To provide post-secondary students with a full-time education opportunity to acquire broad-based general education in preparation for employment or further studies locally or overseas.
To enhance the quality of life of the students through the pursuit of learning and the development of their potentials.
The four-year HKBU Undergraduate Programme normally requires students to complete a total of 128 units. The HKBU AD Programme is a 62-unit programme which requires two years of full-time studies. The curriculum is equivalent to the ﬁrst two years of an undergraduate programme. Please click here to know more.
After completing the AD Programme, students are eligible to take the “2+2” study path articulation to the last two years of a UG Programme. There are currently 11 UG Honours Degree Programmes jointly run by HKBU Faculties/Schools and CIE. Under the same quality assurance mechanism, HKBU AD graduates could articulate to UG Programmes seamlessly without taking any programme pre-requisites.
Students with non-HKDSE qualifications admitted to Associate Degree Programme may apply for transfer of units at the point of admission. Students may be granted up to 15 units of transferred units. Out of these 15 units, the transfer of units for Core courses and General Education Level 1 Foundational courses will be capped at 12 units. If the application is approved, students will be exempted from taking the courses in the curriculum and no course replacement is required. Please click here for details of transfer of units.
Application form is available here. Please submit the form together with supporting documents to Academic Registry Services Section by the deadline.
1. Communicate effectively in English and/or Chinese both as speakers and writers;
2. Apply appropriate information literacy and IT, numeracy and problem-solving skills to manage challenges;
3. Work in a team and pursue an active and healthy lifestyle;
4. Analyze contemporary issue using broad-based knowledge of specific disciplines;
5. Analyze and evaluate problems independently, critically and creatively;
6. Apply basic knowledge of specific disciplines to make informed choices and decisions; and
7. Recognize the ethical and moral responsibility as global citizens
1st Semester, 2019/20
|28/8/2019||Release of Timetable|
|2/9/2019||1st Semester Begins|
|2-7/9/2019||1st Semester Add/Drop Courses|
|18/10/2019||Deadline for Application for Change of Concentration Studies (for Year 1 only)|
|24/10/2019||Deadline for Tuition Payment (Extra Units)
|28/10-2/11/2019||Course Registration (2nd Semester)|
|12/12/2019||Deadline for Tuition Payment (2nd Semester)|
|9-27/12/2019||1st Semester Examination|
|8/1/2020||Release of Examination Results (1st Semester)|
|11/1/2020||1st Semester Ends|
|14-18/1/2020||Make-up & Supplementary Examinations (1st Semester)|
2nd Semester, 2019/20
|15/1/2020||Release of Timetable|
|20/1/2020||2nd Semester Begins|
|20/1-1/2/2020||2nd Semester Add/Drop Courses|
|13/3/2020||Deadline for Application for Change of Concentration Studies (for Year 1 only)|
|19/3/2020||Deadline for Tuition Payment (Extra Units) |
|6-9/4/2020||Course Registration (for the 1st Semester, 2020/2021)|
|4-20/5/2020||2nd Semester Examination|
|3/6/2020||Release of Examination Results (2nd Semester)|
|10-16/6/2020||Make-up & Supplementary Examination (2nd Semester)|
|15/6/2020||2nd Semester Ends|