General Regulations

G 1 Eligibility for admission

A person before being admitted as an undergraduate to courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree shall either:

(a) have satisfied the University entrance requirements in accordance with Regulation G 3; or

(b) have been exempted from University entrance requirements in accordance with Regulation G 5.

G 2 Admission

(a) An applicant who wishes to enter courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree shall be admitted only if he satisfies the minimum University entrance requirements under Regulation G 3 below or has been exempted therefrom. In addition to satisfying the minimum University entrance requirements, the applicant shall satisfy any additional requirements for admission into the curriculum he intends to enter.

(b) An applicant who wishes to become a candidate for a higher degree shall apply for admission by the date prescribed. In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain:

(i) a score of 550 or above in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL 1; or

(ii) a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 2; or

(iii) Grade C or above in the Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE); or

(iv) Grade C or above in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); or

(v) Grade C or above in the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; unless in exceptional circumstances he is exempted from this requirement by the Dean of the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the Board of Faculty or Board of Studies in the case of MPhil and PhD candidates; or by the relevant Board of the Faculty or Board of Studies, in the case of higher degrees by coursework.

(c) An applicant may be required to attend personally before a selection board.

(d) A student of the University is required to observe the General Regulations, and those regulations and procedures which govern admission requirements, registration, attendance and absence, assessments, discontinuation, fees and charges.

G 3 University entrance requirements 3 , 4

(a) To satisfy the minimum requirements for entrance to the University, each applicant shall gain in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination:

(i) Level 3 or above in English Language;

(ii) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language;

(iii) Level 2 or above in Mathematics; 

(iv) Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies; and

(iv) Level 3 or above in two elective subjects.

(b) An applicant shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum requirements for entrance to the University

(i) if he has attained the age of 25 years on or before September 1 of the year in which admission is sought; or

(ii) if he presents evidence of qualifications which are approved by the Senate as being of a level equivalent to or higher than the levels required to satisfy the requirements in (a) above.

G 4 Curriculum entrance requirements

In addition to satisfying the University entrance requirements in accordance with Regulation G 3, candidates for admission to the first year of first-degree curricula shall also satisfy the curriculum entrance requirements listed in this Regulation. (Curricula which are not listed in this regulation do not have any additional requirement.)

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Chinese Language;

(c) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(d) Level 3 or above in Liberal Studies.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Level 5 6 or above in English Language.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence

(a) Level 4 7 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Mathematics; and

(c) Level 4 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+

Level 4 7 or above in English Language.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology

(a) Level 4 7 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development

Level 4 7 or above in English Language.

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies

Level 3 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science with Biology component, or Combined Science with Chemistry component.

Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(c) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Information and Communication Technology, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 4 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Chinese Language; and

(c) Level 4 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine

Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics;

(c) Level 3 or above in Liberal Studies; and

(d) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science

Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Engineering

Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Programmes

(a) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Combined Science with Physics component, or Physics.

Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Mathematics; and

(c) Level 3 or above in Combined Science with Physics component, or Physics.

Bachelor of Engineering in Data Science and Engineering

(a) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics.

Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science

(a) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(b) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Laws

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Chinese Language;

(c) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(d) Level 3 or above in Liberal Studies.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Chemistry, or Combined Science with Chemistry component.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language; and

(b) Level 3 or above in Chemistry, or Combined Science with Chemistry component.

Bachelor of Science

Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Chinese Language; and

(c) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Integrated Science, or Physics

Bachelor of Science and Master of Research

(a) Level 5 8 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Mathematics;

(c) Level 4 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics; and

(d) Level 3 or above in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, or Physics (The components of Combined Science must not overlap with other subjects.).

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

(a) Level 4 or above in Mathematics; and

(b) Level 4 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Mathematics; and

(c) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science with Biology component, or Combined Science with Chemistry component.

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Analytics and Technology

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; 

(c) Level 3 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics; and

(d) Level 3 or above in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Information and Communication Technology, Integrated Science, or Physics.

Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance

(a) Level 4 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and

(c) Level 3 or above in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Level 4 or above in English Language.

