2+2 Seamless Articulation

HKBU’s Seamless 4-year Admission Scheme (SFAS) aims to provide a direct and seamless “2+2” articulation pathway for all eligible local and non-local applicants. Applicants who have fulfilled the admission requirements may be offered both HKBU Associate Degree Programme (AD) and Self-funded Undergraduate Programme (UG) upon admission. Under this Scheme, AD students would be given direct articulation to the relevant UG Programme upon successful completion of the 2-year AD Programme, and awarded an HKBU Honours Degree in 4 years.


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 and recognised English Language qualifications# ∆

IB Diploma

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

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 the 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
  • 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
  • Business Administration
  • BCom (Hons) in Human Resources Management*
  • BCom (Hons) in Marketing*
  • Marketing
  • BCom (Hons) in Marketing
  • 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
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Integrated Communication Management
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Media and Social Communication
  • Environmental Conservation Studies
  • Food Safety and Environmental Health
  • Geography and Resources Management
  • Life Science
  • Nutrition and Food Management
  • Testing and Certification
  • Tree Management
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Environment and Resources Management
  • Applied Social Service^‡
  • Social and Public Policy Studies
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Social Policy
  • Psychology
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Leadership

* Students will be required to choose the preferred Programme
Competence in written and spoken Chinese is a requirement
^ Applicable to local students only

The College offers 31 Concentration Studies in its Associate Degree Programme. Please refer to the College website for details and articulation pathway of all Concentration Studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the selection procedures for the Seamless 4-year Admission Scheme (SFAS)?
    Eligible applicants will be shortlisted into the selection pool. Applications of eligible students will be sent to the respective Faculty / Department of HKBU for review. Assessment will be based on the academic performance of applicants. However, for some HKBU self-funded undergraduate programmes applicants may be required to attend an interview or admission assessment.
  2. When will applicants be notified of the admission result?
    Eligible applicants will receive the offer letters of SFAS and AD programme on the same day once fulfill the admission requirements. Students who are required to attend the interview / go through selection process  will have to wait for further notice. Successful candidates will receive an offer letter from HKBU Faculty/Department concerned in about 3 working days after they have attended the interview or received offer letters of AD programme.
  3. Is there any pre-requisite for AD graduates to progress their studies to the pre-selected Self-funded Undergraduate Programme?
    The College will issue “Unconditional Offer” or “Conditional Offer” to eligible AD applicants based on their academic results upon admission. Under SFAS, AD students holding “Unconditional Offer” can articulate directly to the pre-selected HKBU Self-funded Undergraduate Programme upon graduation. Students holding “Conditional Offer” must obtain a cGPA of 2.5*or above to progress to the pre-selected Self-funded Undergraduate Programme.
  4. How can students benefit from the SFAS?
    Under this Scheme, AD students can directly articulate to a pre-selected HKBU Self-funded Undergraduate Programme upon graduation, and awarded an HKBU Honous Degree in 4 years. Students can focus on their studies and college life without having to go through application formalities and interview procedures again.
  5. Compared with other articulation paths, what are the advantages for the direct articulation to HKBU Self-funded Undergraduate programme?
    As CIE’s General Education (GE) units are recognised by HKBU, our AD graduates are exempted from taking GE courses when they progress to their undergraduate studies in HKBU. Besides, students do not have to adapt to a new college culture and study environment in HKBU, and therefore they can focus on quality learning and university life.

*cGPA is unweighted cumulative average calculated for all courses taken. The highest cGPA is 4.0.