Students admitted to bachelor's degrees with a home major are eligible to apply for declaring a second major in accordance with the specified application periods and within the following stipulated periods of years of study:
|Catagory of Students||Period Permitted for Declaring a Second Major|
|Normative 4-year degree students||Within year 2* and year 3|
|Advanced Standing I students||Within year 1 and year 2|
|Advanced Standing II students||Within year 1|
* Year 1 students may submit applications in Round 2 to enable the second major to take effect from Year 2 if so approved.
Note: Applications for declaring a second major received outside the aforementioned periods of years of study will not be considered.
Students who have declared a second major can submit a request for dropping the second major, if they so wish, during the specified period for add/drop of a second major.
There are two rounds for adding/dropping a second major in each academic year, and the periods for 2020/21 are as follows:
Round Period for Add/Drop of a Second Major Announcement of Results (for adding a second major) Effective Term for ADD of a Second Major Effective Term for DROP of a Second Major 1 2 - 23 November 2020 From 8 January 2021 Semester B 2020/21 Semester A 2020/21 2 18 - 28 June 2021 From 16 July 2021 Semester A 2021/22 Summer Term 2021
Add of a Second Major
- Round 1 applications: CGPA at the end of Semester A 2020/21
- Round 2 applications: CGPA at the end of Summer Term 2021
(If the CGPA result is not yet available at the time of announcement of results, the approval of the second major application will be subject to the student's attainment of the minimum or specified CGPA requirement.)
|Item||Normative 4-year Degree||Advanced Standing I||Advanced Standing II|
|Maximum number of credit units permitted (inclusive of credit units earned from any previous major)#||144 credit units||114 credit units||84 credit units|
|Maximum period of study (inclusive of any change of majors, periods of leave of absence and suspension of studies)##||8 years||6 years||5 years|
# Students who cannot complete their second major within the stipulated maximum credit limit permitted may still continue to pursue the double major on the condition that any extra credit units exceeding the limit are paid on a self-financing basis. Please refer to the section "Payment of Self-financed Tuition Fee" for details.
## The maximum period of study for degrees with a normal study duration longer than 4 years shall be stipulated by the cognizant academic units.
Payment of Self-financed Tuition Fee
|Degree and home major requirement:||93 credit units|
|Second major:||45 credit units|
|Free electives:||12 credit units|
|Total:||150 credit units (vs maximum credit limit of 144 – the six extra credit units should be paid on a self-financing basis. For details on Fees and Charges, please refer to the Finance Office website.)|
|Degree and revised home major requirement (including unused credit units from the original home major):||150 credit units (special approval for exceeding the maximum credit limit has been granted)|
|Second major:||45 credit units|
|Total:||195 credit units (vs maximum credit limit of 144 – the 51 extra credit units should be paid on a self-financing basis.)|