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Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme in BA
in Linguistics and Language Applications of
Department of Linguistics and Translation with
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
(for implementation from Semester A 2021/22)

The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme between LT, CityU and National Taiwan University (NTU) offers students an overseas undergraduate educational experience. Students will spend two years at CityU and two years at NTU or vice versa. On completion of the academic requirements of both institutions, students will receive two bachelor’s degrees awarded by CityU and NTU.


Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics and Language Applications (BALLA)

Bachelor of Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Benefits from Students

The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme allows students to benefit from overseas experiences and this is in line with Go – Global. It offers our students an opportunity to benefit directly from the ambience of two of the best institutions as well as two great places in the world and hence significantly enhance our graduates’ future employment prospects.


Full‐time normative four‐year programme students who

  1. have completed at least 60 credit units in their first two years of study at CityU before commencing their study at NTU. Completed credits must include courses specified by the respective college and departments for the first two years’ curriculum.
  2. have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.30 or above.
  3. have good English language proficiency:
    • For admission to NTU, CityU students have to meet either one of the following minimum English language requirements:
      (i) TOEFL: 79 on the internet‐based test
      (ii) IELTS: overall band score of 6.5
  4. meet all the admission requirements of CityU.

Period of Study

CityU students will spend the first two years at CityU before studying the remaining two years at NTU.

  Location of Study
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
CityU students to NTU NTU students to CityU

Curriculum Design

Courses taken at both institutions will be mutually recognised and used to fulfil the curriculum requirement of both institutions based on the course mappings.

Annual Quota

Up to FIVE students per year.

Tuition and Fees

CityU students pay tuition and fees to CityU irrespective of their study location. Eligible students may apply for scholarships at both institutions on their own.

Tentative Timeline
(Dates to be confirmed)

Proposed Period/Date Items
Mid-February to end-February Application Period
Early March to mid-March Screening of applications and arranging interviews
Mid to late March Sending shortlisted applications with supporting documents (i.e. transcripts and English proficiency requirements to NTU)
Reviewing applications by NTU
Early April Announcement of application results
Mid-April Acceptance deadline for successful applications
After the release of course grades of Semester B Sending CityU transcripts to NTU for arranging credit transfer
To be advised Orientation at NTU for successful applicants


Major Major Leader Email
BALLA Prof. John LEE jsylee@cityu.edu.hk


1. Curriculum Mapping [Subject to University's approval]

BALLA Major (applicable to students of 2022 and 2023 entries)
BALLA Major (applicable to students of 2024 entry and thereafter)

2. NTU Educational Objective

3. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NTU – Undergraduate Curriculum

4. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NTU – Course Details


Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 1 February 2024