HKU SPACE Mileage Scheme for Learning (S-MILES)
Gradual Discontinuation of HKU SPACE Mileage Scheme for Learning (S-MILES)
HKU SPACE Mileage Scheme for Learning, or S-MILES, encourages lifelong learning by offering “mileage” points to learners when they enrol in HKU SPACE courses. Accumulated points can be used as tuition discounts for future enrolment.
Unfortunately, we have been advised by the Labour and Welfare Bureau that the Scheme is regarded as offering a discount and as such is not permitted under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) rules. As many of the School’s courses are CEF reimbursable, HKU SPACE, with regret, is gradually discontinuing the Scheme with effect from 1 July 2010. Mileage points will not be awarded to course applications (both part-time and fulltime programmes) made on 1 July 2010 and thereafter (according to stamp chop date for applications by post).
The School will continue to honour mileage points already accumulated by learners, and used as discounts for enrolments during the validity period, with the exception that starting from 1 August 2010, the points cannot be used in CEF reimbursable programmes or modules (excluding those programmes with CEF reimbursable modules for which the tuition is paid by installments). Other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
HKU SPACE reserves the right to interpret and amend the terms and conditions of the Scheme.