● CityU is revamping the system for classifying undergraduate degrees starting from 2020/21.
● The refreshed system will strengthen the academic integrity of the undergraduate degrees, and make the graduates more attractive to potential employers.
Full of vitality and creativity, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has advanced rapidly to be ranked #48 in the world in QS rankings.
We want our best students to get the recognition they deserve, which is why we’re revamping our system for classifying undergraduate degrees starting from 2020/21.
Under our new system, the top 15% of graduating students in each department/school (based on CGPA ranking) will receive the following degree classifications:
● summa cum laude (highest distinction)
● magna cum laude (high distinction)
● cum laude (distinction)
Reflecting our innovative identity, CityU’s bold move represents a significant step forward for higher education in Hong Kong. As the #1 Most International University, according to Times Higher Education, we are now aligned among the world’s elite.
Ranked among the top 100 universities for employability and aiming for 65% of undergraduates to join overseas exchanges, our refreshed classification system will strengthen the academic integrity of our undergraduate degrees, and make our graduates more attractive to potential employers.
Top 50 breakthrough in world ranking