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What will I learn?

The Global Liberal Arts Programme (GLAP) aims to:

  • Assist students in developing their intellectual and personal abilities by immersing them in a rich array of cross-disciplinary perspectives and deep reading and critical reflection of knowledge;
  • Expose them to a wide range of peoples and perspectives to enable them to view the world from various competing perspectives by enhancing their cross-cultural knowledge and how to deal with respect and sensitivity towards other cultures and societies;
  • Provide opportunities for students to work in a team and collaboratively to effectively address the many challenges with reason, evidence and civility; and
  • Given Hong Kong's unique position as the gateway between East and West, assist students in better understanding and appreciating the importance of international cooperation, global stability and mutual respect between nations and citizens.

Through the GLAP, students will acquire a broad spectrum of inter-disciplinary knowledge with global and regional perspectives. Together with the multi-campus experience gained through exchange programmes across continents, students of the GLAP will have a strong international outlook coupled with excellent intellectual, problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.

Career Prospects

The GLAP equips graduates with transferrable skills and interdisciplinary knowledge which can be applied to different industries. With their own specific professional study area, GLAP graduates can also apply the area knowledge into related career fields.

Our graduates are expected to:

  • Enter top graduate and professional programmes
  • Start enterprises and become leaders in business, management and industry
  • Work as leading policy makers in government and in international organisations like the United Nations and in non-profits and non-governmental organisations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,16,287) per year
Application deadline

Expected May, July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January 2023


Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road,

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade 4 in one of the following English Language subjects: English A, English B, English Literature and Performance

For international students

One of the following:

  • A degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma or its equivalent at a recognised post-secondary institution

Entry requirements vary country by country.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants are also required to fulfill one of the following English language requirements:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 4 in English Language
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based)
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0 in Academic Module

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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