. You will stay in a single bedroom with ensuite toilet and shower facilities, and also provided with bedding packs, cookery, cutlery, and freeWi-Fi access. Besides, you can have access to on-site laundry facilities, and supermarkets are just next-door for your self-catering! During your 3D2N stay outside Edinburgh,  you will be arranged to stay in Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in the Highlands (e.g. Isle of Skye) to taste another type of popular accommodation in the Scotland!


Air B&B image                 In Isle of Skye and the Highlands:  B&B accommodation, in twin shared basis and shared bathroom



As stated in the tour schedule under "Class Details", some meals will be served and included and you will have chances to have your meals in local restaurants and university canteen to taste the "classics" and "must-try" in Scotland and have different dining experiences! In addition, you can have plenty of opportunities to expose to the local cuisine of your own choices at your own time, or can have self-catering in the student accommodation!​ Of course, you will be given restaurant tips of where to explore!



A Certificate of Attendance issued jointly by HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University will be awarded.

Air Ticket Arrangement

Participants may travel as a group. The group may depart from Hong Kong and arrive at Edinburgh on 10 August 2019 (Sat), subject to air ticket availability. Air tickets will be purchased by the participants so as to allow more flexibility to have their own individual arrangement before and/or after the tour.

Visa Application

Participants requiring a visa to enter the UK need to apply for a General Visitor visa individually. The University will support your visa application by providing you with an invitation letter.

Programme Fee*
  • HK$23,000 / person (Application Code: 1792-1020NW)
  • HK$22,000 / person ( Alumni / current student discount)  (NOT applicable for online application, student MUST apply in-person via enrollment counter)

* The Course fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.


  • 9-hour Pre-departure workshop (including Scottish culture, background, whisky appreciation)
  • 3-hour Post-tour workshop
  • Course materials and programme handbook
  • 2 seminars delivered by Edinburgh Napier University
  • 3-Day trip in Isle of Skye (as listed in the tour schedule)
  • 1 Day trip in St. Andrews (as listed in the tour schedule)
  • Entrance tickets to places of interests (as listed in the tour schedule)
  • Entrance tickets to two Fringe Festival shows
  • Entrance tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Ensuite single room student accommodation arranged by Edinburgh Napier University (including bedding packs, cookery, cutlery and other kitchen amenities) for 8 nights
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the Isle of Skye for 2 nights
  • Free WiFi access at student accommodation
  • 7 meals (as listed in the tour schedule including Welcome Scottish Breakfast)
  • Group Transportation (transfer from Edinburgh airport/train station, private coach and bus pass at Edinburgh covering entire stay, departure by airport bus using bus pass)
  • Group T-shirt
  • Full student support with full time tour director
  • Group travel insurance
  • 24-hour emergency contact number


  • Round trip flight tickets
  • Some meals (those not listed in the tour schedule)
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Launderette
  • Visa application fee, if applicable
  • Other personal expenses
Application Code 1892-1020NW -

10 -18 August 2019 

10 August 2019 (Sat)


• Arrive at Edinburgh (by plane or train)

• Pick up will be arranged to accommodation

• Settle in accommodation

• Orientation of the neighbourhood


• Lunch^

• Edinburgh Festival Venues & city Introductory Tour

• Fringe show 1 (ticket included)


• Dinner in city

• Visit to Calton Hill for sunset and night view Night vie image

11 August 2019 (Sun)


• Breakfast^

• Day trip to St Andrews by train

• Private guided tour at St Andrews Links (world’s oldest and most famous golf course)

• St Andrews West Sands Beach


• Lunch 

•  St Andrews Cathedral (ticket included)

•  St Andrews University (where Prince William and Kate met)

•St. Andrews Castle (ticket included, if time allows)


• Dinner^

• Free time


12  August 2019 (Mon)


• Welcome Scottish Breakfast

• Seminar on Scottish food and drinks Campus image


• Lunch^

• Visit to the Edinburgh Castle (ticket included)EdinburghCastle


• Dinner

• Ceilidh Dancing (ticket included)

13  August 2019 (Tue) Morning

•  3-day Isle of Skye Tour begins  

• Breakfast^

• Stirling Castle (ticket included)STIRLING

• Doune Castle (ticket included)


• Lunch^

• Glencoe 


• Dinner^

• Night in B&B

14  August 2019 (Wed) Morning

• Breakfast

• Isle of SkyeSkype


• Lunch^

• Eilean Donan CastleEileam


• Dinner^

• Night in B&B

15  August 2019 (Thu) Morning

• Breakfast

• Urquart Castle (ticket included)URQUHART

• Culloden Battlefield (ticket included)


