Credit Transfer and Exemption


Students holding A-Level or IB qualifications may be given credit transfer upon their admission to the 4-year full-time undergraduate degree programmes. Normally, they will be given credit transfer from 9 credits (including 6 credits for the broadening subjects and 3 credits for either the Freshman Seminar or University English under the Language & Communication Requirements) to a maximum of 25% of the award requirements, depending on their previous study and grade attainments.


For non-local students admitted based on other qualifications (e.g. an Associate Degree/a Higher Diploma, or previous study at a university), the number of credit transfer to be granted at admission will be considered on individual merits. Normally, not more than 50% of the credit requirement for award can be transferred from other institutions for a PolyU award.


Normally there is no need for new students to apply for entry credit transfer, and the number of credits required for completion of a programme by individual students will be shown on the online notice of offer. For students who have not been given credit transfer at the admission stage, they may consider submitting an application for credit transfer after enrolment on the programme together with relevant supporting documents, e.g. transcript of study and subject syllabus to their programme offering departments before the end of the add/drop period of the first semester of their first year of study for departments' consideration.