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws

(a) Level 5 or above in English Language;

(b) Level 4 or above in Chinese Language;

(c) Level 3 or above in Mathematics; and 

(d) Level 3 or above in Liberal Studies.

G 5 Exemption from University and Curriculum entrance requirements

(for admission to curricula leading to all Bachelor’s degrees and non-graduate certificates and diplomas):

Applications for an exemption from the University and Curriculum entrance requirements shall be submitted by a candidate together with the original or certified true copies of certificates and other documentary evidence of his educational qualifications, and/or other evidence deemed relevant for the holistic assessment by the relevant Committee of the University.

G 6 Registration

(a) An applicant who has been admitted to a course or courses as a candidate for any degree or diploma or any other University qualification shall be deemed to have entered upon such course or courses on the date of his first registration. Every candidate shall register on admission to the University and thereafter at the beginning of each academic year of his curriculum. Registration shall include the payment of fees due.

(b) (i) A person who is registered as a candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University listed in Statute III shall not register as a candidate for any other degree, diploma or certificate of the University or for any other post-secondary qualification at any educational institution except with the approval of the Senate given in advance. A candidate in breach of this regulation may be required to discontinue his studies in the University.

(ii) A person who is registered for any post-secondary qualification at any educational institution shall not be registered as a candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University listed in Statute III except with the approval of the Senate given in advance.

G 7 Academic year

The academic year shall begin in September each year.

G 8 Attendance and absence

(a) Attendance: A student shall follow his courses of instruction and complete the requirements of his curriculum to the satisfaction of the Heads of the Departments concerned.

(b) Absence:

(i) A student who cannot attend for between three and seven days inclusive because of his illness shall, if he is registered in a Faculty, inform the Dean of the Faculty concerned in writing at the earliest opportunity. A student who is registered other than in a Faculty shall in similar manner inform the Registrar. When longer absence is necessary or when absence from assessments is in question, a student shall submit in writing an application for leave of absence to the Dean, or the Registrar, as the case may be, together with a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner. In such cases the University shall consult the Director of the University Health Service and may seek advice from a medical board of three medical practitioners, one of whom shall be the Director of the University Health Service, and one of whom may be nominated by the student.

(ii) A student who, during his studies, desires leave of absence for more than two full consecutive days for non-medical reasons shall, if he is registered in a Faculty, apply to the Dean of the Faculty concerned in writing at the earliest opportunity, stating the reasons for which the leave of absence is sought. A student who is registered other than in a Faculty shall in similar manner apply to the Registrar. Permission for such leave shall be granted only in exceptional circumstances and shall not be granted by reason only that the student has already made arrangements to be absent.

(iii) A student who is suspended shall not be permitted to attend during the period of suspension.

(iv) A student who is given permission to undertake studies in another higher education institution for a period of more than twelve months shall normally be regarded as having withdrawn from the studies in the University, but shall be eligible for re-admission on completion of their studies in the other institution. In considering such an application, the University shall also decide on the request of credit transfer, if any, from the student.

(c) Re-entry:

(i) A student registered in a Faculty who has been absent, whether leave has been granted under this regulation or not, for a period of such length as to make it impossible, in the opinion of the Dean of the Faculty concerned, for him to complete his year’s work, shall not resume attendance in the same academic year, except with the permission of the Board of his Faculty. A student registered other than in a Faculty who has been absent shall in a similar manner not resume attendance except with the permission of the Registrar.

(ii) A student who has been granted leave of absence on the basis of a certificate of his illness signed by a registered medical practitioner shall, before resuming his studies, present a further certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner to the effect that his state of health will permit him to resume and complete his studies.

(iii) A student who is not permitted to resume attendance in the same academic year under the provisions of clause (c)(i) of this regulation shall be regarded as having withdrawn from his studies with effect from the first day of his absence but shall be re-admitted at the commencement of the next academic year to the same curriculum and year of his previous registration. He may be required, before being re-admitted, to submit a certificate signed by a registered practitioner to the effect that his state of health will permit him to resume and to complete his studies.

