Credit Transfer & Exemptions

If you previously studied at another university, polytechnic or other post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for credit transfer or for exemption from some course or program requirements.

Credit transfers and exemptions are also available if you study at an appropriate level elsewhere while you are a student at HKUST, for example, on an exchange program.

A course-credit transfer may be awarded if you complete a course that is recognized as equivalent to a specific course in the HKUST Course Catalog.

For other courses that the University recognizes, you may get a credit-only transfer or an exemption from some course or program requirements without a credit transfer.

Minimum Credit Requirements

To graduate with a 4-year bachelor’s degree from HKUST, you must complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the University, and obtain a minimum 60 HKUST course credits.

The minimum number of HKUST credits required for graduation from a major, minor, or the University Common Core may also be specified.

Transfer credits granted will not be included in the calculation of your grade averages unless prior arrangements have been made.

Applications

Applications for credit transfer or exemptions based on prior studies must be submitted no later than one month after the start of your first regular term at HKUST.

Applications for credit transfer or exemptions based on studies elsewhere while you are a student at HKUST must be submitted no later than one month after your return to study at HKUST.