Department of Management
College of Business - City University of Hong Kong AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

FAQ (Bachelor's Degree Programmes)

  1. What are the criteria of selection?
  2. Can I have Credit Transfer and Exemptions?
  3. Can I Apply as Occasional and Visiting Students?
  4. How can I apply for admission to Human resource management (HRM) or International business (Japan studies) (IBJ) programmes of the City University of Hong Kong?
  5. What are the entrance requirements?
  6. When is the application period? How can I obtain application materials?
  7. Can you give me more information about your programmes?
  8. What is the medium of instruction at the University?
  9. When is the sta rting date of the academic year?
  10. How does the admissions process work?
  11. Are all of my HKDSE results considered, even if I have attempted the examination more than once? Will there be points deduction for repeated subjects?
  12. If I got more than 1 elective, will all my results be considered?
  13. How many choices can I make for bachelor's degree/ associate degree/ higher diploma programmes?
  14. I have noted from your prospectus that certain programmes of the University require a Level 3 or above in specific subjects, what will happen to my application if I only got a Level 2 in these subjects?
  15. Can you tell me the entry standard of JUPAS entrants?
  16. Can you tell me the percentage of JUPAS entrants, as compared with non-JUPAS entrants?
  17. Can I submit two applications, one through JUPAS, the other to the University direct for admission to full-time bachelor's degree or associate degree programmes?
  18. Do I meet the City University's entrance requirements if I have obtained qualifications eligible for admission to an overseas university?
  19. Can I apply using English results other than the HKDSE English?
  20. I am now enrolloed in a bachelor's degre e programme at another local university. Can I apply to repeat Year 1 at CityU? Will you consider my HKDSE results or my university exam results?
  21. Can I apply for credit transfer on the basis of the results obtained at other tertiary institutions?
  22. Do you accept applications from non-local applicants?
  23. Can you give me an estimate of the cost of studying at CityU as an non-local student?

FAQ (Postgraduate Programmes)

  1. Where can I obtain the application information?
  2. What is the medium of instruction of the University?
  3. Are there any scholarships available for my study at CityU?
  4. When do morning and evening classes begin?
  5. What are the differences between taught postgraduate programmes and research degree programmes?
  6. What is the English language requirement for admission to CityU programmes? (Subjected to change for 2014/15 Intake)
  7. If I have fulfilled both the general entrance requirement(GER) and the programme entrance requirement(PER), does it mean that I will likely be admitted?
  8. What are the tuition fees for 2013/14 academic year? (Subjected to Review Annually)

 

 

1. What are the criteria of selection?

Assessment for admission is generally based on the applicant's:

  • Academic and professional qualifications, and working experience; and/or
  • Satisfactory performance in an interview or test; and/or
  • Demonstration of sufficient command of the English language; and/or
  • Satisfying any other criteria as required by the respective programme(s).

Applicants will be required to produce their original certificates for the qualifications listed in their application forms at the time of enrolment for verification purposes. Any false and misleading information given in th e form will lead to disqualification of the application.

For JUPAS applicants: Selection is mostly based on the applicant's public examination results, subjects taken and his choice of programmes. For applicants recommended through the School Principal's Nominations Subsystem of JUPAS and the Unive rsity's Outstanding Student Athletes Admission Scheme, their non-academic performance will also be considered.

Further information, please visit the following webpage: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/BBA/admissions/admissions/hkdse

The non-JUPAS route or “direct application” is for applicants who do not have Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results, or have those results but also possess other qualifications. As direct applicants are selected based on a variety of qualifications, which may include GCEAL, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), sub-degrees, bachelor’s degrees or other acceptable qualifications, selection is made on an individual basis. Performance in selection tests and interviews, where applicable, is also an important assessment criterion.

Further information, please visit the following webpage:
http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/undergrad/direct/Introduction
 

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2. Can I have Credit Transfer and Exemptions?

If you have studied at another post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for credit transfer from some programme requirements. Normally, credit transfer is granted after a student is admitted to a programme on a course-by-course basis. However, some programmes have special arrangements allowing for approval of credit transfer prior to admission. Details of these special arrangements can be found in the programme descriptions. Credits earned outside the University will not be counted in the calculation of the student's Grade Point Ave rage and classification of award. Furthermore, at least half of the credit units required for the award must be earned by successful completion of courses of the University.

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3. Can I Apply as Occasional and Visiting Students?

If your plan is to study a progr amme on a short-term basis, that is, within one academic year, you are welcome to apply for admission as occasional or visiting students. Occasional/visiting students will be admitted only if the relevant Head of Department/Division/School is satisfied with their academic suitability and if there are places in the lecture groups for the course(s)/programme concerned.

Occasional Students

If you are interested in attending the lectures of a particular course, but do not wish to take its examination, you may apply for admission as an occasional students.

