Transfer of GE Units

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Year 1 Student

For those admitted with non-HKDSE qualifications in AY2018/19 or after, you may apply for unit transfer in the University Core requirements and Level 1 Foundational Courses of the GE Programme for a maximum of 12 units, if you have completed relevant courses in local sub-degree institutions previously with satisfactory grades (usually grade C- or above) or if you have attained comparable qualifications of relevant language courses.

 

Additional unit exemption for other GE requirements may be considered depending on qualifications on a case-by-case basis by GEO. For detailed instructions, please click here.

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Returning Exchange Student

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 aims and objectives, course content and learning outcomes, to ge@hkbu.edu.hk.

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Non-JUPAS Applicant 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
    University English I 3
    University English II 3
    University Chinese 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2

     

    GE Programme Units
    Level 1 Foundational Courses 9
    Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    Level 3 GE Capstone 3

  2.  All other Associate Degree graduates from the local institutions other than CIE will be granted a block transfer of 22 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
    University English I 3
    University English II 3
    University Chinese 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2

     

    GE Programme Units

    Level 1 Foundational Courses

    9
    Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    Level 3 GE Capstone 3

     

  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
    University English I 3
    University English II 3
    University Chinese 3
    Healthy Lifestyle 2
    The Art of Persuasion 2

     

    GE Programme Units

    Level 1 Foundational Courses

    9
    Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 6
    Level 3 GE Capstone 3

     

  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.

 

Application Procedures

 

Application procedures for transfer of units can be found on the website of the Academic Registry:

 

Transfer of Units for Year 1 Students

Transfer of Units for returning exchange students

 

*Please be reminded to provide official academic transcripts and course syllabuses (should include course aims and objectives, course content and learning outcomes) when submitting application for transfer of units to 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.