Credit Transfer

Transfer of credits may be granted to students in recognition of studies completed PRIOR TO ADMISSION to HKUST, provided that students’ prior study is disclosed in their applications for admission. Detailed information is available at

Application Procedure

Students who would like to apply for credit transfer on entry should follow the procedure below:

  1. Consult their School or major department for advice on the equivalent HKUST course to apply.
  2. Submit the following documents to Academic Registry no later than one month after the beginning of the student’s first regular term of study at HKUST:

    • Completed application form - Application for Credit Transfer on Entry (For 4Y Undergraduate Studies) – Form-GR20
    • Official transcript or examination certificate - a copy of finalized results and/or transcript notes from the authority/external institution; upon request students shall present the original or true copy of the documents submitted, particularly for those never been presented to the University (e.g Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office) ; AND
    • Course/subject information - subject syllabuses, course outline including class schedules with topics, assessment criteria and the number of contact hours (lecture/tutorials), and any other information relevant to the application; the information is important particularly for subjects/courses not in the Credit Transfer Course Equivalence Database

Only courses with a passing grade or above will be considered and applications with incomplete information or missing supporting documents will NOT be processed.

Credit Transfer Course Equivalence Database

  • The Credit Transfer Course Equivalence Database contains lists of course mappings with the general rule of credit conversion previously approved.
  • Students should use the Database as a reference only. 
  • The approved mapping of selected examinations and courses taken in selected local institutions and overseas institutions are available for students' reference.