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Honours College Certificate Programme

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2020/2021 and after)

Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree could be admitted to the Honours Programme through three different ways:

Admission ChannelWHO can apply?HOW to apply?WHEN to apply?
Direct

Admission

Incoming first-year students who are offered any of the following scholarship awards are eligible for application of expedited admission to the Honours College, and will be admitted upon passing the screening interview*.

  • UM Grand Lotus Scholarship (by Principals’ Recommended Admission)
  • UM Golden Lotus Scholarship (by Principals’ Recommended Admission & Admission Examination channels)
  • UM Full Scholarship for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan students
  • UM Full Scholarship for International Students
  • Any other scholarships subject to the University’s decision

*Screening interview will be conducted by the Honours College at the beginning of the academic year. 

Students have to return the “Statement of Acceptance to Join the Honours College” to UM Registry as per the announced deadline. Not Applicable
Open

Application

Students who completed no more than 2 semesters (4 semesters for 5-year degree programme) could be admitted through application.

  • A minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA (Scale Average 15 for Faculty of Law) is required at the time of application and admission.
Qualified students could submit application through the online application system with the following document:-

  1. Comprehensive personal Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal statement addressing your reason in pursuing the Honours Programme and your leadership potential [300 word limit written in English]
  3. Diplomas/certificates of participation in extra-curricular activities and community service [Optional]
  4. Certificates/records of honours & awards obtained [Optional]

Applicants will be assessed based on their academic and extracurricular documents submitted with the application, and by interview if needed.

 

Application period

To be announced

 

Recommended Admission
Students who completed no more than 2 semesters (4 semesters for 5-year degree programme), who have demonstrated strong leadership potential, stronger participation in services and/or special talents in areas such as arts, sports, language, music, literature can be admitted by recommendation of Masters of RCs and Dean of Students.

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Scale Average 14 for Faculty of Law) is required at the time of recommendation and admission
  • For students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students, maintain residency on RC except during study abroad period.
Each RC Master and the Dean of Students could recommend two students per year into the Honours Programme. Interested students may pay attention to the application announcement.

Qualified students could submit application through the online application system with the following document:-

  1. Comprehensive personal Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal statement addressing your reason in pursuing the Honours Programme and your leadership potential [300 word limit written in English]

*Students who applied through Recommended Admission channel can also apply through Open Application at the same academic year in case they are not selected successfully in Recommended Admission.

Application period

To be announced