Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment
(Semester 2, 2017-18)


Last update: 07 December 2017

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

8 January 2018*

15 January 2018

15 December 2017

Hong Kong Baptist University

8 January 2018

15 January 2018

12 December 2017

Lingnan University

11 January 2018**

18 January 2018

11 December 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

15 December 2017

8 January 2018

22 November 2017

The Education University of Hong Kong

20 December 2017

2 January 2018

23 November 2017

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

25 January 2018

1 February 2018

9 January 2018

The University of Hong Kong

2 January 2018

15 January 2018

1 December 2017

* 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, 2017-18 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 29 December 2017. 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 Research Office at Room Z404, 4/F, Block Z, 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., 15-27 January 2018 for Semester 2, 2017-18.
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 Research Office 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, 2017-18 of PolyU

29 December 2017

Application deadline for cross-institutional course/subject enrolment

15 January 2018

Semester 2 of academic year 2017-18 commences

21 April 2018

Semester 2 classes end

27 April íV 14 May 2018

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, 2017-18 will be announced in March 2018. Special notification may also be sent to the email accounts provided by students at the time of their application.



5. Application Form for taking PolyU subjects

Please click here to download the form.



6. Enquiries

Research Office

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

Telephone: (852) 3400 3635