Admission with Advanced Standing

 

Students with an appropriate Higher Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised institution can be considered for senior year admission to our full-time government-funded Bachelor’s degree or for admission to our articulation degree programmes.

 

Other students may also be admitted with appropriate recognition of their past study and take fewer credits if they possess advanced admission qualifications above the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (e.g. holders of HKALE/GCEALE/IB qualifications, HD/AD graduates not offered places through the senior year admission route or students studying Bachelor’s degree programmes).

 

The University has stipulated policies on credit transfer for admission with advanced standing as follows:

 

  1. The number of credits which a student is required to complete for the award concerned will be determined by the Programme host department at the time of admission, and no later than the end of the add/drop period.

 

  1. Students, who upon admission wish to apply for further transfer of credits from their previous studies, and take fewer credits than those confirmed at the time of admission, will have to follow the arrangements for ‘application for credit transfer’ and to pay the related fees. The credits to be transferred are subject to the rules governing credit transfer including the maximum credits allowed and the validity period for subject credits.

 

The number of credits to be taken by students with advanced standing are summarised in the following table:-

 

 

Credit Requirements for Students with Advanced Standing

 

Type of Requirement

 

No. of Credits to be Taken

 

Admittees with Advanced Admission Qualification other than IB / A-Level

Admittees with IB /

A-Level Qualifications

Senior Year Intakes

Admittees to Articulation Programmes

Total Credit Requirements

  • Required to take fewer subjects.
  • To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis.
  • Required to take fewer subjects (up to 25% fewer credits of the credit requirements of a 4-year degree programme).
  • To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis.

 

  • Required to take fewer credits [eligible applicants will be given recognised credits which are equivalent/near to the study load of the first two years of study in the 4-year degree programme].
  • To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis.

 

60-75 credits

Discipline-specific Requirements

 

To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis depending on the qualifications of the students

 

51-57 credits

GUR

CAR

To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis depending on the qualifications

 

6 credits (from different cluster area)

 

 6 credits (from different cluster area)

6 credits (from different cluster area)

LCR

 

Maximum of 9 credits among LCR and Freshman Seminar (3 “default” credit transfer to be chosen from English LCR subject or Freshmen Seminar)

 

 

Not required if students have met the equivalent standard of Undergraduate Degree LCR

 

Freshman Seminar

Not Required

Not Required

Leadership & Intrapersonal Development

 

To be determined by the Programme host dept on a case-by-case basis depending  on the qualifications

 

Not Required

Not Required

Service-Learning

 

Required

 

Healthy Lifestyle

 

Required (except for those who are HD/AD holders who follow the Senior Year/articulation degree programme GUR curriculum)

 

Not required

 

Notes:

  • Senior Year intakes must be holders of HD/AD or equivalent sub-degree qualifications.
  • Articulation programmes are top-up degree programmes designed to prepare our students for success in their chosen professions and to nurture them to become all-round global citizens. Students admitted are holders of relevant AD/HD from a recognised institution.
  • GUR = General University Requirements, CAR = Cluster Area Requirements, and LCR = Language & Communication Requirements.