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 CityUHK 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 CityUHK 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 CityUHK. 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/iGCSE English Language grade 4/C 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 2023 entry is GBP32,000 per annum. Fees for 2024 entry is to be announced.

Cost of Living

The estimated living costs can be found here:


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 CityUHK 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 2024 Entry

Please submit the below materials to the College of Science Office (G5215, YEUNG) on or before 5:30pm, 31 October 2023.
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 CityUHK 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 CityUHK, 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: