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High Horology Certification Programme

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
1 month
Cantonese, suppl with English
Course Fee
Deadline on 27 Nov 2022 (Sun)
How to Apply
English class will be started on 12 Dec 2022. Cantonese class please refer to programme MK076A - Certificate for Module (High Horology).


This programme aims to discover and deepen understand of the fine watchmaking industry, prepare to enter the watch and jewellery industry and get the FHH Watch Advisor Certification recognition and become a true watch connoisseur.


Students who pass the examination will be awarded FHH Watch Advisor Certificate.


Students who have achieved not less than 70% attendance will be awarded a Statement of Attendance by HKU SPACE.


Programme Details


The High Horology Certificate Programme comprises a total of 16 hours of teaching and 1 hour term-end examination.

Modules Topics (8 modules plus a term and examination. Total 17h):


Introduction to the watch market and the major players (2h)


Appreciate, describe and name the exterior components of a watch (2h)


What a watch is made of? The importance of materials in watchmaking (2h)


How does a mechanical watch work? (2h)


Introduction to the watch complications (Chronograph, Calendar, Tourbillon, Timezone and Striking Watches) (2h)


Dive into fine watchmaking culture and history (2h)


An overview of Watch Icons over time and latest trends of SIHH and Baselworld (2h)


Wrap-up session with FHH Certification preparation (2h)

9. HH Certification examination (1h) 



Profile of Ms. Alice Leung

Ms. Alice Leung

Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in Business Economics, Alice has spent more than 10 years in different sectors in the jewelry industry, and obtained the Graduate Gemologist diploma from Gemological Institute of America. During her tenure as jewelry specialist in an international auction house, Bonhams, she developed her interests and expertise in watches as well. Subsequently, Alice joined the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) as a Certified Trainer to spread fine watchmaking knowledge in Asia.



Application Code 2060-1249NW -

Class Details


The schedule is tentative and subject to change when necessary


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$8,500

Entry Requirements

One must be at least 18 years of age.


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.