Scheme & Articulation

Associate Degree

Multiple Pathways

CIE is providing ample articulation opportunities for students with different academic qualifications. Upon completion of our 2-year Associate Degree Programme, graduates can further their studies in various degree and postgraduate programmes. The College is offering a wide variety of services and activities, such as articulation talks and interview workshops to help students make informed choices on studies and career in the face of the ever-changing society.

Seamless 4-year Admission Scheme

SFAS 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.

Seamless 4-year Admission Scheme

Articulation to HKBU


After completing the two-year AD Programme, students can take the “2+2” study mode to seamlessly articulate to the last two years of the UG Programmes which are jointly run by HKBU Faculties/Schools and CIE to obtain an HKBU honours degree in four years. The General Education units of the AD Programme are fully recognised by HKBU. Students do not have to re-take any General Education Courses when they are studying in the UG Programmes.

Clickhereto learn more about our UG Programmes.


Articulation to UGC-funded Universities

Senior Year Places

In 2018/19 academic year, a total of 5,000 Senior Year Places (Year 3) of Full-time UGC-funded Undergraduate Programmes will be offered by the eight Universities. AD graduates articulate to the Senior Year Places through the Non-JUPAS scheme would be able to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree granted by the eight Universities in 4 years. It takes the same study period as taking the JUPAS route to UGC Programmes after DSE.


Associate Degree graduates can apply undergraduate programmes offered by local universities and other institutions in areas related to their areas of Concentration Studies. Click here for the articulation track record of our graduates in areas of Concentration Studies.

Study Overseas

AD graduates from CIE can articulate to overseas programmes to complete their undergraduate degrees. Currently, CIE has over 30 partner universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Please clickhereto learn more about the entry requirements for overseas articulation.

 CIE has over 30 partner universities