Academic Advising

Faculty Academic Advising System

The Academic Advising System of the Faculty provides guidance and support for students throughout their undergraduate studies. It facilitates students’ transition from secondary school to university and offers students academic advice and guidance which can suit their needs.

First Year Advisers

Each student will be assigned a First Year Adviser (FYA). The FYAs will offer advice and guidance to students on academic matters such as course enrollment, programme selection, career plans, etc. in their first year of studies. Students can contact their advisers via the SIS.

The FYAs may refer students to the Academic Advising Office for further advice on academic matters or to relevant University units for follow up on non-academic matters, whenever appropriate.

Peer Mentors

Students will also be assigned a Peer Mentor (a senior year student), who will offer advice and information to facilitate freshmen’s adaptation to their first year of studies, and to provide information on course enrollment, programme selection and career planning alongside with FYAs.

Faculty Academic Advisers

Students will be assigned an academic adviser from their Home Department after they have selected their study programme in the beginning of their second year of studies, who will provide programme-specific academic advice and career planning.

Academic Advising and Scholarships Office at HKU

Students are welcome to seek academic advice from the Academic Advising and Scholarships Office (AASO) at HKU. AASO is staffed with experienced advisers and  administrators who are committed to helping students, especially in the first year, to enable a smooth transition and develop appropriate study plans.

Contact AASO

Address: Room 212, 2/F, Knowles Building, HKU
Tel          : 3917 0128
Email     :
Website :

Major Events for Freshmen


Please refer to the link below from Academic Support and Examinations Section, Registry for details:

Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A

Date: August 15, 2023 (Tuesday)

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Zoom

(Details will be sent to students via email)

Faculty Induction Talk 2023-24

Date: August 18, 2023 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Venue: Grand Hall

Format: Face-to-face 

(Details will be sent to students via email)


Key Dates

Course Selection Period 2023-24

Semester Date

1st Semester
(1st day of teaching: September 1 ,2023)

Online Course Selection Period:
August 17 (10:00) – August 24 (16:00), 2023

[Suspension Period*: August 18, 2023, 12:00 -  August 21, 2023, 14:29]

Add / Drop Period:
August 31 (10:00) – September 14 (16:00), 2023

[Suspension Period*: September 1, 2023, 12:00 – 16:59]

2nd Semester
(1st day of teaching: January 15, 2024)

Add / Drop Period:
January 15 (10:00) – Janaury 29 (16:00), 2024

[Suspension Period*: January 16, 2024, 12:00  – 16:59]

Summer Semester
(1st day of teaching: June 24, 2024)

Add / Drop Period:
June 11 (10:00) – June 18 (16:00), 2024

[Suspension Period*: June 12, 2024, 12:00 – 16:59]

*Students are not allowed to make any changes to their course selection during the suspension period.

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