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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 (GLA) is the first such specialised programme offered in Hong Kong.  This full-time four-year undergraduate programme provides students with an academically challenging yet flexible curriculum, specifically designed to develop their global competencies, expand their intellectual horizons, and refine their social and communicative skills, enabling them to realise their ambitions and dreams.

The programme features “one degree with multi-campus and multi-country learning experience”.  Students experience an exciting educational journey, studying in two (up to three) continents (Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia or Europe). Cross-cultural study will enhance personal discovery, ethical cultivation and intellectual fulfilment, while simultaneously creating pathways for rewarding and productive careers in an interconnected world.

GLA students are trained in interdisciplinary studies, connecting tools from different fields of knowledge to define an individual area of expertise. Concentrations can be chosen in specific professional study areas, including (1) Global Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Arts, Science, Technology and Society, (3) Greater China: History, Culture and Society and (4) Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities. A wide range of co-curricular opportunities (internships, mentorship, hostel activities, etc.) further enrich the multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural skills of students in this unique and innovative programme.



  • 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 4 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 & Records Section)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 435 354 280 282 209 1560
2019 105 168 177 253 210 913

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 18 0 0 0 0 18
2019 15 4 0 0 0 19