HKU Connections

Exterior Building of HKU

Centennial College is an independent College established by The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Our students have privilege to experience academic life and access various facilities at HKU.


Visiting Student at HKU

The College is pleased to announce that a collaborative agreement was confirmed with HKU in July 2015 under which nominated students will have the opportunity to take courses in the Faculties of Arts, Education and Science at HKU starting from the academic year 2015-2016. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a HKU transcript. Credits obtained will be transferred from HKU to the College.



Sample of HKU Transcript

This opportunity to experience academic life at HKU will be an advantage of studying at the College, which other self-funded institutions in Hong Kong cannot yet provide. This very unique arrangement will give Centennial graduates an edge in a highly competitive educational environment.


At the Faculty of Arts in HKU, you can opt for the following 3 courses* to help you develop a wide base of knowledge:

  • Foundations of American Studies, I: The origins of the Nation (semester 1)
  • Foundations of European Studies (semester 2)
  • Hong Kong’s Long Twentieth Century (semesters 1 & 2)


The following 2 courses* from the University’s Faculty of Education, aimed at students hoping to enter the teaching profession, will be available to learners at Centennial College: 

  • Becoming a Teaching Professional: Education in a Globalised Society I (semester 1)
  • Becoming a Teaching Professional: Education in a Globalised Society 2 (semester 2)


You can choose 2 courses* from the Faculty of Science at HKU to have a basic knowledge of the environment:

  • How Things Work (semester 2)
  • Weather and Climate (semester 1)


As Centennial College is an independent College established by HKU, we share the same academic ethos as that of HKU with a strong emphasis on the nature and purpose of discovery through higher education. With its unwavering commitment to enhancing the learning experience of students, through this collaborative endeavour, the aim of the College is to help our community of undergraduate learners develop their intellectual and personal strengths.


*Courses to be offered are subject to changes.

HKU Library
HKU Library

Learning Resources

You are entitled a privileged access to the HKU Libraries (HKUL) which are one of the best libraries in this part of the world. The HKUL consist of the Main Library and six specialist branch libraries, not just containing substantial amount of printed titles and journals but also offering learning facilities to students.  Given the College’s proximity to HKU, you can enjoy frequent access to the HKUL so as to make use of the valuable resources and facilities there.


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Chi Wah Learning Commons

Chi Wah Learning Commons of HKU

You can gain access to the Chi Wah Learning Commons (智華館), which are located at the podium of the HKU’s Centennial Campus. The area provides a variety of spaces, such as studying areas as well as reading and lounging areas for individual and self-paced learning.



Stanley Ho Sports Centre at HKU
Flora Ho Sports Centre

Life at HKU

Apart from the experiencing study life at HKU, you are offered access to the extensive sports facilities and programmes at HKU to help you stay fit and healthy. To cater for accommodation needs of students, privately-rented off-campus facilities managed by HKU are also offered.