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Making a difference in the lives of others and contributing your skills and knowledge for a good cause, no matter big or small, are simply the right thing to do. The Hong Kong Project (HKP) is a new university-wide elite capstone course, enabling students to venture through the entire journey from understanding social issues to devising practical plans for implementation.  The HKP will run as a pilot project for two academic years (2023-24 and 2025-26).


Applications are now accepted until December 4, 2023 (23:59)
To listen to the recording of the briefing session, please click here.


What is the Hong Kong Project (HKP)?

  • A 6-credit one-semester course
  • Open to final-year undergraduate students from all disciplines
  • Students shall work together in groups of four to six from different Faculties to develop solutions to real-life problems faced by an organisation or corporation in Hong Kong
  • An academic supervisor for each group to help students apply their academic knowledge to the project.

The HKP will enable students to:

  • work with community partners, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and business corporations, on an elite, interdisciplinary and collaborative group project
  • learn from coaching by and discussions with industry experts and academic supervisors
  • explore key social issues and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems
  • develop skills fit for future-ready graduates, including self-initiative, teamwork, communication, project management, leadership, innovation and research skills.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students in their final year of study to undertake HKP in the First/Second Semesters, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Students about to enter their final year of study may undertake HKP in Summer Semester, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
[Special permission from Heads of Department/School or Faculty Deans may be given in exceptional circumstances.]

How to form groups?

Students will participate in groups of four to six from different Faculties:

  • Group of 4 members: groupmates must be from at least 3 different Faculties
  • Group of 5 members: groupmates must be from at least 3 different Faculties
  • Group of 6 members: groupmates must be from at least 4 different Faculties.

What project topics are available?

  • To choose from the list of projects proposed by community partners here
  • Self-initiated projects may be considered after the two-year pilot, i.e., from academic year 2025-26.

What are the deliverables?

4 major pieces of deliverables to be prepared and submitted as a group.  These include:

  • A learning contract: it outlines the scope of work, proposed learning outcomes and schedule
  • A group deliverables proposal: it summaries the major tasks to be undertaken, resources required, potential challenges, etc.
  • A 10-minute group presentation: It contains not more than 10 slides, concluding the overall progress, results, findings and recommendations, if any
  • A 2,500-word group written report.

What’s the grading system for the HKP?

This course adopts a pass/fail grading system. The credits and grade (pass/fail) shall be shown on student transcripts.


The inaugural HKP will be launched in the First Semester of the 2023-24 academic year through the Horizons Office. The major steps are as follows:

Sep 25, 2023List of community partners and proposed projects will be announced
Oct 31, 2023Briefing Session of the HKP
Until noon, Dec 4, 2023Applications: Interested students to submit an application to the Horizons Office
By Dec 15, 2023Announcement of application results
Jan 2024Each student group will meet with the community partner and academic supervisor and prepare a learning contract
Feb 2, 2024 (Week 3)Submission of learning contract
Feb 5 – 26, 2024 (Week 4-6)Each student group will prepare the group deliverables proposal
Mar 8, 2024 (Week 7)Submission of group deliverables proposal
Mar 11 – Apr 26, 2024 (Week 8-14)Each student group will prepare the final group deliverables: the group presentation and the group written report
Apr 29 – May 4, 2024 (Week 15)Group presentation: Assessment
Students shall make a presentation to the Academic Panel, academic supervisor and community partner.
May 6 – 10 (Week 16)Submission of Group Written Report
Community partner will assess and grade the written report.
Summer BreakPrize Presentation Ceremony

Download Area

  • Guidelines (requires portal login to download)
  • Application Form
  • *Learning Contract | *Group Deliverables Proposal | *Assessment Guidance and Rubric

(*available upon request and will be sent by email)

For enquiries, please contact the Horizons Office by email at