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Membership Privileges

Overview: We Provide the Best for the Best

From getting a glimpse of student life at HKU to gaining access to exclusive university programmes and events, members of the Academy can enjoy numerous unparalleled privileges.

At the Academy, you are exposed to the finest learning experience all year round. In addition to academic programmes in Business, STEM, Medicine, English, Law, Science, and Engineering, you can engage in a range of immersive educational programmes for acquiring professional knowledge, such as monthly talks, interdisciplinary programmes, legal and personal enrichment programmes. In particular, the Academy organizes intensive learning programmes for secondary school students every summer. Through authentic university teaching and learning experiences, you can have a taste of the dynamic and vibrant campus life at HKU. Scholarships and/or awards are also available to recognize members with exceptional achievements. The details are as follows:

Privilege 1: Pre-university Academic Programmes

The Academy provides you with authentic experiences of university life through tailored academic programmes covering the following fields:

  • Medicine, Healthcare and Neuroscience
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Business, STEM and Engineering
  • Languages such as English

Our programmes typically involve one or more of the following elements:

  • Lectures and/or hands-on workshops conducted by prominent HKU professors
  • Corporate visits
  • Group projects, presentations or competitions
  • Social events to mingle with HKU student ambassadors
  • Internship opportunities offered by our partner companies for winners of certain programmes

These programmes serve as a taster of the content and experiences that you can expect when pursuing relevant undergraduate degrees at HKU. They enable you to explore and develop your aspiration, and gain insights into your career prospects at an early stage. You may also receive HKU credits for attending eligible courses every summer.

As for your reference, here are our selected Pre-University Academic Summer Programmes for 2024:

Level of studies



HKU Dentistry Academy for the Talented


HKU Neuroscience Academy for the Talented


HKU English Academy for the Talented


HKU Business Academy for the Talented


HKU STEM Academy for the Talented


HKU Engineering Academy for the Talented


HKU Medical and Healthcare Academy for the Talented


HKU Legal Academy for the Talented


HKU Surveying Academy for the Talented


HKU Design+ Academy for the Talented

Privilege 2: Exclusive Connections and Networking Opportunities

Over the years, the Academy nurtured a cross-generational HKU community, ranging from alumni to current and prospective students. Students can certainly benefit by connecting our accomplished HKU students and alumni, to receive extensive support and guidance, and ultimately enrich their academic, social, and whole-personal potentials.

Our academic programmes and workshops are the best gateways for allowing students to establish long-term bonding with link-minded elite students of various secondary schools, as well as our HKU student ambassadors. Furthermore, in line with HKU’s vision of being Asia’s Global University, many of our tailor-made programmes present international networking opportunities for you to connect, meet and engage with the world’s high-calibre students in such events as (i) the Nobel Week in Stockholm and (ii) the International Symposium on STEM Education attended by worldwide talented youths.

All in all, you are most welcome to join our Discord Channel to connect with all other Academic members. From there, you can freely exchange and seek whatever advice you need or share your experience to support your Academy peers’ endeavours.

Privilege 3: Academy Monthly Talks

Monthly talks cover informative and intriguing sharing by our professional speakers who are experts in their fields. Topics may include:

  • Stress-coping, Well-being and Personality Traits
  • Health-related Topics
  • Animal Welfare and Legislation

Privilege 4: Exclusive Alumni Sharing

Sharing by high-achieving alumni of the Academy will guide you through your secondary school journey at different stages and offer you insights into:

  • HKDSE Strategies (shared by Successful Star Catchers)
  • Study Tips and Exam-taking Skills
  • University Admission and Career Paths

Privilege 5: Exclusive Financial Benefits

As an Academy member, you can take advantage of our exclusive scholarship opportunities to attend HKU programmes and other notable international events, including the Nobel Week. In addition, you can enjoy a 10% off on any purchase at the HKU Visitor Centre.