Academic Programmer

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme with The University of Manchester

    About the Programme 

    The Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme collaborates with the Department of Chemistry at The University of Manchester (UoM) to offer students an international undergraduate experience. UoM is one of the 24 famous Russell Group’s universities in the United Kingdom and has always been at the frontline of chemistry. There have been nine Chemistry Nobel Prize winners at UoM. Many Royal Society of Chemistry medalists are presently on its staff.

    UoM’s Chemistry is one of the largest chemistry departments in the United Kingdom. The Department is home to about 680 undergraduate students, 250 research postgraduate students and 120 postdoctoral researchers with a diverse student community. The teaching at UoM is delivered by a mixture of traditional lectures, small group tutorials, laboratory sessions, group works, individual research projects, computer-based tuition and workshops.

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

    Major available at The University of Manchester

    The programme allows you to enter into the 2nd year of the following 3-year major:


    • Full-time normative four-year programme students majoring in Chemistry
    • Completed at least 64 credit units by the end of second year at CityU. Completed credits must include courses specified by the College of Science and Department of Chemistry
    • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 or above
    • Fulfill one of the following minimum English language requirements:
      • GCSE English Language grade C (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or;
      • IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component or;
      • TOEFL - minimum 90 with no subscore below 20 (internet-based).
    Study Plan

    View the suggested study plan here

    Tuition Fee

    For information on The University of Manchester’s tuition fees, please visit:

    International tuition fee band for 2022 entry is GBP24,500 per year (Laboratory - science and engineering degrees). Fees for 2023 entry is to be announced.


    Cost of Living

    The estimated living costs 2022/23 for undergraduate student is GBP11,055 per year. For details, you may refer to


    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 Manchester.

    Application for 2023 Entry

    Please submit the below materials to the College of Science Office on or before 5:30pm, 31 October 2022.
    1)    Completed application form 
    2)    Copy of your high school transcript(s) and HKDSE result (if applicable)
    3)    A copy of your most recent grade display from AIMS; and 
    4)    A copy of a valid English test proof. (If you have not taken any English test yet, you can write down the intended date of exam)

    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 Manchester

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Manchester