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Flexible Arrangements for Applicants with International Qualifications affected by COVID-19 for the 2020 Intake (Updated: 22 June 2020)

We understand the concerns from applicants, parents and teachers about the impacts of the examination disruption or cancellation owing to the COVID-19 outbreak on their applications for admissions.  We would like to reassure our applicants that the University will extend flexibility in considering their applications for admission. 

The following are the special arrangements for the 2020 intake:


For GCE Advanced Level/ International Advanced Level (GCEAL/IAL) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students

Due to the cancellation of GCEAL/IAL and IB examinations, the University has decided to accept the GCEAL/IAL grades and IB Diploma scores issued by the relevant examination bodies based on adjusted assessment methods for admission.


For applicants affected by English Language examination disruptions or cancellations

For students who are proved unable to sit for English language examinations, such as TOEFL and IELTS, due to test cancellation at an official centre, the following alternative English Language tests will be considered as fulfiling the English Language requirements for admission by the University on a case-by-case basis, with relevant proof of test cancellation and the test score reports submitted by the applicants:

Please note that the IELTS Indicator cannot substitute the original IELTS test as  fulfilling English language graduation requirement.  Students who have not yet fulfilled the English language graduation requirement are required to take the original IELTS test and attain the minimum threshold scores as set by their respective programmes before they can graduate.


Flexibility in considering affected applications

We will continue to consider and evaluate the affected applicants on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration all relevant information provided by applicants.



If you have any questions related to undergraduate admissions, you are welcome to contact us.



Extension of 2020-21 UG Application Deadline (20 July 2020)

Given the latest developments in the novel coronavirus epidemic, the University has decided to extend the application deadline for undergraduate admissions (2020-21) to 5 May 2020 (except JUPAS application).  Late applications will be accepted until 20 July 2020.


New Undergraduate Programmes and Majors/Streams/Concentrations from the 2019 Intake

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Liberal Arts

  • Offers depth, flexibility and a global learning experience across a diverse range of arts, business and social sciences disciplines
  • Underpinning student mobility, leadership building, critical and analytical thinking, and comparative international perspectives

LEO Dr David P. Chan Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Data Science

  • A balanced coverage of subjects in computer science, artificial intelligence and statistics/mathematics resting on a liberal arts foundation
  • Focus on applications in different fields of business, science, social sciences and arts.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation and Digital Arts (self-financed programme)

  • Offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to creative arts education that fosters innovative thinking and creativity
  • With a wide range of essential knowledge from art history, film art, design to 2D and 3D animation as well as concepts and application of virtual reality
  • Comprehensive historical and technical training of animation and digital arts through hands-on learning and rigorous mentorship

Health and Social Services Management Stream for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

  • Introduce students to the latest theories and practices in health and social services
  • Equip students with knowledge and skills to lead and manage health and social services projects
  • Facilitate students’ integration of theory and practice through experiential learning and internship opportunities
  • Support students to cope with a rapidly changing work environment by equipping them with latest technological knowledge including Big Data analytics skills and practices
  • Equip students with research and academic writing skills for work and further studies
  • Students will be offered various opportunities to enrich their learning, e.g. service-learning/internship in community-based projects funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Gerontechnology Laboratory at Lingnan University
  • Graduates can articulate to MSc programme in Health and Social Services Management offered by Lingnan University. Students can also apply for graduate studies in other universities including social work, nursing, public health, policy studies, social policy, occupational psychology, management, etc.
  • A variety of merit-based scholarships are available to both local and non-local applicants

Discipline Major in Psychology with Counselling Psychology Concentration for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

  • 2-year full-time top-up undergraduate programme for senior year students
  • A growing mental-health service specialty within the field of applied psychology, concerned with the psycho-social, vocational and developmental aspects of people’s lives
  • Aim to enhance the quality of life and effectiveness of people’s functioning through handling mental health issues and facilitating human development and adjustment, both at individual and organisational levels
  • Prepare graduates for future postgraduate training in counselling-related professions and for entry-level positions in human service agencies (e.g. social work, school psychology, healthcare, human resources) where counselling skills are necessary
  • Include counselling-related courses offered by the Department of Applied Psychology: Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood; Abnormal Psychology; Psychological Testing and Assessment; Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices; and Counselling Psychology

International Economy and Politics Stream for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

  • 2-year full-time top-up undergraduate programme for senior year students
  • Train students to think globally and to comprehend the current trends of global affairs
  • Study the causes and origins of geopolitical conflicts, transnational economic relations and identity politics
  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to equip students with knowledge and skills to interpret and understand global transformations

e-Business Stream for Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

  • In recent years, highly successful e-Business developments in the Mainland and worldwide have revived strong interest within the local business community. A strong push for local technology start-ups, backed by generous funding, is being pursued by the government, universities and industry sponsors. Riding the latest e-Business bandwagon calls for innovative elements in the BBA curriculum starting from the coming academic year
  • The BBA e-Business Stream aims to attract high-calibre technology-savvy candidates to apply for senior-year places in the BBA Programme and to meet Hong Kong’s needs for more graduates in e-Business
  • A salient feature of the e-Business stream is to encourage a culture of “start-ups” and entrepreneurship through contacts with the industry and a curriculum design that culminates in a final year project experience on developing start-up plans
  • In order to attract high-calibre applicants from outside the traditional business and management study areas, the proposed e-Business stream would offer an attractive choice particularly for technology-savvy individuals with aspirations to engage in business endeavours. These individuals, having diverse backgrounds in science and technology, engineering, arts and design, etc., would fit well into the ideal profile of Lingnan graduates, with strong awareness of cross-disciplinary applications
  • Required courses offered included: Introduction to e-Business, Business Analytics for e-Business, Social Media and Customer Relationship Management for e-Business, e-Business Models and Start-ups and Web Programming for e-Business