The Extended Scheme is designed for non-students / applicants. Applicants who do not wish to enroll in a course prior to applying for advanced standing may apply via the Extended Scheme.
The three types of advanced standing, General Credit Transfer (GCT), Specific Credit Transfer (SCT) and Block Credit Transfer (BCT) are available under the Extended Scheme. Applications submitted via the Extended Scheme are processed in the same manner and subject to the same policies as applications submitted by other student claimants, save in the following two aspects:
(1) Validity period of advanced standing awards
Transfer credits awarded under the Extended Scheme are subject to a two-year validity period from the date of the release of application results. If the applicant registers for a credit-bearing course and becomes our student within the two-year validity period, the awarded transfer credits will be confirmed as permanent awards. Otherwise, the awarded transfer credits will be invalidated after the two-year validity period.
(2) Claim fees and partial refund
Applications submitted under the Extended Scheme are subject to a higher application fee which is 150% of the normal fees charged for a normal student claimant, but are entitled to a refund of one-third of the paid amount if the applicant registers for a credit-bearing course and becomes our student within the two-year validity period. After the refund, the application fee paid by the applicant is the same as that paid by a normal student claimant. The remaining portion of the paid application fee is non-refundable irrespective of the application result.
If you are interested in the Extended Scheme, you are required to:
- read carefully the Guide to Application for Advanced Standing and the Special Notes on the Extended Scheme for Advanced Standing;
- complete the application Form A-AP-EX in accordance with instructions;
- pay an application fee;
- submit required copies of certificates and transcripts in the manner as specified (refer to Section L5 of the Guide to Application for Advanced Standing;
- submit required syllabus information (refer to Section H3 of the Guide to Application for Advanced Standing.
The University may not be able to process an application if the required documentation and syllabus information are not available.
Current application fees for the Extended Scheme are valid up to 31 August 2023 are as follows:
HK$1,645 per application
HK$4,920 for an application of 1 to 3 courses, thereafter HK$1,645 for every 3 additional courses, i.e.HK$6,565 for an application of 4 to 6 courses and HK$8,210 for 7 to 9 courses, and so on.
HK$6,570 per application
The application fees for the Extended Scheme will be revised from 1 September 2023. The new fees are as follows:
HK$1,675 per application
HK$4,995 for an application of 1 to 3 courses, thereafter HK$1,675 for every 3 additional courses, i.e.HK$6,670 for an application of 4 to 6 courses and HK$8,345 for 7 to 9 courses, and so on.
HK$6,675 per application
Applicants are required to pay the new fees if the applications are received on or after 1 September 2023. For applications sent in by mail, the cut-off date will be determined in accordance with the postmark.
All paid application fees are non-refundable.