Key Semester Dates
HKU uses the semester system, Semester 1 (September to December) and Semester 2 (Mid-Jan to May).
Students should visit Academic Advising and Scholarships Office's page for Important Academic Dates and plan for their studies in HKU.
Key Dates for Academic Year 2023-24
|Student Exchange Period||Full Year|
|Fall (Semester 1 / Full Year Intake)||Spring (Semester 2 Intake)|
Accommodation Move-in on or after Date
(Final announcement will be made by respective halls)
|Aug 23, 2023||Jan 5, 2024 (TBC)|
|IAO Orientation||Aug 31, 2023||Jan 12, 2024|
|First Day of Teaching||Sep 1, 2023||Jan 15, 2024|
|Course Selection Period||Aug 17, 2023 (10:00am) - Aug 24, 2023 (4:00pm)||Not Available|
|Course Add/Drop Period||Aug 31, 2023 (10:00am) - Sep 18, 2023 (4:00pm)||Jan 15, 2024 (10:00am) - Jan 29, 2024 (4:00pm)|
|Reading Week||Oct 16, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023||Mar 4, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024|
|Last Day of Teaching||Nov 30, 2023||Apr 27, 2024|
|Revision Period||Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023||Apr 29, 2024 - May 4, 2024|
|Assessment Period||Dec 8, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023||May 6, 2024 - May 21, 2024|
|Semester End Date||Dec 23, 2023||May 21, 2024|
|Accommodation Move-out Date||By Dec 31, 2023||By May 27, 2024 (TBC)|
|Result Release Date||Late Jan (TBC)||Late Jun (TBC)|
|HKU Portal Account Closing Date||Around Mid Feb||Around Mid Jul|
|Transcript Release Date||Feb - Mar||Jul - Aug|
The following programmes/courses are NOT opened to incoming students:
The confirmed course list for each academic year will only be ready in early August. Please take reference from courses offered in the past academic year for your course study plan.
For further information about the syllabi of courses, please contact respective faculties/departments accordingly.
|Faculty of Architecture||
|Faculty of Arts||
Faculty of Business and Economics
(HKU Business School)
IMPORTANT: Course code with *** are only opened to students nominated under faculty-level agreement with HKU Business School. Please check with your home university’s exchange coordinator on the agreement type before selecting these courses.
|Faculty of Education||
|Faculty of Engineering||
|Faculty of Law||
|Faculty of Science||
|Faculty of Social Sciences||