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Lingnan University



Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global Liberal Arts 環球博雅教育(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) GLA

Short Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Arts is the first such specialised programme offered in Hong Kong.  This full-time four-year undergraduate programme will provide students with an academically challenging, yet flexible curriculum, specifically designed to expand their intellectual horizons and refine their interpersonal and social skills to enable them to realise their ambitions and dreams.

The programme is featured by its conceptual articulation of “one degree with multi-campus and multi-country learning experience” in two (and up to three) different continents.  Complemented with Lingnan’s flourishing interdisciplinary programmes, the programme will take students on an exciting educational journey, including study in two (up to three) continents (Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia or Europe) which will be a source of personal discovery and intellectual cultivation and fulfillment, while simultaneously creating pathways for rewarding and fulfilling careers and a productive and ethical life in service to the common good.

The GLA students will be exposed to interdisciplinary studies with specific professional study areas in (1) Global Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Arts, Science, Technology and Society, (3) Greater China: History, Culture and Society and (4) Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities. 



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have studied Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or those who have learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, which adopts an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not otherwise  applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings.  The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deduction for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Office)


Tel: 2616 8750


(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council’s approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.