Twelve students at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been sponsored to attend a month-long intensive Korean language programme in Seoul this summer. The group have been awarded scholarships by CityU's Division of Language Studies, the Korean Resident's Association (Hong Kong) and Kyung Hee University, where they will take the course. They are students from CityU's Korean for Business Communication and Korean for Tourism programmes and were selected for their outstanding achievement in the language. Speaking at the scholarship presentation ceremony, Hyewon Kang-dim, Korean studies lecturer at CityU, said: 'We are delighted to see our students' continued efforts in improving their Korean language skill. 'The trip to Korea and studies at a local university will help strengthen their Korean and deepen their understanding of the country's culture.' Among the 12 awardees, Chan Wai-ka and Fong Lau-yung received the Korean Resident's Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship, Pan Fuqing, Phan Hoi-ning and Chan Lai-ching received the Kyung Hee University Scholarship, while Chan Chun-hon, Yung Wai-sum, Chan Chiu-ming, Li Sin-yin, Liu Hong-yin, Lam Tsz-wai and Cheung Pui-yuk received scholarships from CityU. Meanwhile, a five-day Student Leadership Conference at CityU ends today. More than 120 students from top universities on the mainland and in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines have taken part in the conference organised by CityU students. A series of talks, forums, workshops and project discussions have been organised on the theme 'Achieving Equilibrium: Asia in the Process of Globalisation' in a bid to sharpen students' leadership skills. A closing ceremony will be held at Wei Hing Theatre on campus this afternoon.