Applicants who do not wish to pursue a full programme of study at the University may apply for admission as a visiting student to attend selected course(s) and take the assessment as defined in the programme scheme. Visiting students will only be admitted if the relevant School/Department is satisfied with their academic suitability for the course(s) applied for, and if there are places in the lecture groups for the course(s) concerned. Acceptance as a visiting student does not guarantee subsequent admission to a specific programme.
Registration can be made in one of the following two modes:
If a student subsequently gains admission to a relevant postgraduate programme, the credits earned through the 'Regular Registration Mode' can be transferred, subject to the following guidelines:
Unless otherwise determined by the Senate for a specific course or programme, the medium of instruction and assessment at the University is English.
For students registering under the 'Regular Registration' mode, a Certificate of Completion* will be issued upon successful fulfillment of the course requirements. Students may also apply for an academic transcript indicating the course(s) and credits taken, and the grade(s) achieved. A fee will be charged for transcript application.
For students registering under the 'Auditing' mode, a Certificate of Attendance* will be issued upon fulfilling the attendance requirement of the course(s) concerned but no credits will be given.
Both the Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Attendance are issued by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies. Please click here for more information. For academic transcripts, applications should also be made to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.
*Applicable to courses at postgraduate level (i.e. P5 & P6 courses) only
Please refer to the list of courses available for visiting study in Summer Term 2013 and Semester A 2013/14 for course selection. Details of course information for 2012/13 are currently available for reference and course information will be updated once available for 2013/14.
The class schedule for courses offered is available about three weeks before the start of each semester/term.
Applicants seeking to attend more than one course in a semester should, before submitting an application, check the class schedule to ensure that there is no timetabling clash.
Once the admission offer is made and accepted by the applicant, no further changes can be made unless specific approval has been obtained from the course-offering department.
Tuition fees are charged on a credit basis. A course normally carries 3 credit units. For courses offered in 2012/13 and 2013/14, the fee varies from HK$2,670 to about HK$5,050 per credit (except some courses, e.g. MBA and EMBA courses, for which a higher tuition fee will be charged). The tuition fee will be indicated in the admission letter. Applicants will be required to pay the full course fee upon their acceptance of an offer of admission. All tuition fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The University reserves the right to cancel any courses in which case the tuition fee paid for those courses will be refunded.
An academic year comprises Semester A, Semester B and Summer Term.
* As a special arrangement for MFA courses, applications for the Summer Term courses, EN 6303 and EN 6316 (local students only) should be submitted no later than March 27, 2013. For Semester A 2013-14, applicants for the courses EN6305 (local students only) and EN6306, EN6309, EN 6317, EN 6318, EN6319, EN6320 (local & non-local by distance mentoring only) should be submitted no later than June 14, 2013. Note: Writing samples are required of ALL applicants and further information may be obtained from the MFA programme website at www.english.cityu.edu.hk/mfa/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the programme leader at 3442.8732.
The application periods are:
|Application Deadline||Start Term|
|13 - 27 May 2013 *||for admission in Summer Term 2013 (10 June 2013 - 10 August 2013)|
|5 - 16 August 2013||for admission in Semester A 2013/14 (2 September 2013 - 21 December 2013)|
Non-Local Applicants (Please also refer to the section on "Points to Note for Non-local Applicants" below)
Since non-local applicants may take a longer time to prepare their arrival in Hong Kong, applications are accepted year round but should be received by the following application deadline. However, as the University's class schedule may not be available at the time of application, applicants are advised to check the class schedule when available to avoid timetabling clash.
|Application Deadline||Start Term|
|27 March 2013 *||for admission in Summer Term 2013 (10 June 2013 - 10 August 2013)|
|14 June 2013||for admission in Semester A 2013/14 (2 September 2013 - 21 December 2013)|
A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of HK$200 is charged for each application (up to 5 courses on the same application). Submit additional applications if you wish to register for more courses.
Methods of Payment of Application Fee:
Please DO NOT send personal cheques or cash.
Application forms should be sent to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Visiting Postgraduate Admissions), City University of Hong Kong, Unit 7A, Block 1, To Yuen Building, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong with the following documents:
Application information including your HKID card/passport number will be used in the admission evaluation process. Upon your enrolment in the University, such information will become part of your student record and may be used for all purposes relating to your study in accordance with the procedures of the University.
In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and the right of correction of the information contained in your application form, and the right to request a copy of such data. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the University. You may be charged a fee for each request.
The application data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.
The studies of visiting students will be governed by the University's Academic Regulations.
Upon completion of studies, the student is required to settle any loan/fines with relevant department(s)/office(s) of the University, and return his/her student ID card to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Student Records).
A visiting student who wishes to discontinue his/her studies should send a written notification and return his/her student identity card to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Student Records). All tuition fees paid will not be refunded for any reasons.
|Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies||Mainland and External Affairs Office|
|Admission Applications||Course Offerings and Timetable||Non-Local Student Matters|
Tel: (852) 3442-5588
|Tel: (852) 3442-9014
Fax: (852) 3442-0237
Online Enquiry Form
|Tel: (852) 3442-8089
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