Chemists Online Self-study Award Scheme



The Chemists Online Self-study Award Scheme Program is a student-spaced learning program for local senior secondary school students. It is jointly organised by Hong Kong Virtual University and the Science Education Section of the Education Bureau. The aims of the award scheme are to nurture scientific literacy of senior secondary school students by providing them with an exposure to more advanced chemistry online lectures.

Main Objectives
  1. To enhance students' scientific literacy;
  2. To encourage students to take initiative to learn and pursue more knowledge;
  3. To cultivate students' interest in chemistry;
  4. To facilitate students to understand the interconnection between science, technology, society and environment.
Target Participants

Students taking Senior Secondary Chemistry or Combined Science (Chemistry Part) are welcome. Students should apply via schools. Only one application form is needed for each school.


The Chemists Online Self-study Award Scheme is the extended idea from the Chemists Online. Chemists Online is a collaborative project between local universities and secondary schools funded by the Quality Education Fund. Leading by Lok Sin Tong Young Ko Hsiao Lin Secondary School and Hong Kong Virtual University, the project had organised 18 seminars for secondary school students in the 2011/12 and the 2012/13 school years. The seminars cover a wide range of chemistry topics, including synthetic polymers, gastronomy, nanomaterials and food chemistry, etc. All the seminars were delivered by experts from local universities. The contents of the seminars were designed to link with the senior secondary Chemistry curriculum and further extend the reach to the latest advances in chemistry.

Contents of Seminars of the Cohort 2018

23 seminars will be disseminated in batches through an e-Learning platform (HKMOOC; URL: which is hosted by Hong Kong Virtual University. The participating students will be provided with login information to access and attend the seminars online and engage in the online exercises related to the seminars. The 23 seminars will be released in batches. The cohort 2018 of whole award scheme has completed on 31 August 2018.


Cohort 2018 for Local Secondary School Students
(15 Dec 2017 - 31 Aug 2018)
Cohort 2017 for Local Secondary School Students
(15 Dec 2016 - 31 Aug 2017)
Cohort 2016 for Local Secondary School Students
(15 Jan 2016 - 31 Aug 2016)
Cohort 2015 for Local Secondary School Students
(15 Jan 2015 - 15 Aug 2015)
Cohort 2014 for Local Secondary School Students
(6 Jan 2014 - 15 Aug 2014)


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