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Distinguished Visiting Scholar Scheme

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Scheme, sponsored by the United College Endowment Fund, was established in 1981. The programme invites internationally renowned scholars to visit the College every year, in order to promote cultural and academic exchanges between the scholar and the College members.

Criteria of the nominee:

  • scholastically distinguished
  • a good speaker

The nominators must be a member of United College, and the nominations will be handled by the Distinguished Visiting Scholar Committee under the Assembly of Fellows. The structure of the committee includes staff from various faculties and student representative.

DVS package:

  • Business class air ticket for the invited scholar or economy class tickets for the invited scholar and his/her accompanying spouse
  • Hotel accommodation and meals (arranged by the College)
  • Living allowance

Visitation activities:

  • Welcoming lunch
  • Two to three public lectures (depending on visitation duration)
  • Night talk or High Table Dinner organized by the College or student society
  • Visiting related academic departments and meeting colleagues
  • Farewell dinner