College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme

Information for CityU CLASS students taking courses offered by HKUST

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

Application Procedures and Details

  1. CityU CLASS students are required to fill in an application form and submit it, together with a photocopy of your academic transcript(s) for previous academic qualification obtained, to your Home Academic Unit (AU) for endorsement. 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.
  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 IPO 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 with assessments other than final examination.
  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.

Academic Calendar and Examination at HKUST

  1. The teaching weeks and examination periods (provisional) of academic year 2022/2023 are as follows:
  2. Teaching Period Examination Period
    Fall Term 1 September – 30 November 2022 7-19 December 2022
    Spring Term 3 February – 9 May 2023 16-29 May 2023
  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.


Interdisciplinary Programs Office, 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