• Lunch^

• Whisky Distillery guided tour and tasting (ticket included)WHISTKY


• Back to Edinburgh

• Dinner^

16 August 2019 (Fri)



• Seminar Scottish Culture (Kilts, Tartan, Ceilidhs, Language, Celtic music)

• Graduation and photos at campus


• Lunch

• Guided tour at Murrayfield Stadium

• Rugby coaching session



• Dinner^

• Fringe show

17 August 2019 (Sat)


• Breakfast^

• Holyrood Palace (ticket included) 


• Scottish Parliament (ticket included) 



• Lunch^

• National Museum of Scotland (Secret Rooftop Terrace)(ticket included)


• Dinner^

• Edinburgh Military Tattoo  and fireworks(ticket included) 


18 August 2019 (Sun) Morning

• Breakfast^

• Final packing 

• Check-out student accommodation

• Store luggage at accommodation


• Free time

• Depart and travel to airport / train station


^ Expenditure excluded in Programme Fee

* The above arrangement and sequence of activities may be subject to change without prior notice.

Who should attend?
  • Age above 18
  • Individuals who are interested in participating in and learning more about the Scottish Culture including these international festivals and sports
Course Fee
  • HK$23,000 / person
    HK$22,000 / person (Alumni / current student discount) (NOT applicable for online application, student MUST apply in-person via enrollment counter)
    *For details, Please refer to "Programme Details"

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Disclaimer (Please submit with Application Form)

Enrolment Method

Applicants shall

(a) complete the enrolment form and enroll in the course(s)

(i) at the Enrolment Centres of HKU SPACE (please refer to the ‘Enrolment Centre’ section) by cash, EPS, cheque/bank draft or credit cards (VISA / MasterCard);


(ii) by mail with cheque/bank draft to ‘HKU SPACE, 34/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong’

Cheque/Bank draft should be made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ with applicant’s name and course(s) applied written on the back.  A photo of the applicant (in plain colour background, 45mm(W) x 55mm(H)) is also required.

(b) apply through the School’s online enrolment system and pay by credit card or PPS.

All applicants should be should be aged 18 or above, and they need to understand and speak a basic level of English.

If you are applying for more than one course, please check to ensure that there is no clash of class schedules before submitting your application.


  1. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted to a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  2. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  3. Receipts will only be issued once. For additional copies of proof of payments, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.



填妥報名表, 並攜同申請人相片一張(背景必須無任何裝飾,45mm(闊) x 55mm(高)),親身到下列報名中心報名。申請人可以現金、易辦事、支票/銀行本票(抬頭「香港大學專業進修學院」)或信用卡(VISA/MasterCard)付款。支票背後請寫上申請人姓名及課程名稱。


填妥報名表,連同申請人相片一張(背景必須無任何裝飾,45mm(闊)x 55mm(高))和支票/銀行本票(抬頭「香港大學專業進修學院」)寄往 港金鐘道95號統一中心34樓「香港大學專業進修學院。支票背後請寫上申請人姓名及課程名稱。






  1. 學費及學額不得轉讓他人。一經取綠,學生不得用已付的學費和已取得的學額轉讀其他課程,惟學院對特殊情況,可酌情處理。轉讀申請一經批准,學生須要付港幣120元手續費。
  2. 學院在收妥費用後,會向申請人發出付款收據,惟郵寄付款收據如若遺失, 學院概不負責。
  3. 付款收據只發一次。申請額外付款證明的收費為每張港幣30元。請以劃線支票支付,抬頭註明「香港大學專業進修學院」,並連同貼上郵票的回郵信封及申請表交回本學院。補發的學費收據通常於課程完結後寄出。


Important dates to remember...



Application Opens

Late January 2019

Application Deadline (submit application form, one photo, AND payment* non-refundable full payment) 9 June 2019
Pre-Departure Workshop 28 June  12 & 26July, 2019

The Edinburgh Experience

10-18 August 2019

(9 days)

Post-Tour Workshop

6 September, 2019


* All fees paid are neither refundable nor transferrable, unless the programme is cancelled.

Payment Method
Crossed  Cheque

Programme fees should be paid by crossed cheque made payable to HKU SPACE.  Please specify the programme title, applicant’s name and contact method.

Edinburgh Napier University

As one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with over 18,000 students from 109 countries, Edinburgh Napier University is truly international with over 4,000 international students on campuses and 3,530 students on courses delivered with her partners overseas, including HKU SPACE in a diverse range of subject areas in festival and event management, marketing, leadership and management, banking and finance, arts and media, social science, biological science, and engineering.

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