HKBU students taking CityU GE courses


Courses offered by CityU in Semester B, 2018/19

For the full list of GE courses offered by CityU for HKBU students, please refer to:

NOTE1:To ensure smooth study scheduling, HKBU students are strongly recommended to enroll in courses according to your Study Schedule during the Pre-registration exercise at HKBU. Courses listed above will be available to HKBU students for enrollment should there be any quota remained after CityU’s course registration period in January.
NOTE2: Priority will be given to those students who have never been enrolled in the Scheme before.
NOTE3: All year 1 students admitted in AY2018/19 are not eligible to apply for the Cross-Institutional GE Course Enrollment Scheme in this academic year. From AY2019/20, all undergraduate students will be allowed to apply for the scheme with adjusted arrangement to align with the new GE Programme which is currently under preparation.

Application Procedures & Details

26 Nov 2018
  • Fill in and sign the application form (electronic signatures are not accepted).
  • Submit the form in person or send the scan copy of the form to the GE Office of HKBU ( by 7 Dec 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified through email if their applications are duly received.
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Early Jan 2019
  • Release of result – Students will be informed by CityU through email.
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14 Jan 2019
  • Semester starts at CityU.
  • Semester starts at HKBU.
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By 4 pm

21 Jan 2019

  • Deadline for applying for exceeding 18 units (if necessary) – Applications should be submitted to HKBU Academic Registry. Please click here for details.
  • Deadline for applying for dropping CityU GE courses (if applicable) – Applications should be submitted to CityU EDGE in written format.
  • Late applications will not be entertained.

Important Information to Note

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  1. Students admitted to a course will be officially registered as a visiting/special student at CityU. Students will not be registered in a specific programme of study or attached to a specific academic department. Their study at CityU will not lead to a degree or other awards.
  2. Students are required to participate fully in the course, which includes completion of coursework and examinations, if applicable.
  3. Apart from the library, students from HKBU are not entitled to use other University’s facilities and services, including computing, sports, medical and dental. Despite the above, they can still make special requests to access the University’s computing facilities and services via EDGE of CityU if so required by the courses they are taking.
  4. Waiver of fees will be granted to students. Students are not entitled to any financial awards or assistance offered by CityU.
  5. During the study at CityU, students should observe both the rules and regulations prescribed by CityU and HKBU.
  1. Upon completion of a course, students will be able to check their course grade on the online system of CityU.
  2. Upon completion of courses in each semester, a transcript from CityU will be sent to the students via HKBU.
  1. Upon completion of courses with satisfactory grade (C- or above), HKBU students may apply for transfer of units with the official transcript of CityU. Students will receive the detailed instructions and application form through email after the grade result is released.
  2. The units gained under this Scheme can be counted towards the 38 units of the GE requirements or free electives of undergraduate degree studies unless otherwise specified by the offering departments. Please be reminded that students can only take a maximum of 6 units of GE courses in any categories as Electives. This policy applies to the units gained at CityU under this Scheme.
  3. Units transferred from CityU are recorded without inclusion in the grade point average (GPA) calculation.
  4. The decision as to how the grades should be used and whether credit transfer will be granted is the sole discretion of HKBU.


1. Will the GE Units at CityU be counted in the grade point average (GPA) calculation?
2. Can the GE units at CityU be transferred to HKBU?
3. Can I take GE courses at CityU as free electives?
4. How many GE courses can I take at CityU?
6. Should I spare 3 units to apply for the GE course at CityU during the pre-registration exercise at HKBU?
6. If I pre-register all the courses at HKBU according to my Study Schedule with no units remaining, can I still apply for the GE courses at CityU?
7. I have enrolled in 18 units of courses at HKBU. And then if I successfully enroll in a GE course at CityU, do I have to apply for excess study load for the semester? When should I apply for it?
8. If the class time of the CityU course clashes with a course I have registered at HKBU, what should I do?
9. How can I drop the GE course at CityU after I have been admitted to it?


General Education Office (GEO), Hong Kong Baptist University
Phone: 3411-2014 Hazel Chow
Address: AAB805, 8/F, Academic & Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, Kowloon Tong
Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE), City University of Hong Kong
Phone: 3442-5746
Address: Room 6400, 6/F, Mong Man-wai Building, No. 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Cross-Institutional GE Course Enrollment Scheme
GE courses for this AY