Senior Year Admission


(Self-financed Places Only)

Before you apply for the programme, please read the following information carefully.


A. General Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfilled one of the following entrance requirement:

  1. An applicant who has successfully graduated from a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) programme with duration of at least two years offered by a 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);
  3. Other acceptable non-local qualifications; or
  4. Qualifications not listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

B. English Language Requirements​

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants are also required to fulfil one of the English language requirements. For details, please refer to the table below. You may also refer to

To allow sufficient time to process application, applicants are strongly advised to take the relevant English examination(s) by June.

Qualification Minimum English Language Requirement
HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
HKALE Grade E in AS Level Use of English
GCE System One of the following:
  • Grade E in GCE AL / IAL or AS / IAS Level English
  • Grade C in GCE O-Level / GCSE / IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature
  • Grade 4 in reformed GCSE English Language / English Literature
  • Grade 4 in reformed IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature
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
SAT Reasoning Test One of the following:
  • Pre-March-2016 SAT: Score 8 in essay writing
  • Redesigned SAT: Score 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
ACT Score 23 in both English and Reading
AP One of the following:
  • Grade 4 in English Language and Composition
  • Grade 4 in English Literature and Composition
Curricula Minimum English Language Requirement
Australia Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80% or equivalent
Canada 70% in Grade 12 English Course
Chinese Mainland A score of 110 (out of 150) in the English subject of National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) or equivalent
India SSC / HSC / ISC Standard XII: 70% in English
Malaysia One of the following:
  • Grade C in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language 1119
  • Grade C in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM) English Language
  • Band 4 (Aggregate Score: 180-219) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Grade B4 in UEC Senior English Language
New Zealand NCEA Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 in subjects on English, with 5 credits in Reading and 5 credits in Writing (Literacy credits of subjects on English are available on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website)
Singapore Grade C in H1 General Paper in Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level
Taiwan One of the following:
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT 學科能力測驗) English result within the top percentile (頂標)
  • Advanced Subjects Test (指定科目考試) English result within the top percentile (頂標)

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C. Block Credit Transfer

Students admitted to Year 3 will be able to transfer 51 credits or more, please refer to the block credit transfer framework below: 

Category No. of Courses No. of credits
Core Curriculum Common Core 2 6
5 Clusters 5 15
Language Chinese 1 3
English 1 3
Free Electives 9 27
Total 18 54

The actual number of transfer credits to be granted for fulfilment of curriculum requirements will follow the relevant academic regulations regarding credit transfer, which is subject to a maximum of 60 credits for Year 3 students. As such, the student may require longer period than normative programme duration for fulfilling the curriculum requirements (i.e. may require more than two years).


D. Course Exemption

The student will be exempted from taking the corresponding course offered by the University if the application is approved. However, credits are not granted, and the student has to take another course (i.e. Free Electives) to make up for the total number of credits required for graduation.