(iv) A student who is unable for reasons of health to attend for a period of more than twelve continuous months shall be regarded as having withdrawn from his studies but may apply again for admission to the same or to another curriculum provided that he submits a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner to the effect that his state of health will permit him to resume and to complete his studies.

(v) In cases where a student submits a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner in accordance with the provisions of this regulation, the University shall consult the Director of the University Health Service and may seek advice from a medical board of three medical practitioners, one of whom shall be the Director of the University Health Service and one of whom may be nominated by the student.

G 9 Assessments

(a) There shall be assessments as specified in the regulations for each degree, diploma or certificate.

(b) A student shall not be admitted to an assessment except under the regulations for the particular degree, diploma or certificate.

(c) A student suspended under Statute XXXI shall not be allowed to take, present himself for, and participate in any assessments during the period of suspension, unless otherwise permitted by the Senate.

(d) A student who is unable, because of his illness, to be present for any paper or papers in an examination shall be permitted to present himself at a supplementary examination in the paper or papers where such an examination is prescribed in the regulations only if his application for permission is approved by the relevant Board of Examiners.

(e) Examiners may examine by means of written, practical, or oral test, or by continuous assessment, or by any combination of these.

(f) Subject to Statute III (Degrees), a student who has been exempted from any part or the whole of a course or assessment shall be deemed to have completed that part or the whole of the course or to have satisfied the examiners in that part or the whole of the assessment.

(g) Examination scripts and theses and dissertations for higher degrees shall be written in English, unless the candidate is given permission by the Senate to use another language 9.

(h) There shall be no appeal against the results of examinations and all other forms of assessment.

G 10 Aegrotat degree

(a) A candidate who would otherwise have completed the requirements of the curriculum for any of the following degrees, but for his inability through his illness or injury to participate in the assessment process during the final semester of his studies for one of these degrees may be considered for the award of an aegrotat degree: BA, BBA, BBA(Acc&Fin), BBA(IBGM), BBA(IS), BBA(Law), BCogSc, BEcon, BEcon&Fin, BEd, BFin, BHousMan, LLB, BSc, BSc(ActuarSc), BSc(QFin), BSc(Sp&HearSc), BSc(SSLM), BSocSc, BSocSc(Govt&Laws) or BSW.

(b) Application for the award of an aegrotat degree shall be made within thirty days from the completion of the assessment process. The application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner.

(c) An aegrotat degree shall be conferred only with the agreement of the candidate, and such agreement shall render him ineligible to present himself for any subsequent assessment for the degree concerned. 

(d) An aegrotat degree shall not be classified.

G 11 Unsatisfactory performance or progress

A student whose performance at examinations or in continuous assessment as may be held from time to time is unsatisfactory, or in the case of a higher degree student whose progress is unsatisfactory, may be required by the Senate (a) to discontinue his studies, or (b) to repeat any part of his course before being admitted to further assessments or before being allowed to present his thesis or dissertation, or (c) to re-present himself for assessment without repeating any part of his course.

G 12 Discontinuation of studies

(a) The Board of a Faculty or an appropriate committee may recommend to the Senate that under the provisions of G 11 and, where applicable, in accordance with any degree, diploma or certificate regulation, a student be required to discontinue his studies in a curriculum administered by the Board or the committee.

(b) In all cases where a student is recommended for discontinuation in accordance with G 12(a) or liable for discontinuation under the provisions of any degree, diploma or certificate regulation, there shall be a review of the circumstances of the case by the Committee on Discontinuation. The student shall be so informed in writing and be provided with a statement of the reasons thereof. He shall be invited to submit in writing to the Registrar any non-academic reason which he considers relevant to the issue of his discontinuation. He shall also be invited to appear before the Senate Committee on Discontinuation and may, if the Committee so desires, be required to appear.

(c) The decision of the Committee on Discontinuation shall be communicated as soon as may be to the student and the Board of the Faculty concerned.

G 13 Change of name

A student shall retain the name under which he has been first registered. Change of name on the University register shall be effected only on receipt by the Registrar of a recognized form of legal deposition.

