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Course Add/Drop

Adding and dropping of courses is allowed during the first 2 weeks of classes.  Students can complete the add/drop procedures online via BUniPort.


To balance the system loading, a timeslot is assigned to students for conducting course add/drop in the first few days of the add/drop period.  This will be announced via email and BUniPort.   Students are randomly assigned to the morning or afternoon session in the first semester.   In the second semester, the two groups of students of the same year will swap their timeslots for course add/drop.


Successful enrolment on the course is subject to fulfillment of all registration requirements such as pre-requisite/target students requirement, study load and availability of class quota, which can be found in BUniPort


Students may submit the following applications online via the "Online Form" function in BUniPort for course add/drop (Page location: Studies > My e-Application > Online Form > My Online Form):


Application for Adding a Course
(for course which requires instructor's approval only)
Course Instructor
Application for Excess Study LoadDepartment Head/Programme Director and the Academic Registrar
Application for Waiving Pre-/Co-requisite RequirementsCourse Instructor and Head of Course Offering Department

Application for Waiving Target Student Requirements

Course Instructor

Application for Dropping Core Course(s)

(This form is available for downloading during the Course Add/Drop period only)

Department Head/Programme Director and the Academic Registrar



The Academic Registry will launch online application for Semester 2, 2023-24 at 10am on 3 January 2024. The add/drop related Online Forms will be closed at 5pm on 19 January 2024. (As students cannot add/drop courses after 11:59pm on 20 January 2024, you should submit your application(s) according to the abovementioned application period as early as possible to allow sufficient time for approvers to consider the applications and for yourself to complete course registration before the course add/drop deadline.)



Students can submit the applications via BUniPort (Studies > My e-Application > Online Form > My Online Form).  The procedures are as follows:



  1. Submit an online application via BUniPort.
  2. Attach or upload supporting documents if necessary.
  3. Students will receive email notification about the application result once the recommendation has been made by the approver. Upon approval, students can then login BUniPort and add the course(s) online by themselves.


Note: For students who wish to apply for excess study load and register for more than 21 units, a detailed written explanation must be submitted in the online system.