Admission Requirements

Applicants who seek admission to undergraduate programmes offered by the University on the basis of qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results should apply directly to the University.

Direct admission applicants who possess one of the following acceptable qualifications may apply for admission:

(1)
a degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution;

(2)
Grade E or above in both Advanced Supplementary (AS) Level Use of English (UE) and Chinese Language and Culture (CLC); PLUS Grade E or above in two Advanced Level (AL) subjects OR Grade E or above in one AL subject and in two AS Level subjects other than UE and CLC in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); or

(3)

Qualifications not listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements for Non-local Applicants

Non-local applicants are also required to fulfil one of the following English language requirements:

Qualification

English Language Requirements

GCE System

One of the following:

  • Grade E or above in GCE AL / IAL or AS / IAS Level English
  • Grade C or above in GCE O-Level / GCSE / IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature
  • Grade 4 or above in reformed GCSE English Language / English Literature

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grade 4 or above in English Language

TOEFL

A TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based)

IELTS

Overall band score of 6.0 in Academic Module

 

The following qualifications are accepted as meeting the English language requirements:

Qualification

English Language Requirements

Canada

At least 70% in Grade 12 English Course

India

SSC / HSC / ISC Standard XII: minimum 70% in English

Malaysia

One of the following:

  • Grade C or above in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language 1119
  • Band 4 (Aggregate Score: 180-219) or above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Grade B4 or above in UEC Senior English Language

Taiwan

GSAT English result within the top 13 percentile (頂標)



Normally only sub-degree (SD) graduates/final year students (except those directly entering the final year of SD programmes) are considered to be eligible for admission to senior year places (i.e. Year 3# of the 4-year curriculum). Only under very exceptional circumstances that SD Year 1 students be specially admitted to Year 2# of the 4-year curriculum. In this connection, SD Year 1 students are encouraged to complete the SD study first for future articulation to senior year places. Applicants holding other academic qualifications are considered to be eligible for admission to Year 1 of the 4-year curriculum.


For more details regarding credit transfer and course exemption for undergraduate programmes, please click here.


Notes:
According to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions (irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline) is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.

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The designated year of admission does not reflect the number of credits the student earned for fulfilment of curriculum requirements and the expected duration before he/she can graduate. The actual number of transfer credits to be granted for fulfilment of curriculum requirements will follow the relevant academic regulations regarding credit transfer. As such, the student may require longer period than normative programme duration for fulfilling the curriculum requirements.