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A briefing session took place on October 14, 2019. To view the video of the briefing, please click here.


The HKU-Common Purpose Leadership Development Programme – Winter 2019 is suitable for students who wish to have an overseas experience but already have an exchange plan or internship commitment during the summer.

The winter programme is run by Common Purpose, a global leadership development organization that aims to develop the next generation of global leaders. Through a month-long programme in Kuala Lumpur or Bangalore participants will develop the Cultural Intelligence and leadership skills needed to cross boundaries in the world today.

The Common Purpose Leadership Development Programme (Winter 2019) will take place on December 22, 2019 – January 17, 2020. The programme will enable 60 HKU students to:

  • Work in groups of 6 across boundaries
  • Devise, plan and implement group projects
  • Gain access to leading organizations
  • Boost their cultural intelligence
  • Develop their leadership skills
  • Learn about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals


4 weeks immersion in Kuala Lumpur or Bangalore with pre-trip online module starting from December 1, 2019 for two weeks.


Each participant will receive HK$4,000 to support airfare, accommodation and in-country costs from the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre.


Process Date
Application September 6 – October 4, 2019
Interview October 16-18, 2019
Launch Event November 29, 2019 (Evening)
Online Module December 1-14, 2019
4-week Immersion December 22, 2019 – January 17, 2020


Applications are now invited from students from any majors and years of study who are interested in gaining insights into leadership development and organization operations in Malaysia. Please fill in the application form on or before 5pm, October 4, 2019.

Applications for winter 2019 have been closed.


For enquiries, please contact us by email at holdp@hku.hk.

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