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Note: The following information is provided for reference only and may be subject to change from time to time without prior notice.

 

Double-Degree Programmes

1. What are the durations of the double degree programmes?

2. What will be the composition fees for the additional year?

3. What are the requirements for entering into the fifth year of the double-degree programmes?

Second Major or Minor Declaration

4. Can I have a second major or minor within or outside the Faculty? What are the possible choices and how should I apply?

Outside-classroom Learning Opportunities

5. What is the chance of going on exchange? How can I apply for the exchange?

6. What is the chance of getting internship? How can I apply for the internship?

Residential Hall

7. What is the chance of living in a residential hall? How can I apply for the residence?

Financial Assistance

8. Is there any financial assistance available other than scholarships?


1. What are the durations of the double degree programmes?
 

BBA(Law)&LLB: integrated programme for 5 years

BBA(IS): 4 years; BEng(CS): 1 year (total 5 years)

2. What will be the composition fees for the additional year?

Government funding only supports the first four years of undergraduate studies and the additional year of these programmes are operated on a self-financing basis. The fees for the additional year are therefore slightly higher than the usual undergraduate fees. The current composition fees for undertaking the fifth year of BBA(Law)&LLB and BEng(CS) in academic year 2019-20 are HKD85,000 and HKD68,000 per year respectively for local students, and HKD164,000 and HKD146,000 per year respectively for non-local students, which are subject to review and adjustment from year to year.


3. What are the requirements for entering into the fifth year of the double-degree programmes?
 

For the BBA(IS) programme, there will not be any additional requirements for admission to the second degree other than satisfactory completion of the first degree.  Students will be asked to submit the application form for their second degree once they have fulfilled the requirements of the first degree.

For the BBA(Law)&LLB programme, students are required to decide whether they will opt out of the LLB degree before the end of the second year of study.



4. Can I have a second major or minor within or outside the Faculty? What are the possible choices and how should I apply?
 

Students may declare their second major or minor within or outside the Faculty as permitted by the respective curriculum and syllabuses. Please visit the Academic Advising Office’s website for the list of possible choices of a second major or minor since the list is too long to be included here.


5. What is the chance of going on exchange? How can I apply for the exchange?

A GPA of 3.0 is generally considered as a competitive academic result for consideration for exchange study.

Application period is normally around January each year. Written representation or personal statement will be needed and optional interviews might be held for the purpose of selection.


In 2018-19, more than 400 students have represented our Faculty as out-going exchange students through the Faculty Student Exchange Programme or the University’s Worldwide Exchange Programme.

Please check out the following webpages for more details of the various opportunities available to FBE undergraduate students:

Faculty Student Exchange Programme:
https://www.fbe.hku.hk/ug/enrichment/overseas-learning-experience/outgoing-exchange

HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme:
https://aal.hku.hk/studyabroad/avail_program.php?id=1&type=outgoing


6. What is the chance of getting internship? How can I apply for the internship?

Our Faculty will inform students of internship opportunities by email. Students are advised to check their emails regularly for openings of internship. Students may also visit the Faculty website for a list of openings.


In addition, students may attend various recruitment talks and visit placement section organized by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) for internship opportunities.

7. What is the chance of living in a residential hall? How can I apply for the residence?

Hall residence is open for application in summer before each academic year starts. The selection criteria vary from hall to hall. Different weighting will be put on various factors like hall interview performance or talent in extra-curricular activities, depending on individual hall’s policy.


Renewal of residential hall membership is also subject to individual hall’s policy.

For further details, please visit CEDARS’s website.

8. Is there any financial assistance available other than scholarships?

Financial assistance is available to local full-time undergraduate students:
 

From the HKSAR government:

The Tertiary Student Finance Scheme is a mean-test scheme for students who need financial assistance. The Non-mean-tested Loan Scheme is open to all full-time tertiary students who do not wish to rely on family support or who have difficulties in applying for the means-tested TSFS. More details are available on CEDARS’s website
 

From the University:

There are a number of bursaries and interest-free loans managed by the University to assist students with financial hardship. These awards are allocated to on the basis of their financial needs. Students anticipating difficulties in balancing their budget should submit application to CEDARS via HKU Portal, the University’s online information system in September after the academic year start. Please click here to explore the financial assistance options available to local full-time undergraduates.