Exemptions & Transfer of GE Units

I am…

1. Year 1 Student
2. Returning Exchange Student
3. Non-JUPAS Applicant for Year 3 Entry


GE Courses Recognized by HKBU

HKBU has worked with the following institutions and recognized some of the courses offered in their sub-degree programmes. Students who have completed the listed courses will be able to get exemptions or transfer those GE units to HKBU under normal circumstances. For courses not listed in the table below, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Institutions Recognized course lists (PDF)
College of International Education (CIE), School of Continuing Education, HKBU GE_courses_CIE_20180122
Community College of City University GE_courses_CCCU_20131029
The Community College at Lingnan University GE_courses_CCLU_20131030
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong GE_courses_CUSCS_20140228
Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University GE_courses_HKCC-PolyU_20131029
Hong Kong Institute of Technology GE_courses_HKIT_20131029
HKU SPACE Community College, and HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College GE_courses_HKUSpace_20140114

For the detailed GE Programme structure at HKBU, please click here.

HKBU reserves the ultimate right to make final decisions. In case of any dispute, the decision of HKBU shall be final and conclusive.


Exemptions and Completion dates of U-Life

University Life (U-Life) is a non-credit bearing requirement listed under the GE Programme. For details of each of the U-Life requirements, please click here.

Students directly admitted to Year 2 or 3 at HKBU will have to complete the requirements by the deadlines given below. Exemptions will also be automatically granted for some students as follows:

U-Life Requirements Completion deadlines for students admitted to Year 2 or 3 Exemptions Penalties
U-Life Orientation Workshops (3 workshops) By the end of 3rd semester (31 May or 31 Dec) of study at HKBU Exempted only for students from CIE and HKBU sub-degree programmes Students who fail to complete them before the deadlines may be barred from access to course grades, or enrolling for courses.
Co-curricular Learning (8 items) 4 CCL items exempted for students directly admitted to Year 3
Academic Integrity Online Tutorial By the end of 1st semester (31 Dec) of study at HKBU Not available

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:


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

If you have any questions about GE requirements and GE course exemptions/transfer of GE units, please contact us.