2+2 Seamless Articulation

The Seamless 4-year Admission Scheme (SFAS) for Self-funded Undergraduate Programmes aims to provide a direct and seamless pathway for all applicants from local, Mainland and overseas who have recognised qualifications to obtain an Honours Degree awarded by HKBU in 4 years. Students under SFAS would be given direct articulation to the relevant UG Programme upon successful completion of the AD Programme.


Meeting the University Admissions Requirements of HKBU:


DSE scores of 33222 or above with Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective subject

JEE (Gao Kao)

Scores meeting the first-tier of the respective province# ∆

IB Diploma

IB Diploma with a score of 24 or above and recognised English Language Requirement# ∆

International Qualifications

12-year pre-university schooling with satisfactory results of national or public examinations (GCE-AL, SAT, IB etc.) and recognised English Language qualifications# ∆


    # English Language Requirement:

    Applicants must fulfill the HKBU Admissions Requirements as stipulated in the HKBU AR website and applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must

  1. be admitted to the HKBU AD Programme;
  2. meet University Admissions Requirements of HKBU; and
  3. undergo the SFAS selection and/or interview process conducted by the respective Faculty/Department of HKBU.

Eligible applicants will be shortlisted into the selection pool. No application process is required.

SFAS Offers

There will be two kinds of admission offers: “Unconditional 4-year Admission Offer” and “Conditional 4-year Admission Offer”, depending on the examination score, academic result and/or interview performance of the applicants.

  1. Unconditional 4-year Admission Offer
    Students with “Unconditional 4-year Admission Offer” can be directly admitted to the pre-selected Undergraduate Programme after completing the Associate Degree Programme.
  2. Conditional 4-year Admission Offer
    Students with “Conditional 4-year Admission Offer” have to achieve the cGPA requirements of the Associate Degree Programme as specified by individual Undergraduate Programme.

Students under both kinds of admission offer can obtain an Honours Degree awarded by HKBU in 4 years.

Seamless Articulation Pathway to an HKBU Honours Degree Programme

After completing the Associate Degree, students can articulate to the relevant Self-funded Undergraduate Programme and obtain an Honours Degree awarded by HKBU in 4 years without taking any additional courses.

  • HKBU Associate Degree
HKBU Self-funded Undergraduate Programme
Faculty of Arts
  • Bilingual Language and Literature Studies
  • Chinese for Professional Purposes
  • Cultural Studies
  • History and Hong Kong Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Liberal and Cultural Studies
  • Music Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Music Studies
School of Business
  • Business Administration
  • BCom (Hons) in Human Resources Management*
  • BCom (Hons) in Marketing*
  • Marketing
  • BCom (Hons) in Marketing
School of Communication
  • Creative Communication
  • Creative Digital Media Design
  • Creative Media Writing
  • Film, Television and Digital Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Media Communication
  • BA (Hons) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media*
  • BSSc (Hons) in Integrated Communication Management*
  • BSSc (Hons) in Media and Social Communication*
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Environmental Conservation Studies
  • Food Safety and Environmental Health
  • Geography and Resources Management
  • Life Science
  • Nutrition and Food Management
  • Testing and Certification
  • Tree Management
  • BSSc (Hons) in Environment and Resources Management
  • Social and Public Policy Studies
  • BSSc (Hons) in Social Policy
  • Psychology
  • BSSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • BSSc (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Leadership

* Students will be required to choose the preferred Programme
Competence in written and spoken Chinese is a requirement

The College offers 30 Concentration Studies in its Associate Degree Programme. Please refer to the College website for details and articulation pathway of all Concentration Studies.