Current Students

Course Selection Procedures

(A) Course Enrolment Period (December 10 - 19, 2018)
(B) Accessibility of the System and User Guide for Course Enrolment in SIS 
(C) Course Preview Period (December 6 - 9, 2018) and Course Enrolment
(D) On-line Add-Drop Period (January 15 - 22, 2019) 
(E) Course Enrolment / Change of Course after the On-line Add-Drop Period

(A) Course Enrolment Period  (December 10 - 19 , 2018)

Course enrolment is scheduled for August (Sem 1) and December (Sem 2) of the academic year respectively.  Students can enrol in the Graduate School compulsory courses and/or faculty/school/departmental courses in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2.

The Course Enrolment Period for Semester 2 is from December 10, 2018 to December 19, 2018.  Priority though will be given to (i) part-time students as the choice of evening courses are very limited and the total number of our part-time students is small; (ii) all MPhil and 4-year PhD students who are in the last semester of their probation as they must complete all Graduate School courses and 50% of the faculty/school/departmental course requirement by the end of their probation to be eligible for confirmation of candidature; and (iii) students of the HKU-SUSTech PhD Programme.  All other students will enrol in courses starting from December 12, 2018.  Details of the Course Enrolment Period is as follows:

December 10, 2018  (9:00 a.m.) –

December 11, 2018

for (i) PART-TIME Students

(ii) Students who are in their LAST SEMESTER OF PROBATION 

(iii) Students of HKU-SUSTech PhD Programme

December 12, 2018  (9:00 a.m.) –

December 19, 2018  (5:00 p.m.)

for ALL students


(B) Accessibility of the System and User Guide for Course Enrolment in SIS

Students are allowed to do enrolment in the Student Information System (SIS) anytime during the above said period. The on-line course enrolment system can be accessed using any computers connected to the world-wide-web. Within the campus, students may make use of computers in the computer laboratories managed by the Information Technology Services.  To access the system, please login to HKU Portal > Student Information System > SIS Menu > Enrollment > Enrollment Add Classes.  A User Guide on “Course Enrollment for RPg Students in SIS” is available here for students to download.

Course enrolment is done on-line via the HKU Portal on a first-come-first-served basis.  Students are advised to check if their accounts are working properly before the course enrolment period.  If they encounter any technical problems, they can seek help from the ITS Service Desk (tel: 3917 0123; email:; or click the live chat button at 


(C) Course Preview Period (December 6 - 9, 2018) and Course Enrolment

Before the Course Enrolment Period begins, there will be a Course Preview Period starting from December 6, 2018 (9:00 a.m.) to December 9, 2018.  During this period, students can login to the system and preview the courses there but they are NOT able to enrol.  Students may want to try out the system during the Course Preview Period so as to ensure they can use it before the actual course enrolment takes place.

It is advisable that students consult Supervisors on their course selection.  Students should enrol in courses following their Departmental/Faculty requirements and the advice of their Supervisors/Departmental Research Postgraduate Committees.  The on-line system may accept the enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis but if students have not followed the coursework requirements and there is subsequent disapproval on the part of Supervisor/Department/Faculty, students will be asked to rectify the enrolment by adding/dropping the course(s) concerned.


(D) On-line Add-Drop Period (January 15 - 22, 2019)

Students may change their course selection, if needed, during the add-drop period. New students who arrive after the Course Enrolment Period may also make use of this period to do course enrolment on-line. The on-line add-drop period is as follows:

January 15, 2019 (9:00 a.m.) – January 22, 2019 (5:00 p.m.)

(E) Course Enrolment / Change of Course after the On-line Add-Drop Period

Students who need to change their course selection and/or apply for new course(s) after the On-line Add-drop Period should submit their requests by filling in the paper form(s), "Form G2" for Graduate School courses and "Form Faculty" for Faculty/Departmental courses.  The forms can be downloaded from the Graduate School homepage.  Endorsement from Supervisor and Chairperson of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee is required on the form.

The completed form(s) should reach the Graduate School Office or the student’s home Faculty Office accordingly, no later than 2 weeks after the commencement of the course(s). Requests for adding 4-week course(s) should be submitted no later than the first week of the course(s).