HKU-Sciences Po Undergraduate Dual Degree
HKU+Geneva (BSocSc + MA)
HKU-University of California, UC Berkeley
Successful study on this four year dual degree programme will give you two Bachelor’s degrees from two highly respected international universities – one from Europe – Sciences Po – and one from Asia – The University of Hong Kong (HKU). You will spend the first two years in France and the third and fourth years in Hong Kong. You will join a truly international cohort of students, as you complete your studies together across those four years.
- Get two degrees in four years from two leading international universities.
- Capitalise on the strengths of two world-class universities: Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences (Top 4 worldwide in Politics and International Studies, 2018 QS ranking by subject) and the University of Hong Kong, one of Asia’s leading international universities and the 3rd most international university in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017-2019).
- French is not required as students can choose to study entirely in English, or French, or a combination of both languages. Sciences Po is the excellent destination for students who are not French speakers, but are interested in studying abroad in France.
Beyond Your Study
- Enhance your career prospects further with multinational companies.
- Understand and build bridges between Asia and Europe
- Join one of the most international student cohorts in the world.
- Benefit from HKU’s virtually full employment (Nearly 100% for 12 consecutive years) as you are eligible to work in Hong Kong after graduation. If you stay in Hong Kong for 7 years, you are then eligible for Permanent Residency without having to give up your home nationality.
France & Hong Kong
- Explore Sciences Po’s multicultural campuses in France. The Sciences Po campuses in Reims, Menton and Le Havre are home to a tight-knit student community hailing from every part of the world. They all feature a vibrant cultural and social student life.
- Experience Hong Kong, breathe in the city. Hong Kong is ranked the 8th best student cities in the world (QS 2016) and came 2nd in terms of world competitiveness (The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2018).
For details, please visit HKU-Sciences Po Dual Degree Programme
In collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva (Geneva), the Faculty offers a concurrent degree “Bachelor of Social Sciences + Master of Arts (Anthropology and Sociology or International Economics or International History or International Law or International Relations/Political Science or International and Development Studies)” to Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) students. BSocSc students will complete 3 years of study at HKU and apply to Geneva for admission to one of their designated MA programmes.
On admission, students will complete their HKU 4th year of study in Geneva taking graduate-level courses at the Graduate Institute, the credits for which will be transferred back to HKU. After successfully completing their 4thyear of study in Geneva, students may obtain the Bachelor degree of Social Sciences (Bachelor of Social Sciences) from HKU and stay on for an additional year to obtain an MA degree from Geneva. The learning experience at the Graduate Institute, which will include an optional internship in one of the 40 international organisations based in Geneva, can facilitate graduates to pursue careers in one of these organisations such as various UN Offices, WTO, and organisations in labor, telecommunications, human rights, HIV/AIDS etc.
The admission criteria are as follows:
- Students in their third year of study in the 2020/2021 academic year. Please note that students should have completed at least 180 credits at HKU including the Capstone project and have fulfilled the Social Innovation requirement as well as UG5 of the Regulation for First Degree Curricula by the end of Year III.
- The cGPA should be 3.5 or above.
(Students with a lower cGPA would also be considered based on other achievements, and academic performance in courses related to the applied discipline.)
Moreover, the following MA programmes would have special entry requirements:
MA in Economics: GRE test score
MA in International Law: Basic knowledge in law
Students who are interested in applying for this dual degree should submit the application together with the following documents usually by October 28, 2021:
- Letter of motivation describing why you wish to join the programme (a maximum of 800 words);
- Academic transcript; and
- Two Academic References
Please note that the quota for this dual degree is a maximum of 3. Students with a non-French background will be requested to undertake French classes during their studies at Geneva. Yet, French proficiency level is not an admission requirement for the master programmes.
Students will be invited for interview. Results will be announced in mid-December. All successful candidates will be required to complete an online application with an application fee of CHF100 (approx. HK$800) made payable to Geneva through their online payment system (i.e. Paypal) at the time of submitting the online application form.
Further information on the 5-year concurrent programme can be viewed at https://graduateinstitute.ch/programmes/partner-programmes/5-year-concurrent-bama-programme.
A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.
Should you have any questions and need further information, please feel free to contact the Faculty of Social Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher and Student’s Sharing
Professor Jussi Hanhimäki
Mr Lee Chi Him
Miss Hung Yasmine Yun Yin
Miss Mak Lai Man
“2+2” Dual Bachelor Degree: HKU – University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Successful study on the four-year dual degree programme will give students two Bachelor’s degrees from two highly respected international universities – one from U.S.A. – UC Berkeley – and one from Asia – The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Students will spend the first two years at HKU and the third and fourth years at UC Berkeley. Students will complete much of the compulsory courses of the major at HKU and they will have some credits of disciplinary electives to complete and to pursue a second major or minor, or free electives at UC Berkeley. Credits gained overseas will be transferred towards the student’s HKU degree. Students will earn a Bachelor of Social Sciences from HKU, and a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley.
Details on the curriculum can be obtained at http://hku.berkeley.edu/