The assessment period for the first semester of the academic year 2017-2018 will be started from December 1 to 23, 2017.

1. Absent from Examination

If you are absent from the examination, the Examination Office will send an email notification to your HKU email account, and you are reminded to take the appropriate action as follows:

a) Absence due to illness
A letter (NOT an email) should be sent to the Examinations Secretary to set out your case immediately.  Please complete the "Form of Medical Certificate" (downloadable from the Examinations Office website at http://www.exam.hku.hk/) and send it to the Director of the University Health Service within 2 days after your course examination date.

b) Absence due to non-medical reason
A completed application form with justification should be sent to the Examinations Secretary within 2 days after your course examination date.  The application form can be obtained from the Examinations Office by email at exam@hku.hk or in person at Room 10-26, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong..

This is a formal notice from the Faculty Office, we WILL NOT issue any follow-up letters to students regarding the above arrangement.  The Faculty Office will inform you the make-up arrangement, if any, when the final decision is reached by the Board of Examiners.

2. Release of Examination Results and Deadline of Checking Assessment Results

In accordance with the regulations of taught postgraduate degree programmes in the Faculty, a list of candidates, who have successfully completed all the degree requirements, will be posted on the Faculty notice board on 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower and the Faculty website at http://www.socsc.hku.hk/passlist/pg for the period of two weeks from January 18, 2018 (3:00pm).  Individual assessment results of each course for the First Semester of Academic Year 2017-2018 for respective curricula will also be available at the HKU Portal on the same date by following the steps below:

Click “Self Service” → “Enrollment” → “View My Grades”

Assessment results are determined after careful deliberation by the relevant Boards of Examiners and they are final.  However, students may submit an application for checking the assessment results if they have sufficient reason to believe that there is procedural irregularity/technical error in the determination of the assessment results.  Please refer to the Registry’s guidelines concerning the Procedures for Checking of Assessment Results of Taught Courses (document 111/511 amended) which is available on the website of the Examinations Office.  Students should submit the completed application form (document SS55/511 amended) together with the proof of payment of the application fee (HK$200 for each assessment result to be checked) to the Faculty Office no later than two weeks after the publication of the course’s final assessment result as determined by the relevant Boards of Examiners  (i.e. January 31, 2018).  Should there be any procedural irregularity/technical error in the determination of a particular result and the assessment result in question is revised as a consequence, the application fee for checking that particular result will be refunded to the student.

Students under deregistration status will not be able to view the results unless they have settled the outstanding payment.  For formal certification of examination results, please apply for an official transcript from the Academic Support and Examinations Section of the Registry.


Updated: January 2, 2018