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Progression and Graduation Requirements

Students are required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or above in order to proceed to the next term. A student will be given a warning if his/her cumulative GPA is 2.33 or above but below 2.67 (the level for graduation).


For graduation, students are required to complete a total of 10 courses amounting to 30 credits as specified in the programme curriculum.

The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for graduation will be 2.67 for the MIDE Programme.

Students fufill the graduation requirement with the minimum cumulative GPA will be awarded with a Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MIDE).

Intermediate Award

A student will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in International and Development Economics if he/she:

  1. passes at least 15 credits covering at least 3 of the 6 core courses;
  2. obtains a Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.33 or above among the above-mentioned 5 courses;
  3. does not continue in the Programme;
  4. normally completes at least 2 terms in the Programme; and

(There is no classification for an intermediate award.)

Remarks: Acceptance of an intermediate award implies an intention not to complete the final award.

Students are required to fulfill the minimum attendance requirement (if any) in every subject in MIDE programme. Otherwise, students will not be qualified to attend any final examinations. The student should retake the course and pay the additional tuition fees.