Admission Arrangements for Bachelor's Degree Programmes (2019 Entry)

* Advanced Standing II is only available to local students.

Admission to First-Year Studies 

Applicants holding a school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification may apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor's degree programme. Depending on the programmes, students are either admitted directly to a major in the first year or admitted to a School/Department with an undeclared major (enter a major after one year of study).

College of Business
Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1000 BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology 1003 Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)
1001 BBA Global Business 1004 Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
1002 BBA Accountancy
1005 BBA Management 1006 Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management)
1007 BBA Marketing
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Major allocation after one year of study:

  1. Top 40% of students^ have a free choice of majors
  2. 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.

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies 1101 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
1103 BA Chinese and History 1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
1104 BA English
1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics 1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)
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Major allocation after one year of study:

  1. Top 40% of students^ have a free choice of majors
  2. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors

College of Science and Engineering+
Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1202 BSc Chemistry 1201 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
1204 BSc Computer Science
1206 BSc Computing Mathematics 1205 Department of Electronic Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Communication Engineering, BEng Information Engineering)
1208 BSc Applied Physics
1210 BEng Materials Science and Engineering 1207 Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)
1211 BEng Biomedical Engineering
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Major allocation after one year of study:

  1. Top 40% of students^ have a free choice of majors
  2. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors

Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1801 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine 1203 Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)
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Major allocation after one year of study:

  1. Top 40% of students^ have a free choice of majors
  2. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors

School of Creative Media
Direct Admission to Major Admission to School
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1042 BA Creative Media 1041 School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)
1043 BSc Creative Media
1044 BAS New Media
- ​Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study.

School of Data Science
Direct Admission to Major Admission to School
(enter major after one year of study)

Code

Programme Title Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1072 BSc Data Science 1071 School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Analytics)**
1073 BEng Data and Systems Analytics** 
- ​Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study.

School of Energy and Environment
Admission to School
(enter major after one year of study)
Code Programme Title (Major Options#)
1051 School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)

Major allocation after one year of study:

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

School of Law
Direct Admission to Major
Code Programme Title
1061 Bachelor of Laws

Remarks:

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

^ Based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/School/Department required courses.

 Revised programme title, subject to Senate approval.

+ College of Science and Engineering will be restructured into "College of Science" and "College of Engineering", with effect from 1 January 2019.

** Subject to Senate approval.

The 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval. 

 

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 (e.g. IB, GCE A-level) or degree transfer students may apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor's 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 (only available to local students)  

Applicants holding an Associate degree/Higher Diploma or 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 is available to majors with senior-year places and to local students only. Applicants are normally expected to have completed an AD/HD award with a CGPA ≥ 3.0 or equivalent overall mark, or a credit award. 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, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology, BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Analytics, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

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