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    Block Credit Transfer (BCT)

    Block Credit Transfer (BCT)

    Transfer credits awarded by means of Block Credit Transfer are known as block credits.
    Block credits are unspecified credits which may be counted towards the credit requirements of an OUHK programme. In an award of block credits, the successful applicant is also assigned a list of top-up courses. The applicant must complete all top-up courses assigned in the top-up list in order to use the awarded block credits for graduation.
    The number of top-up credits required to study is less than the normal requirements of a programme.
    An applicant is required to nominate one complete qualification in applying for Block Credit Transfer.
    The number of block credits awarded depends on the TCV of the qualification used in a Block Credit Transfer application.
    On the other hand, the number of top-up credits assigned depends on the relevancy between the applicant’s prior qualification used in the BCT application and the OUHK programme to be pursued. The more relevant between the two, the less top-up credits will be assigned, and vice-versa. Hence, an award of block credits does not imply an automatic reduction by that amount in the number of credits required for completion of the respective OUHK programme.
    Top-up Courses
    In a bachelor’s degree programme or sub-degree programme, the required Higher level courses must be included in the top-up list (in other words, no transfer at Higher level is allowed). Free-choice credits are NOT included in a top-up list (unless in some special cases).
    Successful cases may serve as precedents. Applicants are advised to consult the BCT precedents before submitting an application.


    Course Choice Advice

    Do not enrol for free-choice courses.
    Enrol for a course which is in the top-up list if a precedent is available.
    If no precedent is available, you are advised to register for required Higher level courses in a bachelor’s degree or sub-degree programme.
    Alternatively, you may apply via the Extended Scheme in case a precedent is not available; or, if you would like to have a top-up list before enrolling on any courses.
    Use with Other Transfer Credits
    Block credits cannot be used together with either general credits or specific credits.
    BCT Precedents
    Under the Block Credit Transfer scheme, the result of an application case may become a precedent which means that the result will be applicable to another applicant if the latter uses the same qualification in his/her BCT claim towards the same OUHK programme.
    You are advised to search the available precedents to check whether or not a precedent for the qualification already exists. If so, you may refer to the top-up list in that precedent when registering for courses.
    If there is a study period indicated in the precedent, it means that the available precedent is applicable only to that particular period of the qualification. If you hold the same qualification as in the precedent but with a different study period, the precedent will not apply to your case. Your application will be subject to a new assessment.
    You may refer to precedents relating to Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes from the page BCT Precedents Search.
    Precedents relating to OUHK Postgraduate Diplomas or Master's degree programmes are found in the page BCT Precedents for Postgraduate Diplomas and Master's degree programmes.
    Precedents relating to OUHK Associate degree programmes are found in the page BCT Precedents for Associate degree programmes.
    The BCT precedents published in the OUHK web page are listed for your reference only. Please note that the University may review BCT precedents from time to time and the University reserves the right to alter the BCT top-up requirements as and when deemed necessary. Furthermore, the University reserves the right to decide whether a precedent is applicable to a particular claimant depending on individual circumstances.

    Maintained by: Advanced Standing & Graduation Office ( regaso@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Jun 12, 2018

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