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.

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 for the programme information.

General Entrance Requirements

The programmes accept applications from candidates who fulfill the entrance requirements as follows:

^ 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:

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through the direct application route to the University. For details, please visit the application webpage at 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:

Note 1: Including transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university.

Note 2: Applicants who have been granted block credit transfer / senior year entry are no longer entitled to apply for credit transfer of individual courses on the basis of the above mentioned entrance qualifications (i.e. no double benefit).

Note 3: Block credit transfer arrangement may vary from programme to programme depending on different programme structure.
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
  1. Electives – 2 courses (6cps)
  2. General Education Breadth Courses – 1 course (3cps)
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
  1. Major-related / Core courses – up to 12 cps (depending on the relevance of the programme in which they are enrolled)
  2. Electives – 4 courses (12cps)
  3. General Education Breadth Courses – 2 courses (6cps)

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.