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Application for Internal Transfer

Internal Transfer of Studies within HKU Business School by Current Students


Only non-final year students may apply for transfer between programmes within HKU Business School, which, if approved, will take effect from the First Semester of the following academic year. Students shall seek advice from their Faculty Academic Adviser, Programme Director and/or Academic Adviser at the Academic Advising Office before making an application.


While programme transfer is discouraged, students who, after thorough consideration, wish to pursue another programme of the School may apply to transfer between programmes within the School. Please note, however, that programme transfer is not guaranteed as applications are subject to consideration and approval on an individual merit basis, as well as the availability of places. It is therefore not advisable for students to make any changes to their study plan under their current curriculum prior to the application for a programme transfer. For students who have been granted approval for their intra-Faculty programme transfer application, they are not normally allowed to switch back to their original programme or transfer to another programme within the School again during their entire period of study. 


Note: HKU Business School students who wish to transfer to programmes offered by another Faculty of the University and students of other Faculties who wish to transfer to the programmes offered by the School should visit the following website of the Academic Support and Examinations Section of the Registry for application details: ("Home" > "Internal Transfer of Studies") and submit their application through the Academic Services Office by e-mail.




Applicants’ previous public examination results prior to admission to the University, academic performance in the current curriculum at HKU, reasons for transfer of studies, and interview performance (if applicable) will be taken into consideration in evaluating the internal transfer application. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis.




The application procedure for internal transfer in academic year 2022-23 will be announced on this webpage in around April 2022. Please check out for the updated information nearer the time.

Application for internal transfer of studies by non-final year undergraduates for admission to another programme within the School in the First Semester of 2021-2022 is closed.


The application deadline is June 4, 2021 (Friday), Hong Kong Time.  Late application will NOT be accepted.


Each student can only submit one application for consideration and any duplicate application submitted to the School Office will not be processed. No interview will be required under normal circumstances. Applicants will be notified of the application result in around early August 2021.


Arrangements for courses taken before internal programme transfer


The University is reviewing the existing arrangements for internal programme transfer. Please check out for the updated information for programme transfer in academic year 2022-23 nearer the time in April 2022.


Advanced standing for programme transfer in academic year 2021-22


Upon successful transfer of studies, students will be informed of the details of application for advanced standing.


According to University policy, the maximum number of credits which may b    e transferred from a student’s previous degree curriculum shall NOT exceed half of the total credits required for the degree curriculum which he/she is transferring to (i.e. 120 credits for 4-year curriculum).  


In general, students should apply for advanced standing of all credits attained that are of relevance to the new curriculum, including courses to fulfill the UG5 requirements*, Faculty Core courses*, disciplinary core* / elective courses, and free electives (if applicable), except for students transferring to the BBA(Law)&LLB programme#.


While all approved credits of advanced standing will be counted towards the graduation requirements of the curriculum to which a student is being transferred, it should be noted that all grades of courses previously attained will NOT be included for GPA calculation and honours classification.


More instructions and guidelines on the application and arrangement concerning advanced standing will be given to successful applicants after announcement of the application results.


*If the courses concerned are required for the new degree curriculum, students MUST include those courses in the application for advanced standing credits under the condition that the number of credits does not exceed the limit as prescribed in the Regulation UG2 Advanced Standing (i.e. 120 credits for 4-year curriculum), unless otherwise instructed.)

#Students who have been approved to transfer to BBA(Law)&LLB can ONLY apply for advanced standing of courses under the UG5 requirements. Students can apply for exemption of required courses taken before the transfer and they are required to take an equivalent number of credits of disciplinary electives in lieu of the exempted courses (if any).


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Last updated: September 2021
**Information listed here is subject to review from time to time and may be changed without prior notice.