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    Eligibility and Maximum Entitlement

    Eligibility and Maximum Entitlement


    Eligibility
     
    To be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer at OUHK, a qualification must be:
     
    1. at a level not lower than Level 4 in the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework or equivalent, if application is made towards an undergraduate degree or sub-degree programme, or
      at least at Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate level or equivalent, or be a higher degree at least at Master's degree level, if application is made towards an OUHK Postgraduate Diploma or Master's Degree programme; and
    2. obtained from a recognized institution which is accredited, with high standing in the home country and with an assessment arrangement which is up to internationally acceptable standard; and
    3. achieved by study and examination, qualifications obtained by means of exemption is not eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer.
    Professional examinations are not accepted for transfer towards OUHK postgraduate level programmes.
     
    Postgraduate Diplomas in Education (PGDEs) or equivalent qualifications, may only be used for transfer towards undergraduate programmes and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education.
     
    Research degrees may only be used for advanced standing applications towards OUHK Postgraduate Diplomas and Master's degree programmes with the exception of the Postgraduate Diplomas in Education.
     
    Total Credit Value (TCV)
     
    A qualification which is eligible for advanced standing is assigned a Total Credit Value (TCV).
     
    If the TCV of a qualification = 0, this means that the qualification is not eligible for any transfer credits. Applicants should not apply with such qualification(s).
     
    Lists of qualifications which have been assessed by the University are available for reference. If a qualification is not on the lists, it means that the qualification has not yet been assessed and therefore the TCV is not known yet.
     
    Applicants may check the TCV of a qualification from the page Total Credit Value (TCV) of Qualifications.
     
    Maximum Entitlement
     
    Each applicant is only allowed to accept transfer credits up to his/her maximum entitlement.
     
    The maximum entitlement of an applicant is determined by the TCV of his/her previous qualification(s). If more than one qualification is being held, the maximum entitlement will be determined in accordance with the highest TCV.
     
    An applicant’s maximum entitlement in a programme is subject to the maximum advanced standing allowed in an OUHK programme.
     
    The maximum advanced standing allowed under each category of OUHK programmes is as follows:
     
    Master’s Degree 
    30
    Postgraduate Diploma 
    20
    Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (160-credit)
    100
    Bachelor’s Degree (120-credit)
    80
    Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary)/(Secondary) (Pathway 1)
    100
    Bachelor of Education with Honours in Early Childhood Education (Leadership and Special Educational Needs)
    40
    Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
    20
    Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs)
    20
    Higher Diploma  
    50
    Associate Degree 
    40
    Diploma 
    30
    Certificate (30-credit)
    10
     

    Maintained by: Advanced Standing & Graduation Office ( regaso@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Oct 18, 2017



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