Visiting Students

If you are interested in attending lectures in a particular course and are prepared to take its examination as specified in the programme scheme, you may apply for admission as a visiting student. No qualifications are awarded to visiting students in respect of their studies at the University. However, they can apply for a testimonial or an academic transcript at the Registrar's Office.

The University welcomes applications from non-Hong Kong residents. Such applicants are normally admitted to study on a full-time basis, as it is difficult for them to obtain a student visa as a part-time student.

Limited residential facilities are available on campus for non-Hong Kong residents taking full-time studies.

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4. How can I apply for admission to Human resource management (HRM) or International business (Japan studies) (IBJ) programmes of the City University of Hong Kong?

The application procedures are set out at the Applications and Admissions page at this website.

If you are applying for entry on the strength of your HKDSE results to full-time bachelor's degree or associate degree programmes, your applications should be submitted via JUPAS (Joint University Programmes Admissions System). Details are available at the JUPAS website http://www.jupas.edu.hk.

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5. What are the entrance requirements?

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the University, applicants must meet the General Entrance Requirements and the specific College/School requirements. The levels/grades indicated below are the minimum acceptable but possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

 

General Entrance Requirements

Minimum
Level
Required

Core Subjects

Elective Subject

English Language

Chinese Language

Mathematics

Liberal Studies One elective subject
(excluding Applied Learning subjects)
Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2 Level 3

College/School Requirements

Minimum Level Required

English Language

Chinese Language

Mathematics Liberal Studies One elective subject
(see note 1)

(excluding Applied Learning subjects)
College of Business

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3 Level 2 Level 3

Notes:

  1. Unspecified electives may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
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6. When is the application period? How can I obtain application materials?

Applications for bachelor's degree programmes for 2013 entry are now closed. The application period for 2014 entry shall start in November 2013 (tentatively scheduled).
Please visit our online programme list nearer the time for more updated information.
 

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7. Can you give me more information about your programmes?

Details about the structure of Human Resource Management (HRM) and International Business (Japan Studies), and their course syllabuses are available at the following link:

http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/programme/1001

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8. What is the medium of instruction at the University?

The normal medium of instruction and assessment at the University is English. However, individual staff members may use Chine se at their discretion to explain and clarify particular points. For programmes requiring a level of attainment in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in their entrance requirements, applicants are expected to be proficient in Chinese.

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9. When is the sta rting date of the academic year?

Our academic year consists of two 16-week (13 teaching weeks) semesters and an optional 9-week (7 teaching weeks) summer term. For the academic calendar, please click here.

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10. How does the admissions process work?

The application information that you have submitted via the JUPAS Office is sent to the University on a regular basis. We will also receive the public examination results of applicants from the Hong Kong Examinations Authority. The information will help us identify those app licants who meet the entrance requirements of our programmes. Admission scores based on public examination results will then be calculated, to facilitate our academic departments to select applicants for admission.

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11. Are all of my HKDSE results considered, even if I have attempted the examination more than once? Will there be points deduction for repeated subjects?

All recognized public examination results are considered. If you have taken the examination in a subject more than once in the past six years, only the best result for the subject will be counted towards the calculation of admission score. No points will be deducted for repeated subjects.

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12. If I got more than 1 elective, will all my results be considered?

In applying the admission score, preference may be given to students with higher band choices and good interview performance, where applicable. For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information.

JUPAS Code & College/
School

 

Admission Score (with Weighting Applied) for Main Consideration

Other Considerations(click links for details)

No. of subjects

Subject Weighting

Chi

Eng

Maths
(Compulsory Part)

Liberal Studies

1st Elective

2ndElective

JS1001
College of Business (CB)

4 core +
1 elective subject

1

2 1.5 1 1 -

Click HERE

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13.How many choices can I make for bachelor's degree/ associate degree/ higher diploma programmes?

You can select up to 20 programmes (which may be a combination of degree and sub-degree programmes, or only one type of programme). Submit the choices together with your JUPAS application.

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14.  I have noted from your prospectus that certain programmes of the University require a Level 3 or above in specific subjects, what will happen to my application if I only got a Level 2 in these subjects?

You can select up to 25 programmes (which may be a combination of degree and sub-degree programmes, or only one type of programme). Submit the choices together with your JUPAS application.

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15.Can you tell me the entry standard of JUPAS entrants?

The JUPAS Office ha s posted the admissions grades of our programmes at its website at http://www.jupas.edu.hk/. You may wish to visit this website.

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16. Can you tell me the percentage of JUPAS entrants, as compared with non-JUPAS entrants?

It varies from year to year. Our records for the past few years show that around 10%-15% of our entrants come from the non-JUPAS route.

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17. Can I submit two applications, one through JUPAS, the other to the University direct for admission to full-time bachelor's degree or associate degree programmes?

