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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Visiting Postgraduate Students (Semester B 2017/18) 

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a full programme of study at the University may apply for admission as a visiting student to attend selected course(s) and take the assessment as defined in the programme scheme. Visiting students will only be admitted if the relevant School/Department is satisfied with their academic suitability for the course(s) applied for, and if there are places in the lecture groups for the course(s) concerned. Acceptance as a visiting student does not guarantee subsequent admission to a specific programme.

Registration in Courses

Registration can be made in one of the following two modes:

  • Regular Registration Mode
    Students are required to participate fully in the course, including attendance in lectures/tutorials/seminars, completion of coursework, and examinations (if applicable). Those who have successfully completed the course and fulfilled the specific requirements set by the school/ department will earn the credit units of the course(s) and receive a Certificate of Completion. 
     
  • Auditing Mode
    Students are required to attend lectures/tutorials/seminars only. Upon fulfilling the attendance requirement of a particular course, the student will be issued a Certificate of Attendance but no credit units will be earned.

Credit Transfer

If a student subsequently gains admission to a relevant postgraduate programme, the credit units earned through the 'Regular Registration Mode' can be transferred, subject to the following guidelines:

  1. Credit transfer should be limited to a maximum of 50% of the total credit units for the award being pursued#;
  2. Grades from the transferred credits obtained through visiting postgraduate studies may be counted in the calculation of a student's GPA for the award being pursued.

#Starting from Semester A 2018/19, credit transfer should be limited to a maximum of 30% of the total credit units for the award being pursued. This new requirement will apply to students admitted to a relevant postgraduate programme in Semester A 2018/19 and thereafter. For students admitted before Semester A 2018/19, the limit is 50%.

Medium of Instruction

Unless otherwise determined by the Senate for a specific course or programme, the medium of instruction and assessment at the University is English.

Certificates and Transcripts

For students registering under the 'Regular Registration' mode, a Certificate of Completion* will be issued upon successful fulfillment of the course requirements. Students may also apply for an academic transcript indicating the course(s) and credit units taken, and the grade(s) achieved. A fee will be charged for transcript application.

For students registering under the 'Auditing' mode, a Certificate of Attendance* will be issued upon fulfilling the attendance requirement of the course(s) concerned but no credit units will be given.

Both the Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Attendance are issued by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies. Please click here for more information.  For academic transcripts, applications should also be made to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.

*Applicable to courses at postgraduate level only

Course Information and Class Schedule

Please refer to the list of courses available for visiting study in Semester B 2017/18 and course information for 2017/18 for course selection.  Applicants are reminded to check if the pre-requisite requirement of the course is fulfilled, if any, before submission of applications.

Applicants seeking to attend more than one course in a semester should, before submitting an application, check the class schedule to ensure that there is no timetabling clash.

For students who would like to arrange credit transfer for visiting courses taken at City University of Hong Kong, they are advised to check in advance with their home University on course acceptance before submitting their applications. Once the admission offer is made and accepted by the applicant, no further changes can be made unless specific approval has been obtained from the course-offering school/ department.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are charged on a credit basis. A course normally carries 3 credit units. For courses offered in 2017/18, the fee varies from HK$2,670 to about HK$7,260 per credit (except some courses, e.g. EMBA courses, for which a higher tuition fee will be charged). The tuition fee will be indicated in the admission letter. Applicants will be required to pay the full course fee upon their acceptance of an offer of admission. All tuition fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The University reserves the right to cancel any courses in which case the tuition fee paid for those courses will be refunded.

Application Period

An academic year comprises Semester A, Semester B and Summer Term.

Non-Local Applicants (Please also refer to the section on "Points to Note for Non-local Applicants" below)

Since non-local applicants may take a longer time to prepare their arrival in Hong Kong, applications are accepted year round but should be received by the following application deadline.  However, as the University's class schedule may not be available at the time of application, applicants are advised to check the class schedule when available to avoid timetabling clash.

Start Term  Application Period (Non-local)
Semester A 2017/18
(4 September – 23 December 2017)
22 May – 9 June 2017
Semester B 2017/18
(15 January – 19 May 2018)
25 September – 13 October 2017
Summer Term 2018
(11 June – 11 August 2018)
20 February  – 9 March 2018

 

Local Applicants 

Start Term Application Period (Local)
Semester A 2017/18
(4 September – 23 December 2017)
24 July – 11 August 2017
Semester B 2017/18
(15 January – 19 May 2018)
27 November – 15 December 2017
Summer Term 2018
(11 June – 11 August 2018)
30 April – 18 May 2018

 

 

Application Procedures

Download forms here. (Requires Adobe Reader)

A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of HK$300 is charged for each application (up to 10 courses on the same application). Submit additional applications if you wish to register for more courses.

