Why HKU-UBC Sauder

HKU is the best university in Hong Kong, a preferred choice for talented students in the region. Located in a tech hub with a thriving digital economy, UBC Sauder of the University of British Columbia is a world-leading research institution and was ranked first for business and economics in Canada . In this programme, you will spend your first and fourth years in Hong Kong and your second and third years in Vancouver to earn two degrees over four years. 

 

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1st
in Business & Economics in Canada

UBC

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020
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34th
in the World

UBC

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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1st
Most International University in the World

HKU

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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22nd
in the World

HKU

QS World University Rankings 2022
Two Top Business Schools, Two Degrees

Spend one year in Hong Kong followed by two years in Vancouver and return to Hong Kong for your final year. You will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from HKU and a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC Sauder at the University of British Columbia upon successful completion of this four-year programme. 

 

A Leading Business Education

During the exclusive four-year programme, you will experience two world-leading universities with distinctive academic and cultural environments in Asia and North America. Capitalise on the strengths of two world-class business schools and enjoy a wide choice of study options with the flexibility to pursue other courses in non-business fields.

Opportunities
Study Options
Opportunities at HKU
Opportunities at UBC Sauder

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International exchanges and Mainland learning experiences
You may join the HKU Business School or the University exchange programmes with 382 prestigious partner institutions across continents, including top business schools. The School is also in partnership with different leading universities in the Mainland for you to acquire an in-depth understanding on the development and latest trend of the economics, finance, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in China.

Case competitions
The School provides ample opportunities to refine your presentation and analytical skills in a myriad of local and overseas competitions with other students from the world's leading universities. You will be equipped with different skillsets through extensive training to analyse business cases.

Internships
You may acquire hands-on experience through different internships opportunities, including those offered by major companies in the local business market. Dedicated resources in career development and training are made available by the School to support students with your future career goals. 

Mentorship programme
Leveraging the School's extensive network in the business and finance industry, the HKU Business School Mentorship Programme furnishes you with opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge essential for their future career development, through direct and active interaction with seasoned professionals, executives and entrepreneurs.

Outside of the classroom, you will have many opportunities for career development and extracurricular activities at UBC Sauder, including:

Co-operative Education:  
With the Co-op Programme, gain a full year of paid work experience that is relevant to your Bachelor of Commerce option and get paid to do it. When you graduate, you'll have professional experience, new skills and a network to help you launch your career and put you on the fast track to success.

Business Career Centre: 
At the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre, access resources that help you excel in the competitive job market, from career skills assessment and resume writing to job search strategies, interview techniques, and recruiter contacts.

Mentorship and training programmes: 
Build your experience and develop new skills with the help of industry professionals.

UBC Sauder Social Entrepreneurship: 
Participate in a four-week exchange of business skills and knowledge with local entrepreneurs in Kenya. This unique programme allows you to share your business acumen with aspiring entrepreneurs, while learning about other cultures. 

Build your network: 
Network with your peers and industry leaders at conferences, events and industry-specific networking events.

Fees and Scholarships
Fees
Accommodation
Scholarships

Tuition fees are to be paid to each host institution (Years 1 and 4 to HKU and Years 2 and 3 to UBS Sauder) and are fixed at the time of enrolment.

  UBC Sauder HKU
Tuition fees Tuition fees are calculated per-credit and based on student status (domestic or international). Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. More information on tuition can be found here. HKD171,000 per year*

*Students with the right of abode in Hong Kong will pay local fees of HKD42,100 per year.

HKU 

You can find application details and available hall options here. 

UBC Sauder

Accommodation is guaranteed for all dual degree students in the second year of the programme. Please apply through UBC Student Housing.

HKU 

Successful applicants will automatically be considered for the HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship, which may grant up to full coverage of tuition fees and living expenses. Learn more. 

UBC Sauder

Successful applicants will be considered for all relevant UBC and UBC Sauder entrance scholarships. Learn more. 

How to apply
Admissions Standards
Application Procedure
Application Timeline

The dual degree programme is a direct-entry programme open to local and non-local secondary school applicants. Students with a previous degree or post-secondary study experience are not eligible. 

You must meet the general admission and programme-specific requirements for HKU, UBC, and UBC Sauder. Please refer to the admissions requirements for each institution for more information. All applicants will be required to prove English language competency.

View UBC Admissions Requirements

View HKU Admissions Requirements 

Application for the dual degree programme is now closed, the application procedure below is for your reference only. Application information for academic year 2022-2023 will be available in due course. 

To apply, you will need to complete an online general application to UBC plus a supplemental application for the dual degree programme. 

Please note that in order to complete the supplemental application, you will be required to submit an essay of 250–500 words describing your motivation for applying to the dual degree programme. Please share how the programme will help you achieve your intellectual, personal, and professional aspirations. Explain how you wish to contribute to campus life outside of the classroom. 

Unsuccessful applicants will automatically be considered for admission to UBC’s Bachelor of Commerce programme and HKU’s Bachelor of Business Administration programme. 

UBC Online Application

HKU-UBC Dual Degree Supplemental Application

Application for the dual degree programme is now closed, the application timeline below is for your reference only. Application information for academic year 2022-2023 will be available in due course. 

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Sep
2020
Application Opens

UBC online application and Dual Degree supplemental application opens.

1 Dec
2020
Submit your UBC online application

Submit your UBC online application by this date in order to be considered for the Major Entrance Scholarship and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (open to Canadian students and permanent residents).

Direct-entry high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum and wish to be considered for first round offers of admission must apply by this date.

15 Jan
2021
Deadline for applying to UBC for the 2021 Winter Session (September to April).
31 Jan
2021
Deadline for submitting

Deadline for submitting the Dual Degree supplemental application and uploading documents for the 2021 Winter Session (September to April).

15-19 March
2021
HKU interviews of shortlisted candidates.
15 March
2021
Undergraduate Admissions document deadline to submit required documents for the 2021 Winter Session (September to April).
From 15 April
2021
Conditional offers of admissions to be sent.

All offers of admission are conditional and require applicants to maintain the same level of achievement as at the time of application.

1 May
2021
Accept or decline your Dual Degree offer.