HKBU-UQ Double Degree Programme


This is a four-year full-time undergraduate programme whereby students study at the two universities, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and The University of Queensland (UQ), and graduate from both. On completing the programme requirements, students will obtain two bachelor’s degrees, namely Bachelor of Communication (Honours) conferred by HKBU, and Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Communication conferred by UQ.

About UQ

  • one of the world’s top universities with good academic reputation;
  • ranked 46th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings;
  • diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community that creates a welcoming environment for international students.


Students are required to study for a total of 4 years, 2.5 years at HKBU and 1.5 years at UQ. HKBU students will spend the first three semesters at HKBU, followed by three semesters at UQ and then another two to three semesters at HKBU.

Areas of Study

The corresponding programmes are as follows:

HKBU School of Communication UQ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism and Digital Media Major Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Public Relations & Advertising Major Bachelor of Communication

Programme Structure

The proposed double degree programme combines the essence of the existing undergraduate programmes of HKBU and UQ, with the aim to equip students with communication and broad general knowledge, ethical expertise, multimedia, analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for students to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment.

In order to fulfil the graduation requirements of respective programmes, students are required to complete 128 units at HKBU and 48 units at UQ respectively. For the double degree programme, the minimum number of units to be taken at each of the two universities during the 4-year study period is at least half of the total number of units required by the respective programmes, i.e., 64 units at HKBU and 24 units at UQ. The remaining units required for graduation will be fulfilled through transfer of units or course exemption by completing equivalent courses in the other institution.


  • Year One students of Journalism and Digital Media Major & Public Relations and Advertising Major.
  • Attain cGPA 3.2 or above for three consecutive semesters (Year 1, Sem 1 & 2, Year 2, Sem 1)
  • Good command of English (overall score of 6.5 and at least 6.0 in each sub-band in IELTS; HKDSE English subject Level 4 or above; or acceptable scores in equivalent tests)

Tuition Fee

HKBU Local students will pay the local tuition fee i.e. HKD42,100 per annum. The School will sponsor the tuition fee difference between UQ and HKBU subject to students’ satisfactory academic performance, i.e. pass all subjects (to be reviewed annually).

Non-local students will pay the UQ tuiton fee on self-finance basis. The UQ tuition fee is around AUD34,208 per annum. For details, please visit here.

Other Expenses

Apart from the tuition fee, enrolled students have to bear the costs of accommodation, living expenses and other associated costs of studying abroad. Students have to ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover the costs of their whole study period in Australia before enrolling in this programme.

(off-campus, single student)
5,760-21,120 34,000-124,600
Living Expenses 12,896-20,176 69,000-110,000
Health Insurance 1,000 5,500

For more information, please visit here.

Financial Support

The School will provide one-off travelling subsidies (economy fare) for each enrolled student of this programme.
Subject to annual review

Briefing Session

Briefing session video (12 Nov 2021)
Powerpoint slides

Application and Important Dates

Mid March

Programme Briefing

31.3. 2023

Application Close
Click here for the application form

Mid April

Conduct interview


Release of Year 1, Semester 2, 2022/23 GPA result

Early June

Release of School’s nomination result


Submit online application to UQ’s admission portal , UQ issues conditional offer to students, condition is getting cGPA 3.2 or above in Year 2, Semester 1, 2023/24

Early Jan 2024

Release of Year 2, Semester 1, 2023/24 GPA result

Feb 2024

Study at UQ campus


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