For students who would like to arrange credit transfer for visiting courses taken at City University of Hong Kong, they are advised to check in advance with their home University on course acceptance before submitting their applications. Once the admission offer is made and accepted by the applicant, no further changes can be made unless specific approval has been obtained from the course-offering department.

Methods of Payment of Application Fee:

  1. Local applicants:
    EITHER
    • by ATM transfer to the CityU's Hang Seng Bank account (number 293-318028-004); or
    • by VISA or MasterCard (complete the "Application Fee" section of the application form)
       
  2. Applicants residing outside Hong Kong:
    EITHER
    • by VISA or MasterCard (complete the "Application Fee" section of the application form); or
    • by bank draft payable to "City University of Hong Kong" (if you submit more than one application form, a bank draft for the total fee amount is acceptable)

Please DO NOT send personal cheques or cash.

Application forms should be sent to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Visiting Postgraduate Admissions), City University of Hong Kong, 4/F, Fong Yun-wah Building, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong with the following documents:

  1. proof of payment of the application fee (the original ATM advice) or bank draft
  2. certified true copies of academic transcripts (by issuing authority) or certificates relevant to your application. Submitted documents will not be returned.

Use of Application Information

Application information including your HKID card/passport number will be used in the admission evaluation process. Upon your enrolment in the University, such information will become part of your student record and may be used for all purposes relating to your study in accordance with the procedures of the University.

In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and the right of correction of the information contained in your application form, and the right to request a copy of such data. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the University. You may be charged a fee for each request.

The application data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.

Rules and Obligations

The studies of visiting students will be governed by the University's Academic Regulations.

Upon completion of studies, the student is required to settle any loan/fines with relevant department(s)/office(s) of the University, and return his/her student ID card to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Student Records).

Withdrawal of Study

A visiting student who wishes to discontinue his/her studies should send a written notification and return his/her student identity card to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (Student Records). All tuition fees paid will not be refunded for any reasons.

Points to Note for Non-Local Applicants

  • Non-local applicants are persons who require a student visa/entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to study in Hong Kong. Persons who do not have the right of abode or right to land and wish to enter Hong Kong for the purpose of education are required by law to obtain a valid student visa/entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before going to Hong Kong. Persons holding a "Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card" (as distinguished from a "Hong Kong Identity Card"), a dependant visa or a full-time employment visa/work permit (for part-time study) issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department are NOT considered as non-local applicants.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain a valid student visa/entry permit before arrival, and to comply with the terms and conditions of the visa/entry permit. If you are unable to produce a valid student visa/entry permit, you will not be allowed to enroll in the course offered.
  • For information on visa application, please consult the website of the Hong Kong Immigration Department at www.immd.gov.hk. For assistance on student visa sponsorship, please visit the website of the Global Services Office at www.cityu.edu.hk/gso to find out the steps to follow.
  • Because of visa restrictions, non-local visiting students are required to undertake a full-time study load of ≥12 credits (e.g. at least 4 courses of 3 credit units each) in semester A or B; at least 6 credit units in Summer Term (e.g. at least 2 courses of 3 credit units each).
  • The University's class schedule normally is not available at the time of application. Applicants are advised to check the class schedule in early August 2017 for course offered in the academic year of 2017/18 to avoid timetabling clash.
  • It is MANDATORY for all non-local students to have suitable and adequate insurance which should include but not limited to travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-accident), hospitalization and emergency evacuation / repatriation throughout the entire period of their studies in Hong Kong. You should arrange your own insurance before coming to Hong Kong. If you are not able to do so or would like to have additional coverage, you may purchase the insurance plan for non-local students arranged by the University. Further information is available at the website of our Global Services Office at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/gso/cns_healthninsur.htm
    Global Services Office:
    Phone: (852) 3442 8089  Email: gsoins@cityu.edu.hk
    Fax: (852) 3442 0223  Website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/gso
  • Visiting Postgraduate Students are not eligible for on-campus student residence and therefore should arrange their own off-campus accommodation as early as possible before arrival in Hong Kong. Some basic information on off-campus accommodation in the market is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro/htm/e_off-campus_a2.htm
    For enquiries, please contact the Student Residence Office:
    Phone: (852) 3442 1200    Email: sro.offcampus@cityu.edu.hk
    Fax: (852) 2794 7716    Website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro

Enquiries

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Global Services Office
Admission Applications Course Offerings and Timetable Non-Local Student Matters

Tel: (852) 3442-5588
Fax: (852) 3442-0187
Online Enquiry Form

Tel: (852) 3442-9014
Fax: (852) 3442-0237
Online Enquiry Form
Tel: (852) 3442-8089
Fax: (852) 3442-0223
E-mail: gsoins@cityu.edu.hk
Website: www.cityu.edu.hk/gso