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Common Purpose Leadership Development Programme

A month-long programme in Manila/Yangon consisting of a bespoke leadership programme, guest talks and internship opportunity.

Application for LDP2018 is closed

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Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme

The Programme enables 10 students to pursue a summer/winter research internship at HKU, Leeds or UCL. Free registration for leadership training is provided.

Application for 2018 is closed

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Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experience

The scheme approves up to 6 non-curricular credits for participation in out-of-classroom learning experience.

Applications are accepted all year round

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Wu Zhi Qiao/Bridge to China

A project-based construction/human service learning opportunity in Gansu province on the Mainland.

Application deadline on February 23, 2018

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Horizons Project Mingde

A few construction projects are taking place in different locations in Guangxi Province, from repairing bridge to building a kindergarten.

Applications are accepted all year round

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Pathfinder Cambodia Education Project 2018

Pathfinder will organize a 2-week English teaching service trip to local schools in Cambodia in 2018.

Application closing date: 21 February 2018

Learning beyond Hong Kong has long been a key feature of undergraduate education at HKU. The University is well-positioned and resourced to open up more in-depth and meaningful opportunities for students to learn beyond Hong Kong. The Academic Development Proposal (ADP) 2016-19 commits the University to the following targets: “By 2019, 50% of all Ugs will engage in at least one learning experience overseas AND one in Mainland China …. We aim to increase this overseas and Mainland China experience for 100% of our students by 2022.”

The Horizons Office supports the University’s endeavor by working with community partners around the world in offering experiential learning programmes beyond Hong Kong and provides financial support to students. These learning opportunities and support include:



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LDP 2017

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