With a view to providing study opportunities for students with Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) qualifications, the University introduced the Special Admissions Scheme (SAS) in 2000. The Scheme is available to an AD/HD final-year graduating student or a graduate of an AD/HD programme recognised by the University.
Successful applicants who take the SAS route will be granted advanced standing upon admission, leading to a reduction in the number of credits required to obtain a bachelor's degree.
For 2014 entry, around 1,300 places are available for senior-year admission to government-funded bachelor's degree programmes.
Before you apply, check the list of programmes that accept applications for 2014 entry under the Special Admissions Scheme. For other programmes including non-government funded top-up degree programmes offered by the University, applications are received through the direct application route.
To be eligible to apply for admission under the Special Admissions Scheme, you must be an AD/HD final-year graduating student or a graduate of an AD/HD programme recognised by the University.
There are no CGPA or overall mark requirements for the purpose of application. However, as competition for admission is keen, applicants are normally expected to have completed the AD/HD award with a CGPA of ≥3.0 or equivalent overall mark, or a credit award. Individual programmes may set a higher requirement.
Offers of admission will be conditional upon the successful attainment of the AD/HD award, with a specified CGPA, overall mark or award classification if deemed appropriate.
A key feature of the SAS is the award of advanced standing, in recognition of prior studies, upon admission.
Senior-year entrants will receive Advanced Standing II admission, enabling them to complete their study with a minimum of 60 credit (instead of 120 credits in a standard four-year curriculum), subject to the requirements of individual majors. No credit transfer will be considered for advanced standing entrants. Instead, they may be considered for course exemption based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course.
Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates who are unable to gain admission to a senior year (Advanced Standing II) place may be considered for Advanced Standing I admission. The minimum graduation requirement for Advanced Standing I students is 90 credits (instead of 120 credits in a standard four-year curriculum), subject to the requirements of individual majors.
Applications for bachelor's degree programmes for September 2014 entry are accepted starting 1 November 2013. The deadline for applications varies by programme. Please refer to the online programme list for the deadline specific to individual programmes.
The application fee is HK$200 per online application. This fee entitles you to only one choice of programme. Submit additional applications if you wish to apply for more than one programme. The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and is required when submitting your application to the University.
You can pay the application fee of HK$200 using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard) through the application system.
For September 2014 entry, the following government-funded programmes are accepting applications under the Special Admissions Scheme.
Applications are accepted starting on 1 November 2013. Please refer to the programme information here for the application dates of individual programmes. Admission offers are mostly made in the months of February to July. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible.
|College of Business|
|1016 - BBA (Hons) in Accountancy||1107 - BBA (Hons) in Human Resources Management|
|1186 - BBA (Hons) in Business Analysis||1092 - BBA (Hons) in Information Management|
|1078 - BBA (Hons) in Business Economics||1054 - BBA (Hons) in International Business (Japan Studies)|
|1066 - BBA (Hons) in China Business||1030 - BBA (Hons) in Management Sciences|
|1080 - BBA (Hons) in Finance||1119 - BBA (Hons) in Marketing|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences|
|1286 - BA (Hons) in Chinese||1315 - BSocSc (Hons) in Applied Sociology|
|1339 - BA (Hons) in Cultural and Heritage Management||1327 - BSocSc (Hons) in Asian and International Studies|
|1356 - BA (Hons) in Digital Television and Broadcasting||1355 - BSocSc (Hons) in Criminology|
|1250 - BA (Hons) in English Studies||1353 - BSocSc (Hons) in Environmental Policy|
|1236 - BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Technology||1298 - BSocSc (Hons) in Psychology|
|1341 - BA (Hons) in Media and Communication||1274 - BSocSc (Hons) in Public Policy, Management and Politics|
|1248 - BA (Hons) in Translation and Interpretation||1303 - BSocSc (Hons) in Social Work|
|College of Science and Engineering|
|1693 - BEng (Hons) in Bioengineering||1614 - BEng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering|
|1688 - BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering||1692 - BEng (Hons) in Nuclear and Risk Engineering|
|1690 - BEng (Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering||1781 - BEng (Hons) in Total Quality Engineering|
|1573 - BEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering||1511 - BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology|
|1535 - BEng (Hons) in Construction Engineering and Management||1523 - BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry|
|1743 - BEng (Hons) in e-Logistics and Technology Management||1638 - BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics|
|1585 - BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communication Engineering||BG20 - BSc (Hons) in Architectural Studies#|
|1652 - BEng (Hons) in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management||1561 - BSc (Hons) in Computer Science|
|1597 - BEng (Hons) in Information Engineering||1676 - BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science & Management|
|1602 - BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering||1547 - BSc (Hons) in Surveying|
|1640 - BEng (Hons) in Materials Engineering|
|School of Creative Media|
|1456 - BA (Hons) in Creative Media||1468 - BSc (Hons) in Creative Media|
|1471 - BAS (Hons) in New Media|
|School of Energy and Environment|
|1694 - BEng (Hons) in Energy Science and Engineering|
#Top-up degree programme with a normal duration of two years. Entrants to programme will not receive credit transfer.