Academic Programmer

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme with The University of Edinburgh

About the Programme

The Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme collaborates with the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) to offer students an international undergraduate experience. UoE is one of the world’s top universities with consistently high rankings. Its entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts the highest quality students from across the globe, creating a unique and global study environment. 

Selected students will study at CityU for the first two years, and then complete a further two years of study at UoE. On successful completion of the 4th year at UoE, students will be awarded two separate bachelor's degrees: one conferred by CityU and one by UoE upon fulfilling the degree requirements stipulated by the respective universities.

You can read the programme guide here

Majors available at the University of Edinburgh

The programme allows you to enter into the 3rd year of the following majors:


  • Full-time normative four-year programme students majoring in Computing Mathematics

  • Completed at least 63 credit units by the end of second year at CityU. Completed credits must include courses specified by the College of Science and Department of Mathematics

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 or above

English Language Requirement

Applicants from City University of Hong Kong are exempted from this requirement. 

Study Plan

View the suggested study plan here

Tuition Fee

For information on UoE's tuition fees, please visit

International tuition fee for 2023 entry is GBP22,000 per year.


Cost of Living

Information on the cost of living in Edinburgh for a typical academic year can be found on


Scholarship from City University of Hong Kong

Dr Herman Hu Scholarships for Joint Degree Programmes (SFA ID: 1511)

Dr Herman Hu Shao-ming has set up a scholarship scheme in CityU to encourage and recognize outstanding undergraduates participating in the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programmes. There are two types of awards ranging from HK$150,000 to HK$300,000. Students will be invited to apply for the scholarship after being admitted to the University of Edinburgh.

Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh

Successfully enrolled students are eligible for a £3,000 scholarship per year from the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. 

Application for 2023 Entry

Application will open in January 2023.

Students should apply in their second year at CityU and shortlisted students will be invited for the selection interviews.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice of the University has been available. Please note that the Privacy Notice supplements the Personal Information Collection Statements for Programme Applicants and Students, and it may apply to students who are of regular, visiting, exchange or joint degree programs of CityU, coming from or going to study in European Countries.


For enquiries, please contact Ms Janice Lam of the College of Science at 3442 6175 or

More Information

The University of Edinburgh

School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh