Hong Kong Virtual University (HKVU)
Hong Kong Virtual University (HKVU) is a project funded by UGC's Restructuring and Collaboration Fund with participating institutions including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the University of Hong Kong.

Its objective is to establish a common, network virtual campus for connecting the local tertiary institutions and to provide students with a wider range of subject choices and greater flexibility in terms of time and location for the delivery of lectures.

Talented Youth Certificate Program
The Certificate Program (CP) offers various courses which are developed based on regular university courses being offered at local institutions. This program aims at enabling academically talented secondary school students to explore, discover, develop and enrich their interests in advanced subjects. It is also articulated by an Accelerated Credit Program (ACP) which offers capable students an option to earn official credits for further recognization of their achievements.
Certificate Program Objectives
Provide students with a taste of university education
Enrich students' learning experiences
Allow students to explore their interest in different disciplines
Accommodate students' different learning styles
Allow students to control their learning pace
Access lectures at anytime and from anywhere
Provide just-in-time methods to assess and evaluate students' progress

Course Delivery Format
The program is mainly conveyed within an online learning environment. Lectures are delivered in the form of videocast which allows multiple viewing and revision at anytime, anywhere. A discussion forum integrated within the online learning environment will be provided to facilitate communication among students and teaching staff. Students are required to perform online tasks, such as worksheets and programming lab sheets, regularly for monitoring their study progress and assessment of their accomplishment towards designated learning objectives. Face-to-face tutorial sessions will be arranged during the study period. Students may also have the opportunities to broaden their horizons by enjoying distinguished lectures delivered by worldwide distinguished speakers.

Upon completion of the required course tasks, a student is entitled to receive a certificate of accomplishment of the course attended. Certificate holders may enroll in advanced courses for further exploration in a specific area of study. Certificate holders may also have an option to take part in the Accelerated Credit Program (ACP) for earning credits which are recognized towards their future studies in tertiary institutions.

Current Offering (click for more detail)

Upcoming Certificate Courses
Critical Thinking (General Education)
Data Structures and Algorithms (Technology)
Intercultural Communication (Language)
Introduction to Communication Studies (Language)
Mathematical Problem Solving Techniques (Science)
Object Oriented Programming (Technology)
Online English (Language)
Science, Technology and Society (General Education)

Application Details
Tuition Fee: HK$300 per course (HK$150 will be charged for students who have full remission financial aid in school)
Study Period: 10th December 07 to 5th April 08 (Revised)
Application Deadline: 26th November 07 (Late application will be considered before 3rd December 2007)
Duration: 16 weeks
Orientation Session: Date: 8th December 07
Venue: HKUST - Padma and Hari Harilela Lecture Theater (LT-C)
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

If you have any enquires, please contact:
E-mail: hkvu@ust.hk
Contact Person: Ms. Winnie Hui
Tel: 2358-8778
Fax: 2358-1477

Hong Kong Virtual University
c/o Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Application procedures for Talented Youth Certificate Program

  1. Complete the online registration form and print out the acknowledgement note generated by the system.
  2. Please make a cheque HK$300 payable to “HKUST” (HK$150 will be charged only for students who have full remission financial aid in school) and put your name at the back of the cheque.
  3. Submit the printed acknowledgement note together with a photocopy of your HKID card and cheque to get endorsement from your school teacher on or before 26th November 2007. (Late application will be considered before 3rd December 2007)

    Important note:
    we only accept applications which have been endorsed by the principal/teacher with all documents staple together.

Application Deadline: 26th November 07
(Late application will be considered before 3rd December 2007)

  1. Fill in your contact information and endorse all acknowledgement notes from your students
  2. Collect all required documents including acknowledgement notes, photocopies of HKID cards and cheque
  3. Send all in batch on or before 3rd December 2007 (revised) to the following address,

    Hong Kong Virtual University
    c/o Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
    Hong Kong

For any enquires, please contact Miss Winnie Hui on 2358 8778.