Credit Transfer and Exemption
Taught Postgraduate

If you have completed previous postgraduate studies that are relevant to your chosen programme, you may be eligible for a credit transfer or subject exemption. Normally, no more than 50 per cent of the credits normally required for your academic award at PolyU can be transferred. For credits obtained from programmes within PolyU, no more than 67 per cent can normally be transferred.


Subject to an administrative fee, interested students can submit an application for a credit transfer or subject exemption to the relevant department/faculty, preferably before the commencement of the semester. The validity period for credits earned is normally eight years from the year of attainment, i.e. the year in which the subject was completed.


For new students admitted based on advanced academic qualifications, the department concerned may specify a credit requirement for completion less than that required for students admitted through normal entry.