Scheme & Articulation

Associate Degree

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.


HKBU Articulation


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.

Clickherefor Learn Mores of UG Programmes.


Seamless Articulation to UniSA Degree Programme

HKBU Associate Degree students are eligible to articulate to the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes offered by the University of South Australlia (UniSA) upon successful completion of the Associate Degree Programme.


University of South Australia

  • Ranked 24 among young universities in the world (2016/17 QS Top 50 Under 50)
  • Ranked 5-star Rating for Teaching (2016 QS Stars University Ratings)

United International College Undergraduate Programmes

Associate Degree graduates can articulate to the undergraduate programmes offered by Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) of HKBU at Zhuhai, China for a Honous Degree awarded by HKBU.


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.