LingnanU Elder Academy Programme

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LingnanU Elder Academy Programme -  Renewal of Student Card

In view of the fact that the first batch of student cards will expire on August 31, 2019, if you are interested in continuing to enroll in the "LingnanU Elder Academy Programme", you are welcome to apply for a renewal.  The new student card will be valid for a period of three years (from September 2019 to August 31, 2022).

The first phase of the renewal process will be conducted electronically, as detailed below:

1. Please check the expiration date of the existing student card (see below):

2. You can submit the renewal forms by electronic means (via the link below) by July 15th, 2019.  Students who have not responded in the first stage will receive the renewal form by post in the second stage (about late July).
Updated on 10 June 2019

LingnanU Elder Academy Programme - Student Representatives Announcement
Student Representatives No. of Nominees
SHUM Man Chuen Nominated by 67 Learners
WONG Chui Yuk Nominated by 16 Learners
LEE Wor Kuen Nominated by 12 Learners
Updated on 17 July 2018

Register to become a Senior Learner

Application requirements: Hong Kong citizens aged 55 or above
Application Fee: Free of Charge
Validation Period: Three years

Application Period: Twice a year*; in late-July & in late-Decemeber

Only registered learners are eligible to apply for the Sit-in Programme, Practical Courses for Third Agers, and any LUEA events.

Application Period: 17 December to 27 December 2018
Application is Closed

Sit-in Programme

This project aims at fostering active participation of the elderly in school activities and lessons, and the intergenerational harmony through learn-and-teach dual identity in Elder Academy activities as well as promoting life-long learning and successful ageing by "Through Train" Learning Model. Thanks to the support from many professors at Lingnan University, seats are reserved for Sit-in Programme participants in undergraduate courses. The Sit-in Programme will be launched in the first and second semesters, with each subject lasting for one semester (around 12 weeks). The elderly enrolled in the Sit-in Program will have lessons together with the university students and have access to university library. No examination is required and a Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the Sit-in Programme participants with over 80% attendance.

Course Details
Please click here for the details of the provided courses.

Application Details
Please read the Application Note carefully before filling in the application form.

Application Period:
Application Period: 17 December to 26 December 2018 at 11:59PM
Application is Closed

Practical Courses for the Third Agers

The LIFE LingnanU Elder Academy Programme is sponsored by the Elder Academy Development Foundation to hold the "Practical course for the third agers" for three years starting from the 2015-16 school year. The Practical courses cover three major areas of application, (1) modern knowledge and application of science and technology, (2) application of Chinese and Western culture and active ageing, and (3) philosophy and intergeneration culture. The Practical courses, together with the sit-in programmes, provide a more tailored curriculum for the elderly to enrich their lives and integrate what they have learned.

Course Details

Please CLICK HERE for the details of the provided courses (Chinese only).

Application Details
Please read the Application Note (Chinese only) carefully before filling in the application form.

Application Deadline:

24 May 2019 (5:30pm)
Application is Closed


Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Room 301, 3/F, New Academic Block, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tel(852)2616 8068
Fax(852)2460 2049



The NT West Elder Academies Cluster was established in 2011 to co-ordinate the operation and curriculum development of the elder academy in the western New Territories. It was encouraging that the number of elders joining the network has increased from 10 elder schools to 45. In order to enable the elderly to exert their role of "active ageing", the NT West Elder Academies Cluster provides diversified learning activities such as visits, seminars, camps to the Elderly, in which the Elderly can enjoy and enrich their learning experience and personal sociality.