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HKU (Bachelor of Economics and Finance)-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management

HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management

HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management

The HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management programme is jointly offered by the HKU Business School of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Guanghua School of Management of the Peking University (PKU). This programme is designed to nurture first-class business leaders and cultivate their global perspective with intimate understanding of China.


This Dual Bachelor's Degree programme will only be open to Hong Kong permanent residents and international students as defined by the Ministry of Education of the PRC and Peking University. Current PRC passport holders, and Taiwan and Macau students are ineligible to apply to this programme through The University of Hong Kong. Individuals who have previously held a PRC passport but have emigrated to another country or who have switched to a Hong Kong passport should reference to confirm their eligibility and be prepared to provide the relevant backup documentation during application. Students will spend the first two years at HKU and another two years at PKU, completing not fewer than an equivalence of 294 HKU course credits. Upon successful completion of the Dual Bachelor’s Degree programme, students will receive a Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin) degree from HKU and a Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) degree from PKU.


Programme Highlights

  • First and the only Dual Degree programme with focus on Economics, Finance and Management offered by two top universities in Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Get two degrees in four years from two leading universities in Asia
  • Capitalise on the strengths of two world-class universities: PKU is ranked 22nd in the world and 4th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings 2020; HKU is ranked 25th in the world, 6th in Asia and 1st in Hong Kong in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and also ranked 1st in the World's Most International University Ranking 2019 by Times Higher Education
  • Acquire unique cross-cultural experience through learning and living in both Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Pave ways for career opportunities in the global job market by gaining knowledge and experience of China, a major commercial partner of many entities in developed and emerging economies alike
  • Become a part of a privileged group of students who can exclusively enjoy resources from both universities including facilities and enrichment programmes
  • Prior knowledge in Mandarin Chinese is not required as the programme will be taught in English, yet students will also have the chance to learn Mandarin Chinese in their third and fourth years at PKU

Programme Structure

The total number of credits for this Dual Degree programme will be 294 HKU credits. Students will be required to complete 150 HKU credits of courses in the first two years of studies at HKU and the remaining 144 HKU-equivalent credits of courses in the third and fourth years of studies at PKU.


Fees and Scholarship

Students will pay the HKU tuition fee (i.e. HK$42,100 (provisional) for local students and HK$171,000 (provisional) for non-local students admitted in academic year 2021-22) for the years of studies at HKU.


Local students admitted through JUPAS will be automatically considered for the Faculty Entrance Scholarship based on their result obtained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination.  Please click here for details of the Faculty Entrance Scholarship.


The Guanghua School of Management will fully cover the PKU tuition fees and provide free accommodation as well as a monthly living stipend to students during their third and fourth years of the Dual Bachelor’s Degree programme.


Medium of Instruction

All the courses, except Chinese language courses, offered under this Dual Degree programme will be taught in English. However, depending on students’ Mandarin language proficiency, they can also choose to take courses taught in Chinese at PKU.


Annual Intake

The Dual Bachelor's Degree programme will accept up to 5 students each year.


Application for Academic Year 2021-22

Interested students should complete an online application on or before August 4, 2021 (Wednesday) and submit it together with the following supporting documents** for consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview either in late March/early April (First Round), June (Second Round) or August (Third Round). Candidates who wish to be considered for the First Round interview in late March/early April or the Second Round interview in Mid-June should submit the application and supporting documents no later than March 20, 2021 (Saturday) and May 15, 2021 (Saturday) respectively. Priority will be given to those who place the HKU BEcon&Fin programme (6767) as the top choice in their JUPAS or International/Non-JUPAS Admissions application, but other candidates with outstanding academic and/or non-academic performance may also be considered.


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(Note: For JUPAS applicants, the First and Second Round interview will consider those who place JS6767 BEcon/BEcon&Fin in their Band A choices; whereas the Third Round interview in August will only consider those who are successfully enrolled in BEcon&Fin in the JUPAS Main Round.)


Successful candidates will be notified of the result when the admission panel has reached a decision after the selection interview.  Application of those who are not invited to an interview or who have not received an admission offer after the interview may be reviewed on a rolling basis in the subsequent round(s) until August.


**Supporting documents required:
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copy of transcripts/academic records (scanned copies are acceptable during the application stage, but original documents must be submitted upon start of the programme)
  • English proficiency test scores, as required
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    。One letter focused on academic ability and potential, coming from someone such as a current or former professor.
    One letter focused on the personal characteristics and leadership potential as described in your application materials (People responsible for coordinating programmes or activities in which students are involved may be good sources for recommendations)

    (Note: A confidential recommendation should be sent to direct by your referee.  Please ask your referee to indicate clearly your full name and your HKU application number under JUPAS or International/Non-JUPAS Admissions, as well as the HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management programme, when sending over the recommendation to us.)
  • Two essays:
    Essay 1: Personal Statement (up to 500 words)
    Essay 2: Answer one of the following two questions (up to 500 words)
                      - Option A: What characteristics do you think are essential to global leadership in today’s world and why?
                      - Option B: In what ways do you anticipate that understanding China will help you accomplish your personal and professional goals?
  • One-minute application video (optional)

Expected Qualities from Applicants

Applicants are expected to


  • Demonstrate a strong interest in interdisciplinary study and to contribute to addressing global challenges and promoting cross-cultural communication
  • Exhibit strong moral character, a clear sense of mission, and global vision
  • Have a track record of leadership potential and social responsibility, and/or the ability to make an impact in their field/community
  • Evince the determination, energy and adaptability to drive changes despite obstacles, and inspire others to help make changes happen
  • Possess strong academic ability

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*The programme and fees information listed in this webpage is for reference only, which is subject to review from time to time and may be changed without prior notice.
*Last updated: October 2020