No. You can only choose one route. The JUPAS Guide states that: "If you have obtained HKDSE results as well as other qualifications ... you can apply either through JUPAS or directly to the institutions. However, you can only choose to apply through one of these two routes. If you apply both through JUPAS and to the institutions directly, your direct applications to the institutions will not be considered."

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18. Do I meet the City University's entrance requirements if I have obtained qualifications eligible for admission to an overseas university?

You may apply for admission only if your qualifications (such as GCEAL results, completion of grade 13 for bachelor's degree programmes, grade 12 for associate degree programmes) are deemed equivalent to HKDSE entry requirements.
Further information, please visit the following webpage:
http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/international/international/adm_arrange_entreq/
 

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19. Can I apply using English results other than the HKDSE English?

For the purpose of meeting our General Entrance Requirements for HKDSE students, we only accept results in HKDSE English Language.

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20. I am now enrolloed in a bachelor's degre e programme at another local university. Can I apply to repeat Year 1 at CityU? Will you consider my HKDSE results or my university exam results?

Yes. You can submit an application. We will consider the qualifications you have attained, including your HKDSE and your university exam results. Note that your application should not be made through JUPAS. Send your application direct to the University.

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21. Can I apply for credit transfer on the basis of the results obtained at other tertiary institutions?

Applicants who have studied at other tertiary institutions may be eligible for credit transfers. Credit transfer or exemption is normally granted after a student is admitted to a programme on a course-by-course basis. Cr edits earned outside the University will not be counted in the calculation of the students' Grade Point Average and classification of award. Besides, at least half of the credit units required for the award must be earned by successful completion of courses offered by the University.

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22. Do you accept applications from non-local applicants?

The University welcomes applications from both local and non-local applicants. Applications are normally considered for full-time studies only, as it is difficult for overseas applicants to obtain a student visa to pursue part-time studies in Hong Kong.

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23. Can you give me an estimate of the cost of studying at CityU as an non-local student?

Tuition Fees (subject to annual review):
For government-funded programmes, the tuitions fee for international students is HKD120,000 per annum (~USD15,380)  for 2013/14. The tuition fee may increase if there are changes to the tuition fee set by the HKSAR Government.

Accommodation
For undergraduate halls, the residence fees vary according to the room type. The residence fees are subject to annual review. Please refer to the website of Student Residence Office for details. For accommodation outside campus, the rental could be in the range of USD1000-USD1,500 a month depending on the size, location and type of accommodation.

Cost of Living
Living costs will vary depending on individual lifestyle expectations. A basic student budget is estimated to be HKD40,000 (~USD5,130) a year including meals, transport, laundry, and education expenses for books and stationery. for books and stationery.
 

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1. Where can I obtain the application information?

For taught postgraduate programmes, research degree and professional doctorate degree programmes, please visit the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.

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2. What is the medium of instruction of the University?
The medium of instruction and assessment of the University is English unless otherwise specified for a particular course or programme.
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3. Are there any scholarships available for my study at CityU?
For details and updated information on scholarships awards, please contact the programme offering department. Details of contact are available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/tpg/admission.
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4. When do morning and evening classes begin?
The University class hours are set as follows:

Monday to Friday
9:00am – 9:50pm (Evening classes normally start at 7:00pm. Classes with a duration of more than 3 hours can start earlier at 6:30pm or extend to 10:50pm if applicable.)

Saturday
9:00am – 6:50pm
 
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5. What are the differences between taught postgraduate programmes and research degree programmes?
Taught postgraduate programmes focus more on coursework, some may require the completion of a dissertation. The research degrees of MPhil and PhD consist of both coursework and independent research studies culminating in the submission of a thesis. For details, please refer to the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies at www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs.
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6. What is the English language requirement for admission to CityU programmes? (Subjected to change for 2014/15 Intake)

For taught postgraduate programmes, applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

 A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
An overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
Band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test*

(Individual Colleges and Schools may stipulate higher English proficiency requirement, or equivalent acceptable qualifications, suitable for their disciplines.)
 

 *Applicants holding the old CET-6 result must attain a pass in the test. For applicants holding the new CET-6 result, they should consult the online programme information for the CET-6 score requirement for the programme they apply for.
 

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7. If I have fulfilled both the general entrance requirement(GER) and the programme entrance requirement(PER), does it mean that I will likely be admitted?
The GER and PER of a programme stipulate the minimum requirements that applicants are expected to fulfill. Fulfillment of these requirements does not guarantee admission. The assessment for admission to the University is based on a number of factors, including the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications, work experience and performance in interview/test, and other criteria as required by the respective programmes.
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8. What are the tuition fees for 2013/14 academic year? (Subjected to Review Annually)
For details of our tuition fees of individual programmes, please refer to www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/tpg/admission.
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