Admission Arrangements for Bachelor's Degree Programmes (2017 Entry)

* Advanced Standing II is available to local students only

Admission to First-Year Studies

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification may apply for admission to first-year studies in a degree programme. For Schools and Departments offering one major only, students are admitted directly to the major in the first year. For other Schools and Departments, students are admitted with an undeclared major and will enter a major after one year of study.

Direct Admission to a Major 

Code

Programme Title
College of Business
1000 BSc Computational Finance
1001 BBA Global Business
1002 BBA Accountancy
1005 BBA Management
1007 BBA Marketing
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies
1103 BA Chinese and History
1104 BA English Studies
1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
College of Science and Engineering
1202 BSc Chemistry
1204 BSc Computer Science
1206 BSc Computing Mathematics
1209 BEng Systems Engineering and Management
1692 BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering
School of Law
1061 Bachelor of Laws
School of Veterinary Medicine
1801 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

Admission to a School/Department with an Undeclared Major (enter major after one year of study in a Bachelor's degree programme):

Code

Programme Title (Major Options#) Major Allocation after One Year of Study
College of Business
1003 Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)
  • Top 40% of students^ - have a free choice of majors
  • Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors
  • Please click here for details
1004 Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
1006 Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management)
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
1101 Department of Applied Social Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
  • Top 40% of students^ - have a free choice of majors
  • Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors
1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)
College of Science and Engineering
1201 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
  • Top 40% of students^ - have a free choice of majors
  • Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors
1203 Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)
1205 Department of Electronic Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Communication Engineering, BEng Information Engineering)
1207 Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (options: BEng Biomedical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering)
1208 Department of Physics and Materials Science (options: BSc Applied Physics, BEng Materials Engineering)
School of Creative Media
1041 School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)
  • Top 20% of students^ - have a free choice of majors
  • Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors
School of Energy and Environment
1051

School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)

  • Top 20% of students^ - have a free choice of majors
  • Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors

^ Based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the respective College/School/Department for its required courses.

# The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.

Admission with Advanced Standing

Students with a recognised qualification may be admitted to the University with advanced standing. Advanced standing is linked to the curriculum and graduation requirements. Two types of advanced standing are available at CityU:

Advanced Standing I   

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification [including an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL)] or degree transfer students may apply for admission to first-year studies in a degree programme, or admission to a major with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year). Students admitted with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year) must achieve a minimum requirement of 90 credit units for graduation subject to the requirements of individual degrees/majors, and the maximum number of credit units completed should not exceed 114.

Advanced Standing II (available to local students only)  

Applicants holding an Associate degree/Higher Diploma or other equivalent qualifications may apply for admission to a major with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year) or Advanced Standing II (senior-year), Advanced Standing II entry is available to local students only*. Students admitted with Advanced Standing II must achieve a minimum requirement of 60 credit units for graduation subject to the requirements of individual degrees/majors, and the maximum number of credit units completed should not exceed 84.

Students admitted with Advanced Standing I or II will not be entitled to any credit transfer on the basis of previous qualifications attained prior to their admission to the University. Instead, students may be granted exemption from specific courses based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course. Advanced standing entry is not applicable to BBA Global Business, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering, BSc Computational Finance, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

Click here for details of the curriculum requirements for advanced standing students.

*If you need a student visa to study in Hong Kong, you will be classified as a non-local student and will not be considered for Advanced Standing II admission.