Exemptions & Transfer of GE Units


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1. Year 1 Student

Year 1 students

For those admitted with non-HKDSE qualifications in AY2018/19 or after, you may apply for unit transfer in Level 1 Foundational courses of the GE Programme* if you have completed relevant courses in local sub-degree institutions previously with satisfactory grades (usually grade C- or above). All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For detailed instructions, please click here.

* You may apply for transfer of a maximum of 12 units in University Core and GE Level 1 courses.

2. Returning Exchange Student

Returning Exchange Students

You may apply for transfer of GE units if you have completed relevant courses aboard with comparable number of units* and satisfactory grades (usually grade C- or above). All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For detailed instructions on making an application, please click here.

If you wish to find out in advance whether the units of courses you enroll for in the exchange programme can be transferred to HKBU to fulfill GE requirements, you are welcomed to consult GEO by sending the respective course information, including course descriptions and number of contact hours, to ge@hkbu.edu.hk.

*For instance, if you wish to satisfy a 3-unit GE requirement, you have to complete a course or courses related to the category with around 39 contact hours (including lectures, tutorials, laboratories and field studies) in total.

3. Non-JUPAS Applicant for Year 3 Entry (effective from the 2020 intake)

Non-JUPAS Applicants for Year 3 Entry (effective from the 2020 intake)

  1. For Associate Degree graduates from the College of International Education (CIE), who are admitted in AY2020/21 or after, a block transfer of 28 units in University Core and GE (shaded in orange as shown in the table below) will be granted at the point of admission.
    University Core Units GE Programme Units
    University English I 3 Level 1 Foundational Courses 9
    University English II 3 Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    University Chinese 3 Level 3 GE Capstone 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2
  2. All other Associate Degree graduates from the local institutions other than CIE will be granted a block transfer of 16 units in University Core and GE (shaded in green as shown in the table below) at the point of admission. Additional unit transfer or exemption for GE requirements may be considered depending on qualifications on a case-by-case basis by GEO.
    University Core Units GE Programme Units
    University English I 3 Level 1 Foundational Courses
    (3 out of 9 units will be granted to students. They have to take two 3-unit courses in two different categories.)
    9
    University English II 3 Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    University Chinese 3 Level 3 GE Capstone 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2
  3. All Higher Diploma graduates from the local institutions will be granted a block transfer of 13 units in University Core (shaded in blue as shown in the table below) at the point of admission. Additional unit transfer or exemption for GE requirements may be considered depending on qualifications on a case-by-case basis by GEO.
    University Core Units GE Programme Units
    University English I 3 Level 1 Foundational Courses 9
    University English II 3 Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    University Chinese 3 Level 3 GE Capstone 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2
  4. For all other applicants for Year 3 Entry, transfer of units in GE will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the point of admission, depending on the courses you have taken previously.

Admission and Application Procedures

Information on Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme and application procedures for course exemptions/transfer of units can be found on the website of the Academic Registry:

Enquiries

For enquiries on admission and application procedures for course exemptions/transfer of units, please contact the academic registry.

For enquiries on GE requirements and transfer of GE units, please contact our office at ge@hkbu.edu.hk.