To enhance the opportunities for research postgraduate (RPg) students to have access to courses available at local institutions in Hong Kong, the eight UGC-funded universities (CityU, CUHK, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU, HKUST, LU and PolyU) entered into an agreement to set up mechanisms to allow RPg students to enroll in courses offered by sister institutions.
HKBU RPg students taking courses offered by sister institutions
HKBU RPg students may take any cross-institutional courses subject to your supervisors' approval. To enroll in the courses, students should complete the following forms and submit them to the Graduate School:
- Application for Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal – HKBU and Cross-Institutional Courses (For Research Postgraduate Students Only)
- Combined Application Form for Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment
For students applying for courses offered by The University of Hong Kong, please provide the course outline/syllabus indicating the number of contact hours.
For students applying for courses offered by City University of Hong Kong, please also submit copies of transcript(s) of your current study record and all your previous academic qualifications obtained.
Transfer of Units
The course(s) you have taken at the sister institutions will be transferred automatically upon fulfillment of the grading requirement at the end of the semester. It is important to note the equivalence of unit/credit to be transferred. In most cases, 1 unit/credit equals 13 contact hours. For more details, please refer to section 7.4 of our Student Handbook. If you have enquiries about unit transfer, please contact the GS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates for 2020/21 Semester 1
Information available from
Semester begins on
|3 August 2020||21 August 2020||31 August 2020|
|31 July 2020||*31 August 2020||7 September 2020|
|30 July 2020||17 August 2020||7 September 2020|
|17 August 2020||2 September 2020||7 September 2020|
|28 July 2020||31 August 2020||7 September 2020|
|13 August 2020||31 August 2020||7 September 2020|
|31 July 2020||21 August 2020||1 September 2020|
*The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 7 August 2020 to 14 September 2020
HKBU courses opened to RPg students of sister institutions
|List of courses offered by HKBU – 2020/21 Semester 1|
|Important Dates for 2020/21 Semester 1|
|Application Due Date||21 August 2020|
|Class Start Date||7 September 2020|
Mixed-mode teaching and learning will be adopted in 2020/21 Semester 1. For students who are in Hong Kong and do not need to undergo quarantine, on campus face-to-face instruction will be adopted. For students who are not able to come to the campus for reasons such as travel restrictions, delayed visa processing, quarantine, etc., you can attend classes online.
Interested students can submit the application form together with a copy of HKID card to the Graduate School of HKBU via your universities.