Internships and Other Learning Opportunities

HKU promotes a total learning experience approach which combines inside and outside classroom learning. Various units in HKU such as Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE), etc. provide non-credit bearing, outside classroom learning opportunities to enable you to achieve the HKU educational aims, such as fostering your abilities in intercultural understanding,  enhancing  your  awareness  and  commitment to global citizenship, and preparing you to be leaders and advocates for improvement of the human condition.

Here are some of the diverse learning opportunities at HKU:


Learning Opportunities

CEDARS-Campus Life Section

Student financial management and investment workshops, training of student leaders and volunteer work opportunities, Student Theatrical Technician Training Programme by CEDARS-Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC) on essential stage lighting principles and the use of audio-visual equipment to train students to become CYMCC part-time student technicians

CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section

Career advising, co-curricular programmes, entrepreneurial support, industry talks, training workshops, internships and work placements

CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment Section

Person Enrichment (PE) Workshops (Confidence and Social Communication, Relaxation and Resilience, and Self-management), Mental Health First Aid  (MHFA),  service   opportunities   and   trainings to support people with disabilities or Special Educational Needs (SEN) both inside and outside campus to participate fully in life through SEN Peer Impact Network (PIN)

CEDARS-Student Development Team

Service opportunities, educational funds, leaders’ resources, support for student-initiated projects, NGOs and students’ participation in external competitions and service learning programmes

CEDARS-General Education Team

Non-credit bearing co-curricular programmes for all students in whole person education, interactive and lively learning activities

Centre for Applied English Studies

One-to one language support services and summer programmes

Centre for Sports and Exercise

Sports, health and fitness programmes

China Affairs Office

China Vision programmes and collaborative degree programames with renowned universities in Mainland China

Chinese Language Centre

Putonghua and Cantonese courses, Chinese language and cultural courses

Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC)

Experiential Learning Fund, generic workshops on issues such as cultural adjustment, work ethics and interactional skills

HKU Mentorship

Mentees have the chance to look beyond the classroom and learn from HKU Mentors who are professionals and experts from different walks of life

HKU Summer Institute

Summer programmes

Horizons Office

Experiential learning programmes beyond Hong Kong and financial support to students

International Affairs Office

Exchange programmes, Worldwide Plus Visiting Programmes, Short-term Abroad Partnerships, Short- term Abroad Opportunities, and Globalink Research Internship

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

European and Asian language courses

University Health Service

Health education

University Libraries

Library courses to enhance your information literacy skills