G 14 Transcripts and certificates of attendance

A transcript of academic record or certificate of attendance giving information on courses of study may be issued to a student or former student on application and upon payment of the prescribed fees.

G 15 Visiting students

(a) An applicant, whether or not he satisfies the minimum University entrance requirements, may be admitted as a visiting student normally for a period of not more than one academic year for the purpose of

(i) attending courses of study in a degree, diploma or other University curriculum; or 

(ii) undertaking postgraduate research studies or such other studies as may be prescribed by the Head of the Department concerned, but shall not be registered as a candidate for a degree, diploma, or other qualification of the University. An applicant for admission as a visiting student shall have educational standards in the English language and in the subjects of his choice which are considered adequate by the Head of the Department concerned.

(b) Subject to the approval of the Board of the Faculty or the committee concerned, a visiting student may participate in prescribed coursework and assessments as may be required for the course in question, and may, on request, be given a statement setting out the classes attended and the results of any assessments taken. An application for permission to participate in coursework and/or assessments shall not normally be approved unless it is received at the time an application for admission is made.

(c) A visiting student shall not change his status to that of a candidate for a degree, diploma or other University qualification; and shall not be granted any exemption from any part of the curriculum for any degree, diploma or other University qualification on the basis of work done during any period of his attendance as a visiting student.

(d) Applications for admission as visiting students shall be made to the Registrar, and successful applicants shall be permitted to register only on

(i) the first day of each semester, in the case of students who intend to follow courses of study; or

(ii) the first day of any calendar month during a year, in the case of students who intend to undertake postgraduate research studies or such other studies as may be prescribed by the Head of the Department concerned.

G 16 Compliance with regulations and exemption from provisions thereof

(a) Subject to the Ordinance and the statutes and without prejudice to section (b) below, the regulations made by the Senate and/or the Council shall apply uniformly from the date upon which they come into operation and shall continue so to apply until the date of their amendment or repeal: always provided that the Senate and/or the Council may provide in any particular case that a regulation shall remain in force for the purpose of completion of a candidature which was commenced prior to the amendment or repeal of the regulation.

(b) Subject to the Ordinance and the statutes, and notwithstanding section (a) above, the Senate may exempt any student from the provisions of any regulation made by the Senate, provided that, in the case of an exemption from the provisions of any of the regulations governing degrees or diplomas or certificates, there is a recommendation to the effect from the Board of the Faculty or from the Senate Committee concerned.

G 17 University fees

I. Conditions

(a) University fees shall be payable in accordance with Section II of this regulation, and fees for the current academic year shall be as prescribed by the Council 10. They may be varied from time to time at the University’s absolute discretion provided that notice of not later than June 30 preceding the academic year in which the fee is to be varied shall be given, by announcement posted on all official University noticeboards, whenever a variation is to be made.

(b) University fees shall be paid in advance, unless otherwise specified, and once paid shall not be refunded except as prescribed in Section II.

(c) Unless he has received, in advance of the date on which payment of any fees is due, permission from the Registrar or another authorized officer to postpone payment to a later date, a student who has not paid within 30 days after the due date shall have his name removed from the register of students. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section II(k) of this regulation and other regulations where applicable, the University may in its absolute discretion withhold the provision of any services to the de-registered student including the issue of assessment results, transcript and certificate of attendance. To re-instate his student status, the student shall be required to pay a surcharge of 10% of the outstanding fees, or $500, whichever is the lesser, in addition to settling the outstanding fees. The University may additionally request the student to compensate the University for any loss of interest for any late payment or non-payment of fees, including the surcharge, irrespective of whether the student’s name has been removed from the register. This clause shall be applicable to all University fees, fines, charges, and other payments for which a student is liable, whether they are stipulated in this regulation or not.

(d) There shall be no remission of fees in whole or in part except when remission is a specified part of a University scholarship, prize, bursary, or similar award.


