Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students

To enhance the opportunities for postgraduate students to have access to courses and expertise at sister universities in Hong Kong, the eight UGC-funded universities (CityU, CUHK, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU, HKUST, LU and PolyU) have entered into a collaboration scheme of sharing research postgraduate courses of participating universities. Interested students please read the following information carefully and submit applications for course enrolment according to the procedures and deadlines specified by each of the participating universities.



Postgraduate students of research programmes from CityU, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU, HKUST, LU and PolyU who want to enrol in CUHK courses


2022-23, Term 2


The second teaching term 2022-23 of CUHK will start on 9 January 2023. Please note the following information:



Select CUHK course(s) from the List of Courses offered by CUHK (2022-23, Term 2). Check the teaching timetable for details of date/time/venue. Please note that the date/time/venue are subject to change. If your application is accepted, please check the timetable again before classes commence.

2. Download and complete Sections I, II and III of the Application Form for Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students and submit it to the responsible office of your home institution by the deadline announced by your home institution. It should reach the Graduate School of CUHK via your home institution by 21 December 2022. Normally, late applications will not be accepted.

You will be informed of the application result by 4 January 2023 by e-mail the latest.

4. You are only allowed to add/drop any subjects within the first two weeks of commencement of each term, i.e. 9 – 23 January 2023 for 2022-23, Term 2.


Important message:


In view of the stabilizing situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the default mode of delivery of teaching and learning in the upcoming Term 2 of 2022-23 will continue to be in person and on campus for all undergraduate and research postgraduate students.




CUHK postgraduate students of research programmes who want to enrol in courses offered by other participating universities 


Application procedures: 


Visit websites of the universities concerned for detailed information:


2022-23, Term 2


  Institutions Information available from          
Application deadline
  The Education University of Hong Kong To be confirmed   
To be confirmed
  City University of Hong Kong 5 December 2022  28 December 2022
  Hong Kong Baptist University 1 December 2022 2 January 2023
  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 16 December 2022 30 December 2022
  The University of Hong Kong 1 December 2022  
3 January 2023
  Lingnan University 5 December 2022  

6 January 2023 (The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 16 December 2022 to 20 January 2023)


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

(Students wishing to take courses offered by HKUST under the Scheme should fill in an e-form first.)

3 January 2023 27 January 2023

Download and complete Sections I, II, and III of the Application Form for Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students.

3. Download the Approval Form for Cross-institutional Course Enrolment (one form for one university you wish to attend) and complete Sections A and B. You will also need to obtain approval from your Supervisor and Division Head (Section C).
4. Submit the application form AND the approval form to the Graduate School (7th Floor, Yasumoto International Academic Park) at least THREE working days before the deadline set by the university you wish to attend as specified above. Late applications will not be accepted.
5. The host university will inform you of the application results.


Course and unit exemptions:

After completion of the course(s), you will receive an academic report for the course(s) from the university attended. If you wish to apply for course and unit exemption based on the course(s) completed, please pay the prescribed application fee and submit the application form for course and unit exemption together with relevant documents to your Division Head for endorsement, and then to the Graduate School for approval.



Updated on 7 December, 2022