Eligibility to advance to a subsequent course/term - applying for exemption
If there are special grounds, the higher education institution may decide to allow an exemption from some eligibility requirement or requirements. A higher education institution is to allow an exemption from some eligibility requirement or requirements if the applicant has the potential to benefit from the educational programme without meeting the eligibility requirements. (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7 Section 3)
Exemption from the eligibility requirements for a subsequent course/term with a programme
The eligibility regulations are in place to ensure that an applicant has the knowledge and other attributes needed to benefit from the educational programme. If, on overall individual assessment, you are deemed to have a genuine capacity to benefit from your education and to make up the educational components that are lacking, you may be granted exemption from the eligibility requirements.
An application for exemption is made by completing the relevant form ("Application for exemption from qualifying conditions for course-higher term within study programme"), and decided upon by the relevant Programme Committee for decision. The eligibility regulations for each study programme are given in the programme syllabus.
Rejected applications for exemption from the eligibility requirements for courses within programmes may be appealed in accordance with Chapter 12 Section 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100). For further information, see "Appeals".