With the theme of undergraduate admissions, Lingnan University launches LingnanVerse 2.0 BETA, making it the first higher education institution in Hong Kong to use the metaverse for admissions purposes.

Lingnan University expects a significant increase in the number of non-local student applicants when publicly funded universities’ admission quota of non-local students doubles to 40 per cent in the 2024/25 academic year. To attract outstanding students from around the world, the University officially launched LingnanVerse 2.0 BETA recently, making it the first higher education institution in Hong Kong to use the metaverse for admissions purposes. 


The main theme is Undergraduate Admissions as the brand new LingnanVerse 2.0 BETA breaks through geographical and time constraints by providing a one-stop undergraduate admissions information platform that allows prospective students to visit the Metaverse campus anytime and from anywhere to access the latest and most comprehensive admissions information, and to select their preferred programmes.

According to Prof Lau Chi-pang, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations) of Lingnan University (left), admission through LingnanVerse 2.0 BETA helps to reduce the use of printed promotional materials, and is in line with the global trend towards digitalisation and sustainable development.

“We will invite faculty and staff to appear on the Metaverse campus from time to time to answer questions about hostels, exchanges, and internship opportunities. Staff and students will also act as tour guides to teach users about Lingnan," says the Registrar Ms Margaret Cheung Wai-fong.

Awarded the THE Awards Asia 2023's Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year prize last year, Lingnan University will continue to upgrade its state-of-the-art Metaverse campus, adding additional undergraduate admissions information, as well as developing more interactive functions, games, and activities for the community.