College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme

Information for CityU CLASS students taking courses offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

HKUST Undergraduate Program & Course Catalog:
Course details and class schedules can be found at HKUST’s website at (to be updated)
HKUST course syllabus:

Application Procedures and Details

  1. CityU CLASS students are required to fill in an application form with endorsement from course leader(s) of equivalent course(s) at CityU and major leader and submit it, together with copy of the latest online grade display for previous academic qualification obtained, to the College Office at LI-6361 or via email Applications without your Home AU’s endorsement would not be processed. Acceptance of the student is at the discretion of HKUST, taking into account its quota availability and other relevant factors.
  2. Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programmes offered by CityU CLASS may participate voluntarily, on endorsement from their respective Home AU. Students in Year 2 or above with a minimum GPA at 2.5 or above at the time of application are eligible for this scheme. Final-year students are not advised to take part in this scheme in their final term of study.
  3. Students will be informed of the application result by HKUST via CityU CLASS.
  4. Students admitted to a course will be officially registered as regular student under a non-degree seeking program in HKUST and are required to participate fully in the course, which includes completion of coursework and examination, if applicable, according to the schedule of HKUST.
  5. The Host Institution will provide tuition fee and application fee waiver to students.

Course Registration, Examination and Grade Results

  1. Students should observe the rules and regulations prescribed by HKUST during course registration.
  2. CityU CLASS students could attend courses of up to NINE (9) credit units per student per semester at HKUST. Course(s) taken at HKUST will also be counted towards the study load at CityU.
  3. Students will be informed of course registration details and results by HKUST via CityU CLASS.
  4. CityU CLASS students are allowed to register HKUST courses on its Undergraduate Program & Course Catalog.
  5. Requests for withdrawal from a course should be submitted to HKUST AIS before the specified deadline. Late applications will normally not be entertained. No replacement of courses is allowed after withdrawal of the original course.
  6. Students are responsible to make sure that there are no time clashes in their class schedule.
  7. No make-up examination will be arranged if students admitted to a course and cannot sit for the examination. Students are advised to consider taking courses without an examination component.
  8. CityU CLASS students taking courses at HKUST should note that the course grades are to be assigned by HKUST, and the course grades will not be recorded on the transcripts issued by CityU, nor will they be included in the calculation of GPA for the CityU awards. The credits for courses with failed grade will not be transferred.
  9. Grades will be assigned to students at the end of a course, and a transcript will be sent to CityU CLASS for release to their students. To comply with the requirement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the consent of students for the release of their course results to CityU CLASS will be sought during the course application stage.

Credit Transfer

  1. CityU CLASS students can apply for credit transfer after completing the courses at HKUST. Students are required to fill in the credit transfer application form and seek the approval and signatures of Major Leader and Course Leader. Relevant Department’s stamp is also required. The application from will be provided after students successfully enrolled in the scheme.
  2. In order to facilitate Major Leader and Course Leader’s consideration of the credit transfer application, students should provide them with the transcript issued by HKUST and course syllabus/detailed information of the course(s) that students would like to apply for credit transfer.
  3. CityU CLASS students should submit the completed credit transfer application form to the College Office (LI-6361) on or before the specified deadline with Major Leader and Course Leader’s signatures and Department’s stamp. The final decision on credit transfer of any course(s) rests with the Department(s) concerned.
  4. The College Office will then forward the application form, together with a copy of the official transcript issued by HKUST to ARRO for the processing of credit transfer.

Academic Calendar and Examination at HKUST

  1. The teaching weeks and examination periods of academic year 2023/2024 are as follows:
  2. Teaching Period Examination Period
    Fall Term 1 September – 30 November 2023 7-19 December 2023
    Spring Term 31 January – 10 May 2024 17-29 May 2024
  3. Academic Calendar
  4. Examination timetable and related details normally will be released one month before the start of examination period.
  5. Study under this Scheme will not lead to a degree or other awards from HKUST. Upon completion of study, an academic report will be sent to the students via their Home Institution. Students may also apply for a transcript according to HKUST’s procedures.


Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies, HKUST

Room 4376 (Lifts 17-18), Academic Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3469 2071

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CityU

Room 6361, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3442 8201