II. Fees

(a) A candidate registered for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s 11 degree, other than higher doctorates, or a diploma or certificate, shall pay caution money and the fees for application, composition and graduation; and, where appropriate, the fees for qualifying examination, repeating, re-assessment, continuation, examination and compulsory residence. All such full-time candidates shall also pay an annual student activity fee which is used to support activities of student societies and campus wide student events. An applicant for admission to candidature of a higher doctorate shall pay an application fee; and upon admission to candidature, shall pay an examination fee. A candidate registered for the degree of Doctor of Medicine or the degree of Master of Surgery shall pay caution money and the fees for application, registration, examination and graduation. A visiting student shall pay the fees for application and composition.

(b) The composition fee, which includes elements for registration, tuition or supervision, laboratory, workshop, library, health service, and other facilities offered, shall be payable in the following manner unless otherwise stated in the schedule of fees:

(i) by a candidate registered for a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by coursework or diploma or certificate: annually by two instalments by dates to be prescribed by the Registrar, the first during August to October and the second in January;

(ii) by a candidate registered for the degree of MPhil or PhD: annually by two equal instalments during the candidate’s period of study as prescribed in the regulations governing the degree 12;

(iii) by a candidate registered for the Diploma or Certificate in Chinese Language: annually by three instalments in September, December and March;

(iv) by a visiting student: in one single payment at the time of admission.

(c) Caution money shall be paid by a student on first registration and shall be retained by the University as a deposit from which it may make deductions in respect of fees, fines, breakages, damage, loss and other charges incurred by the student; if at any time, as a result of deductions made, the balance of the deposit be inadequate to meet future charges outstanding, the student shall restore the balance therein to its original level. On withdrawal from the University, the balance of a student’s caution money shall be set off against the graduation fee or, if the student is not graduating, be returned to the student.

(d) The continuation fee, which includes elements for registration, tuition or supervision, laboratory, workshop, library, health service and other facilities offered, shall be paid by a candidate who is registered for an MPhil or PhD degree and who requires to continue beyond the period of study prescribed for the degree.

(e) The repeating fee, which includes elements for registration, tuition or supervision, laboratory, workshop, library, health service and other facilities offered, shall be paid by a candidate registered for a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree by coursework, or a diploma or certificate and who is permitted or required to repeat part of the courses of any one year of the curriculum. The fee shall be charged in respect of each course to be repeated, and dissertations and fieldwork for Master’s degrees by coursework shall be counted as one course each. A re-assessment fee shall not be payable in addition.

(f) A student who is permitted or required to repeat the whole of one year of the curriculum for a degree, diploma or certificate shall pay the composition fee prescribed.

(g) The re-assessment fee, which includes elements for registration, library, health service and other facilities offered, shall be paid by a candidate registered for a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree by coursework, or a diploma or certificate and who is permitted or required to present himself for re-assessment without repeating any courses.

(h) Candidates may be required to pay a deposit on acceptance of an offer of admission, the amount of which shall be determined by the Registrar. Such deposit shall be credited towards the first year’s composition fee and shall not be refunded, except to a candidate admitted provisionally who fails to satisfy the admissions requirements.

(i) The registration fee shall be paid by a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Master of Surgery upon his first registration.

(j) The graduation fee shall be paid by a candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate on completion of the curriculum and before the degree, diploma or certificate is awarded.

(k) A charge shall be made for a transcript of results in the University of Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and for a transcript of a student’s record or a certificate of attendance.

(l) Candidates may be required to pay such other fees, fines and charges as prescribed by the Council from time to time. Such fees, fines and charges shall be payable by the dates specified.

G 18 Academic dress

A. Official and Honorary

Chancellor

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with grey silk facings and collar, gold lace and gold ornaments on back, sleeves, and wings to match. Black velvet college cap with gold braid and gold tassel.


Pro-Chancellor

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with grey silk facings and collar, gold lace and gold ornaments on back and wings to match. Black velvet college cap with gold tassel.


Vice-Chancellor

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with grey silk facings and collar, silver lace and silver ornaments on back, sleeves, and wings to match. Black velvet college cap with silver braid and silver tassel.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with grey silk facings and collar, silver lace and silver ornaments on back and wings to match. Black velvet college cap with silver tassel.


Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance)

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with grey silk ribbon and collar, silver lace and silver ornaments on back and wings to match. Black velvet college cap with silver tassel.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor

A robe of rich black silk trimmed with silver lace on back, sleeves, and cape. Black velvet college cap with silver tassel.


