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Guidance for Lingnan Research Postgraduate Students on Course Taking

 

List of RPg courses offered by Lingnan University for Term 1, 2020-21

 

Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme

 

To enhance the opportunities for research postgraduate students to have access to courses and expertise at sister institutions in Hong Kong, the eight institutions (viz. City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Education University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Lingnan University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) that are offering research postgraduate programmes entered an agreement to set up mechanisms enabling research postgraduate students to enrol in courses offered by other sister institutions. Please click to see Highlights of the Agreement on Collaboration of Research Postgraduate Programmes.

 

 

 

Course Enrolment Details of Term 1, 2020-21:

 

Institution (Click to visit website) Information available on Application deadline Term begins on
City University of Hong Kong 3 August 2020 21 August 2020 31 August 2020
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 30 July 2020 17 August 2020 7 September 2020
Hong Kong Baptist University 31 July 2020 21 August 2020 7 September 2020
The Education University of Hong Kong 17 August 2020 2 September 2020 7 September 2020
The University of Hong Kong 31 July 2020 21 August 2020 1 September 2020
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 13 August 2020 31 August 2020 7 September 2020
Lingnan University 31 July 2020 31 August 2020* 7 September 2020
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 28 July 2020 31 August 2020 7 September 2020

* The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 7 August 2020 to 14 September 2020.

 

 

 

For Lingnan Research Postgraduate Students

 

Before applying, please read the Guidance for Lingnan Research Postgraduate Students on Course Taking.

 

For students in Arts and Social Sciences Faculties: The maximum load for course taking is three courses per term, inclusive of all courses offered by Lingnan (including the mandatory course "RSSC510 Postgraduate Seminar" for Social Sciences students and the required course "RWTS510 Academic Writing and Research Methodology across Disciplines" for all new students) and other institutions.

 

For first year students in Business and Social Sciences Faculties: Students are required to complete respectively the mandatory "RBUS510 Research Methods in Business" and "RSSC510 Postgraduate Seminar" courses specifically designed for them. Existing students may also be invited to attend the courses. Enrolment in these two courses will be arranged for them in Term 1. Therefore, students concerned need not apply for enrolment in these two courses.

 

All new students are required to complete the course, "RWTS510 Academic Writing and Research Methodology across Disciplines" and they will be automatically enrolled into the course in Term 1. Students admitted in 2015-16 and before may take the course as an elective course.

 

 

(a) To Take/Audit Courses Offered by Lingnan University

 

1. Lingnan students can apply for enrolment/auditing in taught courses offered under Lingnan’s taught postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
2. Brief descriptions of Lingnan courses can be accessed here.
3. To apply, students should:
 
  • fill in an internal Lingnan application form,
  • provide appropriate document(s) to support the application if the course(s) applied for have pre-requisite requirement(s),
  • have sought the endorsements from their Supervisor and Head of Department in Sections II & III respectively, and
  • submit the completed form with supporting document(s), if any, to the School of Graduate Studies via email (sgs@LN.edu.hk) or in person on or before the application deadline of the course(s) applied for.
4. Students will be notified of their application results via email.

 

 

 

(b) To Enrol in Courses Offered by Other Sister Institutions

 

1. Lingnan students can apply for enrolment in taught courses offered by the other seven sister institutions. Under the scheme, students should only take courses of direct relevance to their studies. Please visit the website of individual institution for relevant information including the list of courses available by clicking on the name of institutions in the table above.
2. Students admitted to study at a sister institution will be officially registered for the courses at the host institution, and are required to participate fully in the course, including completion of coursework and writing of the examinations. The course grades attained will be shown on Lingnan's transcripts.
3. To apply, students should:
 
  • fill in the Application Form for Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students,
  • provide appropriate document(s) to support the application if the course(s) applied for have pre-requisite requirement(s),
  • check from the website of the course offering institution for application details and provide supporting document(s) to meet their specific requirements,
  • have sought the endorsements from their Supervisor and Head of Department in Section IV, and
  • submit the completed form with supporting document(s), if any, to the School of Graduate Studies via email (sgs@LN.edu.hk) or in person at least three working days before the application deadlines of the course-offering institutions specified in the table above.
4. Students will be notified of their application results by the course offering institution directly via email.
5. After successfully enroled in the courses, if students would like to drop the courses subsequently, the requests should be submitted via the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University during the add/drop period stipulated by the offering institutions.

 

 

 

For Research Postgraduate Students of Other Sister Institutions to Enrol in Courses Offered by Lingnan University

 

1. Students can apply for enrolment in taught courses offered by Lingnan as shown in the List of RPg courses offered by Lingnan University for Term 1, 2020-21 (last updated: 14 August 2020).
2. Brief descriptions of Lingnan courses can be accessed here.
3. To apply, students should:
 
  • fill in the Application Form for Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment for Research Postgraduate Students,
  • provide appropriate document(s) to support the application if the course(s) applied for have pre-requisite requirement(s), and
  • submit the completed application form and supporting document(s), if any, to Lingnan's School of Graduate Studies on or before 31 August 2020* via the coordinating office of the home institution. [* The application deadline is applicable to most courses. Some courses have deadlines ranging from 7 August 2020 to 14 September 2020.]
4. Students will be notified of their application results by email.

 

 

 

Important Dates of Term 1, 2020-21 of Lingnan University (Applicable to most courses)

 

31 August 2020 Application deadline for cross-institutional course enrolment to reach Lingnan University
7 September 2020 Term 1 classes begin
4 December 2020 Term 1 classes end
10-22 December 2020 Examination period for Term 1
 

 

Enquiries

 

Telephone: 2616 8720
Email : sgs@LN.edu.hk
Address:

School of Graduate Studies

Room 03, UG/F, Lau Chung Him Building

Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road

Tuen Mun

New Territories, Hong Kong