Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment
(Semester 2, 2018-19)


Last update: 26 November 2018

The Heads of University Committee (HUCOM) has endorsed a report on collaboration among postgraduate programmes of the UGC-funded institutions. It has been agreed that opportunities for research postgraduate students to have access to subjects at other UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong be enhanced. Eight local institutions offering research postgraduate programmes have agreed that their research postgraduate students may enrol on postgraduate subjects at other UGC-funded institutions. The scheme for collaboration commenced in September 2003.

The participating institutions are :
Institutions Application Deadline Semester Start Date Information Available From
City University of Hong Kong

7 January 2019*

14 January 2019

14 December 2018

Hong Kong Baptist University

11 January 2019

14 January 2019

10 December 2018

Lingnan University

11 January 2019**

18 January 2019

11 December 2018

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

14 December 2018

7 January 2019

26 November 2018

The Education University of Hong Kong

14 December 2018

2 January 2019

26 November 2018

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

23 January 2019

30 January 2019

8 January 2019

The University of Hong Kong

2 January 2019

14 January 2019

1 December 2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

28 December 2018

14 January 2019

15 December 2018

* Applications for subjects offered by the City University of Hong Kong should be submitted together with copies of transcript(s). Late applications should be submitted with the written approvals (email approvals are also accepted) from the course examiner and the Head of the course offering department, otherwise, the applications will NOT be processed.

** This application deadline applies to most courses. Some taught postgraduate courses may have earlier deadlines.

1. Information for Research Students of Other UGC-funded Institutions Taking PolyU Subjects
2. Postgraduate Subjects Offered by PolyU
3. Important Dates of Semester 2, 2018-19 of PolyU
4. Final Examination
5. Application Form for taking PolyU subjects
6. Enquiries



1. Information for Research Students of Other UGC-funded Institutions Taking PolyU Subjects

Registered research postgraduate students of the UGC-funded institutions are eligible to apply for enrolment.
A student should study the relevant information in relation to the collaboration scheme and academic regulations of PolyU. He/she may only apply to attend the listed subjects that are directly relevant to his/her field of study.
An applicant should submit the application form 'Application for Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students' to the coordinating office (Graduate School, Academic Registry or Research Office) of his/her home institution for onward dispatch to the Research Office of PolyU by 28 December 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
The student will be notified of the application result via email directly by PolyU normally before classes commence. Acceptance of students is at our discretion and is subject to availability, student quotas and other factors pertinent to the subjects.
Students approved to study PolyU subjects will be officially registered for the subjects and are required to participate fully in the subjects, including completing the coursework and examinations.
No PolyU student ID card but an official letter will be issued to students for identification purpose. Students are requested to use their Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) library card to access our library and they are not allowed to use the facilities of our University other than those directly associated with their subjects. Moreover, students may collect a "Catering Outlet User Card" from the Academic Secretariat Service Centre at Room M101, Li Ka Shing Tower, for patronizing PolyU catering outlets in this semester.
Grades (A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D or F) will be assigned to students on completing the subjects, and a transcript will be sent to the student's home institution.
The decision as to how the grades should be used is at the sole discretion of the home institution.
Students may drop a registered subject within two weeks after the beginning of a semester, i.e., 14 -26 January 2019 for Semester 2, 2018-19.
After the add/drop period, requests to withdraw from subjects will not be considered unless the withdrawal is due to extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the students. Students requesting to withdraw from subjects after the add/drop period will be required to provide PolyU with full justification for making the application. The request should be submitted to PolyU via the student’s home institution. The Academic Secretariat of PolyU will process the subject withdrawal request. Once approval is given, a Grade ‘W’ is recorded as the grade for the withdrawn subject.
Applications to audit postgraduate subjects at PolyU under this scheme will not be accepted.
Students from other UGC-funded institutions who have enrolled in postgraduate subjects offered by PolyU are subject to all of the prevailing academic regulations governing postgraduate studies of the University. This will not lead to a degree or other awards from PolyU. Students should familiarise themselves with these academic regulations. For details, please refer to the Academic Regulations Governing Enrolment in PolyU Subjects by Students of other UGC-funded Institutions.

(Note: 'Home' institution refers to the institution where a student is taking his/her research postgraduate programme.)




2. Postgraduate Subjects Offered by PolyU

Please click here to view the subject information and timetable.




3. Important Dates of Semester 2, 2018-19 of PolyU

28 December 2018

Application deadline for cross-institutional course/subject enrolment

14 January 2019

Semester 2 of academic year 2018-19 commences

18 April 2019

Semester 2 classes end

26 April íV 14 May 2019

Examination period for Semester 2

The above dates may vary due to special arrangements for certain postgraduate subjects. Please refer to the relevant information specific to those subjects.



4. Final Examination

The final examination timetable of Semester 2, 2018-19 will be announced via the eStudent platform of PolyU in early March 2019.



5. Application Form for taking PolyU subjects

Please click here to download the form.



6. Enquiries

Enquiries specific to applications for taking PolyU subjects

Research Office

Room Z404
4/F, Block Z
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Telephone: (852) 3400 3635

Enquiries on matters other than applications for taking PolyU subjects

Academic Secretariat

The Academic Secretariat Service Centre
Room M101, Li Ka Shing Tower,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Kowloon

Telephone: (852) 2333 0600