Treasurer

A robe of grey silk with scarlet silk facings. Black velvet college cap with black silk tassel.


Registrar

A robe of rich black silk with black velvet robe lace on front, cape, and shoulders. Black velvet college cap with black silk tassel.


Chairman of Convocation

A robe of blue silk with grey silk facings and collar trimmed with gold. Black velvet college cap with grey silk tassel.


Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)

A robe of scarlet panama with facings of deep blue silk and a hood of scarlet panama with lining of deep blue silk throughout. Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of the crown and the brim.


Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)

A robe of scarlet panama with facings of royal blue silk and a hood of scarlet panama with lining of royal blue silk throughout. Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of the crown and the brim.


Doctor of Science (honoris causa)

A robe of scarlet panama with facings of white silk and a hood of scarlet panama with lining of white silk throughout. Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of the crown and the brim.


Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa)

A robe of scarlet panama with facings of Sarum red silk and a hood of scarlet panama with lining of Sarum red silk throughout. The outside edge of facings and top edge of sleeve facings, and lining of hood, decorated with 1 inch black ribbon. Black velvet cap.


Doctor of Social Sciences (honoris causa)

A robe of scarlet panama with facings of dark green silk and a hood of scarlet panama with lining of dark green silk throughout. Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of the crown and the brim.


B. Undergraduates

A short-sleeved gown of dark green material, of length 6 inches above the knee, with a black college cap. The President and members of the Union Council may wear upon their academic dress such distinguishing marks as may be laid down from time to time by the Union Council.


C. Graduates

Gowns

Bachelors A robe of black stuff of the simple traditional shape with pointed sleeve.
Masters A robe of black stuff, Oxford MA pattern.
Masters of Surgery (full dress) A robe of purple panama with lavender silk facings.
Doctors (undress) A robe of black silk, Oxford DPhil pattern.
Doctors (full dress) A robe of scarlet panama with silk facings of appropriate colour (DLitt royal blue; DBA bronze; EdD light blue; LLD old gold; DNurs red; DSc white; DPA dark green; DSocSc dark green; PsyD dark green).
Doctors of Philosophy (full dress) A robe of maroon panama with facings of deep blue.
Doctor of Legal Science (full dress) A robe of maroon panama with facings of deep blue.
Doctors of Medicine and Masters of Surgery (undress) A robe of black silk with purple silk facings 6.4 cm wide.

Hoods

Faculty of Architecture

BA(ArchStud) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BA(Conservation) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BA(LS) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BA(UrbanStud) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BASc(Design+) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BHousMan Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(Surv) Deep blue with grey silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MArch Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MArch(Design) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MHousMan Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MLA Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Conservation) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(ConstProjectMan) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(IDM) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(IPD) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(RealEst) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(UrbanAnalytics) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(UrbanPlanning) Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MUrbanDesign Deep blue with grey silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.

Faculty of Arts

BA Deep blue with royal blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MA Deep blue with royal blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MBC Deep blue with royal blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MBuddhStud Deep blue with royal blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MFA Deep blue with royal blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DLitt (undress) Deep blue with royal blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DLitt (full dress) Scarlet panama with royal blue silk lining throughout.

Faculty of Business and Economics

BBA Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BBA(Acc&Fin) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BBA(IBGM) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BBA(IS) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BBA(Law) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEcon Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEcon&Fin Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BFin Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BFin(AMPB) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(QFin) Deep blue with bronze silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
EMBA Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
IMBA Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MAcct Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MBA Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MEcon Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MFin Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MFFinTech Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MGM Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(BA) Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Mktg) Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DBA (undress) Deep blue with bronze silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DBA (full dress) Scarlet panama with bronze silk lining throughout.

Faculty of Dentistry

BDS Deep blue with burgundy red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MDS Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MOrth Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(CommunityDent) Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(DMS) Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(GeneralDent) Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(ImplantDent) Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(OMFR&DI)
Deep blue with burgundy red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.

Faculty of Education

BASc(SDS) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEd Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEd(ECE&SE) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEd(LangEd) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEd(PrimaryEd) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(ACD) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(IM) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(Sp&HearSc) Deep blue with light blue silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MA(AppliedLinguistics) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MA(TESOL) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MEd Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Audiology) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(ITE) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(LIM) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(SportsScience) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
EdD (undress) Deep blue with light blue silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
EdD (full dress) Scarlet panama with light blue silk lining throughout.

Faculty of Engineering

BASc(FinTech) Deep blue with yellow silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BEng Deep blue with yellow silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(CompSc) Deep blue with yellow silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MSc(CompSc) Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(ECom&IComp) Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Eng) Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Eng)(IDT) Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(FTDA) Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.

Faculty of Law

LLB Deep blue with old gold silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
JD Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MCL Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM(ChineseLaw) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM(CFL) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM(HR) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM(T&IPL) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLM(ITL) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLMPRCCommL Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLD (undress) Deep blue with old gold silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
LLD (full dress) Scarlet panama with old gold silk lining throughout.
SJD Maroon panama with deep blue silk lining throughout.

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

BASc(GHD) Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BBiomedSc Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BChinMed Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MBBS Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BNurs Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BPharm Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BPharm(ChinMed) Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(ApplMedSc) Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(BiomedSc) Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(Exercise&Health) Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BTCM Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MChinMed Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MChinMed(Acup&Mox) Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MClinPharm Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MMedSc Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MN Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MNurs Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MPsyMed Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MPH Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MRes(Med) Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MScChinMeds Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(Nurs) Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MTCM Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MD and MS (undress) Black silk with purple silk lining throughout.
MD (full dress) Scarlet panama with red silk lining throughout.
MS (full dress) Purple panama with lavender silk lining throughout.
DNurs (undress) Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DNurs (full dress) Scarlet panama with red silk lining throughout.

Faculty of Science

BASc(AppliedAI)
Deep blue with white silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc Deep blue with white silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSc(ActuarSc) Deep blue with white silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
MDASC Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MRes
Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(EnvMan) Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MStat Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DSc (undress) Deep blue with white silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DSc (full dress) Scarlet panama with white silk lining throughout.

Faculty of Social Sciences

BASc Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BCJ Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BJ Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSocSc Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSocSc(Govt&Laws) Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
BSW Deep blue with dark green silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
IMPA Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MAChDS Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MA(TranspPol&Plan) Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MExpArtsTh Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MGIS Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MGPP Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MIPA Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MJ Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MPA Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSc(GBM&ECom) Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSocSc Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSSM Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
MSW Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DPA (undress) Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DPA (full dress) Scarlet panama with dark green silk lining throughout.
DSocSc (undress) Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
DSocSc (full dress) Scarlet panama with dark green silk lining throughout.
PsyD (undress) Deep blue with dark green silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
PsyD (full dress) Scarlet panama with dark green silk lining throughout.

All Faculties

MPhil Deep blue with maroon silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
PhD (undress and full dress) Maroon panama with deep blue silk lining throughout.

Caps

Bachelors, Masters, and Doctors (undress)

College cap, ‘mortar-board’ pattern.
Doctors and Masters of Surgery (full dress) Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of the crown and the brim.

G 19 Registered graduates

(a) All graduates of the University shall be entitled to have their names enrolled in a Register of Graduates and to enjoy all the privileges of registration.

(b) Graduates of the University whose first degree was conferred before January 1969 shall be enrolled as Registered Graduates on payment of the fee for enrolment as a Registered Graduate; graduates of the University whose first degree was conferred after January 1969 shall be enrolled as Registered Graduates on payment of the graduation fee. Subject to (g) below, graduates of the University who have paid these fees as prescribed shall remain on the roll, until death or resignation, without payment of any further fee.

(c) Registered Graduates shall be members of Convocation.

(d) Registered Graduates shall be eligible to attend Congregations for the conferring of degrees and functions and conferences that may, from time to time, be arranged.

(e) Registered Graduates, if resident in Hong Kong, may read in the Library and borrow books in accordance with Library rules, without payment of a Library subscription.

(f) The rights and privileges of a Registered Graduate shall terminate if his University degree qualifying him for registration is forfeited, cancelled or withdrawn, with effect from the date of such forfeiture, cancellation or withdrawal.

