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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

Course Enrolment

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:


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. 

For students applying for courses offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, please fill in an e-form first.


For details, please refer to the Application Procedures.


Course Withdrawal

In case you wish to drop the enrolled course, you have to complete the Course Add/Drop form and submit it to the Graduate School. 


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


Important Dates for 2022/23 Semester 2


Information available from

Application deadline

Semester begins on

City University of Hong Kong

5 December 2022 28 December 2022 9 January 2023

Lingnan University

5 December 2022 6 January 2023*  13 January 2023

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2 December 2022 21 December 2022 9 January 2023

The Education University of Hong Kong

1 December 2022 26 December 2022 3 January 2023

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

16 December 2022 30 December 2022 9 January 2023

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

3 January 2023 27 January 2023 3 February 2023

The University of Hong Kong

1 December 2022 3 January 2023 16 January 2023

* The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 16 December 2022 to 20 January 2023.

HKBU courses opened to RPg students of sister institutions

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List of courses offered by HKBU – 2022/23 Semester 2
Important Dates for 2022/23 Semester 2  
Application Due Date 2 January 2023
Semester Start Date 9 January 2023

Interested students can submit the application form together with a copy of HKID card to the Graduate School of HKBU via their home institutions.