Senior Year Intake
The University admits eligible and quality holders of local Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) awarded by recognized post-secondary institutions to Senior Year Places. Final-year students of these AD/HD programmes will also be considered if they obtain such qualification by August in the year in which admission is sought. You can refer to the database which shows the AD/HD graduates who have been admitted to the Senior Year Places of our undergraduate programmes in the past.
- Senior Year Entry 2015 (PDF)
- Senior Year Entry 2016 (PDF)
- Senior Year Entry 2017 (PDF)
- Senior Year Entry 2018 (PDF)
- Senior Year Entry 2019 (PDF)
- Senior Year Entry 2020 (PDF)
Programmes with Senior Year Places
The University has reserved a number of Senior Year Places, i.e. Year-3 places for the following UGC-funded complementary programmes and self-financed programmes. The University encourages quality students holding recognized qualifications such as AD/HD or equivalent to gain direct entry to senior year with a view to minimizing duplication of learning and promoting credit accumulation and transfer. These students will be eligible for credit transfer up to 60 credit points (cps) and expected to complete the programmes within 2 academic years.
Among the factors where the University will consider admission of an applicant to Senior Year Place, equivalence of the subject discipline of the AD/HD to that of our bachelor’s degree and the academic performance of the applicant are two key factors. To maximize the learning outcomes/objectives, some admitted students may be required to take additional courses to fulfil the graduation requirements but necessary support will be given to ensure that they can cope with the additional workload during their senior year studies.
|UGC-funded Programmes (Year-3)|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Special Education|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Policy Science and Management|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology|
|Self-financed Programme (Year-3)|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies|
Please visit www.eduhk.hk/degree/prog.htm for the programme information.
General Entrance Requirements
The programmes accept applications from candidates who fulfill the entrance requirements as follows:
- A recognised post-secondary qualification^ such as an Associate Degree / Higher Diploma or equivalent with a good GPA; or
- Attending final-year of a recognised Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programme or equivalent (subject to successful completion of the programme with a good GPA); or
- Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university.
^ Normally, qualification which is of Level 4 or above under Qualifications Register (QR) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).
Candidates should also:
- fulfill English and/or Chinese language requirements, unless exempted by the University; and
- pass the admission interview and/or subject test.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the direct application route to the University. For details, please visit the application webpage at www.eduhk.hk/degree/nonjupas.htm. Subject to their academic attainments in the local AD/HD programmes, applicants with good GPA will be automatically considered for admission to Senior Year Places. No separate application for Senior Year Places is required. To achieve the best learning outcomes, students admitted to Senior Year Places may be required to study additional courses* to meet the curriculum requirements.
*For self-financed programmes, students are required to pay tuition fees on credit basis for the additional courses.
Applicants who are not admitted to Senior Year Places will be considered under the regular entry route to Year 1 of the programmes and they may be granted block credit transfer.
Block Credit Transfer
Block credit transfer will be granted to eligible applicants admitted to Year 1 of our programmes. The number of credit points to be granted is subject to the qualifications of applicants and decision of the relevant Programme Teams, if applicable with details setting out below:
|Qualification Note 1||Block Credit Transfer Arrangements|
|Eligible candidates with 13 years of schooling (e.g. HKALE / IB / GCE AL students)||
Block credit transfer up to 9 cps Note 3
|Eligible AD/HD graduates with good CGPA but failed to gain entry to senior year Note 2||
Block credit transfer up to 30 cps Note 3
Applicants who have been granted block credit transfer/senior year entry are no longer entitled to apply for credit transfer of individual courses based on their entrance qualifications (i.e. no double benefit). On the contrary, applicants who have not been granted block credit transfer can submit an application for credit transfer of individual courses on a case-by-case basis upon completion of programme registration.