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Math Safari in Singapore 2019 (ILO/013)

Online application deadline: 25 February 2019 (Monday)

This is a tailor-made biennial overseas programme co-organised by the HKAGE and Raffles Institution for our student members which will be held in 2019 Easter holiday.  The comprehensive overseas programme aims to

  • experience learning in another country and enhance student members’ knowledge in the respective area of study; and
  • develop friendship, ideally long term, with overseas gifted students and gifted education professionals and continue to share their learning experience with each other; and
  • promote cultural exchange while enhancing their academic development; and
  • widen their scope of learning experiences and explore their role as a global citizen.

Raffles Institution (RI), founded in 1823, is the oldest school and centre for pre-tertiary learning in Singapore. It is an independent school in Singapore offering the Raffles Programme, an integrated 6-year programme, for boys (aged 13 to 18) and girls (aged 17 to 18) since 2004. RI was among the first schools to receive the Ministry of Education's School Excellence Award, which recognises "excellence in both education processes and outcomes". RI was awarded the Singapore Quality Award in 2011. It was the third secondary school to win the SQA after Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Hwa Chong Institution.

Photo album of previous “Math Safari in Singapore”


Overseas Programme Details

Date:

21 – 25 April 2019 (Sunday - Thursday)

Venue:

Singapore

Content:

Please download the Content of the Overseas Programme

Language:

English

Target:

  • 10 HKAGE student members from Secondary 1-6 (student members with International Mathematical Olympiad related knowledge will be an advantage)

  • The programme will be cancelled if the total number of participants is under 5.

Fee:

  • The net cost will be around HK$3,500 - HK$4,000 per student which depends on the final total number of participants.

  • The programme cost includes the airfare, accommodation, learning activities, excursions and some meals.

  • Participants will be responsible to pay for all local transportation and some meals fee of around HK$500 which will be paid in cash upon arrival.

  • For overseas programmes, to the order of 50% of the programme cost will be on-charged to the student member and the remaining 50% subsidised by the HKAGE, to a maximum of HK$10,000 per student member per academic year. The maximum subsidy for student members who are granted eligible government subsidies are different and may apply for increasing the maximum subsidy limit. Details please refer to the Overseas Programme Subsidy Policy.

  • Applicants with financial difficulties may apply for fee remission on the 50% of the programme cost on-charged to each student member. Details please refer to the Fee Remission Policy.

Travel Document and Visa:

Participants must bring along their travel document which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the day of departure and a Singapore visa (if applicable).

Application Procedure & Deadline:

Applicants should complete the followings 

  1. Online Application Form 
  2. Parent Consent Form

 to the HKAGE on or before 25 Feb 2019 (Mon) via email to apd@hkage.org.hk or by fax to 3940 0202 to complete the application process. Late submission will not be entertained.   

        

* For student members who are granted eligible government subsidies:

​* A non-token-required programme (For HKAGE Student Members only)

Screening Interview:

The shortlisted result will be announced on 27 Feb 2019 (Wed) by email. Shortlisted applicants are required to attend a screening interview held on 1 Mar 2019 (Fri). Absences will be considered as withdrawal. Make-up interviews will not be arranged.

Screening Interview
Date: 1 Mar 2019 (Fri)

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 303, 3/F, The HKAGE [Venue updated]

Applicant Result and Payment:
  • Shortlisted applicants should log in the “Programme Application Result” in the HKAGE website to check the application result after 5:00 p.m. on 7 Mar 2019 (Thu).
  • Successful applicants should settle the balance payment on or before 12 Mar 2019 (Tue). Please observe and follow the payment method specified in the result announcement website. Once payment has been made this payment is neither transferable nor refundable except for cancellation of the programme.
  • The HKAGE reserves the rights to finalise the student participation list.
Briefing Session:

A briefing session will be arranged for all confirmed participants and their parents with details as follows:

Date: 4 Apr 2019 (Thursday) 
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 204, 2/F, The HKAGE

Raffles Institution Website:

http://www.ri.edu.sg/

Enquiry

For enquiries, please contact us at 3940 0101 After language selection, press "1" or by email to apd@hkage.org.hk.