(g) The Chancellor shall, with the concurrence of the Court, have the power to remove the name of any person from the Register of Graduates.

G 20 Hall charges

(a) The following charges shall be made:

(i) for lodging in a University-maintained residential hall: an annual charge for a residential year of a length prescribed each year by the University;

(ii) for board in University Hall: the daily charge is determined by the hall; and 

(iii) for non-residential membership of a residential hall, whether University-maintained or approved, or for membership of a non-residential hall: an annual charge.

(b) These charges shall be determined annually and may be varied at the University’s absolute discretion provided that notice is given, by announcement posted on all official University and appropriate hall notice boards, as follows:

(i) for the non-residential membership charge: twelve calendar months; and

(ii) for lodging and board charges: by June 30

in each case before the beginning of the academic year when a revised charge is to be made 13.

1

Applicants for admission to read for an MPhil, a PhD degree or a higher degree by coursework in the Faculty of Arts (except those seeking admission to the School of Chinese and the Centre of Buddhist Studies) are also required to obtain a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4 or above or a Writing score of 25 or above in the internet-based TOEFL.

2

Applicants for admission to read for an MPhil, a PhD degree or a higher degree by coursework in the Faculty of Arts (except those seeking admission to the Centre of Buddhist Studies) are required to obtain a score of overall band of 7 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the IELTS.

3

The result of the Mathematics Extended Part (Modules 1 and 2) will be recognized as equivalent to that of a full elective in fulfilling the University Entrance Requirement on the condition that one of the elective subjects must be a Senior Secondary Subject (i.e. Category A Subject).

4

‘Attained with Distinction’ obtained prior to 2018, or ‘Attained with Distinction (I)’ or ‘Attained with Distinction (II)’ obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.

5

Other language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

6

Candidates with Level 4 in English Language and good results in other HKDSE subjects will be exceptionally considered on a case by case basis. If these candidates are admitted, they will be required to take 6 additional credits in Core University English to complete their degree studies.

7

Candidates with Level 4 in English Language, if admitted, will be required to take 6 additional credits in Core University English to complete their degree studies.

8

Candidates with Level 4 in English Language but excellent results in Biology/Chemistry/Combined Science/Mathematics/Physics will be exceptionally considered on a case by case basis.

9

The Senate has given permission for the following students to use Chinese:

  • students in the School of Chinese;
  • students in the Faculty of Education
    (i) following courses, modules and programmes in Chinese subjects,
    (ii) in the PGDE (formerly entitled PCEd) programme practicing teaching in schools using Chinese as medium of instruction,
    (iii) in Speech and Hearing Sciences; 
  • students in the Department of Law taking the following courses:
    (i) ‘Use of Chinese in Law I’
    (ii) ‘Use of Chinese in Law II’
    (iii) ‘Cross-border legal relation between the Mainland and Hong Kong’
    (iv) ‘Commercial Law in Mainland China’;
  • students in the School of Chinese Medicine;
  • students in the Master of Buddhist Studies programme, in assessment of specified courses; and
  • students in programmes offered in Mainland China, in specified parts of the assessments.
10

For current fees, see Schedule of Fees.

11

Fees arrangements for the three-year programme of the PhD shall normally be applicable to the degree of SJD.

12

A candidate for the degree of MPhil or the degree of PhD will be liable for the continuation fee for each three-month period following the expiry of his period of study as prescribed in the regulations governing the degree. This means that a candidate registered for the degree of MPhil becomes liable for the continuation fee at the end of the twenty-fourth month of his full-time candidature or at the end of the thirty-sixth month of his part-time candidature; and a candidate registered for the three-year programme of the degree of PhD becomes liable for the continuation fee at the end of the thirty-sixth month of his full-time candidature or at the end of the fifty-fourth month of his part-time candidature; and a candidate registered for the four-year programme of the degree of PhD becomes liable for the continuation fee at the end of the forty-eighth month of his full-time candidature or at the end of the seventy-second month of his part-time candidature.

13

For schedule of current charges, see Schedule of Fees.

Last updated on September 8, 2022