Regulations and Syllabuses

Requirements for Graduation

University Regulations, Degree Regulations and Syllabuses

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General Regulations General Regulations (2013-14) General Regulations (2014-15) General Regulations (2015-16) General Regulations (2016-17)
Regulations for First Degree Curricula Regulations for First Degree Curricula (2013-14) Regulations for First Degree Curricula (2014-15) Regulations for First Degree Curricula (2015-16) Regulations for First Degree Curricula (2016-17)
Undergraduate Degree Regulations Undergraduate Degree Regulations (2013-14) Undergraduate Degree Regulations (2014-15) Undergraduate Degree Regulations (2015-16) Undergraduate Degree Regulations (2016-17)
Syllabus of Individual Degree Syllabus of Individual Degree (2013-14) Syllabus of Individual Degree (2014-15) Syllabus of Individual Degree (2015-16) Syllabus of Individual Degree (2016-17)

Advanced Standing

Students may, with the approval of the relevant Faculty Board, be granted Advanced Standing for approved studies completed before admission to the University. Definition of Advanced Standing can be found in UG2 of the Regulations for First Degree Curricula:

UG 2 Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted to candidates in recognition of studies completed successfully elsewhere before admission to the University. Candidates who are awarded Advanced Standing will not be granted any further credit transfer for those studies for which Advanced Standing has been granted. The amount of credits to be granted for advanced standing shall be determined by the Board of the Faculty, in accordance with the following principles:

  1. at least half the number of credits of the degree curriculum normally required for award of the degree shall be accumulated through study at this University or from transfer of credits for courses completed at other institutions in accordance with Regulation UG 4(d); and
  2. in accordance with Statute III.5 and notwithstanding the granting of advanced and/or transfer credits, a minimum of two semesters of study at this University shall be required before a candidate is considered for the award of a first degree, other than a degree in medicine or surgery, and a minimum of four semesters of study at this University shall be required before a candidate is considered for a first degree in medicine or surgery.

Credits granted for advanced standing shall not normally be included in the calculation of the GPA unless permitted by the Board of the Faculty but will be recorded on the transcript of the candidate.

Credit Transfer

Students may, with the approval of the relevant Faculty Board, transfer credits for courses completed at other institutions (whether inside or outside Hong Kong) at any time during their candidature, but the results of those courses will not be included in the calculation of GPA. Students awarded credits for courses completed outside the University in satisfaction of requirements for undergraduate degree curricula will not be required to complete any further internal courses in order to satisfy those requirements.