Entrance Requirements (2014 Entry)

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Admission with Advanced Standing

Applicants who meet specific requirements as stipulated by the University for particular qualifications (including GCE-AL, IB, Cambridge Pre-U, HKALE, associate degree/higher diploma) may apply for “Admission with Advanced Standing”. The minimum number of units for graduation for students admitted with Advanced Standing may be reduced by up to 24 (normative period of study may be reduced by up to one year).

Applicants will be required to indicate in the application form whether they would like to be considered for "Admission with Advanced Standing".


Entrance Requirements

For applicants seeking admissions on the strength of qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

General Requirements

Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission, if by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, they possess any of the following qualifications:

GCE-AL/ IB/ Other high school qualifications

  • GCE (passes 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (for preferred subject requirements of the programmes, please click here)
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ AP in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD in Canada, GSAT in Taiwan)

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Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent
Applicants with associate degree/higher diploma qualifications may apply for first year and/or second/upper year admission.

HKALE

  1. HKCEE, grade E or above in at least seven subjects; and
  2. HKALE, grade E or above in at least 2 AL and 2 AS subjects (one of the two AL subjects may be substituted by two additional AS subjects. AS subjects refer to all AS subjects under HKALE including Chinese Language & Culture and Use of English)


Mature Applicants

  • mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields

Exceptional Achievements

  • Have other exceptional achievements which merit admission

Language Requirements

Applicants should have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in the English and Chinese languages. Below are the minimum required scores or grades for some of the more common acceptable examinations.

Test (Chinese Language) Minimum Attainment
HKALE E
HKCEE E/Level 2
HKDSE Level 3
GCE (AL/AS) E
GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL C
IB 4
Test (English Language) Minimum Attainment
HKALE E
HKCEE E/Level 2
HKDSE Level 3
GCE (AL/AS) E
GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL C
IB 4
IELTS 6.0
SAT Reasoning Test Essay 8
TOEFL
- Paper 550
- Computer 213
- Internet 80

Waiver of the Chinese language admission requirement may be granted, at the discretion of the Faculty Deans concerned, on the condition that the non-JUPAS applicant concerned should have pursued a curriculum leading to a recognised non-local qualification at secondary or above level prior to admission.

Requirements of the Programmes

In addition to satisfying the University requirements, applicants shall satisfy the additional requirements of the Programmes concerned.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be considered on the basis of their education background and academic achievements, If they are invited to attend an interview, their performance at the interview will also be taken into consideration.

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For applicants currently undertaking undergraduate studies in UGC-funded institutions and seeking transfer admissions

According to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC), unless under exceptional circumstances, applicants who may have to repeat a year of study on transfer across institutions should generally be given a lower priority in admissions.

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