Eligibility

Meeting the following admission requirements for HKBU SF-UG programmes:


HKDSE

Obtained 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, etc.) and recognised English Language qualifications #∆


Selection Criteria

Applicants must

  • be admitted to the HKBU AD Programme in September 2022 or after;
  • meet the admission requirements for HKBU SF-UG programmes; and
  • undergo the FTAS selection and/or interview process conducted by the respective SF-UG programme (if any).

FTAS Offers

Successful applicants will obtain a "Conditional 4-year Admission Offer Δ" for admission to HKBU SF-UG Programme when they are admitted to our AD Programme. Students graduating with a satisfactory cGPA can obtain an Honours Degree awarded by HKBU in 4 years.

  • Δ Admission to an SF-UG Programme will be subject to availability of the Programme intake quota and selection and/ or interview process by the respective Programme.

Extended FTAS #

The extended FTAS is to grant students who do not get the FTAS offers upon admissions another chance for the FTAS offers after admissions. Students meeting the following conditions may also get the Extended FTAS conditional offers #.

  • Obtaining a GPA of 3.0 or above in the 1st semester, or a cGPA * of 2.8 or above in the 2nd semester of their AD studies; and

  • Undergo the selection and/or interview process conducted by the respective programme (if any).

  • #FTAS/ Extended FTAS offers to Mainland students will be subject to the availability of the admission quota as stipulated in the prevailing policy of the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
  • *cGPA is unweighted cumulative average calculated for all subjects taken and the highest cGPA is 4.0.

Articulation Pathway to an HKBU Honours Degree

HKBU Self-funded Undergraduate Degree

Eligible applicants will articulate to their chosen SF-UG programme for their Year 3 and Year 4 study. *#


  • * Students may have to take supplementary courses upon admission to the chosen SF-UG Programme.
  • # Students are required to choose the preferred SF-UG programme upon admission and will be given a chance to change their selected SF-UG Programme in the third semester of their AD studies.

  • ^ An interview or a selection process may be required for admission to the Sport and Recreation Leadership SF-UG programme.
  • ¥ Applicants should be competent in reading and writing Chinese, and able to communicate in Cantonese.
  • µ Applicable to local students only.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the selection procedures for the Four-year Through-train Admissions Scheme (FTAS)?
    Eligible applicants meeting the selection criteria are granted the FTAS conditional offers directly for articulation to their chosen HKBU SF-UG Programme. No additional application process is required.

    Selection processes, if required, will be conducted in the third semester of the AD studies.
  2. When will applicants be notified of the admission result?
    Eligible applicants will receive the letters of acceptance for both AD and SF-UG Programmes on the same day if they have fulfilled the selection criteria of the Scheme. Non-local students, due to the limitation of the admission quota, will first receive the letter of acceptance of AD Programme, and then the letter of acceptance of SF-UG programme in around a week after the FTAS assessment.
  3. Is there any pre-requisite for AD graduates to progress their studies to their chosen SF-UG Programmee?
    AD students with the FTAS offer must obtain a cGPA* of 2.5 or above upon AD graduation to progress to their chosen SF-UG Programme. Students may have to take supplementary courses in Years 3 and 4 if they have chosen an SF-UG programme with little relevance to their AD Concentration Studies. An interview or a selection process may be required for admission to any highly popular programmes.

    *cGPA is unweighted cumulative average calculated for all subjects taken and the highest cGPA is 4.0.
  4. How can students benefit from the FTAS?
    Under this Scheme, AD students would be given a conditional offer for their chosen HKBU SF-UG Programme upon admission, and awarded an HKBU Honours Degree in 4 years, without any additional application procedure. They can also choose to change to another SF-UG programme during their AD study if their academic interest has changed. This Scheme allows secondary school leavers who are still not sure about their academic interests the greatest flexibility in their study path.
  5. Compared with other articulation paths, what are the advantages for the direct articulation to HKBU SF-UG Programme?
    As CIE’s General Education (GE) units are recognised by HKBU, our AD graduates are exempted from taking all Levels 1 and 2 GE courses when they progress to their undergraduate studies. Besides, students do not have to adapt to a new learning culture and study environment elsewhere, which enables them to focus on their learning.
  6. When will applicants choose the preferred SF-UG Programme?
    Applicants will be required to choose the preferred Programme at the time in admission. They are given a chance to confirm or change their chosen SF-UG Programme in the third semester of their AD studies.