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 entered into an agreement to set up mechanisms to allow RPg students to enrol in courses offered by sister institutions.
HKBU RPg students taking courses offered by sister institutions
Students may take any cross-institutional courses subject to your supervisors' approval. To enrol in the courses, students should complete the following forms and submit them to the Graduate School at least 3 working days before individual application deadlines:
- 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 City University of Hong Kong, please also submit copies of transcript(s) of your current study record and all your previous academic qualifications obtained.
For students applying for courses offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong , please fill in an e-form first.
For students applying for courses offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, please fill in an e-form first.
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 details, please refer to the Application Procedures.
Transfer of Units
The course(s) you have taken at the sister institutions will be transferred automatically upon fulfilment of the grading requirement at the end of the semester. Only the courses at postgraduate level offered in the Cross-institution Course Enrolment Scheme could be counted for the fulfilment of RPg coursework requirement. Besides, it is important to note the equivalence of unit/credit to be transferred. In most cases, 1 unit 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 email@example.com.
Important Dates for 2023/24 Semester 2
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Semester begins on
|6 December 2023||29 December 2023||15 January 2024|
|4 December 2023||5 January 2024*||12 January 2024^|
|1 December 2023||22 December 2023||8 January 2024|
|1 December 2023||18 December 2023||8 January 2024|
|22 December 2023||2 January 2024||15 January 2024|
|3 January 2024||15 January 2024||31 January 2024|
|1 December 2023||2 January 2024||15 January 2024|
* The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 22 December 2023 to 12 January 2024.
^The first lesson of some postgraduate courses may start before 12 January 2024.
HKBU courses opened to RPg students of sister institutions
|List of courses offered by HKBU – 2023/24 Semester 2|
|Important Dates for 2023/24 Semester 1|
|Application Due Date||29 December 2023|
|Semester Start Date||8 January 2024|
Interested students can submit the application form together with a copy of HKID card to the Graduate School of HKBU via their home institutions.